This weekend latest antarctic blast has left our Aussie resorts blanketed in a thick layer of fresh snow.
From Mt Buller in Victoria to Thredbo in NSW, conditions this weekend are expected to be some of the best in recent years. In fact, today’s snowfalls are predicted to take snow depths past 2 m – and that mean snows to Christmas, prompting Hotham and Perisher to extend their snow seasons into October.
Mt Buller’s Rhylla Morgan, reported this morning that skiers and boarders are reveling in the excellent conditions right across the mountain open. “With well over 1 and half metres of cover and now fresh snow landing, it’s a great day to be out on skis today,” said General Manager of Buller Ski Lifts Laurie Blampied.
Mt Buller will remain open for skiing and boarding until the end of the October school holidays and the excellent snow cover is boosting confidence in school holiday bookings.
Conditions are similar at Thredbo in NSW. A solid snow bearing weather system rolled across the Snowy Mountains over night delivering 25 cms of fresh snow to Thredbo Resort this morning. Snow is continuing to fall this afternoon to the village levels with up to 40 cm expected in the next 24 hrs. The mountain and the village are looking exceptional in white.
“We were expecting the snow to fall but the intensity was surprising, it was consistent and heavy for most of the morning and into the afternoon. This really is the giving season, it just keep delivering the goods” said Susie Diver Thredbo Communications Manager.
The 2018 season is shaping up to be one of the best for a while with the Snowy Hydro snow depth eclipsing the 2 m mark this week, giving us the best snow tally at this time of the year since 2004.
All images courtesy Thredbo and Mt Buller.