Monday 18 May, 2009
Continuous nights of below zero temperatures ensured that the first run for Hotham's snowguns over the¬†weekend was a great success.
Two runs of 12 hours each were conducted and resulted in the production of around 50 truckloads of snow.
The Mountain Operations Team recently heli-lifted¬†our snowmaking guns into place this week¬†to reduce breaking the considerable snow base we already have from recent natural snowfalls. No natural snowfalls were experienced over the weekend of 16/17 May.
General Manager of Operations Len Dobell says, ‚ÄúThe snow that fell over the Anzac weekend was substantial and¬†in many places has frozen and become the start of our base for 2009."
The Hotham 09 snow season will officially kick off on Saturday 6 June.
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