Ski Australia - Victoria

Mount Hotham Snow Report for 8 Oct 2019

Ski Australia - Victoria

Mount Hotham Snow Report for 8 Oct 2019

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 8 Oct 2019. 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: 8 Oct 2019

Season opens: 6 June 2020 | Season closes: 11 October 2020

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Most recent snowfallon 8 Oct 2019
Fresh snow depth:9 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
TopNew Snow at Top:  –
Good pisteOn piste-
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runs-

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 13 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 9cm (4 inches) of snow fell over -84 hours between Friday 11 of October at 11PM and Tuesday 08 of October at 11AM AEDT at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

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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
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)
Tue Wed Thu

(1760m — 1954m)

snow report 2 days ago

123 km away

Charlotte Pass webcam
4 cm
2 days ago
light rain
snow showers
Mid station 1857 m
3050m 2950m 2050m

(1700m — 2034m)

snow report 2 days ago

131 km away

Perisher webcam
opens in 236 days 6 cm
2 days ago
light rain
snow showers
Mid station 1867 m
3050m 3000m 2150m

(1086m — 2000m)

snow report yesterday

1989 km away

Mount Aspiring webcam
19 cm
partly cloudy
rain showers
light snow
Mid station 1543 m
2150m 2300m 1900m

(1737m — 2165m)

snow report yesterday

2003 km away

16 cm
rain showers
moderate snow
Mid station 1951 m
2050m 2300m 1850m

(1260m — 1960m)

snow report yesterday

2009 km away

opens in 250 days 10 cm
rain showers
light snow
Mid station 1610 m
1950m 2250m 1900m

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.