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: – September 9
Sadly the weather has turned warm, foggy and damp. Quite a bit of snow lost and Perisher are running less lifts. Hopefully the weather will clear and return to spring conditions – cold nights and sunny days.
The hotel will close on September 14. There is some accommodation available this weekend.
Note that the hotel is only open for house guests.
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/