It's Officially 'Pow Day' As Heavy Snow Blankets The Aussie Alps
In the words of one tracker, it's PUKING snow right now.
If you're not across snow slang, that means it's coming down fast and fluffy across the Australian Alps in places like Thredbo and Perisher -- right down to Great Lake in Tasmania.
A cold front moved over eastern parts of NSW on Saturday, bringing vigorous southwesterly winds and blizzard conditions across the state's alpine region.
Snowfalls at Thredbo ski resort reached 67cm on Saturday afternoon as temperatures peaked at minus five degrees.
The fresh falls opened up several runs for their season debut, with Antons T-bar set to open on Sunday.
Blizzard conditions haven't stopped all day at Perisher, where almost one metre of snow has fallen this week.
Local favourite Eyre T-Bar made its season debut on Saturday, with 44 of the resort's 47 lifts expected to open tomorrow.
Similar conditions were felt in southern and mountain Victoria, with gusts of up to 100km/h bringing locally heavy snowfalls to Mt Hotham, Mt Buller and Falls Creek.
And there's more where that came from.
A severe weather warning remains in place across NSW before winds are likely to ease later on Saturday.
Another cold front is expected to briefly clip the state's south-east on Sunday afternoon and early on Monday -- at which point, blizzard conditions should ease.
In the meantime, these conditions bring slippery roads. The Bureau of Meteorology is urging you and your "little snow people" to check conditions before heading off to the slopes.
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Featured image: Thredbo