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Mountain Info

Wondering how many lifts there are at Hotham, or how snow is made?

Here are a few fascinating facts about the mountain and the resort.

  Stats & Facts
Season Dates  11 June to 2 October, 2022
Elevation 1861m
Lifted Terrain 245ha
Beginner Terrain 20%
Intermediate Terrain 40%
Advanced Terrain 40% 
Number of Lifts 13 (including Dinner Plain)
Ski Area  320ha
Highest Lifted Point 1845m
Village Height  1765m
Base Height 1450m
Mt Hotham Airport 20km from resort
Vertical Drop 395m 
Longest Downhill Run 2.5km
Uphill Lift Capacity 24,485 per hr
Grooming Machines 8 - 1 Terrain Park, 4 Winch Kats and 3 Free Groomers
Average Natural Snow depth 150cm
Average Snowfalls 300cm
Snowmaking 38 hectares
Snowboard/Terrain Parks 4 (snow dependent)
Cross Country Trails 35km 
Night Skiing Wednesdays & Saturdays
Number of Beds  7,000 (including Dinner Plain)
Restaurants/Eateries 11+ (including Dinner Plain)

Making it snow

We now have more snow on tap, than ever before! From the top of the Summit to the bottom of Heavenly Valley, from green runs to blacks, snowmaking has us covered. With extensive snowmaking increasing the chance of reliable snow conditions, you can book your snow trip earlier with confidence, knowing you can ski and ride more of Hotham's terrain more often. 

Our ongoing snowmaking investment has continued with an extra 8 new, state-of-the-art mobile snow guns over 2020-2021.

Hotham now boasts a total of 33 hectares of skiable terrain covered by snowmaking with 112 snowguns, and uses recycled water from the Hotham Village water treatment plant.


2016-2021 Snowmaking Investment Stats:

  • Total investment: $4.9 million
  • 32 new TechnoAlpin fan guns (bringing our fleet to 112 guns!)
  • 2.4 kilometres of water mains
  • 32 new snowmaking outlets
  • The Summit area 18 hydrants
  • Increased Capacity: an additional 288,000 litres of water can be turned into snow per hour of operation.
  • 40% increase in skiable area covered by snowmaking

Lift Tickets

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Why Choose Hotham?

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Hotham provides an authentic experience to disconnect from the every day.

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Hotham Accommodation

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