@benjaminwild1 nightmare fuel @ perisher rn #snow #lineslinesLINES ♬ original sound – benjamin lovric
On Saturday, early season conditions, wind holds, and pent-up demand was a recipe for ‘nightmare fuel’ liftlines at Vail Resorts-owned Perisher Resort, Australia.
Hundreds of skiers and riders, many of who paid AUD 234 ($156 US) for a lift ticket, were caught up in the lines at Perisher Resort’s main access run, Front Valley.
Operations director Michael Fearnside said winds over 100km/h (62mph) limited the number of lifts the resort could safely open. On the plus side, the same weather system has dumped over two feet of fresh snow on the area to kick-start the season and allay fears of another dry winter.
Thankfully, SnowBrains decided to give the resort a wide-berth on Saturday, and instead, we chose to ski Sunday. And are we glad we did. The conditions were much better than anticipated for June; fresh untracked powder and short lines.
The resort aims to have more than half its 48 lifts running by next weekend as the school holidays approach.