Snow turns on full dress rehearsal for winter

Falls Creek’s Jacinta Jansen, 5, breaks out the snow gear early to build a snowman on the mountain on Saturday. Picture: CHRIS HOCKING

Falls Creek’s Jacinta Jansen, 5, breaks out the snow gear early to build a snowman on the mountain on Saturday. Picture: CHRIS HOCKING

FALLS Creek has had its first snowman for the season, with about five centimetres dusting the mountain this weekend.

The snow brought children out to play in the minus 2 temperatures.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Dean Stewart said more was expected to fall today and tomorrow before fine weather from Wednesday to Friday.

“Anything that does fall will be gone by the second half of the week,” he said.

Falls Creek Ski Lifts’ Anthony O’Shea said the snowfall had transformed the mountain five weeks out from the official start of the season.

“It’s like a full dress rehearsal for winter,” he said.

“People are champing at the bit for the season to open on the June long weekend.”

Mr O’Shea said there had been a high level of interest, with the busiest dates and the best properties filling up fast.

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