Is Mount Hotham snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mount Hotham is week 1 of August. There are typically 3.6 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)
June7cm2.2 days
July15cm3.4 days
August17cm3.4 days
September7cm1.6 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mount Hotham during January (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of January for Mount Hotham is 0 cm. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week. Mount Hotham prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1652m, based on historical averages over the last 15 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (4088m) is far above the middle elevation of Mount Hotham. Fresh Snow is highly unlikely in Mount Hotham at the end of January but on average there are one or two wet days during this week every year. Typical temperatures are well above freezing both day and night at the middle elevation in Mount Hotham during week four of January with the average afternoon temperature 16.4°C and the minimum temperature 13.8°C. Usually there are four days per week when the sun comes out at this time of year. Mostly light winds (average 16km/h) but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day per week.

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Mount Hotham and (2007 – 2022).


Mount Hotham

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Mount Hotham and (2007 – 2022)


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

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 – 2022)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

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 – 2022)


Average temperature
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.