Now that it’s winter snow sports enthusiasts in Australia’s southern states will be weighing the perennial dilemma – when to book time off and where to go.

Friday, 5th June 2015
(updated 26th June 2016)

As every skier or snowboarder knows, snow depths in Australia are unpredictable.

Historically, depths in the Kosciuszko National Park show a downward trend over the last 60 years. Explore the snow depths year by year around the park with this visualisation.

Snowy Hydro takes snow depth readings during the winter season. It supplies historical data in good faith for the benefit of the public. The company manages the Snowy Mountains Scheme which generates on average around 4,500 gigawatt hours of clean, renewable energy each year, which, in 2010 accounted for around 37 per cent of all renewable energy in the mainland National Electricity Market.

Snow depth is recorded at three locations during the snow season.

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