Aussie alps finally get some decent snowBen McBurney, Sunday July 7, 2013 - 13:56 EST
After a poor start to the snow season, Australia's ski resorts have finally received a good dump of snow over the last few days.
A cold front swept over the region on Thursday night, bringing the best falls seen all season to most resorts. Snow has continued to fall each day since, with many resorts now having a solid cover.
Since Friday, Thredbo has reported 65cm of fresh snow, easily the best snow it has received all season. Meanwhile, nearby Perisher didn't quite collect quite as much, but still picked up a healthy 37cm.
In the Victorian Alps, Falls Creek picked up a further 20cm overnight, bringing the current snow depth to 46cm. Mount Hotham has collected 40cm of its total 54cm of the season in the last few days, bringing its natural cover to 37cm.
The next few days are set to be perfect conditions for skiing and boarding. While a few snow showers are still expected, there should be more sunshine that the last few days and much less wind.
With still a whole week of the school holidays left, there hasn't been a better time all season to get the family down and hit the slopes.
© Weatherzone 2013
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