After being the first Australian ski resort to open in 2012 on 2 June, donating all lift ticket proceeds to charities, Perisher, Australia’s favourite alpine destination announces today that it will be extending its season until 5 October.
The 2012 snow season is being hailed as one of the best ever for consistency and snow quality! With the start of spring now with us, snow lovers are celebrating the best conditions in 12 years. Not since the extraordinary 2000 season has Perisher seen a snow base of more than 2 metres recorded on 1 September.
The official snow depth, measured by Snowy Hydro, has now reached 2.04 metres at Spencer’s Creek just outside of Perisher. By all accounts, reaching over 2 metres at Spencers Creek at any time during a season is regarded as being excellent; to have 2 metres for the start of spring is outstanding.
“Thanks to consistent snowfalls that we have received since the start of winter, particularly in August, Perisher is experiencing some of the best skiing and snowboarding conditions that we’ve ever seen; you’d have to go back a long way to find so many epic powder days in one season.” Said Peter Brulisauer, Perisher’s CEO today. “With these fantastic conditions we are pleased to announce that we will be extending our snow season to the end of the NSW School Holidays on 5 October.”
Accumulated natural snowfalls have exceeded 4 metres since the start of winter, so the foundation is well and truly laid for a magic spring. Weather forecasters are predicting even more snow to fall during September, so Perisher’s visitors will be in for a fabulous end to the 2012 season.
Now is the time to plan a visit to Perisher, don’t miss out! Great lift ticket and accommodation deals are still available. You may even be tempted to purchase Perisher’s 2013 Freedom Pass so you can ski or board as much as you want, when you want in 2013 and pay just $199 deposit now with the balance in May next year. With a 2012 Freedom Pass you will enjoy a FREE day skiing or snowboarding for you and a friend from 10 September 2012 to season end.
Source = Perisher