Hotham Snow Report

6:56am - 19 Jul 2019
Lifts Open 10 of 14
Snowfall (24hrs) 1 cm
Snow Depth (Natural) 71 cm
Today's Weather: Max 1°c

Conditions

We had another 1 cm freshen up overnight and there is the odd flurry as I write this. The temperature has warmed to minus 1.5, the wind has picked up and swung back to the north-west and there is some low cloud blowing through the village. The combination of the slight warming and the dusting of snow has left the snow surface feeling pretty good and probably a bit more consistent than yesterday. The groomers should be smooth and easy first thing this morning, while the off piste base feels a little softer underfoot. The wind and cloud may make things a bit challenging up high but the valley will offer good protection from both. A big cheerio to all of the visiting school groups who graced the slopes this week. I hope you have had a beaut time and look forward to seeing you ripping up the mountain in the future. Enjoy.

Weather

PrecipitationSnow Flurries
VisibilityFair
Forecast: Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of snow showers this morning. Winds westerly 35 to 45 km/h tending west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h early in the morning then turning northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h in the late evening.

Snow Depths

Snow Depth: Natural71cm
Snow Depth: Snowmaking78cm

Snowfall History

19 Jul 20191cm
18 Jul 20194cm
15 Jul 201917cm
7 Day Snowfall48cm
Season Snowfall (to date)189cm

Facilities

SnowmakingOvernight
Terrain Parks2
Heli LinkOpen

Trails

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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

Fri Jul 19
Max 1°c
Possible morning snow shower.
Sat Jul 20
-3°c | 1°c
Possible snow shower. Windy.
Sun Jul 21
-1°c | 0°c
Snow showers. Wind easing.
Mon Jul 22
-2°c | 2°c
Becoming windy. Mostly sunny.
Tue Jul 23
-2°c | 0°c
Snow showers. Windy.
Wed Jul 24
-5°c | 0°c
Snow showers easing.
Thu Jul 25
-3°c | 1°c
Snow shower or two.

Comments

19/7/19 - 8:55am
Echo Base: Absolutely lovely day out there today. Not enough fresh to warrant wandering off the groomers, but no wind, firm base, dry snow on top, and a sky like this:
Looks amazing!
Echo Base
18/7/19 - 12:40pm
Absolutely lovely day out there today. Not enough fresh to warrant wandering off the groomers, but no wind, firm base, dry snow on top, and a sky like this:
17/7/19 - 3:15pm
Rick Ross Da Boss: Her name is pug?LOL
Pugs...plural ;)
16/7/19 - 9:07am
15/7/19 - 9:52am
Onlybackscratchers: Harrietville side shut at moment.
Was shut for the rest of the evening. Saw two bus breakdowns on the way up. Was ugly.
MHzMe
14/7/19 - 4:39pm
MHzMe: You have forced me to get all VSG on you. Here are the runs as best I understand them. Happy to be corrected!
OK I got fairly confused there. My google-foo skills finally came through, and I found the 2003 trail map archived online, including the inset of Golden Point. Voila!
The 2003 trail map is archived at Link
mr
14/7/19 - 2:22pm
Spewing tomorrow is the first day of school and all that. Would love to be there tomoz
Onlybackscratchers
14/7/19 - 1:46pm
Harrietville side shut at moment.
Parallax
14/7/19 - 12:59pm
All chairs on wind hold.
Hermannator
14/7/19 - 11:50am
Great conditions here but CONVOYS on harrietvlle - if coming up go OMEO
Rick Ross Da Boss
14/7/19 - 9:34am
Young Angus: Haha umm yes that was a late reply...yes, maybe ;) Or maybe I just fell asleep on the couch with my pugs and woke up when one of them kicked me :D
Her name is pug?LOL
14/7/19 - 8:53am
Rick Ross Da Boss: Big night Angus.....? ;)
Haha umm yes that was a late reply...yes, maybe ;) Or maybe I just fell asleep on the couch with my pugs and woke up when one of them kicked me :D
WaistDeep
14/7/19 - 8:51am
Hotham report says average depth 60cm.... Is it usually around the 1m mark before they can get the Orchard chair open?
Rick Ross Da Boss
14/7/19 - 6:40am
Young Angus: Hahaha waist deep in undergrowth...either way it's looking more and more awesome each day at the moment!
Big night Angus.....? ;)
14/7/19 - 1:01am
Hahaha waist deep in undergrowth...either way it's looking more and more awesome each day at the moment!
Rick Ross Da Boss
13/7/19 - 6:58pm
Haters gown hate
Rick Ross Da Boss
13/7/19 - 6:58pm
Pink: Waist deep in undergrowth.
Where did they claim waist deep?
Onlybackscratchers
13/7/19 - 6:48pm
No it wasn't waist deep today, but it was pretty good with plenty of boot deep turns.
Lower areas occasionally required a bit of creative thinking.
13/7/19 - 5:54pm
Ha ha powdered sugar marketing wank. If it was powder what is that big hole/gap doing next to the left side of his body? I dont do facebook etc , is that the sort of stuff they spray on there ?
13/7/19 - 3:03pm
hongomania: Waist deep blower at Hotham apparently....More like umcompacted multi day storm rain combo on bush
Waist deep in undergrowth.

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