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Major Snowstorm Hits Australian Ski Slopes

A major storm is bringing big snow accumulations to Australia.

Resorts in New South Wales and Victoria have reported up to half a metre of snowfall over the past few days, and those totals may almost double by the ends of the weekend.

The heavy snowfall, at times accompanied by strong winds, is the first major dump in the country since the season got underway five weeks ago.

This Week in Falls Creek (12-7-19)

Over the weekend we had sunny skies and a visit from the Nickelodeon Paw Patrol pups. On Tuesday the weather started to roll in and over the last 48 hours we have had over 27cm of fresh snow. There's more on the way for this weekend, so keep your tips up and get ready to enjoy the snow!#fallscreek #adventureyourway #nickelodeon #dragonausnz #snow #blizzard #powder #skiing

Gepostet von Falls Creek am Donnerstag, 11. Juli 2019

It follows good pre-season snowfalls at the end of May and in early June which led four areas to open up to a fortnight earlier than planned for the season.

There was a warm spell in early June however followed by mostly cold, clear conditions until now.

Perisher 12 July 2019

Perisher has posted the biggest accumulation to date with 54cm since Wednesday,

“Blizzard conditions continued overnight delivering another 25cm of snow and taking our storm total to 54cm since Wednesday,” said a resort spokesperson.

Falls Creek, Thredbo and Mt Hotham have all had around 30cm so far.    

15cm overnight ❄️👍 More fresh snow expected to fall this afternoon 🙏 Bring it on…

Gepostet von Thredbo Resort am Donnerstag, 11. Juli 2019

More big snowfalls (20-40cm) are expected over the next 24 hours then 5-10cm accumulations daily through the weekend and in to next week.

  1. Alun owen

    13th July 2019 9:39 am

    Hi all enjoy the snow and have a great snow season

  2. Lyall Crump

    13th July 2019 10:20 am

    Hi guys, my name is Lyall, lyski, Crump. I’m a senior instructor at Whakapapa. It’s so good to see you are getting nice snow. I’ve been keeping an eye on the weather systems. The big fields of the south Island, Mt hurt, Cardrona and remarkables are puminping. We in the North Island are having a usual slow start with only mid mountain skiing. As we say here in NZ;Kapai

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