Snow season officially began this past weekend. Snowboarders, skiers and tubers did not miss a beat as resorts in Victoria and NSW are practically fully occupied.
In fact, Neil Thew, Marketing Manager of Perisher says:
“Our phones have been ringing off the hook with accommodation providers both in Jindabyne and at Perisher stating they are full to capacity.”
Australian ski resorts have encountered a swell of bookings, primarily at the last minute, as word comes that this season will be one of the best due to proper snowfall.
In addition to ‘made’ and natural snow, levels reached 35cm a couple of weeks ago, which has allowed NSW resort to open a week earlier than expected. The Australian resort has also opened 10 lifts.
All profits made during NSW resort’s early opening, has been donated to charity.
While The Remarkables ski resort will open on June 16th, resorts such as Falls Creek in Victoria, Coronet Peak near Queenstown, Mt. Buller, and Thredbo have already opened and will entice snow lovers with a variety of activities such as winter balls, street parties, entertainment and fireworks. They too, have opened up additional lifts to accommodate visitors.
The Mt. Hutt ski area in New Zealand also received high levels of snow, in the region of 65cm. James McKenzie, Mt Hutt Ski Area Manager is extremely excited about the early snow fall:
“It doesn’t get much better than this… Mother Nature has certainly stepped up with a snowfall of epic proportions, and the timing simply couldn’t have been better… We’re absolutely ecstatic about this dump in the lead up to our opening.”