As spring kicks in and the snowmass melts, it feels like time to acknowledge what an incredible winter it has been: massive snow falls interspaced with rain and warmer weather and crazy storms. A number of resorts were isolated as treefall and landslips cut roadways. In August almost 2 metres of snow fell across the alps, and now (early October) there is still good skiable snow across much of the higher areas.

The following are some images from the Hotham/ Feathertop area in Victoria.

near Hotham, June

near JB Plain, VIC, July
driving down the Hill, Mt Hotham road, July

August: the big dump

Mt Little Higginbotham

Hotham, late August

Mt Loch, August
Derrick hut

above Golden Point
Skiing through thigh deep powder was awesome. But the climb out - through endless deep pow - was something else!
Another day at the office

Mt Loch

Hotham road, looking west
On the Razorback

Feathertop (l) & Mt Fainter (r)

On the Razorback

on The Razorback

on the Razorback

on Mount Blowhard
Geez, I'm sick of these crowds. Slalom Gully, late September
Early Oct. South face of Hotham still holding some good lines
Not quite ready to call it quitting time
Mt Blowhard gullies

Yeah, thats probably spring