Mt Hotham can be approached from Melbourne either via Bright (and Harrietville in around 4.5 hours or via Omeo where you could expect to take 5.5 hours.)
From Sydney take the Hume Highway to Wodonga and follow the brown tourist snow signs to Yackandandah and then on to Myrtleford. From there, follow the Great Alpine Road through Bright and Harrietville. Allow at least 8 hours.
Travellers by road should be aware that weather conditions can change suddenly and that it is wise to obtain the latest road conditions information from the Mt Hotham website at https://www.mthotham.com.au/
Diamond pattern snow chains must be carried at all times from the start to the end of the ski season and fitted where directed. Ladder chains, spider chains and snow socks are not permitted for use in the Hotham Alpine Resort. It is an offence to not carry chains or fit as required. Snow chains may be hired in Bright, Harrietville or Omeo.
Hoys Snow Chain Fitting Service operates wherever chains are required to be fitted between Harrietville and Mt Hotham. This mobile service is located in the designated roadside chain fitting bays and Hoys staff will fit and remove Hoys hired chains for free or fit your own chains for a fee. There is no roadside chain hire available.
During the Winter Season all vehicles will need to purchase a resort entry permit. The permits fund many resort operations such as Ski Patrol, snow clearing, parking services and waste management to name a few.
Permits may be purchased on-line at Alpine Easy Access or at the RMB office.
Eumarellah is located at 4 Ash Drive (formerly Davenport Drive). It is a short 200-metre walk from Bus Stop 8. Proceed up the metal staircase, walk between Langi-Taan and Tanderra lodges and Eumarellah is straight ahead.
Parking for day visitors is within the resort area and available from 0700 to 2300. Follow the blue parking signs; lucky punters might find a spot in the Corral car park – highly unlikely!
Overnight parking starts on the Omeo side of the road past Bus Stop 8 towards Wire Plain, a mixture of on-road and dedicated car parks. Complimentary buses will pick you up and drop you off back at the village bus stops.