Hotham Snow Report

9:08am - 27 Sep 2020
Lifts Open 0 of 14
Snowfall (24hrs) 1 cm
Snow Depth (Natural) 32 cm
Today's Weather: Max 19°c

Conditions

Due to stage 3 restrictions in regional Victoria the downhill ski fields area will remain closed. Exercise within the open areas of the resort is restricted to Mt Hotham residents only. The toboggan park will be closed and will not be managed or maintained. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lift operations have now ceased for the duration of winter 2020 due to the continued COVID-19 health crisis and the introduction of lockdown restrictions by the Victorian Government. Anyone entering the ski area does so at their own risk. The snowpack is currently thin and variable with many unmarked hazards and obstacles. There is currently no grooming of downhill runs, however snowmobiles, snow cats, machinery and other vehicles may be operating in the ski field at any time for maintenance purposes. Please also note the Hotham Medical Centre and local ambulance service are not currently operating.

Weather

PrecipitationSnowing Lightly
VisibilityMedium
Forecast: Cloudy. High (80%) chance of snow showers, becoming less likely this afternoon. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h.

Snow Depths

Snow Depth: Natural32cm
Snow Depth: Snowmaking107cm

Snowfall History

27 Sep 20201cm
26 Sep 202013cm
25 Sep 202018cm
7 Day Snowfall34cm
Season Snowfall (to date)201cm

Facilities

SnowmakingConcluded for Season
Terrain Parks0
Heli LinkClosed

Trails

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Snow Cams

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Weather Forecast

Fri Nov 27
Max 19°c
Becoming windy. Sunny.
Sat Nov 28
15°c | 22°c
Shower or two. Very windy.
Sun Nov 29
10°c | 15°c
Morning shower or two.
Mon Nov 30
4°c | 16°c
Mostly sunny.
Tue Dec 1
12°c | 21°c
Shower or two. Very windy.
Wed Dec 2
2°c | 12°c
Wind easing. Partly cloudy.
Thu Dec 3
1°c | 13°c
Partly cloudy.

Comments

mr
29/9/20 - 1:01pm
my 11yo was pretty stoked when we found we had skiied 'skeleton gully' off the back of higgi to the gully under the genny. i like names, and the stories they hold, its very human, and sometimes the wronger the are the more they tell a story way things are heading everything at hotham might be backcountry....although i rolled the dice again and got a 2021 pass
27/9/20 - 7:28pm
hongomania: Ive never been a fan of named backcountry runs
Pretty important they are named for rescue purposes though.
hongomania
27/9/20 - 6:23pm
Hermannator: When you think you know Hotham like the back of your hand, only to find out you don't know where "Harris' horror" is...
Ive never been a fan of named backcountry runs
Hermannator
27/9/20 - 5:44pm
I concur with , after having seen the video on missnowitall. Steve is as follows: From FB (
Tanuki
27/9/20 - 5:28pm
Isn't Hackers Horror directly beneath Village chair? As in, look at that Hack riding that shitty line trying to show off.
Gregah
27/9/20 - 5:05pm
Hermannator: When you think you know Hotham like the back of your hand, only to find out you don't know where "Harris' horror" is...
Indeed. Is this Hackers Horror misplaced or some special line down avi gully that neither of us is aware of?!
benchives
27/9/20 - 5:00pm
Hows Steve leegoing?
27/9/20 - 4:48pm
Hermannator: When you think you know Hotham like the back of your hand, only to find out you don't know where "Harris' horror" is...
Its between Australia Drift and Avalanche Gully.
Hermannator
27/9/20 - 4:29pm
When you think you know Hotham like the back of your hand, only to find out you don't know where "Harris' horror" is...
Scott No Mates
27/9/20 - 9:34am
Linky to the article above: Link
Untele-whippet
26/9/20 - 7:23pm
Skiddy85
26/9/20 - 5:56pm
Some pics from today 159340?w=640&q=60&fit=max&auto=format" />
Warlock_01
9/9/20 - 9:33am
Devastating news from the Falls Creek community.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
25/8/20 - 9:49am
Hotham/ Dinner Plain Resort staff have put the skating and classic groomer chook footer grooves on the surface at Whiskey Flat . For whom I know not but in a more sane and forgiving cosmos I would be skiing on that today August 25th 2020 ! This is just torture. Look at that fresh snow and sunshine and blue skies.
mauricem
4/8/20 - 11:20pm
D-eye: Hotham and Falls Creek aren't re-opening this season and passes will be refunded.
If you look at the detail of epic coverage and depending on what resort/period you elected the refund could be very minimal even if you havent used your pass yet. If that is the case it seems pretty unfair to me. The epic coverage doc is dense and probably unfathomable to many.
Any
4/8/20 - 3:22pm
D-eye: Hotham and Falls Creek aren't re-opening this season and passes will be refunded.
i had kept my pass in hope, but all is lost. there's so little snow on the ground that they couldn't open much anyway. i went back to the early 80's to find a worse season. i still plan to (try to) stay and continue to hike/ski whats available. but with this news my lodge may close and im suddenly homeless. but i figure there will be lots of empty places up here that people will be happy to have occupied. we got < 1cm overnight. but at least the ground is cold now for the rest of the storm. so far 30 days of hiking the same runs over and over again. is getting pretty boring. at least im super fit tho. top of summit chair, looking out at Mt Feathertop at 2pm today:
D-eye
4/8/20 - 1:33pm
Hotham and Falls Creek aren't re-opening this season and passes will be refunded.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
27/7/20 - 3:58pm
Luken: Thanks, except for my thoughts when Im watching Essendon play, or Australian batsmen.. then Im not so positive.. I always thought downhill mountain biking was about as close to skiing as you could come, the turning, picking your lines, looking at obstacles, weighing up speed vs risk vs reward.. I was actually telling my friends pre-covid that this week was about as sure a thing as you get in AU resorts, we would have booked if not for lockdown... To think I could have been at Hotham staring out the window at the pouring rain and paying for the privillege.. Covid has helped me avoid my personal vision of hell!
Yes, my annual trip to snow camp at JB Hut and XC ski from Dinner Plain to Wire Plain and back is not on at all. Even if I was unfettered by CV19 plague restrictions ,You'd be lucky to get a snow peg lost in the snow at this rate.
Luken
27/7/20 - 3:51pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: You are a perpetual cup half full kind of man. I am planning to ski in Japan in March 2022. I need something to focus on in the depths of SDS .( ski deprivation syndrome). I am not used to being stuck at home in winter and not skiing. It is not good at all . Cycling is useful. I imagine I am skiing and turning while coasting down hills and bends on my bicycle.
Thanks, except for my thoughts when Im watching Essendon play, or Australian batsmen.. then Im not so positive.. I always thought downhill mountain biking was about as close to skiing as you could come, the turning, picking your lines, looking at obstacles, weighing up speed vs risk vs reward.. I was actually telling my friends pre-covid that this week was about as sure a thing as you get in AU resorts, we would have booked if not for lockdown... To think I could have been at Hotham staring out the window at the pouring rain and paying for the privillege.. Covid has helped me avoid my personal vision of hell!
Mister Tee on XC Skis
27/7/20 - 3:27pm
Luken: Couldn't have picked a better year for it! If we really lucky there will be some epic late season goodness just in time for lifting of restrictions.. At least we can snow play, even if lifts are off.
You are a perpetual cup half full kind of man. I am planning to ski in Japan in March 2022. I need something to focus on in the depths of SDS .( ski deprivation syndrome). I am not used to being stuck at home in winter and not skiing. It is not good at all . Cycling is useful. I imagine I am skiing and turning while coasting down hills and bends on my bicycle.

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