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Snowmaking

Hotham has extensive snowmaking to ensure you have a great holiday!

LET’S RIDE, HOTHAM HAS MORE SNOW ON TAP THAN EVER BEFORE…

From the top of the Summit to the bottom of Heavenly Valley, from Green runs to Blacks, snowmaking now has us covered. The final piece of the Snowmaking masterplan clicked into place this summer with the completion of works on the Summit and 12 new guns installed. As as Belinda Trembath General Manager of Mount Hotham Skiing Company says “In the right conditions, we can make 600 cubic metres more snow than we could before”

So from June to September, from early season turns to spring fun Hotham is better positioned to deliver what it does best.

The Stats:

  • Total investment: $4.4 million
  • 24 new TechnoAlpin fan guns (bring our fleet to 104 guns!)
  • 2.4 kilometres of water mains
  • 24 new snowmaking outlets
  • The Summit area 18 hydrants
  • A total of 33 hectares covered by snowmaking (increase of nearly 40%)
  • Increased Capacity: an additional 288,000 litres of water can be turned into snow per hour of operation.

See Hotham's $4.4 million snowmaking expansion during 2016 & 2017 

With expanded snowmaking increasing the chance of reliable snow conditions, you can book earlier with confidence knowing you can ride and ski more of Hotham's terrain more often and that's backed by our snow guarantee.

In 2013, Hotham was chosen for the first trial of new Techno Alpin TF10 snowguns technology in the Southern Hemisphere. The trial proved to be a successful with the TF10 operating at an increased productivity rate of 20% in comparison to the large guns already in use, the T60s.

Our snowmaking system utilises recycled water from the Hotham Village water treatment plant.