Unseasonable snow hits alpine region in November

Just 10 days before summer arrives, a “freak snow system” hit the Border’s alpine region, while Albury-Wodonga and surrounds were pelted by hail and rain. 

More than 10cm  of snow fell across Falls Creek ski fields overnight Wednesday in to Thursday morning, with five cm recorded in the village. 

A Falls Creek spokesman said the surprise snow came two months after the usual ski season end. 

“Whilst snow is generally restricted to the months of June, July, August and September, Falls Creek experiences the occasional unseasonable snow system such as this,” he said.

He said Falls Creek was hosting two large events this weekend the Alpine Challenge and the MTBA Gravity Enduro National Cup, but neither would be affected by the “freak snow system”, with sunny conditions to return by the weekend. 

The Bureau of Meteorology predicted the rainy weather would continue on Friday, before clearing on Saturday.