Record snow fall for Mount HothamTuesday August 24, 2010 - 14:00 EST
Mount Hotham has recorded its highest August snowfalls in almost a decade.
In the past seven days 51 centimetres of snow have been recorded, taking the tally to 142 centimetres for the month.
Gina Woodward from the Mt Hotham resort says cold July temperatures allowed for plenty of snowmaking.
"We were getting pretty nervous too I have to say," she said.
"The nice thing with July is even though it was sunny and not a lot of natural snowfall it was really quite cold so we've ben able to make heaps of snow.
"We've made about 150 per cent more than we made this time last year but these new natural snow falls are certainly appreciated."
© ABC 2010
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