Australian ski areas are reporting fresh snowfall, for many their third falls in a week, bringing to an end a period of warmer, drier weather which dominated through the latter half of July and start of August.
Selwyn ski area had been forced to close its skiing for lack of snow several weeks ago but now says it expects to re-open its ski slopes tomorrow thanks to the new snow, which is continuing to fall.
Other ski areas are celebrating the new snow too. Thredbo (pictured above today) reporting 10cm and there were similar accumulations at Hotham, Perisher and others.
"This weekend will be a fantastic time at Falls Creek for skiers and boarders of all levels," said Betony Pitcher, Falls Creek Ski Lifts' Marketing Manager. "It's going to be plenty of fun in wide open terrain with fresh powder turns the pick of the day! Our grooming team has been working hard throughout the night to get the mountain ready to ride, with the fresh flakes giving our runs an extra bit of fun."
Most resorts have 60-80% of their terrain open and there's more snowfall forecast.