Mount Hotham - Fast Facts

Mount Hotham (including Mt Hotham Alpine Resort and Dinner Plains)
Popular destination on the Victorian snowfields.
Known as "the Giant", Mount Hotham (1862 metres), in the heart of the Bogong National Park, is 373 km north-east of Melbourne. In the winter months it has a reliable snow cover and consequently is highly regarded by the skiing fraternity who claim it has both excellent powder snow and high-quality downhill skiing slopes. At 1840 metres, the resort is the most elevated in Australia. It is also unusual in that the village (which is 1740 metres above sea level) is located at the top of the forty or so ski runs, which are serviced by nine ski lifts.

Coach services to Mount Hotham operate from Wangaratta, Wodonga and Harrietville. The summit is 1 km from Alpine Road and provides splendid views of Mount Feathertop, the surrounding countryside and the Ovens, Kiewa, Bundara, Cobungra, Victoria, Little Dargo, Wongungurra and Buckland Rivers which branch out in all directions. A cairn and a weather vane honour E.J. Gravbrot who introduced winter sports to Victoria. Mount Hotham caters to inexperienced, intermediate and advanced skiers. Cross-country tracks can be found on Wire Plain and Whisky Flat, with longer trails stretching to Mount Loch and beyond to Falls Creek.

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