The ultimate in the Ski in – Ski out alpine environment! Not to mention the 360º views!

Along with Hotham’s exquisite range of terrain, the village has a massive array of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and accommodation options to suit a huge range of budgets. As a first class resort, groups both small and large can be catered to, and the range of facilities at Hotham are second to none.

Staying at Mount Hotham is a unique alpine experience due to the location of the village toward the summit of the mountain. Most of the accommodation boasts spectacular views from the sweeping Dargo High Plains to the south-west and Mount Feathertop to the north-east.

Ski in/ski out accommodation is available in one of the Hotham Heights houses whilst ski-out accommodation is available in the Davenport Village which also provides excellent access to the Big D and beginner ski areas.

The village also boasts a childcare centre, supermarkets, shopping options and all the other amenities you would expect of a modern ski resort.

  • Summit Height – 1861 metres
  • Beginner – 20%
  • Intermediate – 40%
  • Advanced – 40%
  • Number of Lifts: 13
  • Snowmaking: 25 hectares
  • Lifted Terrain 245ha
  • Number of Lifts 13 incl. Dinner Plain
  • Ski Area 320ha
  • Highest Lifted point 1845m
  • Village Height 1750m
  • Base Height 1450m
  • ATMs
  • Ski & Snowboard Hire
  • Newsagency
  • Supermarket
  • Banking Agencies
  • Retail Outlets
  • Police Station
  • Fire Station
  • Post Office
  • Medical Centre
  • Physiotherapy Services
  • Massage Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Real Estate Agencies
  • Courtesy Shuttle Bus
  • Hairdresser
  • Day Spa – Onsen @ Dinner Plain

Hotham Village Restaurants

  • The General – Open 7 days. Mon – Sat 10am ’til late, Sun 10am – 5pm. Phone: (03) 5759 3523
  • Zirky’s Cafe – Open 6 days (closed Wednesdays), 8:30am – 4pm, phone: (03) 5759 3518

Dinner Plain Restaurants

  • Brandy Creek Cafe / Supermarket – phone: (03) 5159 6488
  • The DP Hotel – phone: (03) 5159 6462
  • High Plains Lodge – phone: (03) 5159 6455
  • Mountain Kitchen – phone: (03) 5159 6560. Open from 8:30am Wednesday to Sunday
  • Graze @ Rundells Alpine Lodge – phone: (03) 5159 6422

It is advised that you call these venues prior to your arrival to confirm their opening hours

  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Cross Country and Biathlon
  • Terrain Parks
  • Ski and Snowboarding Lessons
  • Day Spas

Take up one of the many Summer Activities available during your stay or get creative and make up your own….on offer all summer long…

Spas

Over the summer months the Onsen Retreat and Spa, located in Dinner Plain, is open. There is a gym, 15m lap pool, spa and the Japanese inspired Onsen. Enjoy a massage, skin care or body treatment to help you relax. For more Information visit www.onsen.com.au or call (03) 5150 8880.

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking around Mt Hotham is one of the best ways to see it. There are a lot of trails, 4WD tracks and fire trails that wind through the Alpine flora and forests.

The winter cross country ski trails are a great place to start, including the Hotham to Dinner Plain trail. You can pick up a cross country trail map from Mt Hotham Resort Management Board office during office hours. You can hire bikes and helmets from Adventures with Altitude in Dinner Plain by calling (03) 5159 6608.

Road Cycling

Hotham to Dinner Plain: Distance – 16.1km
Information – Elevation drop from Hotham Heights to Dinner Plain is approx. 263m some undulating hills, easy to moderate riding.

Hotham to Harrietville: Distance – 28.0km
Information – Elevation drop from Hotham to Harrietville is approx. 1273m. There are steep downhills and difficult sections, which become long, tough climbs in the other direction. Excellent for advanced riders.

Hotham to Bright: Distance – 52.2km
Information – same as above, with an extra 25km from Harrietville to Bright, a couple of easy hills and enjoyable riding along the Great Alpine Road.

Hotham to Omeo: Distance – 54.2km
Information – The elevation from Hotham to Omeo drops approx. 1098m mostly down hill from Dinner Plain onwards, on the return journey the steep hill Mountain Maid€™ is difficult but rewarding.

Please remember that riding along the Great Alpine Road can be dangerous through summer, with cattle trucks, caravans, boats etc. Always keep to the left and be aware what is around you at all times.

Motorcycle Touring

The Great Alpine Road is one of Australia’s most iconic roads for motorbike riding. Just make sure you check the weather conditions for the Alpine Areas before you head off as it can change very quickly.

Whitewater Rafting

The Mitta Mitta River flows through one of Australia’s most spectacular granite ravines, providing a fantastic rafting adventure past 18 kilometres of rock.

Horseriding

Horseriding treks are available over one or several days. Packer’s High Country Horseriding operates through Summer & Autumn throughout the Alpine High Country.

Bushwalking

In summer Hotham and the surrounding areas have some of the best bushwalking on offer, with breathtaking views. Iconic Feathertop walk is one of the favourites and well worth a go. The walking season lasts from early November until late May; the area is usually snow covered during the winter and early spring.

Why not take a walk up the Summit, an 8km walk out to Mt Loch or even the Dargo Loop Cross Country Trail there are never ending walks to suit all fitness levels.

You can pick up a brochure from the Mt Hotham Resort Management Board office within office hours or in the Transit Lounge over the weekend, or you can download the Hotham & Dinne Plain Brochure at the bottom of this page.

Fly Fishing

As the snow melts, sports anglers take advantage of the well stocked streams which have their origins above the snowline. The challenge of fly fishing is a peaceful distraction, taking you to some beautiful alpine settings. Fishing licenses are available from the Information Centre at Dinner Plain.

If, due to lack of snow, there are less than 3 lifts (inclusive of at least 1 lift that services an intermediate trail) operating at Hotham 2 days prior to the check-in date of your snow holiday, you may choose to receive a credit or full refund on all pre-paid accommodation and lift company products.

If you decide to wait less than 2 days before your check-in date to see if further lifts open, the credit or refund will be granted based on the number of lifts operational due to lack of snow on the day you request a refund. You may not cancel your holiday on the check-in date. This snow guarantee only applies if a lift cannot be opened due to a lack of snow on the major trail it services.

The guarantee does not apply if lifts are on windhold – i.e. not able to be opened due to high winds, low visibility or a combination of these weather elements or undergoing temporary maintenance.

List of Lifts covered by the snow guarantee (minimum of 3 to operate including one lift that services an intermediate trail).

  • Roadrunner Quad Chair*
  • Summit Quad Chair
  • Heavenly Valley Quad Chair*
  • Big D Quad Chair
  • Village Quad Chair*
  • Playground Double Chair*
  • The Drift T-Bar*
  • Gotcha Quad Chair*
  • Keogh’s Orchard Quad Chair*
  • Blue Ribbon Chair*
  • Summit Trainer Poma

*Denotes lifts that service intermediate terrain