While temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere are sweltering, the Southern Hemisphere is enjoying a bounty of crisp, cold snowfall to start its winter. Down under, in Australia, Perisher is spinning 100 percent of its lifts and is about to get walloped by a series of winter storms.
Forecasted snow totals between Thursday, August 3 and Monday, August 7 are in the 50 to 100 centimeter range. That’s about 20 to 40 inches for those on the Imperial system. The dribbling bead of sweat on my forehead froze just thinking about that bottomless ocean of Australian powder.
For those trying not to melt under the summer sun, keep an eye on this storm, it may help to cool you down (Caution: It may also cause unbearable envy). And to the lucky skiers who live in Australia or have made the pilgrimage south, get after it.
Keep a tab on snow totals via perisher.com.