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Snow Report Hotham 2019 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Hotham & Dinner Plain' started by D-eye, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    Week nights should be faintly better.
     
  2. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    Although plan B could be to go back to Victoria Falls and green camp there.
     
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  3. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Excellent morning up here. Some deep deep snow out of HV this morning. Everyone's hitting the sidecountry pretty hard too.
     
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  4. The Plowking

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  5. Onlybackscratchers

    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    First run of day down Gotcha, not bad. Just went down Micks (Hulls), one of the best runs I've ever had.

    Remarkable weekend, as good as yesterday.
     
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  6. The Plowking

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    So good
     
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  7. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I managed 3 loops out there before gotcha opened. Anything leeward was epic
     
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  8. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    Hi.
    A snap decision based on amazing deep powder snow at Mt. Buffalo has been made !!! .

    My friend and I are going snow camping at Lake Catani hut at Mt. Buffalo tomorrow for 2 nights. She will be on snow shoes and I will be on BC XC skis. The entire mountain at Mt. Buffalo is rarely skiable like it is now, it costs nothing ski and camp there, and the trails have been groomed, whereas JB Hut and surrounds are skiable every winter.
     
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  9. Onlybackscratchers

    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Earlier in the day, fun around Lindsays. A great run somewhere between Micks (Hulls) and Golden Point. Left some nice marks looking back from Blue Ribbon chair.

    3.00pm and done. As always Half-Backscratchers will go to the end. Superb weekend with September now looking good to.
     
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  10. doddles

    doddles Hard Yards

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    Knackered. That is all.
     
  11. doddles

    doddles Hard Yards

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    Heavy downpours here in Omeo over the last hour or so, ongoing. That's in contrast to fairly dry weather in Omeo earlier today and yesterday. Hope it's snowing a bit more up top
     
  12. Hermannator

    Hermannator One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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  14. Onlybackscratchers

    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    A few more from the weekend. The pole test. Silver Brumby Hut. And Half-Backscratchers digging trenches until that fallen tree stopped him cold.
     
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  15. MarkV

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    Nice sunrise at Hotham. A little bit of high cloud with flat light ATM. The snow is holding up really well .
     
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  16. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    Snowing lightly at Hotham. Not much accumulation but better than r@#n. Summit, Gotcha, Orchard/Keoghs, Roadrunner on wind hold. The groomers in open areas are skiing well.
     
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  18. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    This afternoon was very super excellent. Not anywhere near as deep as the last storm; but even better quality

    Extreme zone is basically shark free now - meant I could ski with more commitment. Had some highly satisfying skiing; aggressive yet controlled. Steepest part of Mary's was absolutely sensational - nothing like shredding steep pow and racing your sluff

    The flow of the terrain at Hotham is the best on days like today - ridgelines into delicious pow wow filled, untracked bowls. This season I have found some new lines; feel I am reading the terrain better than ever

    Resort in great shape. 1.5m with fresh is just perfect - no sharks; but not too filled in. Lots of features around
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  19. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great stuff hongo
     
  20. L337sk33

    L337sk33 First Runs

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    Not sure I would agree with the other comments entered today. My take was that I would occasionally get a pleasant feeling that there was neither solid ice nor chopped up re-compacted dirty snow under the first 2 inches of surface powder. Sorry, not powder, but sleet. It was painful on any exposed skin. Felt horrible under skis and gave many people the impression they were skiing on powder. And it was slooooooow. Not sure how many cumulative days I would need to ski in Hotham for it to be similar to an even mediocre day in North America or Europe.
     
  21. Onlybackscratchers

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    Somewhere behind Marys early on, light a bit flat but good enough. Coming down the other side. With the creek crossing at the end. I agree with @hongomania while not as deep as last week the quality was excellent. 8.30-4.30 with a couple of small breaks, I love days like this.
     
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  22. Hermannator

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    much FOMO...
     
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  23. The Plowking

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    I think you've just done the entire day wrong.
    Aspect, equipment, wax, timing, attitude. Even snow description.
     
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    L337sk33 First Runs

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    Sorry. Forgot this is the internet and didn't read the overwhelming default positive comments left. Enjoy your stove pipe.
     
  25. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    :wave::out:
     
  26. L337sk33

    L337sk33 First Runs

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    Trust me I wish I had a great experience, but after this mornings water festival I just had to check back in to learn how to realign my expectations, as well as hone superlative adjectives.
     
  27. powderhound123

    powderhound123 Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snow fairly slick first up, but once it softened the skiing was great. Everywheress fully covered, mountains looking great.
     

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  28. Onlybackscratchers

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    On the 7th day we got this, despite having flat bodies we couldn't stop smiling. Like Falls yesterday a multitude of snow types a real test for technique at times. Slush bumps under Keoghs chair, Playground and Blue Ribbon, some cream early on down Marys, fast and furious over on Orchard. Sugar and ice on Heavenly. All a stack of fun, tomorrow is looking good, was refreezing fast later in day.
     
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    Super Saturday. Bit of breeze up top, seems to be softening slower than yesterday, plenty of sugar around. Crowds building, early lunchtime.
     
  30. mr

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    And slush bumps in the arvo!
     
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    Fancy_Pants Hard Yards

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    Not a good day to lose your edge in av gully. Bloke got winched out. Looked in pain even with the magic whistle.
     
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  32. crikey

    crikey Addicted Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pity this wasn't the cover for the Pub2Pub 2 weeks earlier. Great cover, almost noone on the trails and, excellent grooming which remained intact after last weekend's biathlon.

    On the trail to DP.

    Sunrise over DP before the storm last Sunday/Monday
     

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  34. Onlybackscratchers

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    What a awesome father-son 9 day ski mission. And to finish on a day like this. Orchards. Heavenly. I think we left our mark on Hotham. Now the long 5 day wait till next weekend.
     

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  35. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah today was a cracker day.
     
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  36. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    The snow cover is looking good. I am packing the car tomorrow for the drive up on Tuesday to JB Hut from Melb. via Omeo.
     
  37. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  38. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Near identical styles! Noice :cool:
     
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    He's inherited my old school tendency of keeping the skis too close together. We both chew through ski pants and the sides of our boots. One more from the trip, Heavenly on Saturday. Thanks to Snowpix, great crew.
     
  40. The Plowking

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    Ridiculous
     
  41. Onlybackscratchers

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    Finally got both the kids on a trip together and what a beautiful day. Daughter has really improved her skiing this season off limited days. So time to test her with her first trip past Spargos And well she did, now she knows the best way to the Village chair. Snow holding up well, will be interesting how long Blue Ribbon can stay open for.
     
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  42. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Son #1 is up this week as part of Uni mid term break for a week.
    Tells me he will ski all day and party all night.
    Makes me a proud dad.
     
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    Be proud when he backs it up.

    On it till you vomit.
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  45. hongomania

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    Someone having a bad day

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  46. Nick T

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    how likely the H'ville approach getting closed tomorrow?
     
  47. mr

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    dunno.....im trying to get up there b4 lunch! looks like midday is when shit gets real
     
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    How can the Snow Report claim:- "The snow has had a decent freeze overnight",
    When the temp never even got down to Zero ° ??
     
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    Marketing is a powerful tool.
     
  50. Onlybackscratchers

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    Did last weekend, only dropped to 2 Deg overnight and was fast and furious all morning. The existing lower snow is well below zero and refreezes the surface snow overnight.
     
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