Dude, Where's My Car? Everyone's Digging The Aussie Weekend Blizzard
Anyone got a really, really big shovel?
There will be plenty of people looking to call a spade a bloody great big shovel after this weekend's blizzard across south-eastern Australia.
As predicted, the strong winter cold front brought around a metre of snow to the mountains, as well as snowfalls to much lower elevations.
These are some of the best images of the weekend's snowfalls, and we start with these strange humps at Mt Baw Baw in Victoria -- mainland Australia's smallest and lowest ski resort, just outside Melbourne.
Oh wait. They're not humps. The windscreen wipers sticking up on one of the humps are a giveaway. Yep, those are cars.
Buried cars were a bit of a weekend theme. Here's the car park at Falls Creek in Victoria.
And here's a half-buried bus at nearby Mt Hotham. Get diggin!
Even air transport was affected by the weekend's storm. Orange Airport in NSW is one of Australia's highest airports at around 940 metres above sea level. It probably should have been renamed White Airport this weekend.
This storm was remarkable for the amount of snow which fell at relatively low elevations in New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT.
This was the scene at Jenolan Cabins, on the western side of the Blue Mountains, a couple of hours from Sydney. They often get a flake or two in that part of the world, but rarely this much.
The same can be said for Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. At 1000m above sea level, locals are used to one or two very light snowfalls each winter, but this was out of the ice box.
Blue Mountains locals confirmed it was one of the heaviest snowfalls in decades.
And Oberon, just west of the mountains, lived up to its nickname of "Snowberon".
A little further west in the tiny NSW central west locality of Bigga, intrepid 10 daily video journalist Jasmine Motti captured this image of some sheep who were glad no one had turned their coats into jumpers yet.
And of course, it snowed at the footy in Canberra. It was the first ever snowfall at an AFL game.
On the hill at the ski resorts, conditions were absolutely dreamy, especially when the storm cleared later in the weekend.
Though if you did go skiing on the weekend like this reporter, the lift queues were a little testing at times.
But it was worth it. The skiing really was lovely.
After this storm? It'll now warm up a little across most of Australia this week.
But for now, it's not just motorists who have some digging ahead of them. The employees of this ski lodge at the NSW ski resort of Charlotte Pass have got some serious work in store too.