The winter that was. It started late. But, as they say, better late than never. And it’s almost over.
To quote snow forecaster Grasshopper, who writes for Mountain watch.
It’s been quite a season. You can say one thing for certain, it’s been a winter of extremes and the weather has kept us guessing. Possibly more so than in recent years, in my opinion anyway. We started, of course, with a very dry situation during early June. The official opening date of 7 June was once again, a tad optimistic, and around 12 June folks were getting a little panicky. Then POW. Snowmageddon hit, and nearly two metres of snow in a fortnight had the snow base sitting on around 130cm by early July.
That base saw us all the way through August and well into September in the higher country. And yes, there’s still lots of good turns to be found out there. Enjoy.
Here’s some images from my winter. Please feel free to send me your own for inclusion, or share them on the mountain journal facebook page.
These are all from Victoria, I didn’t make it over the border this year.
[If that hasn’t cured your post winter nostalgia, this may help: some pics from 2010]