About Us

Latent Investments Pty Ltd trading as Hotham Central Supermarket is a locally owned business that has been operating at Mt Hotham for more than 20 years.

Throughout those years we have worked on raising the level of customer service and trying to identify what customers want in the aspect of convenience and value for money whilst on a snow holiday or just visiting. It is important to have a great experience.

Brian and Simone Taggart are the operators who’s time on the mountain exceeds 30 years altogether. We work actively in the business and believe it is good to work hands on with the staff to assist them and help them better themselves. We have a good reputation on the mountain and get return staff each year.  Some employees returning up to 5 years.

We pride ourselves in our staff and feel they play an important part to our development and future. We offer all staff training prior to work and other development opportunities.

We constantly work hard at keeping and maintaining a healthly culture within our team and have many family night dinners. Our staff are made to feel welcome and know from the beginning what our expectations are of them.

Hotham Central Supermarket and our other venues work closely with the Mount Hotham Skiing Company and the Resort Management Board.  Latent Investments has two other business’s on the mountain and feel Hotham plays an important part in our life and working career.


Hot Doggies

Giving customers the best of hot food in the cold weather.  Offering hot chips, hot dogs, hamburgers, brekky wraps, dim sims, jam donuts, cold drinks and more.

Trading from 8am daily.

Chill Bar

Chill Bar and Cafe has been operational for over 15 years now. Previously named AJ’s Cafe it has grown to become a favourite of all Mount Hotham visitors. Perched in the hub of Hotham Central, Chill Bar and Cafe supports many fund raising activities throughout the winter, has live music and footy tipping. We love continue to bring great music to our mountain staff and customers each season.  We make most of our menu to bring you a large range of salads, hot food, soup, coffee and cakes. We cater for breakfast, lunch and Apre’s.  Licenced Bar and drink specials. Open from 7.30am daily.