Fire and snow in mountains

AMAZING: Mount Hotham at sunset near Razorback Ridge. Snowy conditions are predicted to continue. Picture: SCOTT LEGGO
AMAZING: Mount Hotham at sunset near Razorback Ridge. Snowy conditions are predicted to continue. Picture: SCOTT LEGGO

While most of us were warming up by the heater, safe from cool winter temperatures, photographer Scott Leggo was ready to capture the night and its impressive arrival at Mount Hotham. 

Mr Leggo recently caught a fiery sunset near the snowy Razorback Ridge Mount Hotham.

“It’s one of the best I have witnessed in this region,” he said.

Mount Hotham and Falls Creek are set to remain snow covered, with snow showers predicted at both resorts this week. 

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts a frosty low of minus-6 for Mount Hotham on Saturday, with 60 per cent chance of snow.

Falls Creek’s temperature will drop to minus-5 on both Saturday and Sunday, with a 60 per cent chance of snow on Saturday but only 20 per cent on Sunday. 

For more snow photos and winter weather predictions and warnings click the image. Picture: CHRIS HOCKING

For more snow photos and winter weather predictions and warnings click the image. Picture: CHRIS HOCKING

Both areas have benefited from recent cold temperatures and snow-making machines with Mount Hotham rating the snow conditions as excellent. 

Mount Hotham reported natural snow depths between 41 and 49cm, and average man-made depths of about 60cm. 

Snow bunnies at Falls Creek can expect average depths between 32 and 42cm, with 15 kilometres of groomed trails open.