Hotham Alpine Resort, often referred to as Australia’s ‘Powder Capital’ is the highest alpine village in Victoria.
The mountain itself is home to 13 lifts and more than 80 downhill runs that cater for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Whether you’re looking for wide gentle slopes or steep chutes, Mt Hotham has it all!
Hotham has a range of accommodation options including ski-in/ski-out properties where you can go from pillow to powder in a matter of minutes.
How to get there
From Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, daily services fly into Albury. From there Hotham is a short 2 hr 30 min drive. Car hire, shuttle and private transfer options are available.
Another option is to fly into Melbourne Tullamarine International Airport and drive 4hr 30 min from there.
Hotham also has its own airport which is serviced by private charter operators which offer trips from Melbourne, Moorabbin and Albury.
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It takes approximately 4 hrs 30 min to drive from Melbourne to Hotham and 8 hrs from Sydney.
If you are driving to Hotham you will need to park your car in an appropriate car park depending on whether you are visiting for the day or for an overnight period. A Resort Entry fee is applicable to all motor vehicles stopping in a Victorian Ski Resorts during the declared snow season.
Day permits can be purchased via Alpine Easy Access prior to arriving at Hotham.
During the snow season it is a legal requirement that all vehicles entering the resort carry snow chains. This includes AWD and 4WD vehicles and applies from the season opening on June 11 through to the last day of the season on October 2.
Please note that there are no petrol stations at Hotham, it's recommended you top up at the nearby town of Bright or Omeo where diesel is also available.
For day visitors, parking is available in the Corral Day Carpark in the heart of the Village and along the Great Alpine Road towards the Davenport end of the village, until 11pm. Parking attendants are often on hand to direct you and you are asked to observe all parking directives and signs. If you have kids then you should head to the Big D Centre, that is located half way along the village and park in the day car parking area adjacent to the Centre.
For overnight visitors, carparking is available below Bus Stop 8 towards the Wire Plain cross country area, depending on demand. Look for the large red sign indicating the start of overnight parking. Getting back to the village is easy with the free village transport service that will collect you from within the overnight carparking zone. If in doubt with where to park, please check with the Resort Management Office or ask a parking attendant. On Friday night parking attendants are on duty until 3am to assist and direct arrivals to overnight carparking areas.
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