Hotham Snow Report

11:55am - 06 Oct 2020
Lifts Open 0 of 14
Snowfall (24hrs) 0 cm
Snow Depth (Natural) 0 cm
Today's Weather: Max 5°c

Conditions

This is it, the last day of season 2019 is upon us, and it looks like we are in for a warm, windy and tropical one to finish on. The sky is mostly clear but the wind has picked up to a strong northerly which is forecast to strengthen during the morning. The temperature is a whopping 11 degrees already, heading for a top of 12 degrees but the wind is going to make it feel a little cooler. The snow has not frozen overnight so will be reasonably quick on the groomers for the first few laps and then will soon slow for soft snow fun. Off piste will still be skiing pretty well all day if you hit the right aspects at the right time. The wind may be an issue with some of the lifts so check the status before committing to an objective. Providing the wind is ok, we should be cutting laps at Heavenly for the last day, which is always a great way to wrap it up for the winterand would be a nice bookend for this year. If you cast your mind back, Heavenly Valley was skiable for the adventurous on Opening Weekend (who were surprisingly rewarded with coffee and ales from Joyce Brokhoff hut). We then got washed out but, were soon up and running again thanks to a massive effort from the snowmaking and grooming teams. A big storm arrived in early July and we have been rocking ever since. The extended week has seen awesome spring skiing and there were plenty of epic powder days earlier on. All up, it was another great season with lots of awesome turns to be had all over the mountain. I hope you scored your share. Thanks for following my morning waffle, have a great summer, and I look forward to bringing you the good news next winter. Hooroo for now!

Weather

PrecipitationNone
VisibilityExcellent
Forecast: Mostly sunny. Winds northwesterly 45 to 65 km/h.

Snow Depths

Snow Depth: Natural0cm
Snow Depth: Snowmaking107cm

Snowfall History

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cm
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7 Day Snowfall0cm
Season Snowfall (to date)0cm

Facilities

SnowmakingConcluded for Season
Terrain Parks0
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 May 29
Max 5°c
Sunny.
Sat May 30
1°c | 4°c
Very windy. Mostly sunny.
Sun May 31
1°c | 1°c
Snow showers. Very windy.
Mon Jun 1
-1°c | -1°c
Snow showers. Wind easing.
Tue Jun 2
-4°c | -1°c
Snow shower or two.
Wed Jun 3
-4°c | 4°c
Partly cloudy.
Thu Jun 4
-3°c | 4°c
Partly cloudy.

Comments

mr
6/11/19 - 5:43pm
good effort!
xu?boarder
5/11/19 - 1:37pm
Some late turns on Friday around Aus drift / dargo area
Skiain
30/10/19 - 1:44am
Returned from Bogong High Plains on Sunday, drove over Hotham. Snake, Imagine and a gully or two in Dargo Bowl are all holding up well. Nordic Bowl at Falls had cover on some loops, but I was unsure of depth and quality so left the skis in the bag.
Hermannator
23/10/19 - 11:09am
Great effort. Alas, at the same time last year, the cover was continuous right down to the HV lift load and beyond - to village chair.
Skiain
22/10/19 - 8:01pm
Sun 20th Oct, Snake Gully, Imagine, Race Gully, Gunbarrel, Slalom Gully, Peach Bowl were all skiable with only small unskiable sections or gaps on Slalom, Race and Gunbarrel. Peach stopped abruptly at the rocks in mid-Canyon. Snow was sticky with the pink dust and recent snow. Morning view camped out off Dargo rd
Ice wire at Heavenly Valley pond
Looking down Snake Gully
Looking up Snake Gully from HV chair load
Spring colours amongst regrowth from the most recent fires, along upper Dargo High Plains rd
mr
18/10/19 - 11:53am
looks like imagine and snake and marys are still fairly intact, presumably dargo, h-gully and womens dhill all skiiable
Skiain
18/10/19 - 11:40am
mr: my gawd i was tempted last night......but of course kids dogs contractor payment claims fee proposals bank guarantees and all that got in the way
heading back up tonight, MTB adventures as back-up, if the white is brown
mr
18/10/19 - 9:51am
my gawd i was tempted last night......but of course kids dogs contractor payment claims fee proposals bank guarantees and all that got in the way
Hermannator
18/10/19 - 9:47am
Hermannator
18/10/19 - 9:47am
someone went skiing today:
snowgum
8/10/19 - 2:04pm
Pink: Thatís good news for the Pygmy Possums. Link
They need a good summer - had two baddies apparently!!
7/10/19 - 7:05pm
Thatís good news for the Pygmy Possums. Link
cookieman
7/10/19 - 6:38pm
Bogong moths in plague proportions at Hotham on the weekend. This is the time, no shortage of the big buggers.
7/10/19 - 3:22pm
Ramshead: Hello. NSW skier here stalking the VIC threads. Congrats on the most evocative verbal image of the year. Pure poetry. Outstanding. Bogongs I take it. Heard their numbers have been dropping lately BTW
Definitely Bogongs. Big buggers and plenty of them. Interesting trip home trying to usher them out of the car as they randomly and wildly made their presence known.
Ramshead
7/10/19 - 2:36pm
skiman81: Cleaning moth guts off the bottom of the skis. What a way to end the season!
Hello. NSW skier here stalking the VIC threads. Congrats on the most evocative verbal image of the year. Pure poetry. Outstanding. Bogongs I take it. Heard their numbers have been dropping lately BTW
Timmossy
7/10/19 - 11:57am
Portable snow guns back out for 2020 and chairs will be pulled off by days end - season finished only yesterday. Seems the lift has a reverse gear to do this. #gettinshitdone
Skiain
7/10/19 - 10:11am
Timmossy: 13:43 update - about 20 people out skiing.
yep, that'd be me out there polishing the bases with gravel and grass ;-) Imagine and Snake held up surprisingly well, considering
6/10/19 - 2:04pm
Cleaning moth guts off the bottom of the skis. What a way to end the season!
Timmossy
6/10/19 - 1:43pm
13:43 update - about 20 people out skiing.
mr
6/10/19 - 11:24am
If you could ski lindsays for me and pick up the yellow kids helmet at the bottom of the cliffs id be appreciative! ;)

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