Great skiing resort wide
|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|
|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|
|Summit Terrain Park||Open|
|Road Runner Skier Boarder X||Open|
|Basin Rail Park||Open|
|Big D Rail Park||Closed|
|Summary||Open - FITTING CHAINS|
|Road Condition - Omeo||Open - fitting chains to 2WD vehicles|
|Road Condition - Harrietville||Open - fitting chains to 2WD vehicles|
Cloudy. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h
|Thu Jul 24||Cloudy. A little snow. Winds northwest to northeasterly 35 to 50 km/h.||—||5°|
|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°||1°|
|Sat Jul 26||Partly cloudy. A snow shower or two. Winds northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h becoming light in the morning.||0°||0°|
|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°||1°|
|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°||1°|
|Wed Jul 30||Cloudy. Medium chance of snow showers. Winds northwesterly 55 to 70 km/h.||0°||1°|
|Easy Street||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Varsity Drag||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Roaring Forties||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Hogg's Back||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Boondoo||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Blue Ribbon||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Frosty Drop||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Wood Run||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking||Gotcha|
|Gotcha Access||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Skating Rink||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking||Heavenly Valley|
|Black Snake||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|The Canyon||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|D8||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Gun Barrel||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Harper's Face||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Mother Johnsons||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Southern Cross||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Slalom Gully||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|The Cornice||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Twighlight Zone||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Purgatory Spur||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Race Gully||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking||Keogh's|
|Keogh's Bash||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Tele Treat||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|No Nonsense||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Leap of Faith||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking||Orchard|
|Twirligig 1||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Twirligig 2||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Big Slope||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Lower Playground||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking||Summit|
|Summit Run||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking||The Drift|
|Drift Return||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Rambo's Revenge||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Australia Drift||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking||The Road Runner|
|Beauchamps||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Road Runner||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Wendix||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking||Village Chair|
|Davenport Access||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Gully Cat Walk||open||Groomed||Snowmaking|
|Notice Board||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Off the Edge||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Pump House Drop||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|The Funnel||open||Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|The Pipeline||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking|
|Wall of Death||open||Not Groomed||No Snowmaking|
Uploaded: 10:26am - Thu 24 July 2014
Uploaded: 10:09am - Wed 23 July 2014
Uploaded: 10:12am - Tue 22 July 2014
|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
|Davenport Vill. to Skiers Cros||Open||Classical & Skating||24.07.2014|
|Skiers Crossing to Wire Plain||Open||Classical & Skating||24.07.2014|
|Wire Plain to Whiskey Flat||Open||Classical & Skating||24.07.2014|
|Charlies Trail||Open||Classical & Skating||24.07.2014|
|Christmas Hill Trail||Open||Classical & Skating||24.07.2014|
|Telemark Hill Loop||Open||Classical & Skating||24.07.2014|
|Ryans Folly||Open||Classical & Skating||24.07.2014|
|Big Spur Trail||Open||Classical & Skating||24.07.2014|
|Wonderland Trail||Open||Classical & Skating||24.07.2014|
|Rowed's Run||Open||Classical & Skating||24.07.2014|
|Race Link||Open||Classical & Skating||24.07.2014|
|Hurley's Hoot||Open||Classical & Skating||24.07.2014|
|Dargo Lookout Loop||Open||Classical & Skating||24.07.2014|
|Billy Howard Trail||Open||Classical||23.07.2014|
|Whiskey Flat to Dinner Plain||Open||Classical||24.07.2014|
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25/7/14 - 12:28amOk here is the TR 20140719 and 20:
A bit icy on top..
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: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 - 10:30pmThat'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.
24/7/14 - 7:39amYou 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!
23/7/14 - 9:00pmhow long does it take you roughly to hike then ski down? that looks unreal! would be so keen to do it with someone!
23/7/14 - 7:31pm
Quoting Boodwah:Loch west faces nice!
23/7/14 - 6:31pm
21/7/14 - 8:42pm
Quoting Camelot:Often clear there when cloudy further up too. Shut up plowking.
21/7/14 - 7:45pm
Quoting FourSquare04: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...
21/7/14 - 1:13pm
Quoting Camelot: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 - 11:53amMighty firm conditions in the drift area yesterday... Heaps of rock hard wind features, gorgeous marbly sheet ice, ruts and patches of dust.
20/7/14 - 3:02pmA 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?!
18/7/14 - 8:43pm
Quoting dossa5:Gotta sleep sometime, only work til 3am tonight, so should be up bright and early tomoz :confused:
18/7/14 - 8:09pmawesome photo! definitely one for a wallpaper!
18/7/14 - 7:40pmFFFFFFFFFFAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKKKKKK Greatest photo of Hotham I've ever seen
18/7/14 - 6:04pmThanks, don't mind if I do :blb:
18/7/14 - 5:01pmYep snow staying cold Some areas loaded Where you been cam sleeping I hope not
18/7/14 - 4:36pm
Quoting PG: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 - 4:05pmSnow quality looks fantastic.
18/7/14 - 3:31pmReally 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.