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Is Mount Hotham snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mount Hotham is week 1 of August. There are typically 4.1 snowy days during this week with 21cm of snowfall. Check out the Mount Hotham Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Mount Hotham

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June6cm2.3 days
July14cm3.6 days
August17cm3.6 days
September6cm1.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mount Hotham during August (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of August for Mount Hotham is 21 cm. There are typically 4.1 snowy days during this week. Mount Hotham normal weather and snow conditions during the first week of August at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1652m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (1649m) is close to the middle elevation of Mount Hotham. Regular fresh snowfalls are the norm in Mount Hotham at the start of August. On average, expect four days with snowfall per week but rain is also known at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 7 years during this week of August. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 21cm. Day temperatures at the middle elevation in Mount Hotham during week one of August usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.1°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -1.2°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Mostly light winds (average 24km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h two days in this week. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week while fresh snow days that don't coincide with ideal conditions also happen on average one or two days during this week in any given year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Mount Hotham and (2007 – 2018).

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Mount Hotham

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Mount Hotham and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Mount Hotham are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.


Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Mount Hotham and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Mount Hotham are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.


Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Mount Hotham and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Mount Hotham are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.