SNOW & WEATHER CONDITIONS | Snowy Mountains | Spring 2018

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CURRENT WEATHER SITUATION & FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS:    

A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is promoting a build-up of heat over New South Wales for the coming days. During the day today and on Saturday, a cold front will cross the south of the state, bringing temporary relief to some districts over the weekend. Following this, another high pressure ridge will extend across the state. A stronger cold front is forecast to move the the state mid-next week.

 

Forecast for the rest of Friday:
Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers about the alpine peaks, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h.

Saturday:
Sunny. Winds northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h before dawn then becoming light in the late evening.

Sunday:
Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.

Monday:
Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers about the alpine peaks, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h.

PERISHER NORDIC SKI TRAILS:

The nordic shelter & trails are now closed for the season.

Look further afield to the Main Range! Anything down low will be finished for the year so venture higher where spring touring is in good shape.

SNOWSHOEING:

As snow covers melts you'll need to head further out.

The road is open to the Charlottes turning circle.

PLB's are available for hire here in store and available to try before you buy - call 1800 654 168 for updates.

BACKCOUNTRY: 

Yet another bluebird day!
With temps set to climb each day into the 20's we will see quite a bit of snow melt in the next few days.
A few glide cracks in the chutes at Blue Lake but Club Lake is still looking awesome!
The snow will soften very quickly with no freeze overnight.

Snow Cams Courtesy of Perisher

Guthega Cam    

        

Mt Kosciuszko Cam

BE AWARE and ensure you minimise risks and know your terrain.
Dress accordingly and BE PREPARED for mountain weather! 
Remember to stay hydrated and also remember plenty of sunscreen. 

JAGUNGAL: No recent reports but with the temps we have had we assume it will be mostly bushwalking now. 
NORTHERN END (MT SELWYN/KIANDRA/CABRAMURRA):  Good for a bushwalk or mountain bike.
BLUE LAKE CLIMBING CONDITIONS: With no freezing overnight for some time the climbing is all done for this year.

TIP FOR TODAY:    

Bluebird day and a warm one at that with a top of 21 degrees predicted at Perisher!
Make sure you pack that sunscreen!
Winds set to increase throughout the day.
Blue Lake is showing signs of melt with a few glide lines in the chutes but Club Lake is still in good shape - we were out there 30th November last year!!
The Snowy is higher in the afternoon. Either way you'll need to hike up those ski pants and ditch the boots to cross - if you have boat shoes they'll help, those rocks are a bit slippery!
The road is open to Charlotte Pass..

Keep an eye on our updates via social media

Get familiar with the terrain and take a look but stay safe.
Know where and when to go (or not)! 

WEATHER FORECASTS: 
Check Weatherzone OR Mountain Watch OR  Snowatch for regular weather & snow updates.

ROAD CONDITIONS:  For updated conditions please check with the RTA on 132 701 or the NPWS on (02) 6456 1553.  
Road is OPEN for access to Charlotte Pass from Perisher according to RTA.
2WD cars are required to carry chains in Kosciuszko National Park.

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Snow depth information supplied by Snowy Hydro on a weekly basis, taken every Thursday @ Spencer's Creek (1830m). Recorded as 26.4cm. October 24, 2018.
See Snow Depths at Spencer's Creek

Contact our Jindabyne store for experienced and local knowledge for advice on places to explore and mountain conditions. We are located around the corner from the Snowy Region Visitor Centre and opposite Kosciuszko First National Real Estate. 

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OPENING HOURS:
Jindabyne Store:
9am - 5pm - 7 days

Perisher Store:
CLOSED
Will re-open Winter 2019