Hotham Snow Report

8:59am - 24 Jun 2018
Lifts Open 7 of 14
Snowfall (24hrs) 0 cm
Snow Depth (Natural) 68 cm
Today's Weather: Max —°c

Conditions

Cold and clear with a moderate southerly wind this morning. Yesterday saw the cloud move in around mid morning and we even had a dusting of snow on dusk. I think it will stay mostly clear today, and the snow on the groomers will be great again. The Terrain Park on the Summit has been built and is looking beaut. Enjoy.

Weather

PrecipitationNone
VisibilityExcellent
Forecast: Partly cloudy. Winds south to southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h.

Snow Depths

Snow Depth: Natural68cm
Snow Depth: Snowmaking68cm

Snowfall History

19 Jun 20184cm
18 Jun 201816cm
17 Jun 201816cm
7 Day Snowfall23cm
Season Snowfall (to date)102cm

Facilities

SnowmakingIn Progress
Terrain Parks2
Heli LinkClosed

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

Sun Jun 24
Max —°c
Partly cloudy.
Mon Jun 25
-6°c | 0°c
Early fog then sunny.
Tue Jun 26
-3°c | 1°c
Partly cloudy.
Wed Jun 27
-3°c | 0°c
Possible snow shower.
Thu Jun 28
-3°c | 1°c
Partly cloudy.
Fri Jun 29
-3°c | 0°c
Snow shower or two developing.
Sat Jun 30
-4°c | -2°c
Snow shower or two.

Comments

snowgum
23/6/18 - 10:04pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: The snow cam. on Dinner Plain has a green season image. There must be snow there now!
Keeps all the riff raff away Mr T. ....think Iceland not Greenland!! (/:-/)
Mister Tee on XC Skis
23/6/18 - 9:22pm
The snow cam. on Dinner Plain has a green season image. There must be snow there now!
The Plowking
23/6/18 - 6:49pm
I tend to go when the road and weather are at their worst so Omeo usually. They close the other way in at the front of a hat these days. Bugger missing the very reason I go because of closes! Rule of thumb. If snowing, Omeo. If not, Harrietville
Mister Tee on XC Skis
23/6/18 - 2:48pm
snowgum: Gee hope occupants are OK ? My 2 cents: Have had my scariest slides on the Hoth-Harry Rd. These I tend to go via Omeo in winter - especially at night/ fresh snow - even with all wheeler. And from the SE subs, it's only an hour or so more driving for less stress.
That is not a bad idea. I am planning a JB hut snow camp/XC ski weekend in August. It could be less drama coming from Bairnsdale and via Omeo.
21/6/18 - 8:48pm
nice pics
21/6/18 - 8:47pm
mr: beautiful. what a start
exactly
21/6/18 - 8:46pm
hongomania: Some roadside snatching going on past wire plain. Maybe next time don't drive into 50cm of fresh on boggy grass
great looking snow, though
GS
20/6/18 - 4:06pm
yep, resorts must dream of starts like this.
mr
20/6/18 - 3:53pm
beautiful. what a start
Boodwah
20/6/18 - 3:47pm
Yesterday was too beautiful, took a million photos. Groomers skiing as good as I’ve ever seen for June!
Boodwah
20/6/18 - 3:46pm
hongomania
19/6/18 - 8:18pm
Hmmmm crust is fun
hongomania
19/6/18 - 7:34pm
Glorious afternoon today. Especially after a well earned sleep in! Unrideable crust off piste. Cruisy wander thru the xc area to enjoy the sun and views. Really want to ski off basalt temple as shown in the centre of the pic below
snowtyres
17/6/18 - 8:54pm
mick chopps: I've seen cars off near the police station all the time. I suspect it's more a case of folks relaxing on the comparatively flatter and less intimidating section of the road through the village and not paying quite enough attention. easy to pick up just that little bit too much speed along that section and bang you're in trouble.
An icy road surface is not always the cause of the problems on the GAR, deep snow slush can easily turn a driver into a passenger. On a wet country road hydroplaning or aquaplaning is dangerous, slush planing that can occur when driving on wet soft snow on alpine roads is even more dangerous. Slush planing occurs because the tyre loses contact with the road and you can not steer, or brake, the vehicle. The combination of deep slushy melting snow, a layer of water on the road surface, and possibly ice can make driving extremely dangerous, even for the most experienced driver. It is important to have tyres with the proper tread pattern, design, depth and properties to suit these types of road/weather conditions. When there is deep snow slush on the road, and the driving speed exceeds a certain limit, the tread pattern of the tyre may no longer pushes aside the slush and water from underneath the tyre. The contact between the tyre and the road will be lost, and so will the grip. This video may help to explain………..
hongomania
17/6/18 - 4:29pm
Some roadside snatching going on past wire plain. Maybe next time don't drive into 50cm of fresh on boggy grass
stansi
15/6/18 - 6:43pm
Not sure of direction, but down Mc Colls.
15/6/18 - 3:51pm
Hully: Both finished up in hospital with really serious injuries. Both experienced drivers, at least one a long term snow clearer at Falls and Hotham. From reports the car went off in the vicinity of Big D.
So coming down the hill and going straight off at the right hander before McColls?
mr
15/6/18 - 1:38pm
....and experienced drivers are not immune to fuck ups.
mick chopps
15/6/18 - 7:23am
snowgum: Mmm, I wouldn't have said near Big D was the worst bit of road. Better there than off the summit or Baldy etc...?
I've seen cars off near the police station all the time. I suspect it's more a case of folks relaxing on the comparatively flatter and less intimidating section of the road through the village and not paying quite enough attention. easy to pick up just that little bit too much speed along that section and bang you're in trouble.
mick chopps
15/6/18 - 7:21am
Hully: Both finished up in hospital with really serious injuries. Both experienced drivers, at least one a long term snow clearer at Falls and Hotham. From reports the car went off in the vicinity of Big D.
thanks for the further info. doesn't sound good at all, hope they pull through!!!

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