Bueller Mt Buller staff member Kate Moffatt displays the social distancing measures the resort will use on their ski lifts.

There's not much snow yet, but ski resorts are preparing for a season like no other as thousands of snow aficionados head to the alpine region for winter.

Monday marks the official beginning of the delayed ski season although Mt Buller, Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Perisher will run their first chairlifts from Wednesday.

It's two-and-a-half weeks later than the usual Queen's Birthday long weekend opening, but late is better than never for the hordes of skiers and snowboarders waiting to hit the slopes. Light snowfall is forecast for early in the week to complement the man-made snow.

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