Ski Australia - New South Wales

Perisher Snow Report for 19 Aug 2019

Ski Australia - New South Wales

Perisher Snow Report for 19 Aug 2019

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 19 Aug 2019. 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.

Perisher Snow Report Issued: 19 Aug 2019

Season opens: 31 May 2019 | Season closes: 6 October 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 21 Aug 2019
Fresh snow depth:1 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
203
110
TopNew Snow at Top: -
Good pisteOn pistePacked powder or groomed snow
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:40 out of 41 Lifts open. 81.5 of 100 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 1cm (0.4 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Tuesday 20 of August at 10PM and Wednesday 21 of August at 10AM AEST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

Eyeball snow report
  1. 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
  2. Eyeball reporter A cloudy morning with light snow expected to continue throughout the day. We had another 5cm of fresh snowfall overnight, topping up the higher terrain. Winds are strong up high, which is reducing visibility and causing a fair amount of drifting. Temps are low and will feel even cooler in that wind, so remember to layer up if you are heading out. There is fantastic snow conditions from top to bottom.The snow is expected to continue falling on and off throughout the day. All the major runs have been groomed overnight, and there will be great skiing up high.
  
*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Wed Thu Fri

(1760m — 1954m)

snow report today

8 km away

Charlotte Pass webcam
1 cm
today
2
2
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1857 m
1700m 1400m 3000m

(1365m — 2037m)

snow report today

15 km away

Thredbo webcam
200
50

Excellent

Varied
1 cm
today
2
3
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1701 m
1650m 1350m 3000m

(1400m — 1520m)

snow report 2 days ago

55 km away

16 cm
2 days ago
1
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1460 m
1900m 1650m 3050m

(1600m — 1780m)

snow report 2 days ago

114 km away

154
138
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
today
5
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1690 m
1800m 1450m 3200m

(1506m — 1521m)

snow report 2 days ago

125 km away

Dinner Plain webcam
13 cm
2 days ago
5
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1514 m
1750m 1400m 3200m

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.

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