Mount Hotham 

Hotham Heights Victoria

From Australia's 'powder capital' in the winter months to an outdoor playground in spring and summer, Mount Hotham alpine resort is a year-round favourite for holidaymakers and adventurers.

Breathe in the fresh mountain air and savour the 360-degree views from the summit of the highest resort in Victoria. Regularly posting the state's highest annual snowfall, it is renowned for its double black diamond terrain. Explore more than 320 hectares of snow fields, complete with downhill runs, cross country trails, jumps and terrain parks, not to mention ski-in, ski-out accommodation and 13 lifts to get you up the mountain.

Life on the mountain has plenty of diversions in the off-season too with average summer temperatures of 25 degrees. Walk along cross-country ski trails, trek to Falls Creek, or take the iconic Mount Feathertop Razorback Walk along the crest of the razorback from Mount Hotham to Federation Hut. There are also great opportunities for horse riding and trout fishing in crystal-clear waterways.

Mountain bikers can cruise along scenic downhill trails and coast back up on the chairlift, which operates over Christmas/New Year and again over Easter, while road cyclists in search of something new will love the Audax Hotham Challenge or the Scody 3 Peaks Challenge.

Take in spectacular views on a drive or ride along the 230-kilometre Bogong Alpine Way. Feel the wind in your hair as you make your way through Bright, Mount Beauty, Falls Creek and over Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.

Mount Hotham is around 380 kilometres from Melbourne and just over four hours by car along the Hume Highway and the Great Alpine Road.