The Club website will contain current links to mountain information. The following information may be helpful as a quick reference.
Great Alpine Road report (daytime recorded service) 03 5759 3531.
VicRoads 24 hr Emergency Road Conditions 13 11 70.
The road to Mount Hotham, particularly via Harrietville, can be closed due to blizzards and poor road conditions. Before leaving for Mount Hotham all Members should check the road conditions. Alternative access is usually the Gippsland route via Omeo. Refunds due to road closures are not guaranteed, particularly when Mount Hotham Alpine Resort or government authorities have given public notice the road has been closed and there has been reasonable alternatives available and time for members to take access via Omeo. Entry and Parking fees are pre-paid on the Mount Hotham web site or at the administration office in the village during working hours. Late arrivals may arrange payment the next morning.
Short term parking to unload is available on the road above the lodge – observe the signage – generally between 7am and 11pm. Overnight parking is from below the Davenport sub-division to Slatey’s Cutting or beyond. The Mt Hotham Alpine Resort Management provides free bus transport between car parks and the village. USC is at bus stop number 4.
Entry and parking fees are now paid online. Proceed to the Falls Creek parking/overland transport depot on arrival. Unload and arrange over snow transport if required. If the parking space provided is some distance from the over snow transport, complimentary transport back to the over snow depot is provided by the Rangers. Ride or walk uphill to the USC lodge.
If the driver is unaware of the location of the Club, ask for Geelong Ski Club in Parallel Street. USC is next to the the Geelong Ski Club .
Resort entry is paid at Mirimbah and parking is controlled by Resort Management some distance below the village. For day visitors, a free bus service is available (no luggage permitted) to complete the journey and for overnight visitors a taxi service is available. Costs can be found on the Mt Buller website.
Club onsite parks are allocated to the Lodge Manager and members of the Committee who contribute to the management of the lodge in the first instance. Additional sites are allocated at the discretion of the Committee and to Members who make an exceptional contribution to the Club and are high frequency users of the Mt Buller Lodge. Members must apply through the Club Secretary for roadside carparks generally before March each year. Club approval is required for permits or they will be denied by Mt Buller.
Seasons Passes, Lift Passes and Mountain entry offers
Don’t forget that all resorts normally offer discounts for early purchases on lift tickets & gate entry, with particularly good rates for passes purchased.