Hotham Snow Report Open

10:18am - 28 Aug 2016       
Lifts Open 13 of 14
Snow Depth (Natural) 119 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Weather: Partly cloudy. Winds northwesterly.. Forecast Max 3°c

Surface Condition

Firm Packed

Good skiing on groomed runs

Skiing & Boarding

Heavenly Valley and The Big D.

Skiable Snow Cover

Extensive

Snowmaking

On Standby

Grooming Summary

Cross Country Trails

Very good cover

Road Condition - Omeo

Open and Clear

Snowfall History

26 Aug 20163cm
25 Aug 20161cm
24 Aug 20162cm

Announcements

There is a moderate fog with a moderate northerly wind in the village this morning and there are a few fine white particles falling from the sky. We had another reasonably cold night so the snowguns were up and running for most of it. The snow is still dry packed in most areas and the groomers should be in good shape again first thing this morning while other areas will soften as the day warms up to its forecast top temp of 3 degrees. Enjoy. Cheers Bill.

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 Street
QC

Blue Ribbon

Varsity Drag
Roaring Forties
McColls
Hogg's Back
Boondoo
Blue Ribbon
Frosty Drop
Wood Run

Gotcha

Gotcha Access
Greenline
Initiation
Skating Rink

Heavenly Valley

Snake Gully
Black Snake
Blue Snake
The Canyon
D8
Gun Barrel
Harper's Face
Imagine
Milky Way
Mother Johnsons
Swindlers Trail
Southern Cross
Slalom Gully
The Cornice
Twighlight Zone
Purgatory Spur
Brockoff
Race Gully

Keogh's

Keogh's Bash
Tele Treat
No Nonsense
Leap of Faith

Orchard

Bushwacker
Spargo's
Twirligig 1
Twirligig 2
Watershed
Zirks
Big Slope
Mitchell's

Playground

Lower Playground

Summit

Summit Trainer
Summit Run

The Drift

Drift Return
Rambo's Revenge
Australia Drift

The Road Runner

Beauchamps
Road Runner
Sun Run
Wendix

Village Chair

Davenport Access
Gully Cat Walk
Notice Board
Off the Edge
Playground Trail
Pump House Drop
Sundowner
The Funnel
The Pipeline
Basin
Wall of Death

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Mon Aug 29
-3°c | 5°c
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming northerly 20 to 25 km/h in the evening.
Tue Aug 30
0°c | 4°c
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain in the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 35 to 55 km/h.
Wed Aug 31
3°c | 4°c
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Winds northerly 45 to 55 km/h tending northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the morning.
Thu Sep 1
0°c | 4°c
Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers or snow, most likely during the morning. Winds northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h.
Fri Sep 2
2°c | 2°c
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of snow. Light winds becoming southeasterly 35 to 50 km/h during the morning.
Sat Sep 3
0°c | 3°c
Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of snow during the morning. Winds southeasterly 40 to 50 km/h decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

Comments

GS
27/8/16 - 6:56pm
mr:
a few pix from higgi today
great photos, thanks for posting. I missed getting up there last year and fast looking like I'll miss this year too, so enjoy seeing pics...keep em coming:thumbs:
mr
27/8/16 - 5:23pm
well the cloud n wind meant it was mostly the playground chair, both loads running and nobody on them while the saturday queues were large on heavenly and village. this arvo we sketched our way to orchard n back....i quite enjoy working our way around village and heavenly queues
mr
27/8/16 - 8:42am
ill be kicking around summit, sun run and the park today with ms7 and mr9 this morn. mr12 out on his own with a mate and mrs mr skiing to dp on the skinnies. last day out, knees requiring voltarening today before i go out. another cracker day
Rimey
26/8/16 - 10:41pm
tele ripping below Aussie Drift lift, Friday arvo.
Rimey
26/8/16 - 8:00pm
Had three beyond Aussie drift this arvo with v noice. Stopped at Lt Baldy on the way home. Dargo bowl and H gully remain unmolested. Thurs night's southerly would've scoured the top only. Go get 'em.
mr
26/8/16 - 7:08pm
Rimey: Friday 7:30 am, -3, no wind, pistes perfect, some cloud. 9:00 am cloud gone, blue sky.
yeah the groomers were great today lower snake however was a skating rink from the racing and i saw some nasty late stacks in heavenly as me and mr9 finished up on last lifts
mr
26/8/16 - 7:05pm
a few pix from higgi today
Rimey
26/8/16 - 9:33am
Friday 7:30 am, -3, no wind, pistes perfect, some cloud. 9:00 am cloud gone, blue sky.
Froff Life
24/8/16 - 11:31am
Weekend cant come soon enough for me! All these reports has me drooling. However the long term forecast does not :eek: That ra** can go jump
mr
24/8/16 - 8:21am
another cracker day. looks like blue ribs in the morning and orchard in the arvo today. when they are on its gotta be done. enjoy
23/8/16 - 6:42pm
mr: yeah keoghs this morning was my pick, or maybe initiation but stoked for mr9 who skiied spargos for the first time this arvo, and when it was double black.....very happy kid (and dad stacked and he didnt) ill look out boodwah. i caught an inside edge on sundowner mogul chop this arvo and they released nicely for me
Sundowner got me yesterday, after a nice run that people were watching me, I stacked it at the very bottom.
mr
23/8/16 - 6:35pm
yeah keoghs this morning was my pick, or maybe initiation but stoked for mr9 who skiied spargos for the first time this arvo, and when it was double black.....very happy kid (and dad stacked and he didnt) ill look out boodwah. i caught an inside edge on sundowner mogul chop this arvo and they released nicely for me
23/8/16 - 6:24pm
mr: great day on the hill today
Groomers were pristine this morning.
Boodwah
23/8/16 - 6:08pm
mr: great day on the hill today
Looked real nice. I'm up Thursday, so will look out for the only other set of Meidjos on the hill!
mr
23/8/16 - 5:02pm
great day on the hill today
23/8/16 - 3:21pm
Boodwah: I actually also really like the ratio of catching 5 lifts (for 5 good en piste runs), for one off piste skin/climb/explore - there are lines on that other side that I'm still discovering.
There are lines within the old areas that I'm still discovering.
Boodwah
23/8/16 - 9:47am
Boodwah: The purpose of Orchard is to access the vast amounts of terrain on the other side of Swindlers where you can still get freshies a week after a storm - and especially when BR is open (could even argue that is the sole purpose of BR!).
I actually also really like the ratio of catching 5 lifts (for 5 good en piste runs), for one off piste skin/climb/explore - there are lines on that other side that I'm still discovering.
nisstrust
23/8/16 - 8:53am
Gotta say when the Orchard is open the entire mountain feels different. A lovely place to be at.
mr
22/8/16 - 10:45pm
mmm....i had the 7 yo daughter all day today so it was mostly sun run and village loops.....although i did do a nice early choof out to wire plain with an old friend, its always very pretty out that way after a storm. anyway looking forward to tomorrow. the mountain is in pretty good shape given the rain weve had this year
Boodwah
22/8/16 - 6:22pm
The purpose of Orchard is to access the vast amounts of terrain on the other side of Swindlers where you can still get freshies a week after a storm - and especially when BR is open (could even argue that is the sole purpose of BR!).

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