After a horrible start to the ski season, Australia is now in the midst of an all-time winter after a snowstorm dumped more than 4 feet of snow on select mountains in the Victoria and New South Wales provinces.
Out of all the ski areas that benefitted from the #BlizzardOfOZ, Thredbo is in the lead with a 51″ storm total that’s literally burying the resort as I write this. The conditions should stick around this week as snowy weather and around freezing temps will continue to deliver pow all week.
AVALANCHE DANGER HIGH: Avalanches have been reported in the Victorian Alps with local officials warning backcountry travelers to avoid avalanche-prone terrain at all costs until the danger subsides.
One of the more interesting stories out of this storm came in the form of Jim Cantore’s favorite version of precipitation — “Thundersnow.” According to The Australian, Hotham Alpine Resort had to preemptively shut down for a short period of time after witnessing the natural phenomenon and for worry that lightning might follow.
LET IT SNOW!
🌪 The Blizzard Of Oz is continuing to spew its guts, and droves of Snowboarding legends have surfaced from their enclaves in search of powder, but more importantly – incentives 💰 Nick Gregory (@nickgregory) and Charles Beckinsale (@charlesbeckinsale) hunting for glory deep in @thredboresort #transfersnow #snowboarding #onlocation #blizzardofoz
7-Day Snowfall Totals:
*Snowfall totals were drawn from each resort’s individual website
- Thredbo: 51″
- Perisher: 39″
- Hotham: 40″
- Falls Creek: 36″
- Mt Buller: 22″
Find the entire Australian article here: ‘Thundersnow’ brings heavy falls to ski resorts