Heavy Snow Falls in Australia
21st August 2020
Last modified on August 29th, 2020
Almost a metre has fallen in the resorts of Perisher & Thredbo in New South Wales with more in the forecast. They remain open with Covid-19 restrictions in place. Check out the snow Down Under. UPDATED
With the continuing onslaught of coronavirus and a spike in Victoria that has closed all the resorts it is a welcome sight for skiers and snowboarders.
“Snow, snow, snow! Blizzard conditions & the flakes are falling We’re expecting more wild, wintry weather into the weekend,” said the resort of Perisher on Friday.
And so it proved to be.
Perisher received another 25cm as totals reach 65cm at Thredbo and 80cm as Charlotte Pass.
Perisher has had 91cm since last Tuesday, and the weather has now cleared.
Here’s some people enjoying the powder in Thredbo:
The clearing up operation at Perisher is ongoing.
The resort has been posting on Facebook:
We reported on the opening of Perisher back in June:
Neighbouring Thredbo is being battered by the same storm.
Heavy snow is also falling further south in the skiing state of Victoria but all the ski areas are closed due to covid-19 and lockdown measures.
The snow though is falling.
“Forecasting a WHOPPING 40-80cm of dumpage over the next few days. Enjoy from your phone/computer/TV for now, stay safe, and hopefully see you on the flipside for some well-warned turns,” said the resort of Mt Buller.
Australia’s east coast is being hit by what some call an “Antarctic blob”.
It’s a large area of upper level cold air that originated in polar regions near Antarctica and drop as much as a metre of snow on alpine areas of New South Wales by the end of the weekend.
And if you enjoy vidoes and images of the snow check out this report on The Obsidian event in New Zealand.
It just great to remember skiing and snowboarding.
With more snow in the forecast for the weekend in Australia here at PlanetSKI we’ll keep you posted….