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2021 Epic Australia Pass on sale now

Get back to the mountains you love with the 2021 Epic Australia Pass, on sale today, offering the best value to skiers and riders looking for access to Perisher, Hotham, Falls Creek and more.

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Hotham will not reopen for Spring skiing and snowboarding

Due to the continued COVID-19 health crisis and the introduction of new restrictions by the Victorian Government, we have made the decision to not reopen our lift operations at Hotham for Spring skiing and snowboarding.

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VAIL RESORTS ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF SKI-LIFTING OPERATIONS AT HOTHAM

After careful consideration of the new restrictions in Victoria due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Vail Resorts is suspending ski-lifting operations at Hotham and Falls Creek Ski Resorts, effective Thursday, 9 July through at least 19 August, consistent with the current stay at home directions.

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2020 EPIC AUSTRALIA PASS SALE ENDS 12 JULY;  PASS ACCESS RESERVATION AND REFUND PERIODS EXTENDED 

Due to continued low snowfall and less than normal availability of lifts and terrain at Perisher, Hotham and Falls Creek, Vail Resorts announced today that access reservations for pass holders will be extended for the period 13-19 July.

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HOTHAM AND FALLS CREEK TO DELAY SKI LIFTS UNTIL 6 JULY; PERISHER OPEN TODAY

Vail Resorts announced today that Hotham and Falls Creek will delay the opening of the ski lifts for the 2020 snow season until 6 July (conditions permitting) due to challenging early-season conditions.

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Mt Hotham welcomes announcement of 2020 snow season

Mt Hotham welcomes the State government's announcement that the 2020 snow season can commence with a delayed start in late June, just in time for the Victorian school holidays.

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Autumn's wintery blast

With wet weather all through Victoria, frigid alpine temperatures have blanketed Hotham in 15cm of snow over the last 12 hours. And this is only the entrée, with another 40cm or more still on the 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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More love for Mountain Pygmy-Possums

The summer has seen more Mountain Pygmy-possums habitat protection works and some pleasing results monitoring the newest 'tunnel of love' at Mt Little Higginbotham.

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The best of 2019

Take a look at some of the fantastic moments of the 2019 snow season. From powder days, stunning sunrises and sunsets, mountain hues, party events and all round good times.

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Ski patrol exchange thrives

For 21 consecutive years now Hotham Ski Patrol has welcomed an American counterpart from Keystone in Colorado while the relationship between the two resorts goes back to 1984.   

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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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Turning waste water into snow

Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board has several initiatives designed to preserve the mountain's beautiful environment, including the use of recycled water for snowmaking.

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Reducing landfill at Hotham

Hotham's pristine environment is a key reason people visit year after year with the Resort Management Board working hard to protect this unique and precious place.

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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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The Chain Gang

Hotham is one of a handful of ski resorts worldwide perched on the top of a mountain. Getting to the resort from Harrietville, drivers regularly have to use snow chains.

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Epic Australia Pass 2020

The Epic Australia Pass for the 2020 season is now on sale. For Just $829 for adults and $469 for students, get the lowest price guarantee and lock in your pass for just $49 upfront.

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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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Lodge Life

For some there isn’t anything quite like lodge accommodation and many people will tell you haven’t had a true snow experience until you’ve stayed in one of these communal living spaces.

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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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Hoff Hut proves a winner

The word is well and truly out - delicious food and drink is now available on the slopes at the newly refurbished Joyce Brockhoff Hut.  

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Kids Club tackles waste

Kids Club participants at Mt Hotham are doing their bit for the environment with the help of students from the Alpine School.

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The Restaurant at Jack Frost - gamechanger

Familiar Hotham hospitality faces Sarah Curtin and Lisa Hemingway have added more to their plate in 2019 with the duo opening their second venue on the mountain.

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What's in a name?

Ever wondered how some of the runs at Mt Hotham got their names?  Some were named after notable people in the resort’s history, others got their name due to events that were held on that slopes. 

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All modes lead to Hotham

Driving up the mountain is just one way to get to Hotham; there are lots of other options for getting to your winter holiday at Hotham, with something for every budget.

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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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5 tips for a stress-free drive

Follow our tips and you’ll be set for a snow holiday to remember

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5 surprising things you can do off the slopes at Hotham

On those days when you don't feel like hitting the slopes, there's still lots to do at 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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2021 Epic Australia Pass

On Sale Now!

Get back to the mountains you love from just $899. Lock in your pass for only $49 upfront and the balance next year.

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Hotham is open again

To regional Victorians

Please see the latest updates about Hotham and current public health directions.

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Check out our snow cams

See live updates

Enjoy real-time mountain views of Hotham from the comfort of your lounge room.

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