|Falls Creek has received 12cm of new snow with sub zero temps dropping to minus 6 degrees. There's a whole week of snowfalls forecast with predictions of up to 40cm of new snow.
"The forecasted snowfall for this week is great news as fresh snow is highly sought after and we're going to have an abundance of it"
"The freezing temperatures are providing good quality snow which skiers and boarders love"
"Visitation has increased this season at Falls Creek with a 22% increase recorded during the recent school holidays and continued increases each week"
"This is a boon for the local and regional economy and also for domestic travel within Australia"
"The increased visitation means there's more people spending in the area which is great news for the economy"
"A recent Roy Morgan report highlighted that its cheaper to ski in Australia ($945 ave cost) compared with New Zealand ($2800) or other overseas destinations ($4800)"
"Australians have responded to the better value offers at Falls Creek by shunning New Zealand and coming up to our resort"
"We have experienced a dramatic increase this year and are pleased to say that Australians are supporting their own snow industry as they realise the overseas offers aren't really that cheap"
Falls Creek is the only resort in Victoria with all lifts open and is the only resort that has opened all areas this season.
"Falls Creek has recorded a one metre base with over 120cm in the massive snowmaking areas"
"This season has been wonderful with consistent snowfalls providing good quality snow and sunshine between these wintry weather patterns"
Monday, 6 August 2012
Snowfalls at Falls Creek and minus 6 degree temps
Source = Falls Creek
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