03 July 2009

snow time

After a 'character-building' start to the week, with fog, rain and strong winds that resulted in wind-hold conditions for the lifts on Tuesday, the winter snow has finally arrived.

Falls Creek reported snowfalls of 28cm on Wednesday (the heaviest recorded in the Australian alps) with a further 24cm on Thursday. More snowfalls, albeit lighter, are forecast today and Saturday.

The Eagle chairlift has now begun turning and all the home trails are now open, relieving the need for travel on the Village Shuttle. Lifts yet to begin operating are International, Lakeside, Ruined Castle, Scott and Summit.

Update: Ruined Castle and Scott expected to open at the weekend.

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