Snow at Falls Creek
Winter came particularly early and quickly this year in the southern hemisphere. By mid-May the ski resorts in Australia were already reporting the first snowfall, and the nights at the beginning of May were the coldest on record for years. When wet-bulb temperature reached -6.5 °C the resort managers at Falls Creek in Australia didn't waste time dithering and promptly started up the snow-making system. In the very first night 4,800 m³ of technical snow was generated. With another 25 cm of natural snow the region in Victoria was soon transformed into a magical winter wonderland.
The ski resort sits above the Kiewa Valley in the south-east of Australia. There are 92 slopes and 21 cross-country ski runs of varying degrees of difficulty. Snow is guaranteed by 41x A-type lances, 2x H-type lances and 2x M18 supplied by TechnoAlpin.