Winter Finally Starts in Australia but it’s Not So Good in New Zealand


It’s been a poor start to the season with some resorts unable to open. Those that did had precious little skiing on offer. Now snow is falling in Australia with more in the forecast. NEW

Thredbo in New South Wales was one of the resorts unable to open earlier in June.

That has now changed with 20cm falling so far, and another 20cm possible when another storm is set to roll in on Thursday.

Cold temperatures are also forecast and hat should preserve the fresh snow.

It’s neighbour, Perisher, opened a magic carpet on June 10th as we reported at the time:

Now plenty of snow has fallen and winter is underway.

We reported as the first snow fell last week:

In the ski state of Victoria it’s a similar picture.

On Saturday night into Sunday Mt Buller saw 14cm of fresh snow and a chill in the air.

Falls Creek in Victoria also saw the snow.

Further south it has been a good start overall in New Zealand.

However the temperatures have warmed up and rain has been falling in some resorts.

Coronet Peak:

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