Heavy Snow Hits Australian Slopes After Stormy Weather


Heavy Snow Hits Australian Slopes After Stormy Weather

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Heavy Snow Hits Australian Slopes After Stormy Weather

J2SkiNews posted 06-Aug

The impact of a violent storm which brought gales and flooding to Australian ski slopes on Thursday and Friday appears to have been short-lived as temperatures dropped and heavy snowfall followed in its wake.

Perisher reported 15cm (6") of fresh snowfall overnight on Friday/Saturday, Falls Creeks (Pictured above on Saturday 6th August) 17cm (7"), while Mt Hotham reported 28cm (11"). Snow is expected to keep falling through Sunday and a return to the sunny conditions that have dominated the first half of the season from next week.

Thursday and Friday saw a huge storm move in from the west bringing very heavy rain and violent gales. Some ski areas closed completely for a day or so, others closed exposed lifts and terrain.
Thredbo was one of those opting to close everything on Thursday issuing a statement, "The safety of our team and guests is paramount. Given the extreme weather forecast …we have made the decision to not operate any lifts today."

The Perisher Valley recorded a huge 83.4mm of rainfall and there was some localised flooding, but it appears the fresh snowfall since has created something of a clean sheet for the weekend.
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October 6, 2022

Snow is next forecast to fall in Australia over the next week, in at least 8 Ski Resorts including Falls Creek, Hotham, Perisher, Selwyn and Thredbo.

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