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Resort Entry

During the declared snow season all visitors to Mt Hotham must pay a resort entry fee, which covers essential winter services provided to guests, including the Mt Hotham Ski Patrol, village snow clearing, free village transport, traffic and car parking services, cross country trail grooming, waste management and environmental management.

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More Than Parking

Your resort entry fee covers your access to the resort and helps fund a range of important services including the Mt Hotham Ski Patrol, village snow clearing, free village transport, traffic and car parking services, cross country trail grooming, waste management and environmental management.

Season Resort Entry Permits provide great value if you are planning to visit the resort for an extended period of time. There are also options available for day & multi-day visitors as well as school and bus groups. 

Schools and group rates

Groups travelling into the Mt Hotham Resort by bus (i.e. a vehicle with the capacity to carry 12 or more people including the driver) can apply for a group resort entry permit.

School groups travelling as part of a Department of Education excursion are offered the schools concession rate.

Do I Need Resort Entry?

All vehicles stopping in a Victorian Alpine Resort must have a valid authorised Resort Entry Permit.  If you travel directly through the resort from Dinner Plain / Omeo to Harrietville or Harrietville to Dinner Plain / Omeo and do not stop, you will not require a resort entry permit.  Your resort exit point must differ from your resort entry point.  

If you are dropping off family or friends within the resort you are still required to purchase a resort entry permit as all vehicles stopping within the resort boundaries must have a valid permit to cover visitors using the resort facilities.

Purchasing

Save time and purchase your Resort Entry online through Alpine Easy Access, so that you can enjoy even more time on the slopes! Mt Hotham's Resort Entry system is now managed through a responsive camera system, ensuring you no longer have to stop at the gate. 

Infringements

If you fail to pay your resort entry you will receive a reminder or infringement. If you have received a reminder or infringement, please visit our information page for next steps. 

 

TRANSPORT PRICE DETAILS
Cars & 4WD Private Vehicles 
Vehicles with a carrying capacity of less than 12 persons including driver
Includes the dropping off and picking up of passengers.
All prices apply per vehicle per day and are available from 21 May to Season End.



 
$48.80

$54.90

$56.00

$61.00



 
Purchase online, 7+ days in advance

Purchase online, 1-7 days in advance

Purchase online on day of arrival

Purchase in RMB office



 
4WD Taxis/Taxis/RHV
 
$18.50
$9.00
Per adult per entry
Per child* per entry
Bus & Coaches (excludes bus fare)*
Vehicles with a carrying capacity of 12 or more persons including driver.
Also applies to airport bus service.
$18.50
$9.00
Per adult per entry
Per child* per entry
 
School Groups (Primary/Secondary Only)


 
$8.50


 
Per student /teacher per entry (travelling on buses only) 
1 complimentary teacher per every 5 students travelling 
 
School Groups (Tertiary Only)

 
$18.00

 
Per student per entry (travelling on buses only)
1 complimentary teacher per every 8 students travelling 
Tradespeople
Up until the July Victorian School Holidays, trades people
requiring access for completion of construction projects
will be issued a complimentary day or multiday permit
for each visit.
Thereafter complimentary permits will only be issued
for emergency repairs upon request by lessee
 
For more information, click here

All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST.
*Child = 17 years and under (Free entry for 5 year olds and under)

 

SEASON PERMITS
 
PRICE
 
Online Hotham Season Permit for Vehicle
For private cars & 4WDs  

1st April to 30 April - Super Early Bird - $425

1st May to 31st May - Early Bird - $525

1st June full price - $585

 
Online All Resorts* Permit for Vehicle
(dates for availability TBC)  

There will be no All Resorts Season Permit available for 2021. 


All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST.
These prices are currently subject to Ministerial Approval.
Under restructured pricing, complimentary Resort Entry for over 65s no longer applies.
*All resorts Season Permits include entry to the following resorts for the Winter season -
Hotham, Falls Creek, Mount Buller / Stirling, Mount Baw Baw and Lake Mountain  

 
 
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What types of permits can I purchase from the online resort entry system?

Day, multi-day and season long permits for private vehicles can be purchased. 

I am organising a school / group trip, where do I purchase our resort entry?

Please contact The Mt Hotham Resort Management Board Office on 03 5759 3550 book your group’s resort entry.

Do I have to stop at the Resort Entry Point?

No, however you may be requested to stop by an Authorised Officer in the interest of your safety due to adverse road conditions.

Do I need a resort entry permit if:

  • I am travelling through the resort? If you travel directly through the resort from Dinner Plain/Omeo to Harrietville or Harrietville to Dinner Plain/Omeo and do not stop, you do not require a resort entry permit. Your resort exit point must differ from your resort entry point.

  • I am staying in Dinner Plain?  If you are passing through the resort to stay in Dinner Plain you are not required to purchase a resort entry permit. However, if you stop at any time within the resort boundaries you are required to purchase a permit. If you are staying in Dinner Plain and are day tripping into the resort you must purchase a permit.

  • I am just dropping off family / friends within the resort to ski or have lunch etc?  Yes. All vehicles stopping within the resort boundary must have valid permit because the people you are dropping off are using the resort facilities.

  • I’m visiting in winter and will be snow camping, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing etc. outside the resort boundary; my vehicle will be parked safely on the side of the road and I will not be using any resort facilities? If your vehicle will be parked outside the resort boundary, a permit is not required. If you are parked within the resort boundary such as at Diamantina Hut you will require a resort entry permit.

  • I park at Wangaratta Ski Club?  Yes, you will need a resort entry permit because Wangaratta Ski Club is located within the resort boundary.

What if I cannot make it through the resort in the prescribed time (e.g. mechanical problems)?

Please contact the Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board Office as soon as possible.

What happens if I do not buy a resort entry permit?

An infringement notice will be issued to any vehicle stopping in the resort or to passengers in a bus who have not paid entry fees.

What if I wish to stay longer?

Simply access your Alpine Easy Access account to purchase a new permit, before your current permit expires.

All Resorts Season Permit

Will an All Resorts Season Permit be available in 2021?

No. 

Payments

Which credit cards can I use?

We accept payment by Visa and Mastercard only.

Can I get a tax invoice?

A tax invoice is emailed to your registered email address when you purchase a permit.

Customer information

Why should I give my mobile phone number when registering?

Your mobile phone number is your account number. Providing your mobile number allows us to send you significant road condition updates via SMS. A SMS reminder will also be sent to you on the day your permit is due to expire. 

Why must I get the vehicle registration number correct?

You need to provide your vehicle’s number plate detail so a permit can be assigned to the vehicle. Our number plate recognition system notes your number plate detail and checks if you have a permit. If you have incorrectly entered the number plate detail your vehicle will be deemed as not having a parking permit and will incur an infringement notice.

What if I have several vehicles?

The Alpine Easy Access system allows you to register multiple vehicles to your profile. For each permit purchased one vehicle is nominated. Vehicle details cannot be changed on an active permit (ie. once the time period for your permit has commenced).

If you have missed pre-purchasing your Resort Entry or have any queries in relation to Resort Entry, please contact the Mount Hotham Resort Management Office.


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