June 27, 2017 @ 20:10pm
By Pete ‘The Frog’ Taylor – snowatch.com.au
We are coming towards the end of June and so far we are having the second worst start to a season in the last 20 years (worst being 2015). The resorts have done an excellent job opening even more runs this week and with Perisher opening Zali’s at Blue Cow tomorrow it’s testament to the investment the resorts have put into snowmaking infrastructure over the last 10-15 years. Without snowmaking there would be no skiing at all at the moment.
Snowatch has been confidently talking up a large snow bearing system due the first week of July for two weeks now and it looks like coming off (with a still a week before it gets to us). Some light snow later this week on Thursday and Friday will create a nice light layer of snow away from the snowmaking areas and will be great for what’s to follow starting on Monday.
The clouds should roll in on Monday and we should see snow falling to low levels by late in the day. The snowfalls should continue on and off through Wednesday and Thursday before clearing.
As far as snowfall amounts go we could see anywhere from 15-35cm which will be enough for a lot more terrain to open with most resorts being able to access ‘most’ areas.
There is a chance this system could even increase in strength and drop a bit more snow if we are lucky.
Another follow up front should arrive on Saturday the 8th and continuing into Sunday the 9th so more follow up snow which is great news. Remember where you heard it first.
Keep an eye on the Snowatch forecasts for daily updates.