2008 : Australian skiing doomed!
Global warming to shorten ski season: CSIRO Updated May 28, 2008 09:02:00
Australia Scientists say Australian skiers should prepare for shorter ski seasons because of global warming. A report published in the New Scientist magazine has found the average number of days of snow in the Swiss Alps is lower than ever before. CSIRO climate change expert Dr Penny Whetton says Australia’s mountain snow cover could be reduced by up to 54 per cent by 2020. ”The probability of any precipitation falling as snow rather than rain is going to decrease, and any snow lying on the ground is going to melt more quickly,” she said. ”So the outcome of that is, there’s going to be shorter snow seasons, not as much depth of snow on the ground
Australian skiers rejoice in 70cm of snow by: By Angela Saurine From: news.com.au June 25, 2012 1:21pm
SKIERS and snowboarder were basking in deep powder snow over the weekend after a huge storm hit Australian ski resorts. Mt Hotham in Victoria received 70cm of fresh snow since Thursday – the most of any resort in the country. “It was a busy weekend after news broke that Heavenly Valley would open two weeks earlier than last year,’‘ spokeswoman Gina Woodward said. “The snow conditions were outstanding. ”It certainly was a case of ‘pinch me is it June?”