The Victorian and New South Wales ski resorts have seen one of the best starts to a season in years and the snow has continued to pile-up during recent days.
Most of the resorts are sitting on snow depths of over 80cm, which makes this the best start to a season since 2005. The depths at Mount Baw Baw and Mount Buller are not quite as strong at around 30cm, but there are still plenty of rideable trails.
During last year's ski season the mountains had a slow start to the season, before snow depths soared above 150cm during July.
A blast of Antarctic air has delivered further snowfalls during the past few days. Most resorts gained an additional 15 to 30cm of snow during this past weekend.
Snowfalls will contract to the southern resorts today as the cold southwest winds begin to ease. A high pressure ridge will then maintain partly cloudy skies and calm winds for the remainder of this week, creating ideal riding conditions for those enjoying the school holidays.
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13:11 EST Melbourne shivered through its coldest morning since spring with temperatures as much as five degrees below average.