Best Mt Hotham accommodation for 2022

Get the most out of your snow trip at these Mt Hotham alpine resorts – some with ski-in/ski-out access.

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With 230 acres of skiable terrain available for all skill levels, Mt Hotham is a favourite snow destination for locals and visitors alike. And at just 4.5 hours drive from Melbourne it's a top choice for a weekend getaway.

To set yourself for a weekend (or longer) of snow covered fun, we've outlined your accommodation options in Mount Hotham and the nearby Dinner Plain.

Restrictions due to Melbourne's July coronavirus outbreak

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreaks, anyone living in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire will not be allowed to enter ski areas. Some ski lifts and resorts have closed across Victoria. Mount Hotham is currently closed for the season and will will not reopen for spring skiing or snowboarding in 2020.

If further announcements are made, we'll update this page with more information.

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Cheap accommodation in Mount Hotham

Being a ski resort, accommodation on Mount Hotham itself is far from cheap particularly during the peak season.

However, you can get costs down by considering dorm rooms inside backpacker style hotels like Snowbird Inn.

If you'd prefer your own space, look to accommodation in the nearby town of Dinner Plain where you can snap up a room for around $250 per night.

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Summer accommodation in Mount Hotham

During summer, Mt Hotham transforms from a snow haven into an outdoor adventure haven. Think hiking, biking and four-wheel driving.

Most accommodation remains open during summer - particularly over the Christmas holidays.

To make the most of the season, consider rooms with balconies and mountain views where you can sit and welcome the sun.

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Mt Hotham luxury accommodation

From pools and spas to beauty centres and fireplaces, you'll find it all on Mount Hotham.

Search for 4-star hotels and you'll discover boutique apartments with balconies, mountain views and exceptional service.

Some even come with ski-in/ski-out access and in-room spa baths.

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Dinner Plain pet friendly accommodation

Whether you're bringing a pooch or a feline along for the trip, Dinner Plain offers a wide variety of motels, cottages and homestays that accept pets.

Being a bit away from the slopes, stays are generally more spacious (you can uncover stays for 20+ people) and cheaper.

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Dinner Plain accommodation for cheap

During the peak season staying in Dinner Plain can save you more than a pretty penny compared to staying on the slopes.

Studio rooms can be as cheap as $375 per night in places like Champagne and Cloud 9 Alpine Lodge during the peak season.

Another alternative for even cheaper accommodation are camping grounds such as JB Plains Campground though these hold limited spaces.

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Alternate accommodation options

Airbnb, Stayz and HomeAway are some of the most prevalent homestays available in Mount Hotham and the surrounding areas. Beware however that there is very limited homestay accommodation in Mount Hotham itself.

Most likely, you'll be staying in nearby townships such as Dinner Plain in the south and Harrietville in the north.

If you're booking a homestay, you'll definitely need to have a car to get there as well as to get to the slopes.

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Frequently asked questions

Where should I stay in Mt Hotham?

Essentially there are two villages to choose from. The first is Mount Hotham. This gives you walking access to the lifts but is restrictive and tends to be expensive.

The other is Dinner Plain. This is 10km from the resort and offers a wider range of accommodation from cheap campgrounds to luxurious abodes and pet-friendly stays.

Do I need a car?

While a car is often preferred to give you flexibility getting to and from the slopes, it's not necessary.

If you're staying in Mount Hotham, you can access a free village bus service to take you from your resort's door to the chair lifts.

If you're staying in Dinner Plain, a bus service to Mount Hotham is available.

How far is Mt Hotham from Melbourne and how can I get to Mt Hotham?

Mount Hotham is a 4.5-hour drive from Melbourne CBD. Coach services are available to transport you between the two locations. Popular companies that offer this are Hotham Bus and Snowball Express.

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