Over the past week, Mt Hotham has received 15cm of snowfall on the ground and started making snow around the resort using the newly-installed, fully-automated TechnoAlpin snowguns, part of a $4.4 million expansion of the snowmaking infrastructure at Mt Hotham.
Belinda Trembath, General Manager of the Mt Hotham Skiing Company, said “The whole area is now going to be ‘snow sure’ from much earlier in the season.”
“This additional snowmaking infrastructure will ensure our great terrain in this area skis beautifully right through to the end of the season in late September. Perhaps even beyond.” She said.
The Mountain Operations team has done a huge amount of work over summer to prepare Hotham for the winter season. They’ve carefully installed more than a kilometre of water mains, six new snowmaking outlets, a new pump and they are rolling out 18 massive new snow cannons across the system to pump out snow.
Visitors to Hotham this season are going to see a real difference in the amount of terrain open in June and September this year. Those taking advantage of the great shoulder season deals at Hotham will be the immediate beneficiaries of this investment and all this work.
In the right conditions, Hotham can make 600 cubic metres more snow than previous. On a good cold snowmaking night, that’s literally hundreds, possibly thousands more truckloads of snow on areas that haven’t been covered by snowmaking before.
Now’s the time to book your winter holiday at Mt Hotham, Australia’s best alpine resort for skiing and snowboarding.
Visit www.hotham.com.au or call Hotham Holidays on 1800 468 426 who can help book your whole trip and save you money.