Mt Hotham is known as the skiers mountain in Australia's Victoria region. The village sits on the top of the mountain overlooking the gully runs below and the first run of a day is to ski down to the chairlift.
The resort has it's own airport meaning you can fly direct from Sydney or Melbourne and there's two towns. The town of Dinner Plain a short drive from Hotham Village. Dinner Plain has cross country skiiing and self contained style accommodation for families as well as a Japanese onsen day spa.
Hotham village is ski in ski out with a range of restaurants and bars but most people come here to ski the snow gums and steep gullies by day. Just as well as the apres scene can be quite fractured.
There's 320 hectares of skiable terrain divided between beginners (20%), intermediate (40%) and advanced (40%). On a good day, weather permitting, there is also cat skiing in the back country.
Home to Australia's steepest pitch, Mary's Slide, Hotham is family friendly with an excellent beginners and ski school area quite separate to the rest of the skiers mountain.