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Storm Totals Pass the Metre Mark For Fresh Snowfall in Australia

There are incredible powder snow conditions in Australia after the country received its third big snowstorm of 2019.  This one has been given the hashtag #SlamminSAM

POW DAY ❄️👊 We’ve received over 100cm from the #SlamminSAM storm so far 😱❤️💪 Best news is, there’s lots more on the way…Make sure to hit the Alpine Hotel this arvo for après with huge international DJ’s Mashd N Kutcher G.H.MUMM 🥂

Gepostet von Thredbo Resort am Donnerstag, 8. August 2019

Thredbo officially reported its 72 hour snowfall total had reached 90cm (three feet) by Friday morning (with 60cm/2 feet in the previous 24 hours alone) but has since said it’s storm total has now passed the metre mark.  It currently has the country’s deepest base at 2.2 metres.

The snow started falling on Wednesday and is expected to continue through the weekend, although easing a lot on Saturday and Sunday.

Falls Creek has reported 70cm so far with a further 20cm forecast, Perisher (pictured above this morning), which was forecast to get 95cm in total, 35cm so far.

Next week is looking clearer but temperatures should still stay well below zero Celcius.

Snow bus depth check at Hotham. 😍

Gepostet von Hotham Alpine Resort am Donnerstag, 8. August 2019

The storm has helped maintain the good cover that has been a consistent feature of Australia’s 2019 season with similar big falls in early July and late May.  Almost all of the country’s ski areas are currently fully open with healthy base depths just past the midway point of the season.

This is in contrast to ski areas in normally powdery Chile and New Zealand, both of which are suffering below-average snowfall winters so far.

  1. Gabriel

    9th August 2019 9:46 pm

    Hey! Don’t forget about Argentinian resorts as well.
    We are having a very good season here.
    Regards from San Martin de los Andes, Patagonia, Argentina

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