Chilly temperatures and steady pre-season snowfall has been enough to convince Australia’s largest ski resort to open a week early. Perisher, in the NSW Snowy Mountains, will kick off the season on Saturday, June 3.
The resort made the decision after 20cm of snow fell earlier this week, adding to the great snowmaking conditions. It revealed the news to avid skiers and snowboarders with this fun video.
On Wednesday, the Perisher film crew hit Front Valley to show fans what conditions were like, following a big storm and freezing temperatures. The overnight temperature dropped to minus-three and the resort took advantage by switching on more than 30 snow guns.
With more snow predicted over the coming days, skiers and boarders will be able to make first tracks on Front Valley from Saturday. The Village 8 Express Chairlift and a ski carpet will be operating, providing access to the resort’s popular beginner and intermediate terrain. A terrain park, with rails, boxes and small jumps, will also be ready, along with a tobogganing area for families.