Perisher Blue makes the most of the current peak conditions with their annual Coca Cola Wild Winter Weekend festival Aug. 1-3 when the mountain goes mad for the snow. Known as "the most fun you can have with your skis on" this mayhem weekend of ski madness has been going for over twenty years with its famous Leap for Loot and Boarder Skier Cross. Locals get into the spirit with full costumes and outfits, even taking to creating viking boats and sleds and flying fake cars in an effort to gain the most air from a ski jump into water below and win some cash. Conditions at Perisher Blue have been the best so far this year with Dynastar ski pro, and man about Perisher Blue, Tim Myers, dropping off cliffs, playing in the powder, and taking to the terrain park with international photojournalist Tony Harrington. Snow forecasters say it's only going to get better. The Australian ski fields have been enjoying a sensational July after a dismal June. Victorian ski field, Falls Creek, has received over 160cms of snow in July and still counting. August is traditionally the peak time for snow in Australian ski fields and Australian skiers and boarders are hoping the bountiful streak of snow continues.
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