10 reasons to visit Hotham

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Here is 10 reasons why we think Hotham is a great place for families these school holidays...


1. Ski or snowboard as a family

These school holidays move together as a family, gliding across the snow whilst you revel in the beautiful scenery and the crisp fresh air. It is an amazing bonding experience for families to enjoy.

Don't forget that when you book your lift passes 14+ days in advance you receive 15% off! Call 1800 Hotham to book.

Family Ski

2. Digital detox

These days there is no escape from technology. From TV to laptops, mobile phones to tablets, getting your kids away from a screen is near impossible; except for when you’re at the snow! Getting kids involved in snowsports is a great way to keep them active whilst enjoying a digital detox. Between skiing, tubing, snowshoeing and ice skating, your kids will be active all holiday long.


3. Make a Snowman

Always great fun, get your creative juices flowing and build your own snowman. Grab a carrot for his nose and some goggles to protect his eyes, maybe even throw a snowball or two along the way!


4. Enjoy some “us” time

Here at Hotham, we understand that parents need some alone time too, it’s not just about the kids! Parents can opt to send their little ones to snowsport lessons or drop them into on-mountain daycare. There is even alpine babysitting so your night’s covered to partake in some après or a romantic dinner. Don’t forget to book your kids lessons in advance here.

Kids Lessons

5. Get competitive and go tubing

Go tubing in Dinner Plain and watch your family’s competitive side emerge! Just 10mins from Hotham, Dinner Plain’s Tube Park will have you sliding, laughing, racing and spinning. With 2 lanes to choose from, pit one family member against the next, Mum may be the underdog but our money is on her!


6. Go for an ice skate

These school holidays why not delight in Dinner Plain’s pop-up ice skating rink. Channel your inner (or not so inner) ‘Blades of Glory’ as you skate and slide your way around. 


7. Watch a Harry Show

You haven’t experienced Hotham until you have seen a Harry the Snowdragon show. Every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon from June 28th, sing and dance along with Harry! Harry dragon wings, ears and tail optional...

Harry The Snowdragon

8. Experience a Japanese-inspired Onsen

Relax and unwind as you submerge yourself in Dinner Plain’s Japanese-inspired Onsen at Onsen Retreat + Spa. Nestled outside and often surrounded by snow, soak in the tranquillity after a day of skiing or snowboarding


9. Embrace the dark, go night skiing and snowboarding

When skiing or snowboarding all day just isn't enough why not try out Hotham's famous night skiing every Wednesday and Saturday evening at The Big D. Night riding is definitly something you'll want to tick off your bucket list! Free to hero, season pass holders, kids under 5 and adults over 70 and just $12 for everyone else.


10. Go Tobogganing

With a dedicated snowplay area at Wire Plain and in Dinner Plain, why not test your toboggan skills these school holidays. Better yet, Hotham Holidays are offering FREE toboggan hire with any 3 nights or more stay these school holidays, you don’t need a lift ticket and it’s free, we definitely like the sound of that!