Victorian Alps covered in most early snow in 22 years

He said snowfall like the one in Victoria this week was usually seen in July and early August.

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“Occasionally you get that coupling of the cold temperatures and the precipitation, and that’s what we’re seeing this year,” Thomas said, adding that more snow was forecast for this week and the long weekend ahead.

However, he said early snowfall did not necessarily result in longer ski seasons, but rather built the base level for further storms.

Victorian ski areas are coming up after two years of shortened seasons due to pandemic restrictions. Graeme Cox, who has lived in Falls Creek for 40 years, said entrepreneurs were excited about the possibility of a peak season.

“As the pattern looks, everyone is very optimistic. I think all the resorts are going to have a huge weekend,” Cox said.

“We’ve dug out the front door here twice in the past two days. It’s great to see, but it’s a little unusual for early June.”

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