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 July (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of July for Mount Hotham is 14 cm. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week. Mount Hotham expected weather and snow conditions during the last week of July 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 typical freezing level (1794m) is close to the mid altitude of Mount Hotham. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Mount Hotham at the end of July but rain is just possible at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 7 years during this week of July. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 14cm. Daytime temperatures at the mid altitude in Mount Hotham during week four of July usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.5°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -1.1°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 23km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one or two days per week. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week while powder days that do not coincide with cold, sunny and calm weather conditions also happen on average one day during this week every 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).

Winter
Summer

Mount Hotham


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)

Winter
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)

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

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.