After a slow start to the season, snow has finally begun falling on Victoria's alpine peaks.

At Mt Hotham, three centimetres of snow fell on Saturday, with more of the white stuff forecast through until Tuesday.

Snow was expected in Victoria's alpine peaks on Saturday and Sunday, at 1500 metres above sea level.

"We're not expecting a huge amount," Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Terry Ryan said.

"The days haven't been terribly cold as yet. We need the rainfall to get snow, of course, and we're getting a bit of rainfall."

News the winter wonderland had arrived had snowfield operators rejoicing, while the weather bureau conceded it appears to be a warmer-than-average winter.

"There's another front on Monday with snow coming down to 1300 metres so it looks a bit more promising," Mr Ryan said.

"There's always hope we'll get some colder air through and the season can get going properly towards the end of June and early July.

AAP