Worldwide Ski ResortsAustraliaMount Hotham

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Overview

Mount Hotham has some of the most challenging skiing on the continent and is the highest ski area in Victoria. The area has a good reputation for powder skiing. It is also linked by helicopter to Falls Creek and you can stay at lodges and appartments at either area.

Profile

With some of the most challenging steep skiing on the continent, Mount Hotham can be exciting for all levels. The beginners area are located at the top of the mountain by the purpose built village whereas the more advanced skiers set off from the village and drop down through the trees to the valley floor. It is higher and more exposed to the elements and therefore has a high annual snowfall, season runs from mid July to mid September.

Mountain Information

The beginners fields are located at the top of the mountain whereas the more advanced skiers set off from the village and drop down through the trees to the valley floor. Nursery slopes are good and well located and the challenging runs are quite steep.

Apres Ski

Accommodation is at Dinner Plain which is 10km away and linked by free bus, or at the ski area at the imaginatively named Mount Hotham Central. This complex of restaurants, cafes, bars and apartments is best placed, right at the top of the ski area. Food and apres ski at Hotham Central is good and lively, particularly when the discerning, monied weekenders choose to party.

Australian Resort Guide

Resort Information • Mount Hotham

Resort Height Resort Height 1450m
Top Station Top Station 1845m
Bottom Station Bottom Station 1450m
Vertical Descent Vertical Descent 395m
Drag Lifts Drag Lifts 3
Chair Lifts Chair Lifts 7
High Capacity High Capacity 0
Opening Dates Opening Dates June - Oct
Rating Expert Rating Expert 6
Rating Intermediate Rating Intermediate 6
Rating Beginner Rating Beginner 6
Apres Ski Rating Apres Ski Rating 6
Snow Reliability Snow Reliability 6