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The tabs below will provide updates from Mt Hotham Skiing Company and Mt Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board for the 2021 snow season.

Wednesday 9 June 2021: The Victorian Government has announced revised COVID restrictions applicable from 11:59pm, Thursday 10 June. Please check for more information.

Update: 3 lifts scheduled to spin for opening weekend

Friday 11 June 2021

We are pleased to share the Road Runner, Summit Quad & Summit Trainer lifts are scheduled to spin from 12 June for our guests from regional Victoria and within the border bubble. We will continue making snow at every opportunity and plan to open up more terrain as soon as we can. We look forward to being able to welcome back our guests from Melbourne as soon as travel is permitted.


An update on our season opening plans

Sunday 06 June 2021

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Victoria closely and comply with State Government requirements while we prepare for the opening of the season at Hotham.

With restrictions in regional Victoria having eased on Friday 4 June, we are making snow at every opportunity and expect to open on Saturday 12 June, snow and weather permitting.

In order to facilitate a successful COVID safe 2021 snow season, we respectfully ask all guests visiting the resort to comply with current Government COVID-19 restrictions including travel restrictions.


An Update From Us: 7 Day Circuit Breaker Lockdown In Victoria

Friday 28 May 2021

It is obviously very disappointing that there has been a COVID-19 outbreak so close to the start of the 2021 snow season, as we are as excited as you are to get out and enjoy the snow.

We support the actions announced by the Victorian Government yesterday to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and we will promptly implement arrangements to comply with the requirements while continuing to prepare for the opening of the season at Hotham scheduled for 12 June, weather and conditions permitting.

We are confident that the Victorian Government and community will take the necessary action to bring the outbreak under control and anticipate having a successful COVID safe 2021 winter season at Hotham.

We look forward to welcoming you back this winter.


Hotham Lifts Spinning From 12 June!

Lift tickets, lessons and rentals for the entire 2021 season are available now! 

Don’t forget to take advantage of our bundles for the best deal on your snow holiday. Simply, buy early (at least 7 days ahead) and build your own bundle of lift tickets, lessons, and rentals to save up to 35%!


We have a great range of Snowsports lessons available this season. We recommend booking early to secure your preferred dates as some lessons may sell out during peak periods. 

We do not anticipate 2021 Epic Australia Pass holders will need to make reservations to ski or ride at Hotham this season. However, in the event the resorts need to manage capacity to allow for physical distancing, Vail Resorts may manage access through a reservation system that prioritises pass holders.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to Hotham this winter!

2021 Winter Experience FAQs

What lift, lesson and rental products will be available for the 2021 snow season?
When will lift tickets, lessons and rentals be available to buy online?
Will there be limited access to lifts and lessons this season?
How can I book accommodation?
Will there be Terrain Parks this season?
Will there be winter events this season?

Epic Australia Pass

Will reservations be required for Epic Australia Pass holders?
How can I buy an Epic Australia Pass?
When will final balance payments be taken for my Epic Australia Pass?
Have more questions about Epic Australia Pass?
What if I’m over the age of 70, will there be a season pass offering for me?

Health and Safety

How are you protecting the health and safety of guests, employees and resort communities?
What will you do if there is a COVID-19 case detected in resort?

Refunds and Cancellation Policy

What is your cancellation policy for lift, lesson and rental products?
If the resort is forced to close as a result of COVID-19 do I get a refund?
If COVID-19 prevents me from travelling to Hotham do I get a refund?
Can I get a refund on our accommodation booking if the accommodation or the resort is closed or if we can’t come due to COVID-19?

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Updated 11 June 2021

We are pleased to advise that the 2021 snow season at Mt Hotham will commence as planned on Saturday 12 June (Queen’s Birthday weekend).
While we are disappointed that at this stage it looks like we will not be able to welcome our friends and guests from metropolitan Melbourne, we understand the extension to keep all Victorians COVIDSafe and healthy.

We look forward to welcoming regional Victorians to the resort. There will be no restrictions on the number of people who can enter the resort, however attendance at indoor venues will be limited as per the public health guidelines. For up-to-date information, visit
We have postponed our season opening festivities until a later date when all Victorians are able to come and celebrate the 2021 season with us. Further information will be provided when these plans are finalised.
We can confirm that the lifts will be turning for Queen’s Birthday weekend. Refer to for more details.
Resort entry and village transport
A pre-purchased resort entry permit will be required from midnight Friday 11 June for entry to the resort and the free Village bus service will commence operating from 3:00pm Friday 11 June. Ski patrol services will commence operating on Saturday 12 June. All resort services will be functioning in accordance with current COVIDSafe requirements, including the need to carry face masks at all times and wear masks while on the Village bus service. 
Refunds for Melbourne visitors
Anyone who has purchased a day or multiday resort entry permit registered to a metropolitan Melbourne postcode for Opening Weekend can request to have their permit refunded or transferred to another date in the 2021 season. Anyone who requests a refund due to the inability to travel due to current restrictions will also be given a refund. Victoria Police will be conducting licence spot checks at the entry to the resort to assist with compliance.
QR codes
The use of QR codes to enable contact tracing in the event of a confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) case is now mandatory for all Victorian businesses, and we ask that all visitors support Hotham businesses by scanning the QR codes every time they enter those businesses. 
Please note that all regional businesses are required to check residential locations before providing service. We appreciate your patience and understanding and ask that you treat all Mt Hotham staff with respect.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing at Mt Hotham
Testing will be available at Mt Hotham from opening weekend, located in a demountable building near the Medical Centre operated by Alpine Health. Please help protect our winter season – if you have virus-like symptoms, do not use the Village bus or visit any venues - get tested immediately and isolate until you are cleared to leave your residence. 
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When will day and multi day resort entry permits go on sale?

2021 day and multi day resort entry permits go on sale 9:00am Friday 21 May. There are currently no restrictions on sales of day and multi day permits.

To assist guests with their holidays, discounted pricing is available for purchasing more than seven (7) days in advance. Check our website for more information on pricing here.

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