Visiting Mount Hotham | The heart of High Country

Visiting Mount Hotham | The heart of High Country
High Country Mount Hotham Victoria

 
Snow continues to fall in thick blankets across the Victorian alpine region and there’s no better time to head to the mountains and discover the elation of holidays at high altitude. Take a wander through Victorias High Country discovering striking scenery, winding roads, sweeping valleys, quaint towns and breath-taking mountain vistas as you make your way toward Australia’s home of high country skiing, Mt. Hotham.

Setting itself apart with the promise of pure adrenalin and awe inspiring adventure, as one of Australia’s highest and most remote alpine destinations Hotham shines as an exciting escape for thrill seeking skiers and snowboarders across the generations with many returning season after season.

Hotham’s breathtaking 320 hectares of ski terrain and 13 lifts cater to every level of sporting ability. If building your confidence the snow Summit Trainer offers the perfect practice run or test your skills on the infamous Mary’s run and discover the magical scenery of the alpine region as you descend.

Spotted with over 20 cafe’s, restaurants and various entertainment venues Hotham Village is a hub of activity with entertainment for all. You’ll find entertainment across the mountain both day and night from thrill seeking ski adventures to fine dining and spa’s, plus a host of activities for children. Dine at exclusive bar and restaurant YAMA Kitchen, enjoy welcoming drinks with locals and a view at The Bird, rejuvenate after a long day on the slopes at White Spa, or visit Dinner Plain to enjoy a traditional Japanese Onsen Spa in the beauty of the outdoors. If you have the time, see the white under lights with night skiing on Wednesday’s and Saturdays or explore the slopes in new ways with dog sled tours and snow mobile rides.

Boutique chalets and hotels offer stylish stays in and around Hotham Village with luxury options for groups of all sizes. On our recent last minute visit we were ecstatic to discover White Crystal Apartments and Chalet Hotham, both offering ski-in/ski-out self contained apartments with vistas across both the village and valleys.

You’ll also find your every ski and board requirement can be met on the mountain with various venues offering equipment sales and hire plus apres ski wear and accessories. Visit Hotham Central to discover a host of welcoming stores ready to ensure your every requirement is catered for including all required lift passes and tickets (if not pre-arranged – buy lift passes and tickets online here).

For the ultimate in alpine style head to luxury on mountain store One Tree Sports. This elegantly styled store offers a complete hire/sales service, designer apres ski wear, accessories and locally designed gift-wares. After fitting some rather stylish demo ski’s I couldn’t help but walk away with mini indulgences vanilla candles and snowflake jewellery as mountain memoirs.

To work on your technique, book a private or group lesson with the excellent ski instructors at one of Hotham’s renowned ski schools. Staff are extremely friendly regardless of your ability and are always ready to help you onto the snow.

Travel to Hotham via road or air and enjoy an unforgettable scenic tour. If self driving you can park right on the mountain (and in many cases directly out the front of your hotel or chalet) For a curated personal journey arrange a private transfer or air charter for breathtaking aerial views of Victoria’s Alpine ranges.

For astounding images and extended reading on the Mount Hotham experience order your personal copy of the Hotham Magazine here

 

STAY

Under the Moonlight (Dinner Plain)
White Crystal Apartments
Chalet Hotham
Rundell’sAlpine Lodge (Dinner Plain)
Zirkys

DINE

YAMA Kitchen (Dinner Wed-Sun, Lunch Sat-Sun) (Must Try!)
The Bird (All day, 7 days a week, amazing for breakfast)
‘Graze’ at Peppers Runnels Alpine Lodge (Dinner Plain) (7 days from 4:30pm)
Zirky’s Cafe, Bar or Bistro (Dining almost anytime breakfast, lunch and dinner)

TOP HOTHAM EXPERIENCES

Fly to the mountain via private charter. We love Vortex Air and Austair Jet
Private Ski Lesson
Catch the Hotham/Falls Link Helicopter
Dine at YAMA Kitchen
Jacobs Creek Private Sunset Tour
Relax at White Spa (Mount Hotham) and Onsen Spa (Dinner Plain)
Read Best of Hotham Article for more information and experiences.

 

OUR PERSONAL FAVOURITES

VIEW MT. HOTHAM AREA GUIDE

VIEW ARTICLE: BEST OF MOUNT HOTHAM. A QUICK GUIDE TO THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY AT HOTHAM.

 

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