Last week, we shared a report from Snow Season Central which said that most Australian ski resorts may have trouble opening due to a lack of snow and warm weather. Surprisingly, a few of them were able to open over the weekend, but the skiable terrain is currently minimal. Other resorts hosted start-of-the-season parties but didn’t open for skiing and riding. Here’s more information about the two ski resorts currently open in Australia.

Mt. Buller: On Saturday, Mt. Buller opened for the season. They have the Bourke Street Express & Carpet lifts, along with the Bourke Street trail open. They also have the Northside Express operating, but this is currently only open for sightseers.

Perisher: The Vail-owned Australian ski resort opened with minimal (emphasis on minimal) terrain over this past weekend. The only lift they have open is the skier conveyor (also known as a magic carpet) at the base of Front Valley, which gives access to limited beginner terrain.

One Facebook commenter, who presumably made an overnight trip to Perisher, was very angry about the lack of terrain open:

“Traveling, hotel, lift tickets
For only magic carpet???
Kill me!!!”
Woah, just take it easy man! Luckily for this frustrated traveler, snowmaking efforts are continuing throughout the ski resorts of Australia, with the hope that more trails and mountains open in the near future.

Image/Video Credits: Mt. Buller, Perisher Resort

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