Time for a road trip!
The snow currently hitting the Alps and Tasmania means an early skiing/ riding season at some resorts.
As a result of spectacular snow falls (Hotham is already reporting 65 cm!), a number of resorts are opening early, including:
Perisher, from Friday May 31 (although Perisher Skitube and Shuttle Service between Perisher and Smiggin Holes will not run until June Long Weekend).
Mt Buller (lifts starting June 2, with their new chairlift opening as well).
Mt Buller and Mt Stirling will both officially open on 1 June, offering half price resort entry from Saturday until the Queen’s Birthday Weekend.
Most others are opening over the traditional Queens birthday weekend (June 8 – 10).
And, of course, there is a good cover in the backcountry across higher mountain areas – obviously take care out there as the base will not have consolidated as yet.