The ski season is well and truly underway in Australia and July snow conditions are fantastic. We spent the weekend skiing Hotham and it was seriously good fun (on and off the snow).
Take a look at these snippets from the slopes on Saturday. The clouds began to clear showcasing some of the gullies, steeps and groomers that Hotham-ites love to ski.
Last weekend skiing Hotham
Good on-snow conditions and hardly anyone else around meant we had a ball skiing Heavenly Valley, Village and Road Runner. It reminded us of skiing Aspen! And with more snow due this week the resort will soon be set to open even more terrain.
The snowfalls predicted aren’t just a few cm’s… we’re talking another 30cm’s+ this week! Just what we want to hear! With all this July snow it looks like our Ski Aspen @ Hotham weekend in August will have plenty of the white stuff around.
August is known to have epic snowfalls too. Ski Aspen’s Paul Smythe, a long time Hotham skier recalls “most of the best days I’ve skied at Hotham were in August”.
Hotham has some of the most challenging terrain in Australia. The Extreme Zone offers you comparable pitches with the Northern Hemisphere’s black and double black terrain. Skiing Hotham you’ll notice it’s a great choice for all levels of skier, but particularly if you’re after fast groomers, challenging bumps and a whole range of trees runs – it’s the place for you. Intermediate blue run skiers through to expert double black diamond skiers will love Hotham’s terrain.
As for apres and night life, Hotham’s unique alpine village is located at the top of the mountain, so you’ll be sure to get the best sunsets of any Aussie resort. The Hotham Central building holds cafes, bars and restaurants with more surrounding the Central area. More options are at the other end of the village and a short trip to Dinner Plain expands dinning options further.