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Hotham Ski Resort Guide

Hotham, Australia

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift1,860m6,102ft
Resort Height1,750m5,741ft
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Hotham is among the most snow-safe ski resorts in Victoria, due to the altitude, and has extensive ski terrain accessible from the mountain top setting. Easy to get to, with its own airport! Away from the slopes there are bars, spas, restaurants, shops and tours.


The ski area of Hotham is at an altitude of 1,750m5,741ft.

Hotham has direct access to 40 marked pistes, served by a total of 13 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,750m5,741ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Hotham?

The next notable snow forecast is 7cm3in, expected on 15 July, with around 64cm25in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow Forecast by day for Hotham

Ski Area Stats

Hotham Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
35km22 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Hotham Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,860m6,102ft
Resort Altitude (Hotham)1,750m5,741ft
Lowest Piste1,450m4,757ft
Max Vertical410m1,345ft

Ski Slope Aspects

N, E, S, W

Hotham has ski slopes facing north, south, as well as west and east, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Hotham
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Hotham Overview

One of the most popular ski resorts in Australia, Mount Hotham is widely regarded as having the most reliable snow in the country. Although smaller than the nearby Falls Creek, Hotham is preferred by many due to the friendly atmosphere, the powder skiing - and freeride terrain to challenge the experts.

As well as Falls Creek, the Dinner Plain ski area is close by and linked with Hotham by a shuttle bus.


South easterly facing slopes help maintain snow cover and Hotham often receives heavy falls of light powder. The road through the resort divides the skiing, with gentler slopes above and steeper, wooded terrain (for expert and advanced intermediates) below.

Beyond Hotham's powder skiing, advanced skiers can take advantage of the shared lift pass to access the larger ski area of Falls Creek - via a reasonably-priced helicopter link.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Snowboarders will enjoy the varied terrain, both for carving and free riding, as well as the rail parks. Boardercross events are regularly held at Hotham.

Location and Map

Where is Hotham?

This ski resort is in Boddington, Western Australia, Australia.


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How to get there


Ski Lift Capacity

The 13 ski lifts are able to uplift 24,485 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10km6 miles of ski runs, with 40 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Hotham open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is Early June, and usual closing is Mid Sept.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Talking about Hotham

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Aprés Ski

Hotham is very lively after the lifts close, with a wide variety of pubs and clubs. Happy hours get things started, and live music is usually available at many venues.