Some of the country's best winter destinations have opened in style this long weekend as mother nature serves up huge amounts of snow.
Thredbo and Perisher have kicked off the season with numerous experiences on offer - from skiing, snowboarding, live music, fireworks and more.
Among those making the most of the winter fun is 2020 Youth Olympic Games gold medallist Josie Baff.
Now 18, the Jindabyne local and Thredbo ambassador said she had arrived home only a few days ago after training in Brisbane.
"It started snowing the second day I got back and I'm going to go snowboarding for the first time," she said.
"My family's also down for the long weekend and it's also snowed in Jindabyne, which doesn't happen often."
Ms Baff, who claimed the gold medal in the snowboard cross event in Switzerland last year, said she will be in the region for two months before heading to Hotham, Victoria, for training with the Olympic team.
"Get amongst it, come down and check out both resorts. They're really good at this time of the year," she said.
Thredbo marketing manager Caroline Brauer said the site had about 60cm of snow since last Tuesday.
"It's a fantastic start for the season. We just had 5cm of snow overnight, up high on the mountain and it's a bit wet down in the village today," Ms Brauer said.
"It's snowing where intermediate and advanced skiers are out there enjoying the opening of the season."
Ms Brauer said demand had been strong for snow activities despite Covid restrictions.
"We have a lot of guests wanting to get back out there to enjoy all that the mountains have to offer. It's just good to see so many guests out there," she said.
She said Thredbo had also introduce new initiatives to meet Covid restriction requirements.
"We've launched a range of new on-mountain experiences that can be delivered safely under restrictions. We have for example sunrise sessions where guests can go up at sunrise in a snowcat to ring the bell at Australia's highest lifted point," Ms Brauer said.
"Then they have breakfast at Eagle's Nest, which is Australia's highest restaurant, then they ski before the lifts are open down Australia's longest run.
"We do encourage guests pre-plan ahead and book in advance because we do have limits on the number of day passes.
"Of course when travelling to the snow, always take note of the current road conditions and do the research ahead of time."
Looking ahead for the next seven days, the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts Thredbo and Perisher Valley to experience snow showers from Wednesday again with temperatures between minus 3 and 6 degrees.
Helen Reid, meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology, said the Brindabella Range may also catch some snow at about 1700m in the next few days.
"From the time we get to Wednesday and Thursday, snow levels will be dropping down again to around 1300m, so that'd help with the ski season," Ms Reid said.
"It also looks like there's a reasonable amount of moisture coming through again so that'll be able to maintain or even refresh the snow, which will be good."
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