Mount Hotham snow report:

The Mount Hotham snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 1 cm (0.4 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Friday 15 of October at 12AM and Thursday 21 of October at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
6cm
Sat 16 Oct (AM)
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Mount Hotham snow depths:

Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
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Mount Hotham resort conditions:

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 21 Oct 2021. 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.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Oct 11
3cm
Oct 14
4cm
Oct 15
10cm
Oct 16

Resort report:

Resort Closed
Piste conditions:
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Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
No snow is forecast
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lifts open:
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Mount Hotham snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder days
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Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Mount Hotham:

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Mount Hotham Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Mount Hotham 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Mount Hotham

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Mount Hotham using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
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Webcam
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Weather
Thu
part cloud
Fri
clear
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light rain
Mid station 1701m
Thu
cloud
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clear
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light rain
Mid station 1505m
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part cloud
Fri
light rain
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light rain
Mid station 1510m
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part cloud
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light rain
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light snow
Mid station 1265m
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clear
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part cloud
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cloud
Mid station 1856m

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.