SEASON 2018 at Falls Creek will go down in the books as one of the best ever.
More than two metres of snow covered the resort for most of the season, leading to a whopping amount of skiers and snowboarders hitting the slopes between the opening weekend on June 9 and Sunday.
Falls Creek marketing officer Nathan Fenton said the atmosphere on the mountain had been incredible throughout the season.
“It's really noticeable when you have a season like this, when the snow depth is two metres or more,” he said.
“Visitors do seem to be guided by how much is falling.
“People also realise seasons like this don't just happen every year, so they make a special effort to get up.”
This season was the second in a row to average snowfalls of well above two metres, more than the typical average of roughly 150cm.
The extra powder brought extra visitors – 160,00 thousand over the course of the season, 11 per cent higher than the ten year average.
Snow bunnies and daredevils alike capped off the season with the McKayos Race on Saturday, thundering down the mountain on two wheels.
The perfect way to bridge the gap between winter and summer, McKayos is Australia's only snow-based mountain bike race.
Often a scene of carnage, more than 250 competitors line up for a group start, ready to charge more than a kilometre downhill.
Mt Beauty local Ben McIlroy was the first man down the mountain, while Goele Schmitz took out the elite women's category.
Mountain bike season officially opens on November 17.