What lifts are running this weekend?

This weekend marks the ‘Official’ opening to season 2019, even though a few resorts are already up and running due to the best early snowfalls since 2000. We take a look at what lifts each resort are planning on running this weekend.


Perisher’s groomers have been busy preparing all four resorts for opening weekend.

Opened last Friday with skiing and boarding on Front Valley. The V8 chair and magic carpet have been running all this week with a terrain park for those who love the jumps. The grooming team have been out preparing more runs for this weekend and we will see skiing and boarding at all of the four resorts that make up Perisher (Perisher, Blue Cow, Guthega and Smiggin Holes). The Terminal and Summit Quad Chairs in Blue Cow as well as the Triple and Double Chairs in Mt Perisher will be spinning with more lifts to be announced shortly. Great news today with the opening of the brand new Leichhardt Chair.


Snowfalls next week, low temps and the guns firing should see more lifts soon at Thredbo.

Friday Flat will be opening on Saturday for beginners to have a slide. For the more advanced the Cruiser chair up top will be running accessing the Merritt’s area.

Falls Creek

Plenty of lifts running this weekend at Falls Creek.

This weekend will be the BIGGEST opening on record for Falls Creek! 7 lifts will be spinning this weekend:

  • Halley’s Comet
  • Eagle Express
  • Towers
  • Drovers
  • Gully
  • Mousetrap & Pete’s Train

– opening up terrain to suit all abilities and offering the perfect chance to shake off the cobwebs and get your ski or snowboard legs back into action!


Hotham groomers have been working hard moving the early snow around.

Hotham will be opening on Friday with the Audi Quattro Chair running from 8.30am. Hopefully after some snow next week and cold nights we can see more area opening very soon.

Mt Buller

Buller Ski Lifts General Manager was excited to open the season early with a new chairlift and free skiing for the first day of winter.

The brand spanking new Bourke Street Express chair has been operating since last Friday. This weekend Fox, Skyline, Bourke Street Express, Bourke St carpet and Mercedes-Benz will all be spinning giving skiers and boarders plenty or terrain to explore. Bourke St will also include some small jumps and features.

Mt Baw Baw

Baw Baw was hammered by heavy snowfalls on Monday.

Mt Baw Baw has more snow than it probably has had at the start of the season since I can remember, and I’ve been forecasting for over 20 years. There was already a nice base before around 40cm of big fat flakes dropped on Monday. Lifts open for this weekend to be advised.

Selwyn Snow Resort

Selwyn was the first resort to spin a lift for season 2019.

Selwyn Snow Resort was the first to open last Thursday with the New Chum Chair spinning, and well as snow play and tobogganing.

Charlotte Pass

Charlotte Pass opening early in 2019.

Charlotte Pass usually opens a couple of weeks after the official opening weekend but this year due to the excellent early snowfalls will be running the Kosi Triple Chair to the top accessing plenty of terrain.

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