The ACT's most accessible location for a day in the snow has promised a doubling of its snow area this winter.
Corin Forest general manager Dane Liepins said the 30,000 visitors during last year's winter season – the first with snow facilities since 2004 – had revealed areas for improvement.
"The massive numbers we saw on weekends, and especially the days with natural snow, showed up a few parts of the infrastructure we had, some of which hadn't seen much love in 30 years," he said.
"This year we're concentrating on getting those things right."
The small snow area – a favourite place for young children on plastic sleds – will be doubled, and the kitchen and serving capacity of the cafe will be expanded.
Mr Liepins said parking capacity would also be more than doubled.
An online ticketing system has been planned and there will be three rather than two sessions daily to cater for more visitors.
At Thredbo, beginner skiers and boarders will also have double the amount of snow to explore this winter with wider access to trails.
The snow play area in the village centre will also be increased by 50 per cent, catering for those with tobogganing, tubing or snowman-building ambitions.
Perisher resort, preparing for its first winter under the new management of US-based Vail Resorts, has promoted its new range of snow lessons for those of varying skill levels.
The three-hour lesson options include Park & Pipe sessions, vertical sessions and classes targeted at the over 55s and women.
Extended purchase dates for a "freedom pass with epic benefits" also promises large savings for Canberrans who get to the US for a ski in the northern winter.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a 60-65 per cent chance the snowfields will have greater than usual rainfall from May to July, but there's no guarantee the snow will follow.
Senior Bureau meteorologist Sean Carson said conditions in the first half of winter favoured above average rainfall before the El Nino stage in the second half suggested drier but clearer days were likely.
"Higher percentage of rain can lead to higher percentage of snow but it doesn't necessarily lead to a better snow deck, if it falls as a mix of rain and snow," he said.
"The patterns over the next fortnight do look favourable, with plenty of cold fronts in coming weeks, but snow at this time doesn't generally set up the season."
The official snow season opens in five weeks on the June 6-7 Queen's Birthday long weekend.