Perisher (eventually) opens first as season 2017 starts early…..

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Perisher, first staff carve of the season, May 30, 2017.

Update Friday, 2/6: Perisher has won the tit-for-tat with Mt Buller, opening its lifts today at 2pm in the ultimate token gesture. First to open, last to close – that’s the mission statement. Original story follows…

It’s a snowfight! Perisher’s bold plan to beat its rivals to the punch and open on Saturday, a week before everyone else, has been dashed at the last minute by dastardly Mt Buller, which will get in first by cranking up the lifts on Friday night.

Cold temps perfect for snow-making and a 20cm fall early this week has enabled the early start. Fun for everyone but the real stuff is yet to come with only beginner runs open so far. The pic above is of a Perisher staff member trialling the piste.

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