Hotham closes the 2023 season early, lifts will stop running today

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Pic credit: Hotham Alpine Resort. Photo Finnegan Laver.

Hotham today used a social media reel to announce the early closure of the resort for the 2023 season.

The Victorian resort joins Mt Buller , Selwyn and Thredbo in closing early due to a less than stellar snowfall season combined with warm winds, high temperatures and rain in a notoriously difficult to forecast season.

As a result, they’re closing today as announced by Hotham General Manager, Tina Burford.

“Our VP + GM Tina Burford shares an operations update on the early closure of Hotham today for the 2023 season.

While our grooming team has worked absolute magic all season, not even their skills could fend off Mother Nature’s warm weather and high winds on a low snow covering and with rain in the forecast. We’re incredibly grateful to all staff and guests for their dedication and passion for Hotham but safety comes first.

If you purchased tickets for skiing, snowboarding or ski school lessons, we are proactively emailing guests to issue refunds.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this process. We will be working hard over summer and can’t wait to welcome you all back to the slopes in 2024!”


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