Lachen apartments are located in the Davenport Village area of Hotham just 1.7 km from the Hotham village centre and are set just off the cross country skiing track. The Lachen apartments are only a 300-meter walk or two village bus stops from the Big D Children’s Snowsports Centre and Daycare Centre. The General Store which includes a pub, bistro, post office outlet and supermarket is just 150 meters from your door while just across the track you will find the Jack Frost complex which contains a restaurant, bar, ticket outlet, retail store and licensed supermarket.

The view from the Lachen apartments offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the southern Victorian Alps. There is access to the main ski area for intermediate to advanced skiers via Frosty Drop directly across the road (snow/weather permitting). Access to the main lift is via the free village shuttle bus which stops directly outside of Jack Frost and will take you to the village centre.

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Cancellation / Prepayment

Deposits A deposit of 50% of the total booking price is payable within 5 days of the booking being made. Any deposit not received within 5 days may be cancelled without notice. On receipt of the deposit confirmationwill be sent. Balance Due All bookings require balances to be paid 60 days prior to arrival. Bookings for the next year will require a $100 non refundable holding deposit until the years rates are realised. Cancellation Policy Bookings cancelled more than 60 days prior to arrival date will incur a cancellation fee of 15% of total invoice value. Bookings cancelled 30-60 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of total invoice value. Bookings cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival date will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of total invoice value.

Accepted credit cards

Accepted credit cardsVisa & Mastercard with a 1.65% surcharge American Express with a 3.3% surcharge.


  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry
  • Private Bathroom
  • Seating area
  • Ski In, Ski Out
  • Ski Lockers
  • TV

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Australia, Hotham

Australia, Hotham

Hotham is the highest snow resort in Victoria and is unique in the fact that the village is on top of the mountain. Affectionately known as the ‘Powder Capital’, Hotham has 14 lifts and over 80 downhill runs, from gentle beginner slopes to advanced pitches that test the best, as well as an adult and children’s snowsports school that caters to all levels.

There is also a certified day care centre, plenty of shopping, restaurants and nightlife, not to mention kiteboarding, sunset tours, grooming tours and mini-Skidoo rides for the kids. A snow holiday at Hotham is also a chance to pamper with two-day spas offering beauty and therapy treatments, in addition to a hydro pool, Japanese Onsen and gymnasium at Dinner Plain.

Hotham Accommodation

Set against the stunning background it’s hard not to choose Hotham as the place to stay. Most accommodation options include chalets & apartments but if you’re after a motel style room both the Arlberg Hotel & Alpine Heights offer hotel rooms next to their apartments. Hotham apartment are often tastefully decorated with plenty of luxuries like spa baths, flat screen TV’s, ski storage and drying cupboards. Not all accommodation is situated on top of the hill with some chalets and houses situated down at Dinner Plain just a few minutes’ drive from Hotham Central. Dinner plain boats a fantastic day spa, restaurant, bar and general store for supplies.


Sports and nature

Sports and natureHarry the Snowdragon
Join Harry the Snowdragon to sing and dance about the snow!

Back Country Sled Tours
Offers the snow goer a scenic ride through the back country of Mt Hotham with sweeping views of the Dargo Valley.

Fitness classes in the comfort of your own home or at the Spa
Private Yoga, Pilates & Stretch sessions in the comfort of your own accommodation. Let us come to you, or see our weekly timetable of Fitness, Yoga and Pilates classes at the Onsen Retreat & Spa and Hotham locations each week.

Scenic Chairlift Rides
Take in the breathtaking scenery on a scenic chairlift ride at the Big D Quad Chairlift.

HeliLink & Scenic Flights
Spend a day cruising the slopes at Falls Creek or take a scenic flight through the alps... either way you won't be disappointed. The views are truly spectacular!

Kat Skiing Adventures
Access the awesome terrain of Golden Point aboard a Kat.

Kids Snowmobile Rides
Kids get to have fun racing around a snow track on mini snowmobiles!

Night Skiing
Enjoy the slopes under lights at the Big D!

Snow Grooming Tours
A behind the scenes tour of the magic that is corduroy snow!

Brown Brothers Sparkling Sunset Tours
Watch the sunset over the Australian Alps from the summit of Mt Hotham. Tours proudly presented by Brown Brothers of Milawa.

Needing to relax? The White Spa at Hotham and the Onsen Retreat + Spa in Dinner Plain offer the perfect escape.

Sled Dog Tours
Riding behind beautiful huskies amongst snowgums is a great way to enjoy Dinner Plain.

Snow play and Tobogganing
Fun for all ages - tobogganing is a must on your snow holiday!


NightlifeNightlife at Hotham is loads of fun, with plenty of people letting their hair down in bars and clubs of various sizes across the entire resort. Check out what is happening when you are here with our off-slope events listings available weekly from Guest Services.

Arco-Ski Lodge
Welcome to Arco Ski Lodge, Mount Hotham’s latest food and beverage addition. Located on level 1 of the iconic Jack Frost building, just across the walkway from the Davenport Village Lodges (just head for the big fairy lights in the trees and you’ve found us!).
We are a traditional, Bavarian Bier Hall serving big, hearty German meals of superb quality plus a large range of traditional Bavarian beverages, like our award-winning Arcobräu beers – available in in the giant 1-litre Stein as well as the 300ml and 500ml glass.
We also offer an outstanding range of spirits and of course, an abundance of Schnapps as well as traditional Isaperle soft drinks for the kids.
At the Arco Ski Lodge, there is live entertainment from a wide variety of performers and popular DJs. Put this against a spectacular backdrop of Victoria’s highest, most picturesque alpine resort, Mount Hotham, and you’ve got the perfect place to wind down after a day of skiing and boarding.
Relax in our lounge area, throw some darts and get excited about our daily Après-Ski Party with our beautifully warming Gluhwein, the best schnapps selection on the mountain with the range coming from around Austria, Bavaria and Germany, and enjoy our delicious daily specials.
Enjoy our mouth-watering menu with traditional dishes ranging from soups and giant Brezels to our famous pork knuckle, freshly made schnitzels and huge sharing platters.
Arco Ski Lodge exclusively serves beer from the famous Arcobräu Brewery, the winner of five Gold Medals at the 2013 European Beer awards.
Our staff are dressed in traditional Bavarian outfits. They will spoil you and make sure you definitely don’t go home hungry.
Once the clock hits 10.00pm on Friday and Saturday nights, we dim the lights and treat you to the best nightclub that the area has to offer, featuring renowned DJs from home and abroad.
Arco Ski Lodge caters for all tastes with gluten free options and kids’ menu.
Mount Hotham’s newest, most exciting bar and restaurant has the perfect blend of traditional German food and drink. So come in, enjoy and experience everything we have to offer

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Culture & history

Culture & historyThe Mount Hotham Alpine Resort is set in a unique and extreme natural landscape, an environment that has largely shaped its European history, a history that unique to the region and the State.
It must be acknowledged that human habitation of the area did not begin with the arrival of the first Europeans, and that an aboriginal presence in the high country had existed in the Mount Hotham region for many thousands of years previously. This pre and post contact history of the traditional people and their cultural connection to the land is poorly recorded. The principal language groups in the Mount Hotham region included the Gunai Kurnai, Dhudoroa and the Jaitmathang. Aboriginal activity and occupation of the area would have largely been influenced by seasonal conditions. In the spring and summer months aboriginal people would have gathered in large numbers to exploit the fruit berries and Bogong moth, whilst in the winter the region would have largely been inhabitable.
The regions European post-contact history has also largely been influenced by its climate, topography and geology. These natural influences have provided the opportunities, as well as setting the limits on its historical development. The topography has determined it’s the regions form of rugged ranges and broad open plains, whilst its geology has also played a pivotal role in its natural distribution of gold deposits – which led largely led to a mining led exploration of this part of the Great Divide. The fertile basalt plains and cooler summer climate have offered favorable conditions for seasonal summer grazing. The elevation and climate allowed for the development of the ski field tourism. The history of the region has also been strongly influenced by strong-willed individuals, as well as political, economic and social influences.
The history of Hotham has been affected by influences from both sides of the range. Mount Hotham (1868m) is the fourth highest, point in Victoria, atop the solid barrier that that forms the spine of the Great Dividing Range. Both the Ovens Valley on the north and Gippsland to the south have played important influential roles in the history of the Mount Hotham region.
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