Here we are less than one week out from the July school holidays in Australia. The lack of natural snowfalls in Southeastern Australia has been a little disappointing.
|Falls Creek 23 June [Source Falls Creek FB page]|
Natural Snow Depth: 9cms
The Big D beginner run that sits all on its own above the road through Hotham Heights opened on the weekend. Nothing else open yet but you'd expect Summit to be the next lift to open at Hotham.
Natural Snow Depth: 0cms
Beginners can ski up high at Mousetrap, and there is the short, fast ski run down Main Street on offer along with the lovely Wombats Ramble which opened on Monday after some great snowmaking runs.
|Perisher 23 June [Source: Perisher FB page]|
Natural Snow Depth: 0-41cms
High Noon and the beginners area at Friday Flat are now open.
What a dramatic week and weekend in New Zealand. Snowfalls in the South Island last weekend and into seem tame now by comparison with what came later.
A huge storm hit from 19-21st June, affecting the whole country and bringing massive snowfalls across the skifields in the South Island.
|Mt Lyford 24 June [Source: Mt Lyford FB page]|
Not much snow in the forecast for New Zealand for the next week.
North Canterbury and Nelson
Rainbow - no news from Rainbow this week following the big storm. Rainbow skifield is due to open on Saturday 6th July. Hanmer Springs says it is looking to open on Saturday 29th June having got a good bit of cover in a few days of snowfalls. Mt Lyford is aiming to get the field open on the 27th or 28th June after receiving around two metres of snow from the storm.
|Porters [Source: ONENews via Porters FB page]|