The Bureau of Meteorology says a cold front moving across north-east Victoria will dump between 30 and 50 centimetres of snow in alpine areas today.
The ski fields will be covered in the biggest dump of fresh snow so far this season.
A duty forecaster with the bureau, Michael Efron, says snow can be expected down to 800 metres on Friday.
He says some areas could get more than 50 centimetres of snow.
"We will see snowfalls developing during Thursday down to around 1,200 metres, we may even seen falls of around 30 to 50 centimetres in those alpine areas, potentially some higher falls as well," he said.
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19:36 EST Over the past 24 hours, a northwest cloud band has delivered some spectacular rain from the northwest WA to the inland SA and the NT.