Perisher Resort, Australia, Kicked Off Southern Hemisphere Ski Season Today

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Perisher Resort in New South Wales, Australia, kicked off the southern hemisphere ski season early today. Thanks to two feet of fresh snow this week the Vail Resorts owned resort was able to begin the ski season Down Under.


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The resort had announced earlier this week that they would be opening Saturday, a full week earlier than scheduled. But thanks to the big snowfall this week they were able to bring that forward 24-hours.

And the snow is showing no signs of stopping, with up to another three feet of snow forecast for the next five days. Ski season is here… bring it on!

In Victoria Falls Creek and Mount Hotham Alpine Resort will be spinning lifts from this Saturday, a week earlier than originally scheduled.

2022 is the first winter since 2019 that foreign tourists will be able to access resorts in the southern hemisphere; from Australia and New Zealand to Chile and Argentina. SnowBrains will be in Argentina for August and September.

Current conditions at Perisher. Credit: Resort

Cerro Catedral in Argentina opened for a weekend at the end of April, but the southern hemisphere season began in earnest today when Perisher opened, with Mount Hotham, and Falls Creek opening tomorrow, along with resorts on Mount Ruapehu in New Zealand and AfriSki in Lesotho, South Africa.

Let winter commence!

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