Victoria’s highest ski resort, Mt Hotham, soars well above average when it comes to both its powdery white terrain and places to rest and recoup read more...
Boarding and bedding at Mt Hotham
Mt Hotham’s high altitude awards it excellent annual snowfall, guaranteeing an adrenaline-packed ski trip for those who visit during peak season. Once you’ve tackled the notorious Mary’s Slide run or simply mastered the basics on Easy Street, there are plenty of places to bunk down and recharge for another day on the slopes.
Warm up after an icy day out and about with a dip in the heated pool or a spa at the Alpine Heights Chalets, be at the heart of the action at the Moritz Apartments (a short trip from the main Mt Hotham ski runs) or venture 10-kilometres down the road to Dinner Plains where more hotels can be found.
Secluded stays for snow bunnies
Mt Hotham has it all: snow sport schools, more than 20 bars and restaurants and, of course, a grand selection of places to stay. Mt Hotham accommodation ranges from self-contained apartments perfect for groups and families to plush chalets better suited to couples on a romantic winter escape.
Some two dozen chalets in the Hotham Heights precinct offer complete comfort, luxury and spectacular views. Choose a contemporary and chic experience at 18 Hotplate, a colourfully cosy stay at Blowhard with cinema rooms and saunas as added extras, or a room with a panoramic alpine view at The Ultimate Icebreaker on Higgi Drive.
Hotham turns it on come winter or summer
While Mt Hotham is more commonly known as a winter retreat with top-notch terrain and a host of alpine activities, the Victorian village is a fantastic place to explore in the warmer weather as well. When the ice melts away, visitors can take advantage of the lush hiking, cycling and horse riding trails around the Hotham and Dinner Plain areas.
The ski-in/ski-out lodges that thrive in winter are a little quieter during summer in Mt Hotham, but there are still plenty of accommodation options year round. Treat yourself to a stay at Peppers Rundells Alpine Lodge where you have the choice of classic rooms or deluxe chalets. Summer is a great time to stay at Mt Hotham, with prices dropping to half that of on-peak winter rates.