There is valid scepticism with snow reports as they are usually prepared by the resorts who want to paint the best possible picture. We will update this page regularly throughout the season. It will be an honest assessment of conditions.
Conditions as at: August 9
Winter is back! Very cold weather and lots of snow overnight – 13 and raining in Adelaide yesterday is great news for the mountains. Now getting back to more typical snow levels in August that should guarantee good conditions into September.
Here are a few tips I’ve picked up over the years:
Snowy mountains weather usually follows Adelaide. 15 degrees and raining in Adelaide usually means we’ll get snow within 24 hours. The lower the temperature the better quality the snow – so 13 degrees and raining in Adelaide is great – but perhaps not for those in Adelaide!
How many lifts are running and in particular is Mt Perisher operational – particularly the Eyre and International T Bars. They now make snow between the chairs on Mt Perisher.
The SLOPES website https://slopes.org.au/environment-climate-change/ has interesting stories related to environment issues. And this is one of the articles – quite amazing chart of the snow depth at the Kosciuszko National Park https://www.sbs.com.au/interactive/2015/kosciuszko-snow-depth/