A good weekend ahead on the slopesSam Brown, Wednesday August 21, 2013 - 13:50 EST
A very cold air mass will combine with showers over the next few days, dropping up to 50cm of snow on the New South Wales and Victorian Alps before the weekend.
While conditions will be poor until Friday, a high pressure system is expected to clear skies and create spectacular skiing and boarding conditions over the weekend.
Charlotte Pass has already received 24cm to lunch time yesterday, and Mt Selwyn receiving 18cm to ten o'clock this morning. Recent snow depths are registering in excess of 135cm at Falls Creek and Spencer's Creek. The expected falls will add some fresh powder for all to enjoy.
Thredbo and Perisher will likely see the best conditions across the weekend, while the Victorian resorts may experience a little more cloud cover. However, a warm air mass will move over the region from Monday, limiting snow fall and increasing snow melt.
© Weatherzone 2013
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