Following plentiful natural snowfalls and a good snowmaking run, Hotham Alpine Resort will open three lifts, The Big D, Summit Trainer and Upper Playground this coming Saturday 12 June. The last time Hotham Alpine Resort opened three lifts on Opening Weekend was seven years ago, in 2003.
With three operational lifts for the opening weekend, it’s a great start to a season that is forecast to be more than above average.
Hotham’s GM Belinda Trembath says, “We are pleased to offer the opportunity to ski and ride on opening weekend – it’s exciting for our guests visiting to celebrate the season opening.”
Snowmaking has been running continuously since 8pm Monday and more than 40,000 cubic metres of snow has been produced during that time. Temperatures have hovered around minus 4 each day and this has provided optimum snowmaking conditions.
Mother Nature has come to the party and already delivered around 9cm of fresh snow. The temperature is currently -5.4 degrees and more snowfalls are forecast for Friday and Saturday.