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Mount Hotham Accommodation Deals December 2016

Catch some pow-pow at Mount Hotham Alpine Resort by packing your gear and staying at these pristine locations.

When the snow is calling there’s little more that you can (and should) do then pack up your skis, snowboards, boots and snow jackets and get thee to the slopes. If you’re in Victoria or are thinking of branching off from your usual destination (Thredbo, Perisher etc.) then Mount Hotham is more than a top choice. Especially seeing as it’s a nice drive from Melbourne (4.5 hours) and a worthwhile weekend trip from Sydney (8 hours).

Oh and did we forget to mention it’s Victoria’s highest alpine resort. No joke.

What you’ll get when you arrive is plenty of pow pow space - 32 hectares of it, to be precise. As always, there’s slopes for beginner, intermediate or advanced snow bunnies as well as 35km of cross country skiing for the pros and enough bars and restaurants to keep you entertained when the day is done.
Ready to hit the pow-pow? Not quite yet, first, you’ll have to find somewhere to stay during your trip. Here are our picks:

Top 7 Places to Stay in Mount Hotham

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Essentially you have two villages to stay at if you wish to be close to the slopes. One is Mount Hotham itself, which gives you walking access to the lifts. Your other option is Dinner Plain, which is 10km from the resort. Which one you prefer depends on the type of trip you’re planning (Dinner Plain is more luxurious) and your budget (the further from resort you are, the cheaper, generally.)

Absollut

1. Absollut

Address: Hotham Heights, Great Alpine Road, 3741 Mount Hotham

Want to wake up to snow-capped mountains from the window of your abode? Yeah you do. Absollut provides you just that and more. These cosy apartments are a mere 8 minutes from Mount Hotham Alpine Resort but you’ll feel miles away in your cosy little nook of the world. If that’s your game.

  • Spa baths
  • Storage, lessons and passes available from the property
  • Free airport shuttle service

Book your stay at Absollut


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2. Mountain Dreaming Apartments

Address: 1 Great Alpine Road, Hotham Heights

Mountain Dreaming is just as it’s name suggests - a DREAM to stay in. (Pun intended). It’s a 4-star beauty that’ll sit you right on the steps of Mount Hotham but it’s the unparalleled vistas that you’ll be gaping over. From your private balcony or patio, naturally.

  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Self-contained, studio apartments for privacy
  • 100 metres from the Big D Ski Lift and Ski School

Book your stay at Mountain Dreaming Apartments


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3. Arlberg Hotham

Address: 1 Great Alpine Road, Mount Hotham

We think it’s safe to say that some of the best snow trip are the ones that involve a great group of mates. But when there’s a brood, there’s always a battle to find accommodation to suit. Right? Not with Arlberg. It caters for big and small groups with options for three-bedroom twelve share apartments. Of course, if your party is only you and your partner, well, there’s room for you too in its studio one shares.

  • Fantastic for large groups
  • Sauna, massage, hot tubs and pool on site
  • 10 minutes drive from Dinner Plan

Book your stay at Arlberg Hotham


Snowbird-Inn

4. Snowbird Inn

Address: Great Alpine Road, 3741 Mount Hotham

This cosy little inn sports comfortable couches and a fireplace. It’s also only metres away from the Summit Chair lift, making the ski-in and ski-out thing a breeze. Definitely one for the budget-friendly snow goers, it offers 28 dorm style rooms an affordable bistro and a theatre room. For when you need to rest your laurels after a long down on the powder.

  • Ski-in / Ski-out access
  • 18+ minimum check-in age
  • Smoke-free property

Book your stay at Snowbird Inn


Schnapps

5. Schnapps Apartments

Address: Hotham Heights, Great Alpine Rd, Mount Hotham

Honestly, this place had us at the name “Schnapps”. It’ll be just what the doctor ordered after a hard day melting powder - and while there’s no on-site bar, we’re sure you can tuck a drink away or two in your room’s fridge. More than that, this four-star apartment boasts stunning mountain views, late night check-in (until 3am), and private balconies. Because you deserve it.

  • Ski-in / ski-out
  • Free shuttle service
  • 200m from the Village Chairlift

Book your stay at Schnapps Apartments


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6. Alpine Heights

Address: 6 Lawlers Court, Mount Hotham

Make this the view from your abode when you book a room at Alpine Heights. This specialty lodging is one of TripAdvisor’s highest rating for the resort, and with good reason. On top of its dreamy landscape views and indoor heated pool it is literally luxury on the doorsteps of the mountain.

  • On-site ski hire
  • Hot tub, sauna and indoor pool
  • Wi-Fi (surchage may apply)

Book your stay at Alpine


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7. White Crystal Apartments

Address: Hotham Central building opposite the day carpark | Great Alpine Road, Mount Hotham

You’ll be hard pressed to nab an apartment more central than White Crystal. It literally sits in the Hotham Central building opposite the day carpark making it uber convenient to everything including a ski-hire store, restaurant, supermarket and more. As for the fields? You’re literally staying opposite the Summit training area, so you tell us whether it’s central or not.

  • Free shuttle service to the slopes
  • Shuttle service available at a surcharge to the airport
  • Ski-to-door access

Book your stay at White Crystal Apartments

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The important info you need to get you to the slopes:

  • Season:  11 June - 25 September 2016
  • Distance from Sydney: 8 hours
  • Distance from Melbourne: 4.5 hours
  • Number of chair lifts: 13
  • Number of magic carpets: 2
  • Chair lift opening hours: Most open at 8:30am and close between 4 and 5pm. Between 28 June and 14 September the Heavenly Valley (peak) lift opens at 7:30am.
  • Lift pass prices: Early season:$59 (one day), $112 (2 day). Prices will increase during peak season. If you book early online (at least one day in advance) you’ll receive a discount, however bear in mind you’ll need to allow 7 days for postage. Details here.

Mount Hotham Weather

The snow season in Mount Hotham this year runs from 11 June - 25 September 2016 so you’ve got plenty of time to get to the slopes. You can keep up to date with the weather and snowfall by downloading the Hothem app here. Psst - yeah, it’s free.


Skiing Mount Hotham: What You Need to Know

As the highest alpine resort in Victoria, Mount Hotham is definitely worth the journey. Whether it’s from Melbourne or Sydney (or anywhere else), you’ve got a wealth of activities waiting for you at this resort. 13 lifts will take you around the slopes and during your downtime or summer you can explore by foot or mountain bike.

To help make your life easier and plan your trip, here’s a map of the slopes so you can pick and choose the lift you want to match the accommodation that’s most convenient.

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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