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Not good at all will never go back . Everything over priced so many negatives I wouldn't recommend this to anybody I would recommend any other alpine resorts ... Full Review
The Car Park Price is now above $50 per day.....lift tickets well over $100 on a decent mountain but with limited powder day, heaps of fog, and a poorly set up lift system. (Funnels everyone into gullies....the Gotcha Chair ? Have no idea who put that in? Useless but to only get you to the Orchard. The Hotham Lift Company doesn't get it. Hotham has massive potential, yet the Lift Company looks at spending money to develop real estate.....plenty there..... new condos don't attract more skiers, new lifts and runs do...... The Lift Company is after a quick buck and fails to look to the future (Typical of most Australian Businesses)... Full Review
i went to mount hotham and loved it!!
i cant wait to go back!
everything is sweet.
night life is good with good pubs open every night, and night skiing/boarding with fireworks open every wednesday and saturday, but only on one slope, but thats all you need.
bottom line, it was the best ever!!... Full Review
Any one who has skiied at Hotham will tell you its the best resort in Australia, What better gift than waking up in the morning and looking out the window to see Mount Feathertop towering over the runs and lifts in the distance.
Mount Hotham is a one of a kind as the resort sits atop of all the runs and lift systems, only 2 lifts are higher than the village. Hotham is for everyone it has alot of begginer runs, intermediate, advanced, expert and of piste runs.
Hotham has been named the powder capital of Australia with powder sitting atop Marys Slide and on the of piste tracks like Golden Point.
I will reccomend Hotham to anyone and everyone, Take it from me ive been going to Hotham every year since i was 2 years old!
Hotham also offers alot of terrain parks, on the summit there is an intermediate/advanced terrain park, at the big d theres a begginers terrain park and theres a big jump down the side of the basin.
Hotham also has a great night life including Nightclubs, pubs, bars and resturants, Hotham also has the Highest ATM in Australia so you can get your money out easier.... Full Review
Been here so many times its hard to be objective but here goes....
Best pub on the hill is the General Store for bands, disco, sport on TV and cold beer at any time of the day.... Best Night Spot for dancing and the pretty people set is Swindlers bar.... Best Budget Eat is the General whilst good food at mid range prices you should hit the Last Run bar. Pricy but excellent is Zirkys or the Japanese Place at Dinner Plain... Dinner Plain Pub is good value too....
Skiing. Advanced stick to Heavenly Valley and the Extreme Area. Intermediates should make the trip out to Orchard but it is a pain to get to. Beginners.... Stay ABOVE THE ROAD.... everything below is to hard and the views arent as nice. Beginners should go late August or early September when the sun is out and most of the place is super groomed which makes it really enjoyable.... Die hards go mid July - mid August for freshies....
Accommodation.... Reasonable $$$ Apartments go for Arlberg as they have everything onsite from hire, restaurant and a pool / spa / sauna area. Looking for luxury go for the houses on the side of the Basin Run if you have a group of punters or Zirkys if going intimate with a close one.... Budget on the hill.... book a bed at a ski lodge from $45 - $70 per night which often includes breakie.
Best Value if you are happy to drive to Hotham (10km) each day is Dinner Plain lodge called CURRAWONG. Book the whole joint for 5 nights (7 bedrooms all with ensuites)for about the same price as a weekend at Hotham Basin houses. They even throw in breakfast, all linen and spa towels. Two huge lounges and a 10 person spa make it ace as well as a huge kitchen to feed a group if you need to. It works out to about $30 per night if you fill every bed int he joint (28) but i suggest you have a bit of space and go with 15 or so adults (and throw in a few kids for free) it works out to about $55 per night per adult if doing the week and breakie is included... Tough to beat.
Hope this helps... Full Review
Hotham Is without doubt the best Mountain in Oz. The Runs long enough to satisfy yet not to much time spent on lifts going cold. All terrain accessable by lifts with a mass of back country to be had with a bit of hiking. Double blacks have some hidden gems with some chest deep powder had in recent years. If you get bored with the skiing(which you won't) the views are spectacular in every direction. Top Bars with something on every night somewhere. Excellent Dining at all levels. A visit is essential. Simply summed up AWSOME!... Full Review
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.... Full Review
Hotham is without doubt near the best resort in Aus for terrain and snow quality. Powder days are few in Aus but most I've experienced have been at Hotham. Mary's Slide the double black area is maybe a slightly ambitious rating if you compared it to db areas in the US or Canada but it's still has some of the best inbounds skiing to be had in Aus. And since the alpine fires a fews years back the off piste tree skiing has really opened up and some great lines can be found around the mountain.... Full Review
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