News and Events

Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

Positive Predictions of a Bumper Season Ahead at Perisher Blue (03-Apr-08)

PERISHER, NSW, APRIL 3 2008 - It’s a snow-covered scene in Perisher Blue this morning.

PERISHER, NSW, APRIL 3 2008 - It’s a snow-covered scene in Perisher Blue this morning. 5-10cm of fresh snow has fallen in the Village (which sits at 1,720 metres) and down to as low as 1200 metres overnight, transforming the landscape to a white winter wonderland.

Overnight temperatures of around -5?C have frozen the ground allowing the snow to settle and accumulate. The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting scattered snow showers to continue this morning, contracting to 1600 metres this afternoon and tonight.

Coupled with positive long-range weather forecasts, the overnight snowfall has buoyed hopes of a bumper season on the way. Respected long-range weather forecaster John Moore has recently released his predictions suggesting a solid start to 2008, followed by consistent snowfall throughout winter.

Moore’s forecasting has already accurately predicted the light snowfall received at Perisher Blue in late February. Following this, Moore has also predicted this early April snowfall that is expected to freeze the ground. A heavy dump in May is expected to kick-start the season's opening in early June.

Average snowfalls during June and July and then above average falls in August should then see the season in good shape through to October, with average snowfalls predicted for September and October.

According to Neil Thew, Public Relations and Business Development Manager for Perisher Blue, “It appears that John Moore’s forecasting has been spot-on to date. If he continues to be this accurate we look forward to having a great season in 2008.”

For all the latest information, please see the Perisher Blue website at

Please contact Perisher Blue Public Relations for more information and image requests.

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