Hotham Snow Report   Comments

Updated

 30
Jul 2014
8:58am

Uploaded: 11:45am - 30 July 2014

Lifts Open

12
of 14

Surface Condition


Icy

Snow Depth

122cm
Average Natural

Weather

Overnight Minimum: 0.4 °C
Wind: Moderate/Strong 41-60km/h NW
Precipitation: Sleet
Expected Visibility: Fair
Expected Cloud Cover: cloudy

Snowfall

0cm
Last 24hrs

Snowfall

2cm
26 Jul 2014

Snowfall

2cm
25 Jul 2014

Snowfall

3cm
20 Jul 2014
Resort Status: Open 8:58am - 30 Jul 2014

Firm cover softening

 

Resort

Skiing & Boarding Beginners head to QC, intermediate skiers and boarders try Basin, hot shots take Brockhoff.
Skiable Snow Cover Whole Resort
Snowmaking On Standby
Season T.D. Snow 234cm
Grooming Summary Groomers Choice: Brockhoff
Cross Country Trails Very good

Snow Depth: 28/07/2014

Snow Depth: Av. Natural 122cm
Snow Depth: Av. Snowmaking 123cm
Snow Depth: Sun Run 128cm
Snow Depth: Big D 123cm
Snow Depth: Upper Higgi Dr 116cm

Terrain Parks

Summit Terrain Park Open
Road Runner Skier Boarder X Closed
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
Road Condition - Omeo Open and Clear
Road Condition - Harrietville Open and Clear

Announcements

Bring waterproofs and take plenty of breaks throughout the day.

Weather   BOM Summary

Cloudy. A few showers, falling as snow at times during the morning. Winds northwesterly 50 to 60 km/h.

DateForecastMinMax
Wed Jul 30 Cloudy. Showers. Winds northwesterly 50 to 60 km/h.
Thu Jul 31 Partly cloudy. A few snow showers. Winds northwesterly 55 to 75 km/h.
Fri Aug 1 Cloudy. A few snow showers with the chance of a thunderstorm until evening. Winds northwesterly 35 to 45 km/h tending west to northwesterly 30 to 35 km/h during the morning then turning south to southwesterly 25 to 30 km/h during the evening. -5° -4°
Sat Aug 2 Partly cloudy. A light snow shower or two until evening. Winds southerly 30 to 35 km/h decreasing to 20 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. -8° -2°
Sun Aug 3 Patchy morning fog. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds. -4° -1°
Mon Aug 4 Mostly sunny. Light winds. -6°
Tue Aug 5 Partly cloudy. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h. -4°
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
QCopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Blue Ribbon
Varsity DragopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Roaring FortiesopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
McCollsopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Hogg's BackopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
BoondooopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Blue RibbonopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Frosty DropopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Wood RunopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Gotcha
Gotcha AccessopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
GreenlineopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
InitiationopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Skating RinkopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Heavenly Valley
Snake GullyopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Black SnakeopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Blue SnakeopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
The CanyonopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
D8openNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Gun BarrelopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Harper's FaceopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
ImagineopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Milky WayopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Mother JohnsonsopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Swindlers TrailopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Southern CrossopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Slalom GullyopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
The CorniceopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Twighlight ZoneopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Purgatory SpuropenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
BrockoffopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Race GullyopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Keogh's
Keogh's BashopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Tele TreatopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
No NonsenseopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Leap of FaithopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Orchard
BushwackeropenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Spargo'sopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Twirligig 1openNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Twirligig 2openNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
WatershedopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
ZirksopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Big SlopeopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Mitchell'sopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Playground
Lower PlaygroundopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Summit
Summit TraineropenGroomedNo Snowmaking
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 RunopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
WendixopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Village Chair
Davenport AccessopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Gully Cat WalkopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Notice BoardopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Off the EdgeopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Playground TrailopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Pump House DropopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
SundowneropenGroomedNo Snowmaking
The FunnelopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
The PipelineopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
BasinopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Wall of DeathopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
  • Snow Report 30/7/2014

    Uploaded: 11:45am - Wed 30 July 2014

  • Snow Report 29/7/2014

    Uploaded: 10:48am - Tue 29 July 2014

  • Weekend Report 27/7/2014

    Uploaded: 6:34pm - Fri 25 July 2014

Cross Country
Best XC Skiing Trail to DP groomed, sheltered! ski down!,bus back
Cross Country Trails Very good
Backcountry A natural wet slide occurred in Lindsay's Cliffs area on 28/7/14. Be aware of glide cracks in cliff areas and the wet snowpack.
Trail status comment All trails including DP trail groomed except Hurleys hoot, Ryan's Folly and Dargo l'out Loop.
Hotham Dinner Plain Trail Trail to DP groomed this a.m. Nicely sheltered from most of the wind. Perfect for a training run before the Pub to Pub x/c race this coming Sat 2nd August.
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: 08:35 30/07/2014

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Davenport Vill. to Skiers CrosOpenClassical & Skating30.07.2014
Skiers Crossing to Wire PlainOpenClassical & Skating30.07.2014
Wire Plain to Whiskey FlatOpenClassical & Skating30.07.2014
Charlies TrailOpenClassical & Skating30.07.2014
Christmas Hill TrailOpenClassical & Skating30.07.2014
Telemark Hill LoopOpenClassical & Skating30.07.2014
Ryans FollyOpenClassical & Skating30.07.2014
Big Spur TrailOpenClassical & Skating30.07.2014
Wonderland TrailOpenClassical & Skating30.07.2014
Rowed's RunOpenClassical & Skating30.07.2014
Race LinkOpenClassical & Skating29.07.2014
Biathlon TrailOpenSkating29.07.2014
Hurley's HootOpenClassical & Skating28.07.2014
Dargo Lookout LoopOpenClassical & Skating28.07.2014
Billy Howard TrailOpenClassical29.07.2014
Whiskey Flat to Dinner PlainOpenClassical & Skating30.07.2014

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30/7/14 - 10:08pm
super fun times in the hotham parks. theyre the best they've been for years! we made a little shredit to show them off :)
cookieman
28/7/14 - 6:30pm
Ski off at first light at Mt Hotham. My daughters group skiing off down to HV just after 7am Sunday morning.
hothamite
26/7/14 - 8:34pm
Quoting Boodwah:
Beautiful photos !!
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

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