14 August 2023
Weather Update – It Snowed!
The week started out with our usual bluebird days and warm conditions. Our snowmaking team worked hard to pump the snow guns as frequently as they could. However, conditions were not ideal, with most nights not being cold enough to operate the guns. Wednesday was the first day we saw a shift in the weather conditions, with strong winds bringing the cloud cover in the afternoon. With winds reaching over 100km/h on Thursday morning, the wind hold was worth it as we received our first snowfall in 30 days!
Mother Nature gifted Perisher with 10cm of snow on Thursday, covering the mountains with some fresh powder. Perisher-goers couldn’t have been more stoked with the natural snowfall, and temperatures dropped low enough to run the snow guns, giving the mountain an extra top-up! Our grooming team went above and beyond, making the most of the fresh snowfall along with our snowmaking team, to deliver you the Perisher we all know and love. It’s really starting to feel like winter up here, and with more snow in the forecast, it’s shaping up to be a great August here at Perisher!
Check out the weekly wrap video below 👇
Red Bull Winter Vibes
Speaking of ‘feeling like winter’, Red Bull bought the winter weather and the tunes to Blue Cow on Saturday for Red Bull Winter Vibes. With an awesome line up of DJs and a fire dancefloor running from 11am late into the afternoon, it was a a spectacular day up on the foggy deck! Scotty James and Valentino Guseli were in attendance enjoying the atmosphere and getting to know the local crowd. For those catching the Skitube in the morning from Bullocks Flat, Red Bull were there to hand out free cans! We can’t wait to see you next time, Red Bull!
The Station Gigs: Crooked Colours
Having recently completed their world tour in support of their third studio album, Crooked Colours performed their first show back in Australia since the start of the year at The Station in Jindabyne! With dance legends Set Mo joining them on stage, it was an electronic dance blizzard of an evening. With only a few acts left at The Station this season, be sure to secure your tickets!
What’s On This Week:
This next week at Perisher is a little more chilled out. With sun and snow in the forecast, conditions are looking great to bring your mates along for some powdery turns and bluebird days!
The ACT Schools Cup is on Sunday, August 13, at Perisher. The event is run similarly to an Interschools event and is open for school students in the ACT. Students can enter Alpine and Snowboard GS. Learn more here!
Live music at The Station will be on this Wednesday, with Teenage Dads hitting the main stage and the Moving Stills supporting for a night of good vibes and healthy moshing. Grab your tickets here!
The Amelia McGuiness Memorial Time Trials are on the 18th and are open to school students K-12, along with an open 19+ age category. The event includes an Alpine race on Front Valley for the skiers and Snowboard Cross for the snowboarders. Register here!