Hotham Snow Report   Comments

Updated

 24
Jul 2014
4:42pm

Uploaded: 10:26am - 24 July 2014

Lifts Open

12
of 14

Surface Condition


Fresh

Snow Depth

143cm
Average Natural

Weather

Overnight Minimum: -3 °C
Wind: Light Wind 16-25km/h 
Precipitation: None
Expected Visibility: Medium
Expected Cloud Cover: cloudy

Snowfall

0cm
Last 24hrs

Snowfall

3cm
20 Jul 2014

Snowfall

3cm
19 Jul 2014

Snowfall

7cm
18 Jul 2014
Resort Status: Open 4:42pm - 24 Jul 2014

Great skiing resort wide

 

Resort

Skiing & Boarding Beginners head to the top of the world at the Summit, intermediate skiers and boarders try Russell's Run. Hot Shots shoot down Wood Run.
Skiable Snow Cover Extensive
Snowmaking On Standby
Season T.D. Snow 232cm
Grooming Summary Perfect corduroy Groomers Choice: Wood Run
Cross Country Trails Excellent

Snow Depth: 22/07/2014

Snow Depth: Av. Natural 143cm
Snow Depth: Av. Snowmaking 104cm
Snow Depth: Sun Run 153cm
Snow Depth: Big D 143cm
Snow Depth: Upper Higgi Dr 133cm

Terrain Parks

Summit Terrain Park Open
Road Runner Skier Boarder X Open
Basin Rail Park Open
Big D Rail Park Closed

Facilities

Snowplay Area Open
Scenic Rides Closed
Kat Skiing Closed
Heli Link Closed

Roads

Summary Open - FITTING CHAINS
Road Condition - Omeo Open - fitting chains to 2WD vehicles
Road Condition - Harrietville Open - fitting chains to 2WD vehicles

Announcements

Don't forget to sunscreen it up today!

Weather   BOM Summary

Cloudy. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h

DateForecastMinMax
Thu Jul 24 Cloudy. A little snow. Winds northwest to northeasterly 35 to 50 km/h.
Fri Jul 25 Partly cloudy. A few snow showers. Winds northwesterly 35 to 45 km/h tending north to northeasterly 30 to 45 km/h before dawn then tending northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the morning. -2°
Sat Jul 26 Partly cloudy. A snow shower or two. Winds northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h becoming light in the morning.
Sun Jul 27 Cloudy. A snow shower or two. Light winds becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. -1° -1°
Mon Jul 28 Partly cloudy. A snow shower or two until evening. Winds north to northwesterly 30 to 35 km/h. -2°
Tue Jul 29 Mostly sunny day. Medium chance of snow showers, most likely later in the day. Winds northerly 30 to 35 km/h tending northwesterly 50 to 70 km/h during the morning. -1°
Wed Jul 30 Cloudy. Medium chance of snow showers. Winds northwesterly 55 to 70 km/h.
Source: Bureau of Meteorology Details of warnings are available on the Bureau's website www.bom.gov.au, by telephone 1300-659-218* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.
  • Big D Express (Quad)
  • Blue Ribbon (Triple)
  • Dinner Plain (Poma)
  • Gotcha (Quad)
  • Heavenly Valley (Quad)
  • Keoghs (Quad)
  • Playground - Lower (Double)
  • Playground - Upper (Double)
  • Road Runner (Quad)
  • The Drift (T-bar)
  • The Orchard (Quad)
  • The Summit (Quad)
  • The Village (Quad)
  • Trainer (Poma)
Run Status Grooming Snowmaking
Big D
Easy StreetopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
QCopenGroomedSnowmaking
Blue Ribbon
Varsity DragopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Roaring FortiesopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
McCollsopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Hogg's BackopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
BoondooopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Blue RibbonopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Frosty DropopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Wood RunopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Gotcha
Gotcha AccessopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
GreenlineopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
InitiationopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Skating RinkopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Heavenly Valley
Snake GullyopenGroomedSnowmaking
Black SnakeopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Blue SnakeopenGroomedSnowmaking
The CanyonopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
D8openNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Gun BarrelopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Harper's FaceopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
ImagineopenGroomedSnowmaking
Milky WayopenGroomedSnowmaking
Mother JohnsonsopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Swindlers TrailopenGroomedSnowmaking
Southern CrossopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Slalom GullyopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
The CorniceopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Twighlight ZoneopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Purgatory SpuropenGroomedNo Snowmaking
BrockoffopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Race GullyopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Keogh's
Keogh's BashopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Tele TreatopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
No NonsenseopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Leap of FaithopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Orchard
BushwackeropenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Spargo'sopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Twirligig 1openGroomedNo Snowmaking
Twirligig 2openGroomedNo Snowmaking
WatershedopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
ZirksopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Big SlopeopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Mitchell'sopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Playground
Lower PlaygroundopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Summit
Summit TraineropenGroomedSnowmaking
Summit RunopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
The Drift
Drift ReturnopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Rambo's RevengeopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Australia DriftopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
The Road Runner
BeauchampsopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Road RunneropenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Sun RunopenGroomedSnowmaking
WendixopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Village Chair
Davenport AccessopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Gully Cat WalkopenGroomedSnowmaking
Notice BoardopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Off the EdgeopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Playground TrailopenGroomedSnowmaking
Pump House DropopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
SundowneropenGroomedSnowmaking
The FunnelopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
The PipelineopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
BasinopenGroomedSnowmaking
Wall of DeathopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
  • Snow Report 24/7/2014

    Uploaded: 10:26am - Thu 24 July 2014

  • Snow Report 23/7/2014

    Uploaded: 10:09am - Wed 23 July 2014

  • Snow Report 22/7/2014

    Uploaded: 10:12am - Tue 22 July 2014

Cross Country
Best XC Skiing Trail to DP
Cross Country Trails Excellent
Backcountry Variable dry snow conditions in the back-country. Some areas are stripped and others blown in. Take care.
Trail status comment Trail to DP groomed, check your map and go via Dargo Lookout Loop for an scenic variation. Groomer recommendation.
Hotham Dinner Plain Trail Trail to DP groomed right through and in great condition.
Cross Country Announcements Please don't walk on groomed trails, leaves boot holes. Try exploring our trails on snow shoes. Avoid snowshoeing on the 2 parallel cut tracks along the outside edge of the trail. Enjoy our unique alpine environment, don't forget your camera or the chocolate!

Updated: 08:12 24/07/2014

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Davenport Vill. to Skiers CrosOpenClassical & Skating24.07.2014
Skiers Crossing to Wire PlainOpenClassical & Skating24.07.2014
Wire Plain to Whiskey FlatOpenClassical & Skating24.07.2014
Charlies TrailOpenClassical & Skating24.07.2014
Christmas Hill TrailOpenClassical & Skating24.07.2014
Telemark Hill LoopOpenClassical & Skating24.07.2014
Ryans FollyOpenClassical & Skating24.07.2014
Big Spur TrailOpenClassical & Skating24.07.2014
Wonderland TrailOpenClassical & Skating24.07.2014
Rowed's RunOpenClassical & Skating24.07.2014
Race LinkOpenClassical & Skating24.07.2014
Biathlon TrailOpenSkating24.07.2014
Hurley's HootOpenClassical & Skating24.07.2014
Dargo Lookout LoopOpenClassical & Skating24.07.2014
Billy Howard TrailOpenClassical23.07.2014
Whiskey Flat to Dinner PlainOpenClassical24.07.2014

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25/7/14 - 12:28am
Ok here is the TR 20140719 and 20:
A bit icy on top..
halfway down..
Preparing for skin back up. Splitboarding companion.
Views of mountain and mountain-goat splitboarder (skinny little runt gets up fast!) on skin up
Still had energy for a cornice drop after skin trek (note shadow, cornice bottom left)
Took this after descending SW of Golden Pt, ending up below Blue Ribbon on day 2 (resort ski day)
24/7/14 - 11:45pm
Quoting PG: That's 'real' skiing IMO. You consistently take some of the best shots on the Internet...and you motivate me to get off my arse and get skins for my 'sidecountry' skis/bindings rig.
Boodwah would have done that just after I did a sidecountry lap, got back, looked across the valley at around 2pm last Sat, looked at my mate, looked back across the valley and said "you bastard!" Note that if it was actually boodwah, he got there with no Gotcha/Orchard/cat skiing running. (less spectacular ) TR of mine to come...
24/7/14 - 10:30pm
That's 'real' skiing IMO. You consistently take some of the best shots on the Internet...and you motivate me to get off my arse and get skins for my 'sidecountry' skis/bindings rig.
Boodwah
24/7/14 - 7:39am
You can take as long as you like! Stop for a photo or a coffee. If you're fit then you aim for 1000m/hour, or 20mins for most vertical drops of 200-300m that you'll ski around Hotham. Remember that at Hotham it's mostly dropping down and THEN climbing back out. The down always takes the same, only you enjoy it more because the turns are earnt!
SnowBound
23/7/14 - 9:00pm
how long does it take you roughly to hike then ski down? that looks unreal! would be so keen to do it with someone!
The Plowking
23/7/14 - 7:31pm
Quoting Boodwah:
Loch west faces nice!
Boodwah
23/7/14 - 6:31pm
The Plowking
21/7/14 - 8:42pm
Quoting Camelot: Was a fun afternoon. We are in Davenport, when we were up here two seasons ago we built a decent kicker in one of the gullies out the back of the lodge as well, good times! On that afternoon we actually rode off the back of Little Higgi down to the workshop...
Often clear there when cloudy further up too. Shut up plowking.
Camelot
21/7/14 - 7:45pm
Quoting FourSquare04: Like your tree bonk/pole jam feature you've got there - that would be so fun to hit. Where abouts at Hotham are you Camelot? I'd recommend the 'Little Higgie' face for jump building potential and just a nice face to carve up just past the Jack Frost area. I stayed at Eiger a few years back and it was easy access from there around the trail.
Was a fun afternoon. We are in Davenport, when we were up here two seasons ago we built a decent kicker in one of the gullies out the back of the lodge as well, good times! On that afternoon we actually rode off the back of Little Higgi down to the workshop...
FourSquare04
21/7/14 - 1:13pm
Quoting Camelot: It is!! We only walked around a bit of sidecountry, there was some windscouring, but off to the sides we were knee deep! And it was nice and dry...
Like your tree bonk/pole jam feature you've got there - that would be so fun to hit. Where abouts at Hotham are you Camelot? I'd recommend the 'Little Higgie' face for jump building potential and just a nice face to carve up just past the Jack Frost area. I stayed at Eiger a few years back and it was easy access from there around the trail.
21/7/14 - 11:53am
Mighty firm conditions in the drift area yesterday... Heaps of rock hard wind features, gorgeous marbly sheet ice, ruts and patches of dust.
Blue_Cruiser
20/7/14 - 3:02pm
A few pics from Hotham last week:
Top of Heavenly chair
Snow in the trees
The Canyons in fog
View across to the Orchard
Had to dig out the car!
Harrietville approach - featuring Mt Hotham Juhyo?!
Camelot
18/7/14 - 8:43pm
Quoting dossa5: Yep snow staying cold Some areas loaded Where you been cam sleeping I hope not
Gotta sleep sometime, only work til 3am tonight, so should be up bright and early tomoz :confused:
SnowBound
18/7/14 - 8:09pm
awesome photo! definitely one for a wallpaper!
18/7/14 - 7:40pm
FFFFFFFFFFAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKKKKKK Greatest photo of Hotham I've ever seen
Endless_Winter
18/7/14 - 6:04pm
Thanks, don't mind if I do :blb:
18/7/14 - 5:01pm
Yep snow staying cold Some areas loaded Where you been cam sleeping I hope not
Camelot
18/7/14 - 4:36pm
Quoting PG: Snow quality looks fantastic.
It is!! We only walked around a bit of sidecountry, there was some windscouring, but off to the sides we were knee deep! And it was nice and dry...
18/7/14 - 4:05pm
Snow quality looks fantastic.
Camelot
18/7/14 - 3:31pm
Really windy this morning, lots of windhold, there will be lots of windy stashes to be found tomorrow when they open up the whole mountain again.....Just had a muck around today.
Wifey

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