Getting to Hotham

Hotham is located 380km from Melbourne via Bright. Bright is the closest town to Hotham, and you can stop here to collect tyre chains and groceries (if required) before you drive up the mountain. From Bright, Hotham Resort is around a 50 minute drive, but this can vary with traffic and snow conditions.


Your resort entry fee covers your access to the resort and helps fund a range of important services including the Mt Hotham Ski Patrol, village snow clearing, free village transport, traffic and car parking services, cross country trail grooming, waste management and environmental management. All vehicles stopping in a Victorian Alpine Resort must have a valid authorised Resort Entry Permit. If you are dropping off family or friends within the resort you are still required to purchase a resort entry permit as all vehicles stopping within the resort boundaries must have a valid permit.

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Ladder chains, spider chains and snow socks are not to be used in the Mount Hotham Alpine Resort. It is a legal requirement of the Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board (as per the Alpine Resorts (Management) Regulations 2009) that only diamond pattern chains are permitted.

Fines are applicable for not carrying and fitting the below specified diamond pattern chains as directed.

Diamond pattern wheel chains are the safest and most suitable traction device for the challenging conditions on the Great Alpine Road or Alpine Resort during the declared snow season or when snow chains are required.

For our lucky overnight visitors, please follow the green parking signs. Overnight car parking is available 24 hours a day. 

Green overnight car parking is available below Bus Stop 8 towards the Wire Plain cross country area. Our complimentary village transport service will collect you from the overnight car parking and drop you straight to the village.