Hotham Snow Report

9:16am - 05 Aug 2020
Lifts Open 0 of 14
Snowfall (24hrs) 1 cm
Snow Depth (Natural) 18 cm
Today's Weather: Max -1°c

Conditions

Only another 1 or 2 cm overnight and the very occasional flurry again this morning. The temp is a very chilly minus 5.7 and the wind a strong south-westerly. More dust on very hard crust but maybe the odd patch of very shallow smooth snow out there somewhere. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Please note the Hotham ski area, including all runs and trails, is currently closed and lift operations are suspended until at least 19 August due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria . 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

PrecipitationSnow Flurries
VisibilityFair
Forecast: Cloudy. High (80%) chance of snow showers, becoming less likely in the late morning. Winds west to southwesterly 35 to 45 km/h becoming southwesterly 25 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon then turning northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Snow Depths

Snow Depth: Natural18cm
Snow Depth: Snowmaking107cm

Snowfall History

05 Aug 20201cm
04 Aug 20201cm
21 Jul 20201cm
7 Day Snowfall2cm
Season Snowfall (to date)72cm

Facilities

SnowmakingOn Standby
Terrain Parks0
Heli LinkClosed

Trails

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Snow Cams

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Weather Forecast

Fri Aug 7
Max -1°c
Snow. Very windy.
Sat Aug 8
-3°c | 1°c
Snow showers.
Sun Aug 9
-2°c | 1°c
Snow showers. Becoming windy.
Mon Aug 10
-4°c | 3°c
Snow shower or two.
Tue Aug 11
-3°c | 3°c
Snow shower or two.
Wed Aug 12
-2°c | 1°c
Snow showers. Wind easing.
Thu Aug 13
-2°c | 2°c
Snow showers.

Comments

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.
Any
27/7/20 - 3:12pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: Water skiing anyone?.
if you had a kids kite right now you could go wind surfing. wind is so strong right now, and ground is so wet from rain maybe even a ski jacket would be enough sail area ;p
Luken
27/7/20 - 3:10pm
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.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
27/7/20 - 3:09pm
Hermannator:
By tomorrow, this will be worse than 2006 :cry::eek::cry:
Water skiing anyone?.
Hermannator
27/7/20 - 10:51am
By tomorrow, this will be worse than 2006 :cry::eek::cry:
Any
27/7/20 - 10:40am
r**n, freaking tons of it :( :( :(
Mister Tee on XC Skis
27/7/20 - 10:34am
Link There are still some XC ski trails that are open in the Hotham area. I doubt they would be all that great but for locals , something is better than nothing at this stage.
Boodwah
25/7/20 - 9:41pm
nice work, needs more h2o...
mr
25/7/20 - 8:36pm
Watching eddy hotham live on facestalk making me nostalgic
Skiain
24/7/20 - 11:26am
stansi: Have You tried snowzat?
Gotten many days yet Stansi? There goes our morning skates with Greg!...plenty of time to get fit for '21 season
Any
23/7/20 - 3:44pm
stansi: Have You tried snowzat?
i wanted a leader board that everyone else is on/sees, just to show of :P be funny to get 80 days a resort that doesn't have any lifts turning.
stansi
23/7/20 - 2:51pm
Have You tried snowzat?
Any
23/7/20 - 2:38pm
they groomed summit the other day, been nice to hike and ride there for a couple of runs every day. somehow even by 2pm the rest of the mountain doesn't soften up enough for me to enjoy spring style skiing. even sun run. so until we have more snow its repeats of a short beginner run over and over and over again .... but at least im having fun getting some big carve turns in. in other news, they've stopped the hotham app from working. before the season started I had 6 days of hiking, then they reset all the data and lost all my stats. probably because some pansy complained when they were too lazy to hike themselves. now at day 15 (plus 6) they're blocking me again. at least im on top of the leaderboard still. i guess im gonna have to count the number of days myself manually. boring! 145396?w=640&q=60&fit=max&auto=format" />
hongomania
19/7/20 - 12:28am
Young Angus: Where is that?
Imagine Snake gully hut Off the edge Hoggs back
Any
18/7/20 - 5:32pm
hongomania: Loch
thats better coverage than i expected.

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