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Mount Hotham Snow Forecast

Weather Forecast for Mount Hotham at 1850 m
Weather Forecast for Mount Hotham at 1850 m altitude issued: 10 am  26 Mar 2019 (local time)
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Issued: 10 am 26 Mar 2019 (local time).

Next snow in Mount Hotham

The snow forecast for Mount Hotham is: Light rain (total 4.0mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 11°C on Wed afternoon, min 0°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Tue morning, calm by Tue night).

Mount Hotham Weather (Next 3 days): The snow forecast for Mount Hotham is: Light rain (total 4.0mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 11°C on Wed afternoon, min 0°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Tue morning, calm by Tue night).

Mount Hotham Weather (Days 4-6): Light rain (total 6.0mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 9°C on Fri morning, min -1°C on Sat morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Fri morning, light winds from the SSW by Sun night).


Mount Hotham Live Snow

ElevationSnow DepthTemp. (°C)Wind (km/h)Weather
Top: 1850m
1
30
partially cloudy
Bottom: 1454m
3
20
partially cloudy
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Mount Hotham Weather

(Next 3 days):

The snow forecast for Mount Hotham is: Light rain (total 4.0mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 11°C on Wed afternoon, min 0°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Tue morning, calm by Tue night).

Mount Hotham Weather (Days 4-6):

Light rain (total 6.0mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 9°C on Fri morning, min -1°C on Sat morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Fri morning, light winds from the SSW by Sun night).

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clear
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clear
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rain showers
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clear
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clear
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Wind (km/h)
30 WSW30
20 SW20
5 S5
10 NNW10
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25 NNW25
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35 WNW35
15 W15
25 SSW25
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10 WSW10
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10 SSW10
10 SSW10
5 SSE5
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min°C
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Humid.%724742433548696978676873615762625767594147
Freezing level (m)270034003650365035003750360033503400315028002300180025002650330029003300335034003600
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Sunrise7:18--7:18--7:20--7:20--7:22--7:22--7:24--
Sunset-7:14--7:13--7:12--7:09--7:08--7:07--7:06-

The above table gives the weather forecast for Mount Hotham at the specific elevation of 1850 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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The above table gives the weather forecast for Mount Hotham at the specific elevation of 1850 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.

Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Visitor Reviews of Mount Hotham

Overall 3.3 Based on 10 votes and 15 reviews

  • Snowsure 3.4
  • Variety of pistes 3.4
  • Vote
  • 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!

Visitor Reviews of Mount Hotham

Overall: 3.3 Based on 10 votes and 15 reviews

  • Snowsure 3.4
  • Variety of pistes 3.4
  • Off-piste 4.0
  • Scenery 3.9
  • Apres-Ski 3.4
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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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