Ski Australia - Victoria

Mount Hotham Snow Report for 6 Jul 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Hotham at  m altitude issued: 9 pm21 Jul 2017 (local time)
Ski Australia - Victoria

Mount Hotham Snow Report for 6 Jul 2017

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Our Snow Report for Mount Hotham brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Mount Hotham snow report shown below was updated on 6 Jul 2017. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Mount Hotham.

Mount Hotham Snow Report Issued: 6 Jul 2017

Season opens: 10 June 2017 | Season closes: 1 October 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 6 Jul 2017
Fresh snow depth:1cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
58
31
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsArtificial

Resort Ski Report:7 out of 13Lifts open.

Mount Hotham Snow Conditions:Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun/cloud,Predominantly sunny with cloudy spells,Temperature: -2°C

  
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*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Sat Sun Mon

(1365m — 2037m)

snow report 3 days ago

117 km away

Thredbo webcam
50
20

Good

Powder
3 days ago
3
14
clear
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1701 m
2150m 2000m 1650m

(1760m — 1954m)

snow report 3 days ago

123 km away

Charlotte Pass webcam
59
30
Packed 3 days ago
2
15
clear
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1857 m
2150m 2000m 1650m

(1550m — 1800m)

snow report yesterday

2034 km away

65
40
fresh 6 days ago
12
16
1
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1675 m
1000m 1350m 1400m

(1350m — 2133m)

snow report yesterday

2123 km away

100
60
fresh 30 cm
on 7 Dec
56
42
7
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1742 m
950m 1300m 1350m

(1400m — 1820m)

snow report yesterday

2190 km away

Broken River webcam
75
35
fresh 1 cm
yesterday
33
26
11
light snow
clear
snow showers
Mid station 1610 m
1250m 1250m 1500m

Notes on the Mount Hotham Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Mount Hotham. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Mount Hotham piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Mount Hotham snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Mount Hotham, the Mount Hotham weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Mount Hotham weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Mount Hotham, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Mount Hotham. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Mount Hotham snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Mount Hotham snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Mount Hotham snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Mount Hotham snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Mount Hotham, study the Mount Hotham piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Mount Hotham snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Mount Hotham on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet South facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Mount Hotham (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Mount Hotham Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Mount Hotham snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.