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

Forecasted Heavy Snowfalls Today And The Remainder Of This Week (07-Jul-08)

Falls Creek, Victoria, July 7, 2008 - Blizzard-like conditions at Falls Creek

Blizzard-like conditions at Falls Creek has delivered about 20cm of snow and there's lots more wintry weather expected.

In Melbourne this morning gale-force winds caused havoc across the city but in the alpine resorts such as Falls Creek the chilly weather has had an upside - fresh snow  bolstering the overall snow depth to over half a metre.

The weather bureau's climate technical officer in Sydney, Mike De Salis, said: "Statistically, today, tomorrow and Thursday share the honour of being Sydney's coldest days of the year. A decent cold change is coming. Arriving with the change will be snow, falling on mountain ranges in NSW above 900 metres.

The thousands of school-aged skiers and boarders who are currently at the alpine resort are delighted with the new snow and it is bringing avalanche of last-minute bookings to the resort's accommodation centres.

Next week is the busiest week of the holidays and after the forecasted snow (between 5-10cm each day this week) settles the overall snow cover will be close to the magic metre mark by the weekend.

The current snow depth at Falls Creek is about half a metre in Sun Valley and the mercury has dipped well below zero. In fact at 9am this morning it was a very chilly minus 3.8 and overnight it was a 'feel like' temp of minus 12.2C.

This week's snowfalls are the result of a series of cold fronts. Today, a pool of cold air has brought snow which is expected to become heavier as the low pressure system passes through.

The snow forecast at weatherzone.com.au indicates between 20 and 50 centimetres is likely to fall this week over the alpine resorts. Over the coming weekend the nights will become very cold, plummeting well below zero, which is ideal for the largest influx of school holiday guests the resort will experience next week.
 
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