Is another big snow storm heading to Australia?

There are some pretty big numbers being thrown around by weather sites at the moment with some forecasting over a metre of snow for Aussie resorts over the next seven days. Let’s hope they’re under promising and the predicted storm will over deliver even more.

Satellite images certainly show a large front heading our way that could dump some fresh snow but we all know weather is a temperamental beast so let’s keep snow dancing any way.

Weather website, Wunderground, is calling for a maximum of 120 + centimeters over the next 10 days for Falls Creek. But even with the minimum call of 75 centimeters we’re looking good.

Meanwhile have the following seven day forecasts for snow dumpage as of this morning. I’m an optimist so I’m hoping for the metre but I’m also a realist and know it’s still anyone’s game between now and this weekend.

Jane Bunn at Jane’s Weather was one of the only meteorologists who successfully predicted that ‘surprise powder day’ last week in Australia when she forecast 10 to 15 centimeters and voila, it appeared.

Today Jane’s going big, very big for snow forecasts for the end of this week.

If we’re lucky we could be looking at a news feed filled with pics akin to the mega blizzard of 2014. As my mother always said, we live in hope if we die in despair.

Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of A long time journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN Freeskiing, TIME, Powderhound, Sydney Morning Herald, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast and more.

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