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Heavy Snow Falls in Australia

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

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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.

Perisher, Australia

Perisher, Australia

Here’s some people enjoying the powder in Thredbo:

Thredbo, Australia

Thredbo, Australia

Thredbo, Australia

Thredbo, Australia

Thredbo, Australia

Thredbo, Australia

The clearing up operation at Perisher is ongoing.

Perisher, Australia

Perisher, Australia

The resort has been posting on Facebook:

Feed Your Froth

Feed your froth! 🍽️ 🤤 Enjoy the action from today!

Posted by Perisher on Thursday, 20 August 2020

Snow, Snow Snow! August 20, 2020

Snow, snow, snow! ❄️Blizzard conditions & the flakes are falling 🌨️ We're expecting more wild, wintry weather tomorrow & into the weekend

Posted by Perisher on Wednesday, 19 August 2020

We reported on the opening of Perisher back in June:

Another ski resort opens in Australia

Neighbouring Thredbo is being battered by the same storm.

Pow vibes today 🤙❄️😎 Engage weekend mode 🙌 GoPro #GoProHero8

Posted by Thredbo Resort on Thursday, 20 August 2020

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.

Mt Buller in Australia closes bringing the ski season in Victoria to an end

Mt Buller, Australia

Mt Buller, Australia

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.

Yes we know, it hurts to see from lockdown, but how could we not show you the snow falling right now? More goodness on the snowcams > bit.ly/bullercams @janebunnofficial 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 💪

Posted by Mt Buller on Wednesday, 19 August 2020

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.

World Class snowboard action in New Zealand

It just great to remember skiing and snowboarding.

Ronan Thompson, snowboard men's winner, freeride - photo Neil Kerr

Ronan Thompson, snowboard men’s winner, freeride – photo Neil Kerr

Freeride action at Obsidian 2020 - photo Ross Mackay

Freeride action at Obsidian 2020 – photo Ross Mackay

Nico Porteous - photo Neil Kerr

Nico Porteous – photo Neil Kerr

With more snow in the forecast for the weekend in Australia here at PlanetSKI we’ll keep you posted….

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