Although plan B could be to go back to Victoria Falls and green camp there.
I think you've just done the entire day wrong.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.
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.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
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.How can the Snow Report claim:- "The snow has had a decent freeze overnight",
When the temp never even got down to Zero ° ??