Snow snippets: 02 August

2nd August 2010, by Chris Gill

Waking up to powder in Perisher

Waking up to powder in Perisher

Heavy snowfall has transformed many Australian slopes over the weekend.

Heavy snow and high winds have arrived in the mountains of Victoria and New South Wales, dumping well over half a metre of snow in places, and producing some of the best snow conditions of the winter out there so far. Cooler temperatures have also enabled the snowmaking to start again.

Powder in Perisher

Australia’s largest resort Perisher was looking sorry for itself last week, but now they are revelling in new powder: 62cm so far and it is still snowing. Weather reports suggest snowfall is likely to continue throughout the week, breezy at times and definitely cooler than of late. The resort has 45 lifts open, so a decent amount of terrain available now.

Blizzards in Buller

Snowfall has also been prominent at Mt Buller, where they are looking forward to great powder days this week – once the blizzards clear that it. The resort received another 13cm overnight last night. The stormy conditions are due to continue periodically throughout the week, with strong winds and thunder affecting play a bit. Still, that’s unlikely to deter the powder hounds. Hoods up, goggles on!

Can they make a metre in Thredbo?

Similarly Thredbo is looking much whiter than of late. What’s more, they are reporting a whopping 72cm snow in the past 36 hours – right down to village level. The strong winds are blowing all that powder around the slopes, but the storms are forecast to ease.

Great stuff in the gum trees

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