PHOTOS - April SNOW Heralds the Start of Winter 2012

26th of April 2012


Good times with snowballs at Falls Creek. Image:: Chris Hocking

Winter weather | Tessa Cook

Say what you will about pre-season snowfalls, the year's first all-white morning is always a little thrilling. This week the Snowies and the High Country were enveloped in a 3cm - 5cm snow blanket; time to start thinking winter, we think so.

"It was exciting to watch that funky little pool of cold air whip up over south-eastern Australia and send freezing levels plummeting so that snow could settle earlier this week," said The Grasshopper. "Check out a few snow cams and you can't help but get amped about the little white coat still hugging the peaks. Let's hope that by the time winter arrives we're seeing plenty of similar, fast moving, hit and run systems, as opposed to the slow moving lows of last year that had a nasty habit of sucking warm air and rain in from the east. I can't wait to start forecasting snow again this season."

To keep up to date, remember to check the forecasts regularly and watch out for The Grasshopper's daily detailed analyses beginning 21 May - that's right, The Grasshopper will be back in three weeks!

Until then, check out his Australian Snow Season Outlook.


The new ticketing gates at Buller getting their first taste of snow. Image:: Mt Buller


No more bushwalking to Dead Horse Gap! Image: Thredbo


Hotham's slopeside lodges. Image:: Hotham


Snow on the Main Range. Image:: Perisher


Falls Creek. Image: Mitch McWilliam


Lodges at Perisher starting to look wintery. Image:: Perisher


Thredbo's Rosi Racecourse looking ready for the season... almost. Image:: Thredbo


Snow down to Dead Horse Gap at Thredbo. Image:: Thredbo


Discussion
comments powered by Disqus
Related Articles
Chillfactor - 2016 Issue Preview
May 27, 2016
The latest issue of _Chillfactor_ hits the stands this week with a new format and new design. It’s a bit of a soul issue as we tap into the spirit of...
Win a Trip For Two to Big White, Canada
May 26, 2016
Our mates over at Ski Travel Company are so stoked that Winter has finally arrived that they're giving you the opportunity to win a trip for two to P...
Opening Weekend Outlook 2016 - The Grasshopper
May 25, 2016
Winter 2016 is nearly here. On the 1st of June we’ll fire up our world famous daily detailed forecasts for the Australian Alps and bring those to you...
Snow Alert - 15-20cm Inbound to the Aussie Alps
May 25, 2016
Get ready Australia, it's our turn this week. There's a very nice whack of cold air getting all set to slam into some moisture over the next few days...
Popular Articles

Win a Trip For Two to Big White, Canada

Read more

Opening Weekend Outlook 2016 - The Grasshopper

Read more

Snow Alert - 15-20cm Inbound to the Aussie Alps

Read more

The South Island Storm Delivers up to a Metre of Fresh Snow - Gallery

Read more

Snow Season Outlook 2016 - May Update - Australia - Autumn's Cooling Trend

Read more

News

Last chance to purchase 2016 Epic Australia Pass

Read more

Winter snow blankets Queenstown ski areas Coronet Peak and The Remarkables

Read more

The North Face Welcomes us to a New Frontier

Read more

The Remarkables is ready for the winter!

Read more

Niseko's Grand Hirafu Announces Upgrade to King 3 Lift

Read more

Editor's Top Travel Picks

The Do's and Do Nots of Backcountry skiing in Japan - Travel

Read more

5 Reasons You Should Try a New Resort This Season - Travel

Read more

Thredbo, Is it Becoming Australia's Mountain Bike Mecca? - Travel

Read more

Finding the Real Mammoth Experience - Snow Journal

Read more

After a Few Lean Years, El Nino Turns on a Trip to Remember - Squaw Valley

Read more