Get to the Lodge

The Ormond Ski Lodge is part of the Mount Hotham ski village and is located near to the Big D chair lift.

How to get to Mt Hotham

Mt Hotham resort is located on the crest of the Great Alpine Road (GAR). There are two approaches to Hotham you can take.

Northern Route Take the Hume Freeway to Wangaratta, turn onto the Great Alpine Road (B500) and go through Myrtleford and Bright to Mt. Hotham.
Southern Route Take the Princes Highway to Bairnsdale and turn onto the Great Alpine Road (B500) through Omeo.


Parking on Mountain
Ski Season

To drive to Mt. Hotham Resort you will be required to purchase Resort Entry.  Mt Hotham runs a system of pre-purchasing Resort Entry online, permits for the 2024 have not yet gone on sale. To be notified when resort entry passes go on sale sign up to the Mt Hotham newsletter.

During the ski season it is compulsory to carry chains and to fit chains where instructed.  If you need to hire chains there are a number of businesses along the GAR that hire out chains.

During the ski season, all Lodge guests need to park in the designated overnight parking areas which are further down the Great Alpine Road towards Dinner Plain. Do not park in the day parking areas overnight. There is a temporary drop off area below the Lodge where guests can park to bring baggage and personal items up to the Lodge. Note that some of these parking spots are 15 minutes.

Once you have parked your car in the overnight car park, catch the free bus back, lodge is bus stop 4.

Summer Parking

During the summer months it is possible to park behind the Lodge. The route is to turn right off the Great Alpine Road at Big D, drive between the bottom of the Big D chairlift and the Big D building, then follow the track up the hill. After passing under the chair lift, turn left at the intersection to drive around Aardvark lodge and to the back of Ormond Lodge. The access is closed during ski season or when there is snow on the trail.

More Information

Mt Hotham provides updates on driving conditions during winter here.

Hoys Skis have stores in Harrietville and Omeo for chain hire, details can be found on their website.  Hoys also offer a chain fitting service on the Harrietville approach.

Rays Ski Shop has a store in Myrtleford, details can be found on their website.

Snow Tow offer an oversnow service to get your bags from the car to the lodge, details on their website.