PHOTOS - April SNOW Heralds the Start of Winter 2012
26th of April 2012
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 35th Annual Burton US Open kicks off next week
Vail Resorts to Acquire Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont
Special Olympics and GoFundMe Announce Global Sponsorship
Bronzed Aussies At The Baker Banked Slalom
Wheels Ablaze At The Cannonbal MTB Festival
Editor's Top Travel Picks
Mountain Biking Season Officially Open at Thredbo - MTB Trail Report
Exploring Japan's Remote Ski Resorts in Tohoku - Travel Guide
The Mountainwatch Guide to the Hakuba Valley - Travel
Here's Five Reasons You Should Ski Aspen This Year - Travel
Discovering the Ultimate South Island Short Break at High Peak Heliski - Travel