The biggest snow storm of the Aussie ski season begins now

    Snowy McSnowiest Face has arrived in the Aussie ski resorts this afternoon and is setting up camp for the week ahead. Forecasts are for well over a metre over the next seven days with temperatures remaining below zero so the snow will be cold smoke blower.

    What a winter we’ve had already on the powder laden slopes of Australia’s alpine regions and with the latest blizzard we’re sure to break the 2 metre if not more mark at Spencer’s Creek (the ‘official’ snow depth chart for New South Wales).

    Spencers Creek snow depths


    What’s in store this week?

    Some snow storms are more equal than others and it looks like New South Wales will get the biggest hit over the next week. 

    Meteorologist, Jane Bunn from disagrees. She has New South Wales and Victoria neck and neck for the next three days, then New South Wales ahead for the full seven. isn’t taking sides, preferring to present a forecast for the alpine regions as one. If their top end totals come to fruition then somewhere is going to have 158 centimetres of powder to lose yourselves in.

    The Bureau of Meteorology forecast for Thredbo is very promising with sub zero temperatures all week to keep the snow super dry and some big ‘rainfall’ numbers which, for those in the know, will actually fall as snow. One millimeter tends to work out as 1 centimetre of snow. for Perisher is going under the radar with 74cms over 6 days. We think they like their glasses half empty.

  has 106 centimetres over the next 6 days for their top end forecast. Let’s hope Pete The Frog Taylor is on the money.

    So how much will really fall?

    Here’s a picture of our prediction.

    Remember to tag your photos and videos from the storm #misssnowitall @misssnowitall and share the snow love.

    Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.



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