Hi everyone Long-time reader (15 yearsish) first time posting (in at least 12!). My partner and I are seasoned skiers, but we've never been to Hotham. We usually ski at Buller and Falls but want to branch out this year. We booked a budget-friendly lodge for a weekend in late July several months ago, and today they have let us know that they sadly won't be opening this season. Quite understandable, but disappointing nonetheless. We're still keen to do the trip, but most afforable accomodation seems either not to be opening due to the restrictions, or is booked out as it's already mid-June. We are lodge-types who like to spend less on accomodation in order to make multiple trips across the season. Having never been to Hotham, and not familiar with the surrounding towns, we're not sure where to look. These are the options that I can see: 1. Pay a small fortune to stay on-mountain in an apartment or hotel-style room ($1100+ for the weekend from my preliminary search) 2. Stay at Dinner Plain and save several hundred dollars, drive and park in the Hotham day car park (is that how most people get between DP and Hotham?) 3. Stay off mountain and drive up each day - which towns should I look at? I've heard the Hotham road may make this a less desirable option than it is at Buller or Falls? I'd appreciate the guidance and suggestions of you wise folk! PS. We have Epic passes this year so not needing to wait until we can secure lift passes to push forward (phew).