Southern Hemisphere Update: Stormin’ Norman Delivers and More Resorts Celebrate Opening Day

Steven Agar | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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Valle Nevado, Chile. Credit: snow.chile

After many big-name resorts opened in Australia last weekend, the storm dubbed ‘Stormin’ Norman‘ delivered the goods bringing with it cold, wind and over 3-feet of snow to some areas.

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Thredbo, Australia. Credit:

Over 31″ fell over the weekend at Perisher, and fellow New South Wales resort Thredbo also had some smiling riders. Mt. Hotham were the winners though with almost 3-feet falling over the weeknd. The storm shows no signs of giving up though, as severe weather warnings were issued this morning for parts of New South Wales. The cold conditions are great news for resorts who can make the most of snowmaking facilities.

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Mt. Hotham received almost 3-feet this weekend. Credit:

Open Resorts in Australia / New Zealand

  • Dinner Plain, AUS
  • Mt. Baw Baw Alpine Resort, AUS
  • Mt. Buller, AUS
  • Mt. Hotham, AUS
  • Perisher, AUS
  • Thredbo Alpine Resort, AUS
  • Cardrona, NZ
  • Coronet Peak, NZ
  • Mt. Hutt Ski Area, NZ
  • The Remarkables, NZ
  • Whakapapa, NZ
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Perisher, Australia. Credit:

South America didn’t get the snow that they got ‘Down Under’, but there was new resort openings to celebrate. Valle Nevado, Chile opened on Friday, a week early due to some great snowfall, and Las Leñas, Argentina also opened over the weekend. The long term forecast is looking favorable, we’ll keep you updated as more reports become more accurate.

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Las Leñas opening weekend. Credit: pepelandia

Open Resorts in Chile / Argentina

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Australia. Dry, but cold. Credit:
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CHile. Dry, but cold. Credit:

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