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Resort Operations 



Updated 19 March 2024

Are you a tradesperson, or a machinery and plant operator ready for a new challenge in one of the most beautiful locations in Australia?  

Would you like to experience a winter at the highest alpine village in Australia? 

Are you passionate about providing outstanding service to visitors, stakeholders and staff?  

We are looking for experienced operators as seasonal staff that are enthusiastic, flexible, and bring a can-do attitude to everything to they do!   

Mt Hotham, in the Victorian Alps, boasts some of the most outstanding ski and boarding terrain in Australia, within a thriving Alpine village. This is your opportunity to utilise your skills, expand your experience and live and work in one of the most amazing places, and challenging landscapes. 

Interested? Apply today!  Shortlisting of candidates and interviews are to commence immediately! 

As a Resort Operations team member, you’ll be working behind the scenes to provide the critical services that keep the resort running safely and efficiently, including plant operators / snow clearers, garbage collection and snow grooming (cross country trails and village)

Your role will require to use your skills and qualifications including forklift and heavy rigid licences, or plant and machinery operating experience.  

You’ll be outdoors, working early mornings, late nights and some long days to keep the show on the road! 

Roles currently available include: 

  • Resort Operations – Waste Services
    Garbage Collection (Forklift and Heavy Rigid Licence required)
  • Resort Operations – Plant
    Plant Operators / Snow Clearers (must be experienced)  
  • Resort Operations – Grooming
    Cross Country Trails and village grooming



Working for Mt Hotham has a range of benefits including:

  • A great pay rate and conditions 
  • Employee wellbeing program 
  • Training and development opportunities 
  • Great staff culture and fun workplace  
  • Enjoy the slopes on your downtime

Working with Alpine Resorts Victoria Mt Hotham, you’ll be working with a team who are responsible for a range of services (similar to a council) that includes snow clearing, XC trail grooming, visitor information, resort entry and parking, ski patrol, and utility services including water, garbage and roads. 

Established on 1 October 2022, Alpine Resorts Victoria brings a sector-wide focus and strategic leadership to the management of Victoria’s six alpine resorts: Falls Creek, Lake Mountain, Mt Baw Baw, Mt Buller, Mt Hotham and Mt Stirling. Each resort provides a unique experience of Victoria’s beautiful and remote alpine landscapes. Together they play an important role in supporting regional communities by attracting over one million visitors a year and sustaining ten thousand jobs. 

Our vision is to establish Mt Hotham as a lead regional tourism destination with a thriving year-round economy, delivered within an environmentally sustainable framework, and you will play an important role in helping us achieve this!

How do I apply? 

For further information and to apply please visit our Job Opportunities page or apply via Seek 

What information do I need to provide? 

You will need provide a summary of your personal details, your Australian driver's licence type, your availability, previous experience and why you would like to work at Mt Hotham. 

What documentation do I need to provide in my application? 

You’ll need to upload: 

  • your most recent resume including previous skills and experience 
  • A cover letter

Do I need an Australian driver's license? 

Yes – all roles require at minimum an automatic car driver’s license. Some roles require specific licenses including heavy rigid and HC. 

Do I need a Working With Children Check (WWCC)? 


Do I need to be an Australian citizen? 

You are required to be legally entitled to work in Australia. 

How do I check the status of my application? 

Contact Angela Melaney at 

Who can I talk to if I have more questions? 

Employment specific questions or copy of position description

Angela Melaney at

General resort questions or 03 5759 3550  

What happens after I have submitted my application? 

If you are successful, you will be contacted to arrange an interview. The interviews will be conducted online. 

Is accommodation provided to staff? 

Accommodation on-mountain is limited. Whilst every endeavour will be made to provide accommodation, applicants are encouraged to make their own arrangements where possible. Community Facebook pages are a good place to start looking. If accommodation is provided it will be in two or four share rooms, with shared living and bathrooms areas.