Big Pre-Season Snowfalls in Australia

STORY BY Patrick Thorne 11th May 2018

Excitement has been building at Australian ski areas four weeks before the official start of the 2018 ski season as significant a snowfall starts to build on the country’s slopes.

A cold front moved in on Thursday and is expected to last through the weekend bringing up to 50cm (20 inches) of snow to some areas.  So far up to 20cm (8 inches) of snowfall has been reported,

Parts of New South Wales and Victoria have seen the coldest temperatures, dipping to minus 5 in places, the lowest reported temperatures since last September.  Wind chill means the temperatures have felt like -15 to -20C at times.  Thredbo is pictured top.

“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.

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.

First turns down Supertrail for 2018…still a lil’ patchy 😜

Posted by Thredbo Resort on Thursday, 10 May 2018

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