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Perisher Snow Report:

The Perisher snow report is: 38 out of 41 Lifts open. 73 of 100 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 6cm (2.4 inches) of snow fell over 36 hours between Thursday 13 of August at 10PM and Saturday 15 of August at 10AM AEST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Perisher Piste State: Packed powder or groomed snow.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
6cm
Sat 15 Aug
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
6cm
Sat 15 Aug
Origin:Report Origin

Perisher snow depths: updated 14 August 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
87cm
Lower snow depth:
40cm

Perisher resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Perisher brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Perisher snow report shown below was updated on 14 Aug 2020. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Perisher.

Last snowfall:

21cm
Aug 09
3cm
Aug 12
1cm
Aug 14
6cm
Today

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed powder or groomed snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Sun 16 Aug (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
13cm Wed 19 Aug (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
38 out of 41
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Open

Perisher snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 4
    Powder Days
  • 2
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Perisher:

  • 46 minute ago
    weather station observation

    Rain reported from Perisher Valley at 1735 metres elevation one km W of Perisher but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area from Perisher

  • 15 km away from Perisher

    3 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Rain reported from Crackenback at 1319 metres elevation only 3 kms WNW of Thredbo but it is forecast cold enough for snow at higher elevations in the ski area from Thredbo

Perisher Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Perisher 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Perisher

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Resort
Issued: today 8km  away
Issued: yesterday 15km  away
Issued: today 188km  away
Issued: yesterday 194km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 1948km  away
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Snow Depth
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Upper
Lower
86cm
15cm
Upper
Lower
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Upper
Lower
32cm
20cm
Upper
Lower
124cm
80cm
Piste State
Last Snow
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Date:
6cm
today
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4cm
today
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today
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3cm
3 days ago
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8 days ago
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0-3
3-6
6-9
4cm
30cm
17cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
4cm
27cm
18cm
0-3
3-6
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1cm
35cm
12cm
0-3
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11cm
0-3
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Weather
Sat
light snow
Sun
light snow
Mon
partially cloudy
Mid station 1857m
Sat
light snow
Sun
light snow
Mon
partially cloudy
Mid station 1701m
Sat
light rain
Sun
light snow
Mon
clear
Mid station 1734m
Sat
light rain
Sun
light snow
Mon
clear
Mid station 1590m
Sat
light snow
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Mid station 1610m

Notes on the Perisher Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Perisher. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Perisher piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Perisher snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Perisher, the Perisher weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Perisher weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Perisher, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Perisher. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Perisher snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Perisher snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Perisher snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Perisher snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Perisher, study the Perisher piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Perisher snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Perisher on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet South facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Perisher (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Perisher Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Perisher snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.