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Mount Hotham blanketed with 170cm of snow in just two weeks

Mount Hotham blanketed with 170cm of snow in just two weeks

Mount Hotham has delivered in August with more than 170cm of snowfall over two weeks.

The heavy snowfalls have exceeded in allowing all 13 chairlifts to be operational with approximately 320 hectares of skiable terrain.  Current conditions have exceeded the 24-Year snow base averages which have been recorded since 1993.

The “Blizzard of Oz” has come again with 61cm of powder over the last three days, with more expected to fall in the next week setting September up for superb spring skiing.

Guests will have the opportunity to make the most of the bluebird days and fewer crowds in September with the limited release Spring Pass, which allows access to over 158 combined runs across Mount Hotham and Falls Creek between 4 September and 1 October 2017.

Director of Ski Patrol Bill Barker said that the “Blizzard of Oz” saw the mountain achieve some of the best terrain in years.

“These have been the coldest storms that we have had for quite a few years and it has allowed us to open up all the terrain across the whole mountain, and right now the resort is looking as good as it ever has,” Mr Barker said.

“Everything is in top shape and the snow is top quality like North America or Europe, it really is world class skiing out there now.”

“We have seen some of the best powder days we have had up here for many years which has made for some epic skiing.”

“Spring skiing is looking fantastic with the amount of snow that we have on the ground and across the resort, especially in the snow making areas, it’s going to last well to the end of the season.”

25 August 2017