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 – 03 5759 3551
  • Physiotherapy Services – 0428 292 265
  • Massage Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Real Estate Agencies
  • Courtesy Shuttle Bus
  • Hairdresser
  • Day Spa – Onsen @ Dinner Plain

Hotham Village Restaurants

The General

Your complete dining, entertainment, accommodation and shopping location when visiting Mt Hotham, conveniently located near the Big D.

Take Away Only. Open 7 days. Open 8:30AM to 8PM Phone: (03) 5759 3523



Zirky’s Cafe

Take away our delicious café meals, pastries and coffees or browse through our selection of local gourmet food products, wines and pre-made meals to take back to your accommodation. phone: (03) 5759 3518




Dinner Plain Restaurants

The DP Hotel 

You’ll Always Find Great Food at the
Dinner Plain Hotel

Phone: (03) 5159 6462



Hotel High Plains

Cobungra Burger Bar is serving up

the most amazing burgers + bar snacks daily from 12 – 2pm.

Our friendly bar staff will host you for drinks from 12 noon until late.

Phone: (03) 5159 6324


Mountain Kitchen 

Whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner or a tasty snack, our menu is designed for you to dine in, take away – the choice is yours. phone: (03) 5159 6560.




Peppers @ Rundells Alpine Lodge

Your secret weapon for creating outstanding flavour profiles and cuisine that keeps your customers coming back is none other than premium jus. With the best ingredients, stocks, glazes, and jus you create the backbone for fantastic dishes that transport your diners.  phone: (03) 5159 6422



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

The fun doesn’t have to stop once the sun goes down. Enjoy the unique experience of skiing or boarding even under the stars.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or its your first time hitting the slopes, it’s just as important to prepare yourself with information as it is to prepare your equipment. Here are a couple of things you should know before you head out into the snow!

Home Of Biathlon

The home of Australian Biathlon is the Hotham Biathlon Arena, at 1,600 m altitude, set amongst the snowgums in the beautiful Australian Alps.

Australian Biathlon

Hotham is the location of Australia’s only biathlon range, home of Olympic athletes in training and defence force events.

Biathlon is the only sport that combines the two very diverse disciplines of cross-country skate skiing and small-bore target shooting.

Delight in our two Terrain Parks with features to suit thrill-seekers as well as those new to the freestyle world. Choose to race your friends and family over the berms and jumps.

Terrain Parks

The Terrain Park is situated skiers right of the Summit Chairlift. the park features beginners, intermediate and advanced lines of jumps, rails and boxes throughout the area. Please note the park is snow and weather dependent and the Terrain Parks Crew judges opening depending on these conditions.

Contact Howling Husky for an alpine experience you’ll never forget!

Howling Husky Sled Dog Tour

Travel back in time while a team of stunning Siberian Huskies whisks you away into the winter wonderland of the backcountry trails of Mt Hotham. Now finished for the season.

For our online bookings available 24hours please follow the link below.

If you wish to talk to us you can phone us between 9am and 5pm.

0488 040 308 or email us

We book out quickly so we encourage you to pre-book to avoid disappointment.


The Australian Ski Areas Association recommends the wearing of helmets for skiing and riding and encourages you to educate yourself on the benefits of helmet usage.

All guest participants, of whatever age, in a Snowsports School or other resort departments such as Resort Team or Winter Sports Clubs, which involve or include terrain parks, pipes, skier/boardercross and/or racecourses are required to wear an accredited ski or snowboard helmet.

All guest participants in the Kids Snowsports School Programs are required to wear an accredited ski or snowboard helmet, and that there be no opt-out facility or ability by a parent or guardian. Helmets are provided to all children renting equipment and /or participating in a Kids Snowzone lesson program.

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…

For more information visit or call (03) 5150 8880.


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, skincare or body treatment to help you relax.

You can hire bikes and helmets from Adventures with Altitude in Dinner Plain by calling (03) 5159 6608.

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.

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 of what is around you at all times.

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 downhill from Dinner Plain onwards, on the return journey the steep hill Mountain Maid is difficult but rewarding.

Exquisite wilderness, Australian wildlife and stunning natural environment

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.

For more info: Phone: 0427686254  Email:

More information and ride schedules can be found by contacting Diggers Rest Station on: (08) 91611029


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

Phone:03 5159 7241  Email:

Tag-Along 4WD Tours

Explore Beyond Hotham this Green Season

Beyond Hotham 4WD Guide


Mt Hotham plays host to some of the most sought after and challenging 4WD terrain in the High Country and is the perfect base to uncover the raw natural beauty and fascinating history of the Alpine area. 

Four-wheel driving at Hotham is a big hit with amazing terrain and scenery. The stunning ridgelines, creek crossings and endless valleys are a playground of fun making it one of Australia’s most famous and accessible 4WD destinations. 

Phone: 03 5759 3550  Email:

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 & Dinner Plain Brochure at the bottom of this page.


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.

Enjoy and experience fly fishing this relaxing summer

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