Hotham & Falls Ski Season 2023 Open!

The Hotham and Falls Creek ski season 2023 is go from tomorrow with lifts firing up at both Vail Resorts’ Victorian ski areas.

Hotham will fire up The Summit Quad and Summit trainer from 1pm on Friday 16 June and with more snow in the forecast, expect more terrain to open shortly.  

Getting Summit ready to fire up Friday © Vail Resorts

“With significant snow falling over the past week, the team has been hard at work preparing the mountain ready to spin lifts” said Len Dobell, GM Operations. “We had 27cm of snow fall on Tuesday and through the night to bring our base up to around 33cm.”

Ski School is open from Saturday 17th June with Mighty Mites, Kids Club, Group and Private Lessons all available to book. All rental, retail and food and beverage outlets are also ready to welcome guests to the resort. 

“We can’t wait to welcome guests back for another great season at Hotham,” said Dobell.  

Over at Falls Halley’s Comet Quad Chair, Towers Quad Chair and Mouse Trap Carpet will be running giving skiers and boarders access to Main Street, Highway 83, Lower Nastar and Mouse Trap runs. 

“The snowstorms over the past week delivered a whopping 36cm of fresh snow and we have heaps more on the way with up to 45cm due to hit from Sunday,” said Richard Phillips, VP + GM Falls Creek Ski Lifts. “We got a nice top up throughout the day yesterday as our team got to work preparing the mountain” 

Private lessons will also commence from Friday at Falls for those wanting to try skiing and boarding for the first time, and all other Snowsports lesson options will be available from the weekend. Lessons should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. 

“We have Australia’s most beginner-friendly terrain, coupled with amazing apres-ski options and a ski-in, ski-out village – it’s just beautiful here right now,” said Phillips. “We can’t wait to share the mountain with skiers and snowboarders again.”


Towers will be turning at Falls © Vail Resorts