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Australian Ski Fields Enjoyed Record-Breaking Snow Falls Over the Weekend

Perisher, Buller, Thredbo and Hotham scored impressive amounts of fresh snow, just two weeks into the 2018 ski season.
By Libby Curran
June 18, 2018
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Australian Ski Fields Enjoyed Record-Breaking Snow Falls Over the Weekend

Perisher, Buller, Thredbo and Hotham scored impressive amounts of fresh snow, just two weeks into the 2018 ski season.
By Libby Curran
June 18, 2018
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There were some pretty happy snow bunnies across Victoria and NSW this weekend, as many of the states' ski fields scored record-breaking snow falls, just two weeks after the official start of this year's ski season.

The powder bucketed down across the weekend, with Sunday morning seeing Victoria's Mt Buller reporting its fifth deepest snow at this point in the season for the past 40 years.

Fellow Victorian ski resort Mt Hotham this morning reported an extra 16cm of snow, beefing up its base to 80cm — the biggest its seen for the second week of the ski season in decades. The mountain has had 95cm of snow altogether this season, with 90cm of that falling in the last seven days.

Further north, NSW's Perisher scored another 10cm of fresh snow overnight, bringing the total from the weekend's snow storms there to 82cm. And Thredbo is also covered in a hefty blanket of white, with 20cm of fresh snow in the past 24 hours, pulling its season total to 85cm.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria's alpine areas have only seen the start of it, with a further 25cm to 50cm expected to drop over the next three days. Meanwhile, conditions in NSW are set to clear right up, as the storm there reaches its end before the middle of the week.

Top image: Thredbo

Published on June 18, 2018 by Libby Curran

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