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COVID-19 | 2021 SEASON UPDATES

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

For details on current resort-wide operations including village transport, retail and supermarkets, and take-away meal options please select the Mt Hotham Resort Management tab.

An update from us

Tuesday 27 July 2021

We will reopen on Wednesday 28 July!

The Victorian Government has announced the end of the state-wide Stay at Home Directions and we are so excited to welcome all our guests back to ski and board from Wednesday 28 July.

The safety of our guests, staff and community is, and always will be, our highest priority and we encourage everyone to follow the COVID Safe rules when visiting the resort. Please also be aware of the below government requirements including;

  • All guests, including those from our local communities, must have had a COVID test within 72hrs before arriving in resort and be able to show proof of a negative result (children under 12 years do not need to be tested); and

  • Masks are mandatory at all times, including indoor and outdoor areas.

When planning your trip we advise you to buy lift tickets, lessons and rentals in advance and online to ensure a smooth arrival as capacity within indoor areas will be reduced.

We are working hard to safely reopen the mountain after heavy snowfalls, check out our snow report to see what lifts and terrain are available when planning your trip. 

All lift tickets, lesson and rental reservations that occurred during the lockdown period will continue to be refunded as per our refunds and cancellations policy in the coming weeks. Our Guest Services team are working hard to process refunds.

We’re looking forward to seeing you back in resort soon.

 

Keeping our guests, communities and employees safe

We’re excited to welcome you back to Hotham this winter and want to ensure that we maintain a safe environment for you to enjoy your winter holiday. We ask that you please follow the advice below so that we can work together to protect our season.

 As the season continues we will ensure to keep you informed on any updates or changes in our operating plans.

 

Plan your winter holiday today!

Pre-purchasing your lift tickets, lessons and rentals online in advance will help you avoid the crowds, while saving time and money, leaving you with more time to spend on the slopes.

This season, peak season dates may sell out. We recommend booking your lift tickets and lessons online well in advance to secure the best prices and avoid disappointment.

BUY ONLINE

Bundle and Save More!

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%!

Secure your lesson now

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. 

Epic Australia Pass Benefits

Epic Australia Pass holders have access to a great range of benefits to share with your family and friends.

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 28 July 2021

The Victorian Government announced that eased restrictions will apply from 11:59pm Tuesday 27 July.

The following restrictions are currently in place:

  • Travel to regional Victorian Alpine Resorts is permitted provided visitors have had a COVID test within the 72 hours prior to arrival and received a negative result. Children under 12 years do not need to be tested.
  • Masks must be carried at all times and worn indoors and outdoors. This includes on the free village bus service.
  • Density quotient of one (1) person per 4 square metres will apply in public spaces, including Mt Hotham’s Transit Station and the Display Suite in the Corral Carpark.
  • All retail can open but with a density quotient of 1 person per 4 square metres 
  • Food and beverage businesses can open for seated service with a density quotient of 1 person per 4 square metres, and no more than 100 people in the venue.
  • Accommodation can operate, but only for bookings with single households; people can only book accommodation with their household, intimate partner or single bubble person.
  • Tours can operate with a maximum of 10 people.

Please note, Dinner Plain is included in the current Alpine resort restrictions.

Therefore the RMB will be maintaining the current checkpoints at Harrietville and outside of Dinner Plain (Omeo side), and visitors will need to present proof of a COVID test taken within the 72 hours prior to arrival at the resort and a negative result received.

We look forward to welcoming Victorians back to Hotham, and thank you for your continued support during this season. We will continue to update this page as more details become available.

For full details of how the revised restrictions will apply across Victoria, please refer www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au

COVID testing

Bright

Alpine Health has published details for their drive-through COVID testing stations in Bright and Mt Beauty - no appointment required, 7 days, 9am-4pm. Please visit this link for more information: https://www.alpinehealth.org.au/covid-19/testing-clinics

Mt Hotham

Alpine Health is administering COVID testing at Mt Hotham. Tests are conducted 7 days a week, at 11am-12pm, by appointment only.

To book, please call 0457 429 175 (the Hotham Medical Centre is unable to take bookings for tests).

More information: https://www.alpinehealth.org.au/covid-19/testing-clinics

Travel from red or extreme zones

An extreme risk zone category has been added to the Victorian travel zone system, effective 9:00pm on Friday 23 July 2021. From 9:00pm on Friday 9 July 2021, NSW is considered an extreme risk zone.

For full information on Victorian Travel Permit requirements, please check https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorian-travel-permit-system


General information for your visit

Do I have to check-in with a QR code at Mt Hotham?
Can I get a COVID test at Mt Hotham?
I have pre-purchased a day or multi-day resort entry permit, but now can't travel due to COVID-related travel restrictions. Can I get a refund?

COVID testing

Do children need a negative COVID test result to enter the resort?
Do I need to show proof of a negative test on demand?
I’m fully vaccinated, do I need to show proof of a negative COVID test result to enter the resort?
I'm visiting Dinner Plain, not Mt Hotham, do I need a test?

Travel through the resort

I am driving through Mt Hotham and through Dinner Plain without stopping, do I need a negative COVID test?

Residents and Alpine resort workers

I am a permanent on mountain resident or alpine resort worker, what are my testing requirements?



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