Hotham Is Open

Posted 17 January 2019

Good news from

The recent bushfires have caused disruption to traditional summer activities in Victoria’s High Country, but Mt Hotham is delighted to announce that it is reopening effective today, Friday 17 January 2020.

“We did have to close temporarily to ensure the safety of visitors and residents, but we are open to the public again and encourage people to consider a short break in the region,” said Bronwen Young, Senior Manager Guest Attraction at Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board.

Thanks to a bit of luck and a lot of preparation by emergency services and locals, Mt Hotham and Dinner Plain remain unscathed by the fires.

“We extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the local CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria staff who worked closely with the CFA and Melbourne Fire Brigade Strike Team on the front line of these fires, our local firefighters and staff, Mount Hotham Skiing Company, the Australian Defence Force and Victoria Police for deploying additional resources into the area to help maintain safety, and all the family and friends who support these wonderful people for their tireless efforts in protecting our amazing alpine environment,” said Ms Young

“Their commitment and passion for our beautiful location is appreciated beyond measure. Thanks also to the incredible team at the Genny (The General Store) at Mt Hotham who stayed to keep the firefighting team fed and refreshed.”

Come on up and enjoy Mt Hotham’s short local walks, our family-friendly activities and our hospitality. All walking tracks and trails within the resort are open, though there is no access to the Alpine National Park, which remains closed. Mt Hotham’s free guided bushwalks will recommence in March and are a great way to appreciate the local history and unique alpine ecosystem on the moutain.

MHARMB encourages all Victorians to support regional businesses over the coming months and years by booking a local holiday and enjoying all that the north east region and Gippsland have to offer.

Anyone intending to visit the region should check the Vic Emergency and EPA Air Watch sites for the latest information, as there is still fire activity in the area and smoke may cause health issues. Conditions can change rapidly and visitors should be vigilant. The status of roads in the area can be checked on the VicTraffic app or website.

*Please note that some areas of the Alpine National Park are still closed, for full details please refer to the Parks Victoria website.

Eumarellah Bathroom Renovations Moving Ahead.

The mid level bathroom renovations have moved to the next stage with work completed over the last few days leaving the rooms ready to be tiled later in the week.

Our Christmas work party, lead by Colin Styles, has installed sheeting on the walls and new shower bases. The wet areas have been waterproofed ready for the tiler to start work on Friday. Once tiled installation of cabinets and fittings will be done

A big effort from Colin’s team that included Warwick James, Steve and Sally Chandler, Dirk van Florestein, Troy Perkins, Roger Langdon, Peter Choma and Ian, Michael and David Burns.

In addition to the bathroom work Peter also re-installed all the bedding in rooms 1 through 4 after each of the rooms were repainted.

Great job team!

Eumarellah Ski Club is seeking applications for Lodge Management for Season 2020

We are seeking applications from couples who are motivated, with an eye for the smallest detail and an understanding of what our members and guests expect for their perfect, memorable skiing holiday at Mount Hotham.  From the moment that our guests arrive, you will be there to look after them, help them get the most from their stay and make them feel truly at home.

If you are an outgoing, hard working couple with a passion for the mountains and love working with people, then you could be the perfect fit for Eumarellah!

A brief overview of what the role involves

  • Running the lodge on a daily basis, cleaning, tidying and making sure everything is as it should be.
  • Laying out our daily complimentary light breakfast for members and guests.
  • Snow clearance.
  • The weekly clean.  A hard day’s work changing over the lodge for new guests and making sure it is all absolutely perfect.  First impressions count and the eye is in the detail!
  • Arranging delivery of weekly food shop.
  • Helping and advising guests, from the great runs you’ve found or simply what’s going on in the resort and things they could see or do.
  • Minor maintenance stuff.
  • Having fun with guests!  Its work, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not fun!  You get to meet some great and varied people in this job and every week brings something new!

A few essential bits

  • You must be available to clean, meet and greet members and guests on changeover days.
  • Ages 25 and over.
  • Experience of working with people, ideally in the service industry.  Bars, hotels etc, with the ability to remain polite and friendly, even if there is a problem.
  • Current Victorian Working with Children Check.
  • Motivation, punctuality, organisation and a real pride in your work.
  • Wanting to have fun and get the absolute most out of your time at Mount Hotham!!

Our package for you

  • Private two room retreat.
  • Salary plus performance bonus.

How to apply

Send your CV to or call Ross on 0419 203 940 for further information.

Closing date for applications is COB Friday 29th November 2019.

Eumarellah Takes Out The Davenport Luggage Sled Race

Back to back champions!

For the second consecutive year Eumarellah has taken out the Davenport Luggage Sled Race.  With Monty Carey-Munroe and Nathan Riddell in the sled runners Cody Midro and Scott Riddell powered ahead of the small field to win this year’s race.

And the team had plenty of well fueled sideline support as well.

Top job Team Eumarellah. 

Epic Australia 2020 Pass – Deadline Approaching!

A reminder from Vail Resorts Mt Hotham

“Dear Hotham Ski Association Members, 

As you’re hopefully aware the 2020 Epic Australia Pass went on sale last week and is currently available for purchase with an upfront payment of $49 and the balance due in May 2020. This pass is an unrestricted season pass for Hotham, Falls Creek and Perisher and includes a range of benefits at the Australian resorts, as well as access (with some restrictions) to Hakuba and Rusutsu in Japan, Whistler in Canada, and Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Park City and more in the US in the northern 2020-21 snow season. 

The Epic Australia Pass will replace the Hotham and Falls Creek Hero Pass which will no longer be sold. 

The current pricing for a 2020 Epic Australia Pass is; $829 adult, $469 student (up to year 12), $639 senior (65 and over). For students aged 15 – 17 years, a letter of enrolment from their secondary school may be required before the pass will be activated. Epic Australia Passes are exclusively available for purchase online at, and full T&C and FAQ are available here. 

The 2020 Epic Australia Pass is the guaranteed best value season pass for Hotham in 2020, and the price will rise periodically between now and next winter, with now being the best time to commit. 

We hope you’ve had a brilliant season at Hotham, enjoyed the full mountain, snow and sunshine, and we look forward to seeing you back again throughout the remainder of this season and next year. 

Nick Noble
Commercial Manager, Vail Resorts Mt Hotham.
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