Spring skiing at its best: A surprise dusting of snow overnight brought us some morning delight. Skiing conditions are typical for spring: hard in the mornings and soft, sometimes slushy in the afternoon.
Natural snow depths have shrunk back a bit and are now 75 in (190.3cm) at Spencer’s Creek. 44 out of 47 lifts are open. Almost all runs are open, except those that rarely open like Devil’s playground or Double Trouble. Access to Guthega’s car park chair is becoming sketchy, as it’s so low down, but the vast majority of runs have good snow coverage. Cross-country trails are also still in good condition.
This week will be the National Interschools competition in Perisher, so expect some queues in race locations. Overall the resort has thinned out from peak and waiting times at lifts are negligible, so get out there and get some turns. Remember to wear sunscreens!
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (“BOM”) has forecast a few inch of snow for the next few days. In lower altitudes this may come down as wet snow or even rain. Pete ‘The Frog’ is forecasting 2-5 in (5-13cm) of snow for the next 10 days. Let’s hope temperatures stay below freezing to let us finish off the season with a few more dustings of snow.