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Mount Hotham - Diamond Pattern Snow Chains

Mount Hotham - Diamond Pattern Snow Chains

Travelling to Mount Hotham along the Great Alpine Road is a remarkable driving experience. The sealed road is the highest of its kind with stunning views of the alpine region, but to enjoy it travellers need to prepare their vehicles.

Vehicles travelling up to Mount Hotham during the winter period must carry diamond pattern snow chains with them at all times. Vehicles which do not carry diamond pattern snow chains will be prohibited entry into Mount Hotham Alpine Resort.

This regulation came into effect in 2013 as part of the Controlled Management Traffic Plan to increase the safety of travellers on the Great Alpine Road.

The diamond pattern snow chain regulation was successful in its first year, which saw a 60% decrease in severe vehicle accidents. Since its introduction, traffic accidents and closures along the Great Alpine Road have continued to decline and have reduced by up to 70-80%.

Diamond pattern wheel chains are constructed of high-quality steel which criss-crosses around the whole surface of the tyre and offers more traction and contact with the road surface compared with other chain patterns.

For more information on snow chains at Mount Hotham, visit http://www.mthotham.com.au/plan-my-trip/travel-to-hotham/by-road/chain-fitting-info/.

 

11 May 2017