There’s been heavy snowfall in Australia four weeks before the 2018 ski season is due to begin there.

The snow began falling after ac cold front moved in to New South Wales and Victoria from the south on Thursday being snowfall which continued for about 48 hours.

When there's snow…He'll be there #CaptainKeen 🐝

Gepostet von Thredbo Resort am Donnerstag, 10. Mai 2018

 

There were also strong winds which meant that the windchill was nearing -20C at times although the actual temperature was closer to -5C.

These were the lowest reported temperatures since last September in the country.

“When we see this sort of weather early on in the year, it bodes well for a good ski season,” Suzi Diver, Thredbo communications manager claimed.

There are no official snow accumulation totals as yet as resorts don’t normally post numbers until the season starts, but Mt Buller reported it had received 22cm by Friday morning.

Mt Hotham is pictured above.

Although the lifts are not due to start turning until the Queen’s birthday holiday long weekend in Australia from June 9th-11th, some skiers and boarders walked up the slopes to make their first turns of 2018 already.

PERISHER — MAY 11th

#Perisher this morning 😍🎥 Mid Perisher Centre at Mid Station, Perisher Ski Resort

Gepostet von BOARDWORLD am Donnerstag, 10. Mai 2018