Ski areas in Australia have been reporting their second wave of pre-season snowfall in the last week, with heavier falls, up to 20cm (8") so far, reported overnight. Temperatures have also been cold enough for ski centres to fire up snowmaking systems.
The 2023 ski season there is due to start in five weeks' on the King's Birthday long weekend in early June. Fall's Creek is pictured above.
Meanwhile Sunday 7th mark the end of the 22-23 ski season for ski areas still open in a number of northern hemisphere countries including Cervinia, the last area still open in Italy and Tignes
, Val d'Isere and Val Thorens
in France. These had been the three areas still open in France for the 22-23 season, although les 2 Alpes has since re-opened for late-spring/early-summer glacier skiing in May and June. Levi
will also close after 7-month seasons in Finland, the last centres still open there.
Elsewhere Austria's Pitztal
and Solden glaciers close today, but there are four other glacier areas still open there and Lake Louise
closes in Canada leaving the Blackcomb Mountain at Whistler and at Sunshine near Banff
as well as Summit Saint Sauveur in Quebec the only centres still open there.
Half-a-dozen US ski areas are scheduled to close but nearly 20 remain open there and in Switzerland Adelboden
, the Diavolezza
and Glacier 3000 ski areas are expected to close leaving only Zermatt
still open and hoping to return to year-round glacier skiing after being forced to close for 7 weeks last August-September after snow cover melted from its glacier for the first time.