After 6 days of mostly cold and snowy weather, accumulations at resorts in Australia have reached up to 90cm (three feet) bringing great start-of-winter snow which is being branded ‘Japan-like’ by the country’s snow enthusiasts.

Australian ski areas opened a fortnight ago with very little snow cover and warm temperatures but things changed dramatically a few days later with what is widely being described as “the snowiest start to the season for 18 years.’

Bases are reported to have reached more than 75cm already at ski areas including Falls Creek and Mount Hotham and the cold weather is expected to continue. even though the snowfall should ease off over the coming days, giving Aussie areas a great start to winter 2018.

This was Perisher during a lull in the snowfall.

After 6 days of storming, we got a bit of sneaky sunshine!

After 6 days of storming, we got a bit of sneaky sunshine!

Gepostet von Perisher am Dienstag, 19. Juni 2018

 

So far it is still easy terrain and despite all the snow most resorts have limited terrain open so far.  That is rapidly changing though and Perisher expects to run 32 lifts by the weekend.

“This week will see Blue Cow open for the season on Thursday with the highlights being the Ridge and Summit Quad Chairlifts, then on Friday Mt Perisher will open for the season with the Double and Triple Chairlifts and on Saturday it’s Guthega’s opening including the Freedom Quad Chairlift and Blue Calf T-bar,” a Perisher spokesperson explained.  Other areas have similar expanded opening plans.