Mount Hotham’s Original Meeting Place

Situated in the heart of the Mt. Hotham’s village with easy ski-in ski-out access, Zirky’s is the perfect place to experience a touch of European atmosphere and hospitality. Relax in your own luxurious apartment or enjoy views of the summit from the café, just make sure you meet friends for a drink in Zirky’s renown après ski bar and dine in the award winning restaurant. Zirky’s also has the latest in winter fashion and equipment in the Ski hire and Sports boutique, all located under the one roof.


Peter Zirknitzer, known as ‘Zirky’ to most is one of Mount Hotham’s iconic characters. Peter first came to Australia in the 1950’s as a ski instructor from Austria and after teaching many Australians how to ski including his wife Heather, he stayed for good. Together, Peter and Heather started Zirky’s as a small ski hire and snack bar in the 1970’s which grew with every season to include a terrace bar, restaurant, bistro, accommodation, ski hire and shop, with the largest addition of 30 apartments occurring in 1999.

Zirky’s has been a family run business for over 35 years.