17 July 2007


While Sydneysiders are shivering in the coldest July morning in 21 years today, Perisher Blue has been hit with the predicted snowstorm bringing even more smiles to powder addicted skier and snowboarders.  With a fine weekend forecast to follow this week’s snowfalls, this weekend may just be the pick of the season!

Snow is currently falling in Perisher Village and the temperature is sitting on a very chilly  -7°C after an overnight low of -12°C. 

According to the long-range forecast provided by Snowatch (http://www.snowatch.com.au), today’s “very cold change should see widespread snowfalls to low levels develop across the mountains. It looks like around 15-30cm on the 17th-18th with the snow being very light and dry due to the very cold temperatures. Trailing this we should see light snow showers on and off during the 19th to the 20th.” 

The Bureau of Meteorology supports this prediction and reveals “snow showers clearing [on Friday] for a fine weekend”.  If these reports ring true, this weekend could be one all snow enthusiasts look forward to, complete with fresh snow and blue skies.

This is fantastic news for the 2007 winter season getting even better!  An impressive 219cm of natural snow has fallen since the first day of the season (9 June 2007) and favourable conditions for snowmaking have added to the very good to excellent cover across the four-resort areas. 

Taking the official snow depth of 129.7cm provided by Snowy Hydro Limited at Spencer’s Creek (taken Thursday 12 July 2007) and the good-looking long-range forecast for more snow during the next month, things are looking promising for a very memorable 2007 winter season.

With all this snow around, now is the time to head on up and have a snowy escape.  Great July specials are still available!

JULY SPECIAL – The Station Resort, Jindabyne

For all of July, get 10% off the 5-Day Midweek Special and FREE buffet breakfasts and 3-course dinners staying at The Station Resort, Jindabyne*!  This is spectacular value with prices starting at just $513 for 5 days' accommodation, meals AND a 5-day Mountain Pass.  Call 1300 369 909 for further information.  

*Conditions Apply – valid until July 29.

JULY SPECIAL - The Perisher Valley Hotel

During July stay for 5 days at the Perisher Valley Hotel from $1482 and enjoy gourmet breakfasts and dinners, unrestricted lift pass, a half hour massage and Sauna and Spa facilities. 2-day packages start at $718.

Call 02 64594455 to talk to a consultant and grab yourself the luxury deal of the season.

*Conditions Apply- valid until August 3.

Call Perisher Blue Snow Holidays on 1300 655 822 to find out about other fantastic deals throughout