Ski resorts in the Australian state of Victoria are experiencing some of the heaviest snowfall in years, and it’s paving the way for the best late season skiing and snowboarding the region has seen in the past two decades. This great snow base is prompting Aussie’s to flock to the slopes before the spring melt puts an end to winter fun, and they’re finding some of the best all around conditions in recent memory.
For instance, popular resort Falls Creek has received more than their fair share of the white stuff, with 89 inches of accumulation for the season thus far. That’s their highest total since 1992. Similarly, Mount Hotham, another resort in the region, has topped 90 inches just for August, and has seen more than a meter of snow fall this week alone. Meanwhile, Mt. Buller has received over 13 inches of snow this past week too, with forecasts saying more could fall soon. When added to their already impressive totals for the year, it gives them their best season, in terms of accumulations, since 1985.
This all bodes well for the tourism economy in Victoria, where they expect visitors to be hitting the slopes will into the spring, With a considerable base already on the ground and more snow still falling, it looks like it is going to be a great time to be a ski bum down under.
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