Hotham Snow Report Open

8:54am - 22 Sep 2017       
Lifts Open 13 of 14
Snowfall (24hrs) 0 cm
Snow Depth (Natural) 167 cm
Weather: Some high cloud about.. Forecast Max 10°c

Skiing & Boarding

Good skiing on groomed runs. Heavenly Valley and The Big D.

Bill Barker Report

Another balmy day of great spring skiing on the way, with just a bit more wind than yesterday. The temperature is already 4.5 degrees and we are heading for a very warm top temp of 10 degrees, and the wind is a warm stiff northerly. The snow has had a very shallow freeze overnight so it will soften very quickly for really good turns on the groomers as soon as the sun hits each aspect. It will likely get very soft later on, so it may be worth grabbing your fattest skis or jumping on a board for some fun in the slush this afternoon. Make the most of this great weather, perfect cover and excellent spring snow conditions. Enjoy.

Weather

PrecipitationNone
VisibilityExcellent
Forecast: Some high cloud about this morning then a mostly sunny afternoon. Winds northwesterly 40 to 50 km/h decreasing to 30 to 35 km/h in the late afternoon

Road Conditions

OmeoOpen and Clear
HarrietvilleOpen and Clear

Surface

Snow CoverWhole Resort
Surface ConditionSoftening
SnowmakingOn Standby

Snow Depths

Snow Depth: Natural167cm
Snow Depth: Snowmaking161cm
Snow Depth: Sun Run175cm
Snow Depth: Big D161cm
Snow Depth: Upper Higgi Drive164cm

Snowfall History

19 Sep 20177cm
17 Sep 20179cm
16 Sep 20179cm
Season Snowfall (to date)462cm

Terrain Parks

Summit Terrain ParkOpen
Basin Rail ParkOpen
Big D Rail ParkNot Constructed
Road Runner Skier / Boarder XClosed

Facilities

Snowplay AreaWire Plain
Scenic RidesClosed
Kat SkiingClosed
Heli LinkClosed

Trails

Hotham - Dinner Plain: 22/09 Trail to DP groomed yesterday. / skate / classic. Note, DP bus running on low season timetable.
Cross Country Trails: Firm early / softening during day.
Backcountry: The base has had a shallow freeze overnight. Solar aspects will soften for really good spring snow turns as the day warms. Take Care.
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   Weather Forum

Fri Sep 22
Max 10°c
Some high cloud about this morning then a mostly sunny afternoon. Winds northwesterly 40 to 50 km/h decreasing to 30 to 35 km/h in the late afternoon.
Sat Sep 23
7°c | 11°c
Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to northeasterly 35 to 55 km/h tending northerly 55 to 65 km/h in the middle of the day then tending northwesterly 45 to 55 km/h in the evening.
Sun Sep 24
0°c | 2°c
Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of snow showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwesterly 40 to 50 km/h tending westerly 35 to 45 km/h during the evening.
Mon Sep 25
-2°c | 1°c
Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of snow showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds westerly 30 to 40 km/h decreasing to 25 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Tue Sep 26
-5°c | 4°c
Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a snow shower. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southerly during the morning.
Wed Sep 27
-4°c | 7°c
Mostly sunny day. Medium (40%) chance of rain later in the day. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning.
Thu Sep 28
1°c | 5°c
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain, most likely during the morning. Winds northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h.

Comments

The Plowking
14/9/17 - 10:45pm
Ah man. So jealous
hongomania
14/9/17 - 9:12pm
Thursday crowds. BR has a great cover. Fun at the end of the day trying to charge through heavy chopped snow
hongomania
14/9/17 - 9:09pm
The trees were soooo sweet today
hongomania
14/9/17 - 8:44pm
Lindsays loaded up
Stupid amounts of snow at the creek
hongomania
14/9/17 - 2:40pm
Extreme zone in great fresh shape and the base underneath is so consistent. The chute is full carve spec. Lindsays cliffs so loaded more like a blue run. Rewarding and fun jump turns to be had.
hongomania
14/9/17 - 1:32pm
Chondro
14/9/17 - 10:12am
Heading up this weekend for a split if anyone is about
almontyrat
10/9/17 - 10:50am
SuskiQ: Hi Stansi. I'm broken. Season done for me. Super awkward reverse snowplow forward fall has caused a double Achilles injury. Fortunately not snapped either of them and won't know degree of damage until I have an ultrasound on both ankles tomorrow. 29yrs skiing and this is my 1st injury so I guess I've done well to make it this far. Have to say doing both ankles sucks big time, especially in a lodge with a squillion stairs :(
Oh Susie that's terrible. I hope the damage is not too severe and that you have a speedy recovery.
SuskiQ
10/9/17 - 10:49am
Hi Stansi. I'm broken. Season done for me. Super awkward reverse snowplow forward fall has caused a double Achilles injury. Fortunately not snapped either of them and won't know degree of damage until I have an ultrasound on both ankles tomorrow. 29yrs skiing and this is my 1st injury so I guess I've done well to make it this far. Have to say doing both ankles sucks big time, especially in a lodge with a squillion stairs :(
stansi
9/9/17 - 8:29pm
SuskiQ: Who's around tomorrow & the weekend? I'm heading up this arvo.
Hi, what happened in Slalom Gully? And how was the Village chair ride?
hongomania
9/9/17 - 6:52pm
Could use a lift from hotham- dp if anyone can help!
Cuppa
9/9/17 - 10:37am
Gee there is a lot snow around. Towie hut at bottom of drift has been buried. I haven't seen it like this for years.
Tanuki
8/9/17 - 7:12pm
Yeoowwww
The Plowking
8/9/17 - 6:34pm
hongomania:
Sorry for loud audio - cbf editing
Epic
SuskiQ
7/9/17 - 11:18am
Who's around tomorrow & the weekend? I'm heading up this arvo.
Endless_Winter
7/9/17 - 7:08am
Tanuki: superb, Wendix?
Close, "off the edge".
hongomania
6/9/17 - 8:50pm
Sorry for loud audio - cbf editing
hongomania
6/9/17 - 8:46pm
mr: One tree, yeah hongo? Great pic
Nah white hill
mr
6/9/17 - 8:38pm
One tree, yeah hongo? Great pic
hongomania
6/9/17 - 8:13pm
Pics say it all

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