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Snowy businesses gear up for bumper week

Monday August 20, 2012 - 15:36 EST

Business operators in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains are gearing up for the biggest week of the season after the best snowfalls in nearly 10 years.

A total of 110cm of snow has fallen on the resorts in the past two weeks, leaving a solid base of more than 1.5m.

Snow also closed Brown Mountain west of Bega for the second time in nine days.

Thredbo's Head of Communications, Suzy Diver, says snow enthusiasts are hitting the slopes in droves.

??One person came down and they left Sydney at 3am,?? she said.

??They were on a lift at 9am and they're headed home the same day.

??So for one day, that is a very keen skier.

??They heard about the good conditions and decided to head down.

??It just made this an absolute bonanza for, definitely the people who had booked early and were coming this weekend.??

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