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Mountain Ops Update: Getting Ready for Winter

With less than 3 weeks until the long weekend and our scheduled opening, the temp’s are dropping and the mountain is buzzing with activity. There are a lot of moving parts in a ski resort and the Hotham team is hard at it, making sure that we’re ready for you when the season kicks off. 

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Introducing The Playground Terrain Park

Welcome to The Playground! It’s official, we’ve confirmed the new home of the Basin Terrain Park, and we couldn’t be more stoked.

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The first snowfall has arrived

A cold snap has brought the winter white back to Hotham for the first time this year, with around 4cm of snow blanketing the resort.

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Winter 2024 Early Bird & All Resorts Season Permits Announced

Early Bird Season Permits go on sale Monday 4 March

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Introducing Bunderool Beginner Carpet

Hotham’s first beginner-only terrain, serviced by a conveyor-belt carpet new to Hotham, will greet beginner skiers and snowboarders for the 2024 snow season, re-imagining the first-time beginner experience at Hotham. “This project is part of an ongoing plan to improve the experience of beginners on the mountain, alongside improving the safety of all skiers and snowboarders.” said Tina Burford, Hotham’s VP + GM.

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2023 Thanks for the Memories

We officially closed for the 2023 snow season on Sunday 17 September. While 2023 had its challenges there were still so many great times up here on the mountain. Take a trip down memory lane with us and check out our fave scenes from 2023.
 

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2024 Epic Australia Pass Now On Sale

Are you dreaming of endless winters on repeat?! The 2024 Epic Australia Pass is the answer and it’s on sale now! Experience unlimited access to Hotham, Falls Creek and Perisher in 2024 with the Pass that pays for itself in 5 days!* Then, explore the best resorts across North America, Japan and Europe for the 2024/25 Northern Hemisphere season.  

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Hotham Hitlist

Whether you’re new to Hotham or have been visiting your whole life, we bet there’s at least a couple of things on our Hotham Hitlist that you haven’t experienced yet. Put these on your itinerary for your next visit to Hotham and take your stay to the next level.

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TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING THE SNOWY LANDSCAPES OF THE ALPINE

Looking to capture some stunning memories while visiting Hotham Alpine Resort? Check out Jeff Freestone's top snowy landscape photography tips.

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KNOW BEFORE YOU SNOW

Heading to the mountains for a holiday is quite the adventure! The better planned and prepared you are, the more fun you’re bound to have. So, with that in mind, we’ve pulled together some of the best insider tips and things to know before you snow, to make your trip smooth sailing!  

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TINA BURFORD NAMED NEW GENERAL MANAGER OF MOUNT HOTHAM SKIING COMPANY

Mount Hotham Skiing Company is proud to announce Tina Burford as its new General Manager, effective 3 July. With almost four decades of experience, Burford will lead one of the most iconic ski resorts in Australia

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Charity Chairlift Auction raises $156.8K

Hotham’s charity auction has raised $156,812 for local charities as guests went all out to own a piece of Hotham history and take home chairs from the Victorian ski resorts first-ever chairlift - The Playground Chair, a two-seater that opened in 1969 and was the main access lift back to the village until 1993 when the Village Chair opened.

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Improved Mt Hotham - Dinner Plain bus service

Mt Hotham Resort Management is pleased to announce the upgrade and expansion of the bus service connecting Mt Hotham with Dinner Plain for the upcoming 2023 winter season.

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The Perfect Long Weekend Itinerary

There’s nothing like some early season snow to get us all pumped for the upcoming season. Not sure where to start to plan your trip?! Check out the perfect long weekend itinerary for some insider tips from local legend Drew Jolowicz!

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Behind the Names

The names of runs and many other landmarks at Hotham pay homage to the characters that have shaped the mountain over the years. We’re proud of our history and strong community and think it’s important we recognise and share our past with guests, new and old alike. 

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Heavenly Valley Hauling Line Replacement

Have you ever thought about what it takes to keep a ski lift turning? This summer, our crew completed some major works on Heavenly Valley, replacing the hauling line. Read all about what went down.

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Get stoked for a great winter holiday at Hotham!

Winter isn’t far away, so now is the time to start planning your Hotham holiday. Lucky for you we’ve organised it for you – here’s what you need to do, and what's new this winter at Hotham.

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Resorts of the Canadian Rockies joins the Epic Australia Pass

Epic Australia Pass holders will receive five days access at the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies – including Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska in Alberta, and Mont-Sainte-Anne and Stoneham in Quebec.

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Epic Australia Pass Expands its International Partner Access

2023 Epic Australia Pass now includes access to Switzerland’s Disentis, Austria’s Ski Arlberg and France’s Les 3 Vallées.

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Hotham Airport sale has lift-off

Hotham Ski Resort is pleased to announce Altiset Property as the new owner for Hotham Airport, as well as the surrounding freehold land on the Great Alpine Road.

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Top Tips for School Holiday Fun

Hotham ambassador, Drew Jolowicz, shares his tips on making the school holidays a positive experience - so they’ll finish the snow season ready to do it all again next year! 

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Spring at Hotham - the most underrated time of the season

After an amazing winter with lots of fresh snow, plenty of blue-sky days and some awesome riding, it's time to look forward to maybe the most underrated part of the season – Spring!

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Rediscover Amazing Mt Hotham

Mt Hotham is an amazing place, and to celebrate the many facets of our incredible location, we want to take you through a tour of the resort and show you some things you might not have noticed before. So, next time you’re out and about, stop and take a closer look at what’s around you – you might be surprised at what you find.

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CRUISE THE GROOMERS - MAKING THE MOST OF THE HOTHAM CORDUROY

Learn how to make the most of the morning corduroy with Hotham Ambassador, local, and expert skier Drew Jolowicz.

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Get White Out Back

We’ve rounded up some inside intel from a couple of Hotham’s hardiest backcountry enthusiasts, from personal movie recommendations to get the froth going to the latest from the experts keeping everyone safe on the mountain.

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Snow 101 – Brush up on the basics

We’ve gathered some simple 'Snow 101' tips and insider tricks to help smooth the way for a fun and memorable getaway to Australia’s highest mountain resort this winter 2022.

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HOTHAM LEGENDS SHARE SECRET STASHES

Five local legends share their personal faves and secret stashes on the best downhill runs, cross country trails and backcountry terrain at Hotham.

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Powder Days at Hotham

Hotham has long held the reputation as Australia's unofficial 'Powder Capital'. There's nothing quite like the feeling of floating down a wide-open powder field.

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TOP TIPS TO START YOUR DAY A DIFFERENT WAY

Keep your snow holiday fresh! Check out our top tips to help you start your day a different way.

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5 facts you might not have known about Hotham

From sharing a name with a Melbourne suburb to the first lodge, here are five interesting acts you might not have known about Hotham.

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Who is that named after?

At Hotham there are people who have been remembered with the naming of ski runs, huts and monuments while legacies even live on within the village and through peaks. 

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Trails less travelled

Hotham is known as the mountain for serious skiers and boarders but did you know there's outstanding cross-country skiing here too, trails that are as good as anywhere else in Australia.

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Outback and Sides

Hotham has long been regarded as the gateway to some amazing backcountry touring. No matter what your ability or experience, there’s terrain for everyone’s fancy, learn where to find some of the best backcountry runs.

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How to tape your knees when skiing

Physio Phebe has all the best tips and tricks to help prevent ski and snowboard related injuries. Learn how to tape your knees to make the most of your day on the slopes.

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Origins of Place Names

On the road to Hotham there are many localities that are marked by signs. Most of these names were given when mining was prominent in the hills and many have an interesting story to tell.   

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Touring Talk

Aside from having some of the best inbounds terrain in the southern hemisphere, Hotham also plays host to some world-class backcountry skiing and snowboarding.

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Prevent Shin Bang

Physio Phebe has all the best tips and tricks to help prevent ski and snowboard related injuries. Learn how to prevent shin bang with theses helpful hints.

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Prevent Skier's Thumb

Physio Phebe has all the best tips and tricks to help prevent ski and snowboard related injuries. Learn how to prevent skiers thumb with theses helpful hints.

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Discover Hotham's hidden gems

It’s easy to be distracted by Hotham’s steep and deep ski runs when you're perched at the top of our mountain, but it’s worth taking the time to appreciate the subtler beauties of Hotham.

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DEMYSTIFYING THE DE-ICERS, HOTHAM’S HIGH ALTITUDE WORKERS

If it has snowed overnight, there’s a pretty good chance the de-icing team has been hard at work removing ice from the lift towers, cables and chairs, a huge job that has its share of challenges and stimulation.

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QUICK 5-MINUTE WARM-UP

Physio Phebe goes through her top warm-up exercises that you can do in the carpark or your chalet before hitting the slopes. 

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DRILLS FOR YOUR SKILLS

Take your skiing ability to the next level with these tried and testing skiing drills by Hotham Academy

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Taking on the snow gods

The sophisticated art of snowmaking has transformed the Australian ski resort experience

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GET KIDS LOVING THE SNOW

 To ensure your kids love the snow as much as you do, cast your eyes over the following list of tips and tricks to maximise the holiday snow fun.

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BEGINNERS GUIDE TO HOTHAM

Here’s a list of 10 handy hints to help the first timer get maximum enjoyment out of a snow holiday at Hotham.

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2024 Epic Australia Pass

Pass prices rise 29 May!

Experience unlimited access to Hotham, Falls Creek and Perisher this season.

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Why Choose Hotham?

Find space to breathe

Hotham provides an authentic experience to disconnect from the every day.

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Hotham Accommodation

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Find the best rates and the best places to stay for your visit to the mountain. 

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