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Perisher, Australia’s favourite and largest ski resort was the first resort in Australia to open for skiing and boarding for the 2017 snow season one week earlier than expected. Perisher has a history of being the first resort to open and the last resort to close each snow season due to having the most reliable snow conditions in Australia. This reputation is due to the high elevation of the resort and continued investment in snowmaking. Perisher has invested an excess of $22 million on improving and expanding the snowmaking system since 2007, and this combined with great natural snow has seen the resort offering fantastic early season skiing and boarding for all guests.
Perisher received 22cm of snow this week and very cold temperatures have provided ideal conditions for Perisher’s snowmaking team to pump out masses of snow across Perisher Valley, Blue Cow and Smiggin Holes. Last night saw over 199 snowguns working through the night as temperatures hit a chilly minus 6.5 degrees.