News and views on snow conditions and events at Mt Hotham, Australia




Too much POW?

Too much POW?

Is there ever such as thing as too much pow? The series of weather systems that’s been bombarding Hotham for the past two weeks has delivered … and delivered … and delivered. And for the moment, it looks like it’s going to keep on delivering! With 47cm overnight, plus another...


The ARC & other things

The ARC & other things

The key to an enjoyable snow holiday is that everyone has fun and no-one in your party is injured or has a bad experience. Much of this can be ensured by paying attention to the Alpine Responsibility Code (ARC) and other common sense and practical advice. Knowledge of the ARC should be a pre-requisite for anyone venturing out onto the mountain on skis or a board, and to this end many hire venues and facilities at resorts display the code. Here’s a guide to the ARC (my take) and some additional...

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Gone to the (sle...

Gone to the (sled) dogs – Classic Flakey Blog

The sound of howling fills the air. Hundreds of people milling around in the snow. Colourful banners, bunting and flags adorn the trees on the picturesque flats of Dinner Plain. Four wheel drives with...

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The GAR – Clas...

The GAR – Classic Flakey Blog

Driving the Great Alpine Road between Bright and Bruthen has to be one of the most spectacular touring experiences that Australian motorcar drivers and motorbike riders can have. It is picturesque,...

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The ARC & other things

Posted on Aug 27 2010
The key to an enjoyable snow holiday is that everyone has fun and no-one in your party is injured or has a bad experience. Much of this can be ensured by paying attention to the Alpine Responsibility...

Too much POW?

Posted on Aug 26 2010
Is there ever such as thing as too much pow? The series of weather systems that’s been bombarding Hotham for the past two weeks has delivered … and delivered … and delivered. And for the moment,...