Storms Dump Powder Down Under

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 22, 2012 6:38 pm

If you’re looking for an endless winter, it’s time to head south of the equator.  Southeastern Australia is getting hit with the heaviest snowfall of the year!  From now until Sunday winter storms are expected to roll across the area adding more powder to what is already shaping up to be a great season. 

Tom Saunders, Senior Meteorologist at The Weather Channel predicted at least 8 inches across all resorts in the path of the storm before slowing down through Saturday.  Sunday is expected to see more heavy precipitation, bringing to total powder count to about 16 inches this week throughout ski areas in New South Wales.

Thredbo Ski Resort has had an impressive 21.25 inches over the past seven days with 4 inches dropping down last night alone.  More terrain is opening up, and seven lifts are now in operation.  And three more are likely to start up by the end of the day.  The temperature is dropping, but it’s excellent conditions for this early in the season.  Take advantage!  See Thredbo’s on-site snow report below.

Perisher, Australia’s largest resort, is covered in white, too.  13.5 inches of it, to be exact.  Check out the snow cams placed all over the mountain, so you can make sure your favorite run is ready to ride.  With 25 lifts running and four on hold, there’s plenty of terrain to be enjoyed.  Also going on today and tomorrow are the SKI Magazine and ANZ Snowboarding Magazine Demo Days, so stop by to try out the newest equipment!

Snowmobile Covered in Snow After Storms at Perisher

Looks like the staff at Perisher has some shoveling to do!

Feature photo credit: www.snowscene.com.au
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