In case you have been living under a rock – it snowed.
Somehow, some way the big moisture that we all knew was coming miraculously combined with a cold pool whose origins I can’t believe yet am incredibly grateful for, and the net result is that all the Australian resorts have received between 20-30cm of new snow. This is being added to with snowmaking – and given the cost of snowmaking that’s a sign from the resorts that they believe it will stick around.
It was also a near-record for aussieskier.com in terms of pageviews, falling just a shade short, but it was a record for unique visitors – so thank you to everyone who visited, I hope you found it useful and please keep coming back!
I have been sent some nice looking photos from Buller this morning – incidentally these are from the owner of the Village Square Cam – one of his jobs this weekend was to turn the cam on but unfortunately Telstra have delayed his ADSL connection so we will need to wait until Queen’s Birthday Weekend.
He also mentioned loose talk around the mountain of an opening later this week. It would not surprise me at all as early snow/openings generate priceless media coverage and PR.
Also the power is out at Buller – apparently a car accident outside the resort has taken out one of the power lines and will be down until around 2pm.
I am out for the rest of the day so won’t be doing any more updating, I know a few people are heading into the hills so I have asked them to share pics on the aussieskier.com Facebook Wall – but to see them you will need to click on the ‘Recent Posts by Others’ box.
I am also thinking of linking the blog to one of the popular social photo sharing networks so aussieskier.com users can share their snow photos with the wider public. From a technical point of view I think I can get any one of them to work, but let me know in the comments below if you would prefer to use Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, as this will only work if people use it!