A huge storm system over Thredbo, dubbed the "Polar Express", delivered 20 centimetres of snow to the alpine village overnight; adding to a total of 56 centimetres in falls this week.
The ski resort is expecting another possible dusting later Saturday and on Sunday, with temperatures at minus-6 degrees at about 9.30am on Saturday morning, and only expected to get to tops of minus-5.
Excited school holiday makers were lining up for the first lifts to take advantage of the fresh powder, while back in the ACT, early-rising Canberrans looked to the mountains hoping for some.
Weatherzone forecaster Sam Brown said while it was very possible there could have been some falls of the alps overnight, there weren't confirmed reports of it.
"It was cold enough and there was moisture in the air," he said.
For the remainder of Saturday, Canberrans could expect tops of about 7 degrees, and winds would continue to be strong at about 40 km/h before possibly increasing in the afternoon.
Overnight temperatures would drop to minus-3 degrees, and tops of 8 were expected on Sunday, with a few very light showers forecast for the afternoon.
"We have quite a strong cold front that's across the southern southeast of Australia over the last few days [and it's] continuing further east today," Mr Brown said.
"That's just a big cold pull of air ... with a bit of moisture for the snow on the higher peaks."
Another front was expected to cross over Canberra on Sunday, meaning locals might expect some snow on the alps.
Heading into Monday and Tuesday, higher daytime temperatures were expected with tops of between 12 and 14 degrees. The lowest temperatures forecast were between 0 and 1 degrees.
"The weather is sort of stabilising a bit and it's looking pretty good for the rest of the week," Mr Brown said.