Mt. Hotham, located a quick 2 1/2 hours from Melbourne in the pristine Australian Alps
, is one of the most beautiful, most popular, and exciting ski resorts in all of Australia. Nestled in the heart of the impressive Australian Alps National Park, this impressive mountain is a focal point for Australia's newest tourist route, the Alpine Road, making it a top destination in Victoria
. From early June until late September, a trip to Mt. Hotham is packed with excitement and wintertime fun.
Standing at an impressive 1861 meters in elevation, Mt. Hotham
is home to some of the best skiing in Victoria. With easy to access walk-on beginner runs for the novice and challenging intermediate and advanced runs guaranteed to make the heart beat just a little faster, this resort has something for every type of skier. Coast through the trees on one of the many glade runs, dive into an expert terrain bowl, or enjoy a leisurely run on one of the varied and well groomed intermediate runs.
For added excitement, Mt. Hotham also provides a snow cat adventure. Take a tour of some of the most beautiful, untouched terrain in the area. Enjoy skiing with a small group and really get back to nature. For the ultimate ski adventure, check out the heli-skiing. Skiers will enjoy a trip to nearby Falls Creek and be dropped off via helicopter for an unforgettable skiing experience.
Visitors traveling to Mt. Hotham during the summer months will find no shortage of activities. Hiking, mountain biking, scooter and motorcycle rentals, and more await visitors traveling during the off season. Visitors flock to the area during the summer months and enjoy camping and escaping from the noise of the city.
With plenty of shopping opportunities, an abundance of restaurants, and family friendly activities year round, a trip to Mt. Hotham is a great place to spend time with those you love.