Hotham is Australia's Premier Ski Resort with excellent snow conditions and extensive terrain for all levels of skiing and boarding. From the gentle slopes of the Summit and The Basin to the Double Black Extreme Zone which provides awesome areas for off piste extreme skiing and boarding. Hotham has it all!
With a tasteful blend of cedar and stone, Sun Apartments are the ultimate in Alpine Resort living. Situated in a totally ski in/ski out location - you access the Hotham lift network via the popular Davenport access trail.
Sun's location is central to Jack Frost Ski Hire, Lift Ticket Sales, Bar, Supermarket and Ski Shuttle (All only 100m ski/walk).
So close, yet Sun is nestled in a quiet location. Away from the hullabaloo of snow making machines, chairlifts, snow grooming machines and noisy party goers.
The apartment is ideal for families or small groups of up to 8 people.
DISCOUNTED EQUIPMENT RENTAL IS AVAILABLE WITH ALL ACCOMMODATION BOOKINGS. SNOW GUARANTEE APPLIES TO ALL ACCOMMODATION THAT HAS BEEN PREPAID WITH US.
Entry to the maisonette is via a generous vestibule where you can gear up for the day and safely store your boards and skis. Strip off your wet gear and place it straight into the "walk in" drying room. Boot racks are even provided, so your boots will always be warm and dry in the morning.
A cedar glass door takes you through to the lounge and main living area. The rustic sun soaked lounge is carpeted and has a warming gas log fire and cedar shutters. The unit is equipped with sateliteTV, DVD, Video and Stereo.
The modern kitchen is fully equipped with a large refrigerator, stove-top, range hood, convection oven, microwave and dishwasher making meal preparation a pleasure.
The apartments are fitted with FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, so bring your devices along to keep in touch with news, snow reports, your business and friends.
The two bedrooms and two bathrooms are located upstairs. The master bedroom has a King bed and en-suite.
The second upstairs bedroom has 2 bunks (4 beds) with the main bathroom conveniently located across the hallway from the second bedroom.
A Queen Sized foldout couch is situated in the downstairs lounge, taking the total sleeping accommodation to a maximum of 8. There is also a downstairs toilet located in the separate full-size laundry.
Sun Apartments Location:
Sun Apartments are located on a cross-country ski trail close to Bus Stop 7 (Jack Frost). You can ski straight from the Sun Apartments to the lift network via Frosty Drop and the Davenport Access Trail. See trail map. It is worthwhile doing a few runs on the Blue Ribbon before proceeding to the Village and beyond. Most of the intermediate runs are located in the Orchard area at the far side of the resort. The easiest way back to the Sun Apartments is on the free shuttle bus from the Top of the Village Chair.
There are two approaches to Mt Hotham. The route via Harrietville is slightly shorter from Melbourne but has steep grades and is somewhat exposed. Drivers should expect to fit chains if there has been recent snowfall, however, a chain fitting service is generally available. On occasions the Harrietville approach is closed during periods of heavy snowfall (which is a great problem to have!). If in doubt, take the Omeo approach.
The Omeo approach has a much shallower grade and is significantly less exposed. It is unlikely that chains will be required when driving the Omeo route, especially if you have a 4WD. This road will always be open.
What if the road is closed?
If you are delayed in Harrietville due to road closure and cannot get to Hotham on your arrival date, we will do our very best to accommodate your booking and make changes if possible. We cannot refund any days from your booking or compensate for any expenses that you may incur. Travel insurance is recommended. If in doubt, take the Omeo approach!
Snow Chain Information:
Diamond pattern snow chains (ladder chains, spider chains, and snow socks are not permitted) are now mandatory for all vehicles including 4x4's at all times during the declared snow season and must be fitted where directed. It is a legal requirement for all vehicles entering the Mount Hotham Alpine Resort, and it is also a safety measure.
Whether you use the chains will depend on the conditions on the day you travel. You will be informed along the way by either signage or staff advising that chains need to be fitted. Chains must be held in your car from the Harrietville approach or Omeo approach. If you are found not to have the compliant chains necessary for you vehicle, you may incur a serious fine. Please ensure you stop at HOYS SKI HIRE in Harrietville or BILLIES SKI HIRE in Omeo before you head up the hill. These outlets will assist with fitting and securing the correct chains for your car. Hoys also offer a free chain fitting service as you approach Mt Hotham from the Harrietville side. You won’t even have to get out of your car!
Ski / Snowboard Hire:
We are pleased to offer our guests VIP service and a significant discount when equipment hire is pre-paid in conjunction with your accommodation booking. Collect your pre-paid equipment and enjoy custom fitting at Snow Monkey, right near Sun Apartments. Then cross the road, strap in and launch down Frosty Drop and the Davenport access to the Hotham ski lift network! The savings vary with equipment type and duration of hire, but a discount of around 30% off Hotham Sports prices can be expected. Great savings can also be made with Family Package Deals.
You can also collect & return your rental equipment in Melbourne if you prefer. (Gear can still be swapped on the mountain if required)
Meet & Greet:
Meet & greet with over-snow luggage transfer is included in your tariff upon arrival. This service operates from near Bus Stop 7 (Jack Frost) during the hours Friday 7am – Midnight, Sunday 7am – 7pm and all other days 8am – 6pm. Please call in advance of your arrival to give an approximate time. On arrival, you will be provided with a luggage transfer as well as being shown to the apartment and given directions for parking. You are strongly advised to ensure that your arrival falls within the operating hours or you will need to find your own way to the apartment and carry your own gear!
For convenience, the entry door is provided with a code lock. The code for your visit will be provided by the meet & greet service upon arrival.
Almost without exception, there is no private or undercover parking at Mt Hotham. Day parking is available about 120m from the Sun Apartments on the Great Alpine Road where your car may remain up until 11pm. All overnight parking is in the designated areas towards DP which are connected back to the apartment by a free shuttle. It is recommended to move the car before settling in for the evening and you should allow about 20 minutes for the return trip.
As you approach the resort, your car registration number will automatically be taken by the cameras along the road. You do not need to stop at the entry gates anymore. The resort will know what time you entered the resort so it is important that you either pre-register your car before you arrive or within an hour of your arrival.
Parking permits are required for all vehicles that are parked within the Mt Hotham Resort boundaries. Buy your parking permit at A parking permit is not required for the first day if you arrive after 3pm. This corresponds with check-in which is at 3:30pm.
Diesel fuel is susceptible to thickening in cold temperatures which may cause your car not to start. Hotham RACV spend many hours thawing out diesel vehicles every cold snap and long delays can be expected. Ensure that alpine diesel or additive is used when parking on the mountain. Don’t get caught out!
Regular free shuttle buses operate throughout the village between 6am and 3am. Sun Apartments are just a short walk from Bus Stop 7.
Check-In / Check-Out:
Check-in is from 3:30pm. Check-out is strictly at 10am on your departure day because your Sun Apartment needs to be cleaned for incoming guests. Late fees may apply. The best option is to vacate early. Get packed and loaded before breakfast so you can enjoy the day skiing or riding. Your car is now close handy, packed and ready for the return journey. Please turn off all lights and heating before you leave.
The return luggage service is not included but can be ordered at a cost of $40. If you require the service, please phone to arrange pickup. Most guests do not find this necessary with the lighter load. It is just a short over-snow walk on level ground.
Towels & Linen:
Your Hotham Sun apartment accommodation will be made up like a luxury hotel room with all towels and linen provided.
The Sun Apartments accommodation must be vacated in a clean and tidy condition. The dishwasher must be stacked with any dirty dishes and cutlery and activated prior to your departure. Extra cleaning charges will apply if dirty dishes are left for our cleaning staff or if the apartment is not vacated in a tidy condition. Any damage to the apartment will be deducted from your bond.
No Party Policy:
Hotham Sun Apartments has a strict "No Party Policy" and excessive noise or unruly behavior will not be tolerated. Non compliant guests may be evicted without notice and without refund.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in Sun Apartments.
Sun Apartments, Mt Hotham Accommodation has free wireless internet. The access code is prominently displayed in each apartment.