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Winter ready: Australia's snow season has officially begun

With cool nights set as the 'new normal', Perisher has kicked the snow season off with a bang, with Thredbo, Mount Hotham, and Falls Creek, opening this weekend, 12 June.

With cool nights set as the ‘new normal’, Perisher has kicked the snow season off with a bang, with Thredbo, Mount Hotham, and Falls Creek, opening this weekend, 12 June.

Mountain worshippers can get excited, because Perisher is officially open early for the 2021 snow season. 

Although the traditional opening for Perisher is from the June long weekend, winter’s early arrival with sub-zero temperatures throughout May has made it possible to welcome guests early this year.

“We are so pleased with the opportunity to open Perisher early for the 2021 snow season, especially given the late start last season,” said Pete Brulisauer, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Vail Resorts, Perisher and Australia. 

“For skiers and boarders who were unable to make it last year, there is tremendous enthusiasm to get back to the snowy mountains this winter, with Front Valley now open for skiing and boarding with the Village Eight Express.”

What’s new in Perisher?

Blue Cow, Perisher
Blue Cow, Perisher

This season, Perisher says it’s introducing two new additions for a more premium snow experience: the Leitwolf Grooming Machine and Snowmaking on the Chute ski run.

This summer also saw the completion of the installation of snowmaking on the Chute ski run in Perisher Valley. The Chute is a popular trail connecting the Village Eight Express chair on Front Valley to Pretty Valley Double & Interceptor Quad Chairs.

Long weekend events are back and to kick off the June long-weekend guests can look forward to night skiing & boarding plus fireworks, family fun, rail rampage, The Perisher Snowsports School, and free live entertainment.

An Antarctic blast will see a fresh dump of the good stuff forecast in the Aussie Alps mid-week, giving skiers and snowboarders even more reason to hit the slopes and celebrate the opening of the season.

Thredbo, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek kick off this week

Winter

The opening day for Thredbo, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek, is set for 12 June, and thanks to the forecast it looks like there will be plenty to celebrate.

Thredbo’s winter 2021 events calendar is live and jam-packed with events ready for grand opening this weekend.

From the iconic G.H. Mumm Long Lunch to the much loved, Thredbo Pond Skim plus everything else in between…the folks over at Thredbo say it’s shaping up to be an awesome winter ahead.