We have just a few days to go and then we're into August. The good news is that all the ski resorts and skifields across Australia and New Zealand are open, and conditions are rocking - they're pretty good!
A snowy weekend and some little top-ups of snow during this week have seen some of the best conditions on the slopes of the season so far. A bit of snow is forecast for tonight and more on the weekend.
|Mt Buller 30.07.15 [Source: Mt Buller webcam]|
33cm from the recent storm. Mt Buller now has 15 lifts running, with Bull Run opening on Tuesday for skiing down Standard. Grimus, Southside, Federation and Boggy Creek lifts are yet to open. Snow depth: 56cm
37cm from the weekend snowfalls. Sunday saw the opening of the upper Blue Ribbon runs along with Lower Playground, Pipeline, Off The Edge and the Wall of Death. Monday saw Gotcha open and Wednesday saw Keogh's and The Orchard open. Snow depth: 83cm
Falls recorded 42cm in snowfalls. Lakeside Poma opened Monday along with bits of The Maze. International opened later in the week meaning all lifts at Falls are now running. Snow depth: 86cm
|Falls Creek 29.07.15 [Source: Falls Creek FB page]|
Perisher reported a whopping 70cm from the snowy storm cycle. The four resort areas are all open and 45 lifts are running.
All ski lifts are now running at Thredbo after 46cm fell in the recent storm.
Rain, wind, sun and some snow over the weekend with the northwesterly airflow. A bit of everything! Then a decent snowfall arrived in the middle of the week. A few top-ups are likely again this weekend, although the freezing level is quite high. Next week is looking promising for a return to more wintery conditions.
North Canterbury and Nelson
Rainbow - Snow depth 30/48cm
Hanmer Springs is still closed awaiting new snow - Snow depth 40cm
Mt Lyford received 15cm on Wednesday - Snow depth 50cm
Porters - Snow depth 100/120cm
|Mt Hutt 30.07.15 [Source: Mt Hutt FB page]|
Ohau - Snow depth 60/100cm
Roundhill - Snow depth 50cm
Mt Dobson got 7cm midweek - Snow depth 60cm
Treble Cone - Snow depth 91cm (top of the Home Basin)
Cardrona - Snow depth 70cm
Coronet Peak - Snow depth 75/175cm
The Remarkables - Snow depth 100/150cm