Mt Buller, Melbourne’s closest snow sport option, is reporting 31 centimetres of snow in the last 24 hours. It will be opening a limited number of runs – including Bourke Street – and throwing open the gates of its toboggan park from 8am on Saturday. Neighbouring peak Mt Stirling will open as planned on June 11.
Nearby Mt Hotham and Falls Creek have also been blessed with significant dumps and are stoked to be welcoming visitors from Saturday. At Falls, Halleys Comet and Towers Quad will be ready to shred from Saturday. Mt Hotham has yet to confirm which of its runs will open this weekend.
In NSW, Perisher has said it’s “pulling the trigger” and opening a week early thanks to more than a foot of snow since Monday. Lifts will be spinning from Saturday.
Despite reporting 10 centimetres down to the village and a fresh white coat covering the mountain “top to bottom”, Thredbo is sticking to its traditional Queens Birthday long weekend opening.
All peaks are expected to cop even more snow in the coming days. The resorts have told frothing snow bunnies to keep an eye on conditions, check their websites for details and stay tuned to social media for updates.
The Epic Australia Pass, which offers unlimited access to Hotham, Falls Creek and Perisher and, is still going cheap, but prices will rise in coming days.