There were some good falls of snow over the weekend in New Zealand. In Australia, it tried but was mainly cloudy. A large snowfall across the Victorian and NSW great dividing range is widely anticipated through this weekend.
Still no snow of note in Australia and the resorts are operating as much as they can on snowmaking. This looks set to change, however, with perhaps 50cm falling at most resorts this weekend. Enough to get much more terrain open and the first significant fall of the season so far. And there may be even more snow falling next week.
Mt Buller has five lifts open. Intermediate skiing is on Little Buller Spur and Wombat. Snow depth: 5cm natural, 40cm on snowmaking runs
Mt Hotham is operating the Big D beginners area, the Village Loop, Sun Run, and Summit Trainer. Heavenly Valley for Milky Way and Snake Gully only opened during the week. Snow depth: 7cm natural, 73cm on snowmaking runs
Falls Creek has the Main St, Drovers, Wombats and Mousetrap areas operating. Snow depth: 4cm natural, 56cm on snowmaking runs
Perisher has 23 lifts operating for 29 groomed runs.
Nine lifts are running at Thredbo this weekend.
There were some good snowfalls on the South Island on Sunday through Monday. Cold southerlies have dominated the weather since, bringing some calmer weather to the Southern Lakes with a few snow flurries, and lots of snow to Canterbury more recently.
The weekend looks like being fine and sunny all over. A perfect time to enjoy the great conditions!
|Rainbow 08.07.15 [Source: Rainbow FB page]|
Rainbow - Snow depth 30/60cm
Hanmer Springs is hoping to open on the 11th July 2015
Mt Lyford has 50cm across the mountain enabling it to open on Saturday 11th July 2015
Porters received 20cm overnight - Snow depth 100/120cm
|The Remarkables 06.07.15 [Source: Remarks FB page]|
Roundhill - Snow depth 50cm
Mt Dobson - Snow depth 60cm
Treble Cone - Snow depth 105cm (top of the Home Basin)
Cardrona - Snow depth 40/260cm
Coronet Peak - Snow depth 85/185cm
The Remarkables - Snow depth 95/140cm