Ski Australia - Victoria

Mount Hotham Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Hotham at 1652 m altitude issued: 9 pm29 Sep 2016 (local time)  
Ski Australia - Victoria

Mount Hotham Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mount Hotham Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Fri afternoon. Becoming milder with drizzle, on Sat night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 9°C on Sun morning, min -2°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri morning, near gales from the NNW by Sun afternoon).

Days 4-6 Mount Hotham Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 20.0mm) on Sun night. Becoming colder with heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Mon morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 8°C on Sun night, min -3°C on Wed morning). Mainly gales.
ThuFriday 30Saturday 1Sunday 2Monday 3Tuesday 4Wed
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light snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
clear
snow showers
heavy snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
snow showers
km/h
Wind (km/h)
30 NNW30
5 NNE5
20 W20
25 WNW25
35 WNW35
40 WNW40
35 NW35
55 NW55
55 NNW55
65 N65
45 NW45
55 WNW55
60 WNW60
60 NW60
65 W65
50 WNW50
65 W65
55 WSW55
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max°C
Max °C
-1-101224998-1-2011-1-20
min°C
Min °C
-2-1-1-1111681-2-2-21-1-2-30
chill°C
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-10-1-7-7-6-6-602-6-11-11-12-7-9-11-13-8
Humid.%999699969790905663859997919999999375
Freezing level (m)135015001550155019002050225028003250285015501400140018001800135012501650
Mount Hotham freezing level scale
snowy slopeMount Hotham freezing level
Sunrise-5:48--5:47--5:45--5:43--5:41--5:41-
Sunset--6:14--6:15--6:15--6:16--6:17--6:19

Other resorts in Australia - Victoria are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (1)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Mount Hotham at the specific elevation of 1652 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Mount Hotham. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of Australia.

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Visitor Reviews of Mount Hotham

Karl from Switzerland writes:

If you love freeriding, Mount Hotham is one of the best ski resorts in the world. I should know as I have skied every major Australian and NZ ski resort, many resorts in western Canada, western USA, Italy, France, Austria and Switzerland. I normally visit around 25 different international ski resorts per year.

If you are prepared you may encounter rain, slush, elephant snot, Australian Powder, Canadian corduroy and champagne powder. You will enjoy the good, the bad and the ugly at Mount Hotham. Like all Australian ski resorts conditions and weather are variable, but Mount Hotham has many secrets. Secrets so good, that when the conditions are perfect, there is not a better place to ski.

Try the following during the worst possible snow storms only with a local or a Mount Hotham ski ambassador.
Inbounds
1. Blue Ribbon as you can hide from the wild weather,
2. Notice Board, The wall of death and the pipeline off the Village loop,
3. The Canyon and Brockhoff off the HV chair.

Prepared for backcountry and very wild weather. Take a friend, when the Gotcha chair is closed and walk up Green Line and ski the following only if you know the terrain and can ski any run in any condition:
1. Gotcha, The ridge, and Mary's Slide. As soon as you drop off the ridge you are in a paradise full of untouched powder!
2. Coles Bowl and the remaining runs skier's left are great if the bottom funnel of Mary's has been skied out.
3. If the Orchard is closed, don't fear, ski all the way down Keogh's down to Orchard load cross the Swindler's platform and follow the creek back to Swindler's trail. It eventually joins the official Valley trail from Mary's Slide.

Where to go when the storm clears? HV
1. HV as it typically opens on certain in-peak season at 7:30am. Check with Guest Services. It is good everywhere.
2. Wendix is untracked, because most people turn right at the top of HV.
3. Try skier's left of Imagine, over the ridge is untracked, then continue to top of Brockoff and feed right back onto Patroller's drop.

Unfortunately, HV is usually skied out in one or two hours, so, Extreme and Orchard are next on the radar. As soon as Gotcha opens, well, take the lift...
1. Ski the Extreme zone.
2. Ski into Orchard and enjoy intermediate cruising,
3. After Orchard is done ski Boarder's Valley, skier's right of Spargo's trail. Snowboarder's take this option, because they run out of momentum as Spargo's trail enters the flat, wooded section of the run.
4. One tree hill is quite nice. If this is what you like then, ask Guest Services or a local to show you the Golden Point area. Do not enter this area without local knowledge. There are no reference points through the woods and you could easily lose your bearing. The area is skied out very quickly, so, be sure you can ski any run in any condition.

What's next?
If you don't mind a walk then try...
1. Australia drift and Avalanche Gully.
2. If you like this alot, Dargo west face and try Parachute Drop (Instructor's Gully) way beyond the Drift T-bar.
3. Done it all...ski HG AKA Harris Gully, but, you should have backcountry experience before skiing down the other side ridge beyond the Drift T-bar.
4. There are more bowls including Dargo bowl, and Diamantina or South West face to Baldy Hollow beyond the Telecom tower on the summit.

Further afield...
1. P Gully - the north facing bowl skier's left of the summit,
2. Eagle's ridge - the southern rim of P Gully, and
3. Women's Downhill off the south face of Mt. Higginbotham.

As you can see, there is plenty to offer the freerider!

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