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Photo by Anita Coia: Mt Hotham is celebrating a spectacular start to the 2018 season with the best natural snow depths since 2000 for this time in June.

Hotham open for play

Hotham open for play

Photo by Anita Coia: Mt Hotham is celebrating a spectacular start to the 2018 season with the best natural snow depths since 2000 for this time in June.

No lifts but plenty of snowsports at Hotham

Even though the ski lifts at Mt Hotham are switched off until at least 19 August, the Mount Hotham Resort Management Board is reminding Gippslanders that they can still enjoy winter snowsports activities.

The Authority said it is devastated for local Hotham businesses, their staff and guests that the lift closure has been necessary to respond to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victoria.

However, they said that while the lifts may not be running, there are still winter snowsports activities that can continue to run at Hotham. As a result, the resort is still operating for guests from Gippsland and other areas that are not in lockdown.

This means that winter activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing and snowplay will still be offered at Hotham, and visitors who are permitted to travel are being encouraged to try these as alternative ways to enjoy the beautiful winter environment.

See below for information about services still operating, closed services, road clearing and entry prices

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Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board will continue to operate the following services in accordance with our COVIDSafe Operating Plan:
• Ski Patrol (reduced capacity)
• Village and carpark snowclearing
• Grooming of cross-country trails
• Support for on-mountain businesses through our website and social media channels
• Snow play and tobogganing (conditions dependent)

Vic Roads will continue to clear the Great Alpine Road for access through Mt Hotham.

The following services will not be running:
• Medical Centre
• Local ambulance service
• Village bus service
Please continue checking the website and Facebook page for up-to-date information

Dinner Plain, which is in the Alpine Shire, also remains open and will continue to operate for visitors who are permitted to travel. For more information, please check their Facebook page.

We encourage our regional Victorian visitors to continue supporting Hotham businesses and look forward to welcoming them to our beautiful alpine environment.

Reduced Resort Entry pricing

In line with the reduced level of resort operations, the Resort Entry daily price will be $35 per day effectively immediately until at least 19 August 2020.

Resort Entry permits must still be purchased online before travelling to the resort so we can continue to manage capacity and enable contact tracing in line with current public health guidelines. Visitors without Resort Entry will not be permitted to travel into the resort.

Resort Entry refunds and registration cancellations

We recognize that some guests who have booked holidays for during this period until 19 August will wish to cancel their plans, so we will be offering refunds on Resort Entry permits for the period.

Guests should email with the details of their Resort Entry permit for a refund.

Resort Entry season permit holders who have registered to visit during the period until 19 August and wish to cancel their registration can do so by emailing

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