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Useful Hotham Information

Updated 9 August 2019

Please refer to the Hotham website home page ( for road status updates (under 'Roads' if on mobile), and the Mt Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board (MHARMB) Facebook page for alerts about road conditions.

The Great Alpine Road is closed and will remain closed overnight Friday 9 August. 

If you require accommodation overnight at Hotham or in the Bright / Harrietville area, please click on this link for more information: Accommodation information

Preparing for your trip this weekend (Fri 9 Aug - Sun 11 Aug)

We're expecting heavy snowfalls over the next few days, so please take care and allow plenty of time for your journey. (LOTS of fresh snow this weekend, yew!)

Travelling tips

  • If you drive a diesel, fill up on Alpine Diesel or Winter Mix, and we recommend you also use an anti-gel additive as we are expecting very low temperatures.
  • Don't forget your tyre chains! Chain-fitting updates will be available on our website homepage - check under 'Roads' if you're on a mobile.
  • Carry a shovel if possible, as you will most likely need to dig your car out. 
  • Leave your chains on when parking, or fit them when parking. Much easier to get out with chains already fitted! Cars without chains are already getting stuck.

Loch Car Park

Please note the Loch Car Park will be closed Thursday 8 Aug and Friday 9 Aug unless advised otherwise, to facilitate road management. 

Omeo route information

Alpine Diesel is available 24 hours from the Omeo Service Station, opposite the Golden Age Hotel. Omeo Service Station will be open until 11:00pm or later on Friday 9 August. Ph:  03 5159 1688

Omeo Highplains Bakery will be extending their trading hours till late on Friday - coffee, pies and cakes. Ph:  03 5159 1688.

The Golden Age Hotel's restaurant will remain open until 9pm Thursday night or later if need be depending on traffic. 

Tyre chain hire: 

Best to pre-book your tyre chains if possible as the Omeo outlets are smaller outlets.

** Hoys Omeo will be operating their chainfitting service on the Omeo approach until midnight

Dinner Plain Facebook page:

Harrietville route information

Alpine Diesel is available 24 hours at Myrtleford Caltex. It is also available at service stations in Bright during business hours.

Tyre chain hire: 

Hoys provide a chain fitting and removal service at the designated chain bay for their customers on the Harrietville approach. 

Both Hoys and Snow Monkey have outlets at Hotham.

Equipment returns

Please contact your equipment hirer to check arrangements from returning equipment.

  • Equipment hired from Bright Ski Centre can be returned to Omeo Ski Hire, please ensure you have your receipt. 
  • Hoys have an outlet in Omeo - Hoys Omeo  Ph: 03 5759 2589 

Emergency assistance

In the event of an emergency, please call 000.

Backcountry conditions

if you are planning to ride backcountry, please check Bill Barker’s daily snow report for current conditions (email or online here).