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Australia's snow best for 21 years
Ski areas in Australia are currently reporting by far the best snow depths in the southern hemisphere with measured base depths passing the 1.5 meter mark after a week of successive powder days and drifts up to 3m deep.
Meanwhile ski areas in Argentina, Chile and New Zealand are struggling to open with the best bases still below 50cm in all three countries. In New Zealand's case this follows the warmest ever May and a warm June, although the situation is now improving. Catedral, the leading resort is South America, has had the added complication of an erupting volcano nearby.
"It's official: this season is shaping up to be one of the best in decades. Not since 1990 have we seen a snow depth of more than 150cm at this time of the year," read a statement from Perisher in Australia. "Skiers and snowboarders are enjoying amazing conditions in Perisher at the moment with plenty of deep drifts to be found across the four resort areas!"
The huge snowfalls are great news for Australia's ski areas coming at the start of the winter. They're also the latest of two months of serious wintery weather which allowed resorts to open for a rare weekend in May and to have good season openings in early June.
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