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First Timers

Sometimes new adventures can be overwhelming but here is everything you need to know for your first time at Hotham Alpine Resort. 


From cosy lodges to luxury chalets, Hotham has plenty of options to ensure you have your perfect winter holiday. Check in to your mountain of adventure. 

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Chain Hire

As a mandatory legal requirement, fines are applicable for not carrying and fitting chains as directed in a Victorian Alpine Resort. To ensure you and other road users can reach the slopes safely, Diamond Pattern Wheel Chains must be carried and fitted where required. 

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Parking and Getting Around the Resort

The final part of your journey is finding a place to park your car which is easy. We have Guest Service staff on hand to help or follow the signs as directed. Getting around the village is also easy with our Village Transport.

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Resort Entry

Before you hit the road, it is important to know that during the declared winter season, a Resort Entry fee applies to all vehicles. Resort Entry permits can easily be purchased online so you are all set for your arrival to the resort.

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Hotham Ski & Ride School offers group lessons for beginner to advanced skiers and boarders. The classes are a fun and cost effective way to improve your skills, not to mention a good opportunity to meet people of a similar ability.

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Equipment Hire

Get your ready for a memorable snow holiday experience by hiring the right equipment to help your ski and snowboard progression. Please note gloves and goggles are not available to hire and will need to be purchased.

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A Beginner's Guide to Hotham

Whilst a snow holiday is one of the best experiences you can have, it’s not quite as simple as heading to the beach. Drew Jolowicz gives you the tips for your first time in the snow. 

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Hotham App

Hotham provides the newest and latest mountain tech as it introduces a new mobile app. From finding friends with instant resort tracking to being sent live snow conditions and status updates, the app is a must have upgrade.

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Lifts not operating

No spring skiing

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, lift operations will not reopen at Hotham for 2020.

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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 weather cams

See live updates

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

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