Hotham - Ski Resort and Snow Summary
Hotham - Australian Ski Resort (1,450m to 1,860m)
The Australian Ski Resort of Hotham has direct access to 40 individual pistes, served by 13 ski lifts.
The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible.
Who is Hotham good for?
Hotham Ski Area
|35km||Cross Country Pistes|
Hotham Ski Area Height
|1750m||Resort Altitude (Hotham)|
Skiing in Hotham
The south easterly facing slopes virtually ensure not merely good snow cover but huge dumps of dry powder. The skiing is divided by the road which cuts through the resort into two areas, beginner - intermediate and good intermediate - advanced. The flatter area rising above the road offers good snow and a mix of gentle, wide slopes for novices and cautious intermediates. Below the road, linked by a bridge, is the steep, wooded terrain favoured by the expert and adventurous intermediate.
Aside for the near-legendary powder skiing at Hotham, good skiers won't have much to challenge them with only 5 kms of tough trails around. Hotham, of course, shares a lift pass with the much larger resort of Falls Creek where there are a further 80 kms of trails - the helicopter link is quite affordable.
Snowboarding in Hotham
Snowboarding has taken off in a big way at Hotham and the boarding community will find a warm welcome and some fine terrain for carving and free riding.
Hotham has one of the most accessible rail parks in Australia as well as boardercross events.
Hotham Aprés Ski
Raging, as the Australians like to call partying, is big in Hotham, with a large selection of pubs and clubs competing for skiers' and snowboarders 'custom. Indeed, the budget-conscious could happily avail themselves of the many happy hours on offer, and wander from pub to pub until they have all but lost the will to live... For those who last the pace, Hotham puts on all sorts of after dinner entertainments, usually of the musical kind, with live bands, discos and clubs for those dancing the night away.
Various bands perform regularly throughout the season and there are also popular theme nights.
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Hotham in brief
Hotham Ski Resort is:
Good for Expert Skiers.
Very good for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Very good for Snowboarding.
Hotham Season Dates
Closed : September 14, 2014.
Usual opening - Early June.
Usual closing - Mid Sept.
NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Hotham.
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Hotham Snow Making
Snowmaking :- Hotham is able to augment natural snow, on 10km of ski runs, with 40 Snow Cannons.
Hotham Ski Lift Capacity
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 13 Ski Lifts of Hotham are able to uplift 24,485 skiers / snowboarders per hour.