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Two to Three Feet of Fresh Snow Forecasted for Thredbo, AU

The next few days will be cold and snowy in the mountains of New South Wales. Thredbo photo.

It was a slow start to the ski season in the Southern Hemisphere, with resorts including New Zealand's Treble Cone delaying their openings due to a lack of snow. That said, things are looking up as the season progresses, with Bariloche's recent 20-year storm as a case-in-point.

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Doesn't look too bad. Weather.com graphic.

Weather forecasting is an inexact science, but it seems that several Australian ski resorts will soon receive a significant amount of snow courtesy of a storm heading in their direction. Weather.com's 5-Day Forecast puts the range between two and three feet over the next several days, so our Aussie and Kiwi fans should prepare for powder days, and the rest of us should mentally prepare for jealousy-inducing videos to start cropping up, such as this recent video from Sam Smoothy shredding Treble Cone:

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