THE Snowy Mountains have been transformed overnight with a massive 35cm of snow in 24 hours falling across the slopes.
And the good news, there is still more to come as a trough of low pressure is deepening into a low pressure system off the south east coast. The Bureau of Meteorology say its main centre is forming over the Tasman Sea and a secondary centre developing off the southern coast.
The snow resorts could see an additional 20 to 30cm of snow in the next 24 hours ensuring the season climbs a few more rungs on the ladder.
It is just what this season needed right now, an injection of snow to open more terrain. This should allow Perisher to open up more ticketing to its season pass holders.
If you are at the resorts today you are in for an absolute treat as fresh snow has blanked all resorts, and more terrain will be opening up.
Thredbo will open their Supertrail from mid morning, and the grooming teams will be hastily pushing mountains of snow around trying to open more runs and lifts at all resorts.
The downside today, if there are any, is the roads are very slow going this morning with already reports of cars on the side of the road. At 9am this morning there is heavy flakes falling in Jindabyne (930m elevation) and it is starting to settle in town.
Take it slow on the roads as they will be very slippery.
Here is a snippet of images from across the region this morning.
Thredbo Resort at the base of the Kosciuszko Chair.
The new Thredbo Gondola. Photos: Thredbo Resort.
What a winter view to awaken to. Photo: Lake Crackenback Resort.
Candlelight Lodge in Thredbo Village. Photo Candlelight Lodge.
Sponars Chalet looking pristine in a blanket of snow. Photo: Sponars Chalet.
Shovels will be required. Photo The Australian Golf Club lodge at Perisher.
Snow falling Jindabyne. Photo: Linton Family.
Snow grooming machine at Charlotte Pass Snow Resort.
Roads were chaotic with the snow, including between Jindabyne and Tyroleasn Village. Make sure you have chains in 2WD cars. Photo: Ken Beilicz.