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New South Wales ski resorts are celebrating one of the best ever opening weekends, with plenty of natural snow as well as record levels of artificial cover.
According to Perisher Blue spokeswoman Kelly Schlecht, “It’s been fantastic, we’ve had so much snow that we opened a day early, on Friday”. Things are looking promising for the snow season in the NSW region this year. If your ready for more snow action out of the US, Australia might be your best bet to continue the mountain carving.
There’s good snow all over, even on the lower slopes, which are often patchy with ice and/or slush at the beginning of each season.
“I can only see white at the moment, we’ve got no grass poking out,” Ms Schlecht pointed out. At Thredbo there’s snow all the way down the mountain.
As Thredbo spokeswoman Susie Diver explained, “In terms of weather conditions, snow conditions, crowds, it’s just been a great weekend”. This is a good sign for the snow season in NSW, as things don’t usually start to get snow covered until mid-later June.
“I’d have to say it’s been one of the best (opening weekends) in years.”
Perisher Blue has sold three times as many lift tickets in comparison to last year’s opening weekend, and Thredbo is also reporting brisk business.
“It’s been a really positive and terrific start,” Ms Diver said. “Everyone’s so happy and really relaxed … it’s a really nice vibe around the village.”
Conditions are likely to remain the same, or even continue to improve by the start of next weekend, with low temperatures forecasted until midweek when another cold front could bring even more natural snow to the slopes.
Get out there and embrace the start of a great season mates!
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