Mount Hotham

Closed
Overall
4.2
Mount Hotham is one of the top resorts in Australia. With 67 runs spanning 320 hectares, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

2017 Historical Snowfall

Best month to go

August

August is the best time to visit Mount Hotham with sufficient snowfalls occurring. With the school holiday period over, mid-week skiing will have reduced crowds, however, weekends will still have peak visitation. The Australian season is comparatively short and even by early September you will often see conditions softening considerably during the day.
Mount Hotham vs
Mount HothamFalls Creek
beginner20 %17 %
intermediate40 %60 %
advanced25 %23 %
expert15 %-
total runs67 92
ski area320ha 450ha
summit elevation1,861m 1,780m
total lifts-14
child lift ticketFree $74
adult lift ticket$138 $133
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall64cm 74cm

Mount Hotham Reviews

Very Good 4 / 5
based on 8 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Superb!4.9 / 5Sep 18, 2018
KAKent A.
intermediate snowboarder
Mt Hotham, or Planet Hoth as it's known, has everything. It can get other parts of the world type powder, with tree runs for days, off piste little cliff drops to boardercross, amazingly huge park and beautifully groomed runs. Whether you're a die hard extremist or it's your first time, you will definitely find something to give you the biggest... More
Very Good!4.2 / 5May 26, 2018
Cryssie J. Cryssie J.
advanced skier
There is terrain suitable at Mt. Hotham for all abilities, including very impressive double black diamond trails. On powder days, head to the Blue Ribbon area. Beginners will love the long and wide Summit trail. The entire village is at the top of the mountain, so after your morning coffee, you can drop straight into a trail - no waiting for... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Nov 22, 2017
TWTim W.
expert snowboarder
Family friendly resort that starts with easy beginner pistes and that evolve into some of the most advanced back and side country in Australia. Ski in, ski out accomodation with dining facilities that range from pizza and fries to gourmet delights that would have any gourmand tipping their one, two or three hats. Come and get raucous with the staff... More
Average!2.6 / 5Nov 09, 2017
CLColin L.
advanced skier
"The best snow is what's under your skis" applies at Hotham. Often windy with hardpack or slush and drizzle, it's still great to get a ski day here in with family and friends. ... More
Good!3.8 / 5Nov 08, 2017
DDarcy
expert snowboarder
Amazingly terrain as far as Australian alps are concerned - however isn't great value for money with very little discounting ever done, practically ghost town end of season, would really have benefited from discounting tickets/resort entry, to encourage participants in an already alarmingly expensive endeavour in Australia - spending 2 weeks... More
Good!3.9 / 5Nov 07, 2017
JTJack T.
expert skier
Mt hotham is a skiers paradise, it offers far more terrain that all other Victorian resorts and has half the crowd. Made up from a range of valleys, hotham offers advanced skiers and boarders line after line of challenging terrain and fun, when you get sick of that (you wont) just head out to the back country and youve got hundreds of kilometers of... More
Average!3 / 5Oct 25, 2017
SJShane J.
Great resort once you're in, a nice range of black runs, lift lines can be a little long at times. Roads in aren't good though and parking is not the best. On a nice day it's the best resort on Victoria!
Superb!5 / 5Oct 16, 2017
TBTim B.
Mt Hotham has a broad range of accommodation and getting around the mountain is easy. Some great black runs and extensive off piste area well. Weekends can be busy but ski mid week even during the peak season and you won't be queuing for lifts. It's a short season to pick your times well. August usually sees the whole resort operating and opens... More

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