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.
Local tourists will soon be able to enjoy the New South Wales ski fields, with the state's alpine region to open from June 22 after a coronavirus-affected start to the snow season.
Snow fell across the Victorian high country on Thursday as a wet and windy cold snap swept across Australia’s south-east.
The major ski resorts in the Australian Alps are continuing to plan for the 2020 snow season despite the uncertainty around coronavirus.
The ski season will open early this year with a late autumn cold snap delivering blankets of snow to ski fields in Victoria and New South Wales. Mount Buller, Perisher, and the Selwyn Snow Resort have all announced they’ll be opening this weekend.
It is snowing in Australia a month ahead of the start of the Australian ski season.
Most of the country’s leading ski areas have been reporting snowfalls which are expected to intensify over the next 48-72 hours with the heaviest snow for most coming on Thursday-Friday.
Perisher Ski Resort in New South Wales, Australia, is the first international resort to be acquired by Vail Resorts. The Colorado-based company said Monday it had acquired Perisher for total cash consideration of AU $176.6 million (approximately US $136 million), subject to certain adjustments.