Temperatures have been low for the best part of a month allowing for plenty of pre-season snowfall and with 10-15cm (4-6 inches) of natural snowfall just before the resorts were scheduled to open, it's been a verey good start to the seadon.
Perisher in New South Wales was the first to open, on Friday, reporting 10cm of new snow on a base the resort had been building for over a month with their snowmaking equipment.
Mt Buller has four lifts open with the resort's Bourke Street run is in good shape. Mt Hotham has three lifts operating and Thredbo six lifts, four runs and a basic terrain park. Falls Creek has 10cm (four inches) of snow lying too, and three lifts running.