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Snow and colder air for Australia’s Alps

Australia’s ski resorts have gained more snow upon the already healthy depths, with more to come.

As of Thursday afternoon the snow depth at Spencers Creek, near Thredbo, was 117cm. Before sunrise Friday morning, this was improved upon by widespread snowfalls through the mountains. All New South Wales resorts are reporting above a metre of coverage while the major Victorian resorts have between 70cm and 90cm.

Snow is expected to continue today across the Alps with two fronts, but by Sunday most of the falls will be limited to Victoria as winds tend more southerly in the wake of the fronts.

Conditions will be good for skiing and boarding on the slopes over the weekend with the healthy coverage, however winds will be moderate to fresh meaning that visibility could be poor at times.

Next week there will be further snow, mostly in Victoria where there will be a few centimetres each day.

There is a lower chance of snow in New South Wales, however this isn’t bad news. Conditions will be very cold into next week meaning that there will be minimal snow melt. Winds will also become lighter mid-week, bringing great conditions for snow making and hitting the slopes.


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