Snow falling on Tuesday at Thredbo.
Snow falling on Tuesday at Thredbo.
The first snow of the year has fallen at Australian ski resorts in NSW and Victoria.

Thredbo and Perisher in NSW as well as Hotham, Mount Baw Baw and Mount Buller in Victoria also all reported a fresh dumping of the white stuff in the past 24 hours.

But there are still another couple of months until the reports open for skiing and snowboarding, with June the month they welcome visitors.

"Someone must've shaken up our snow globe overnight. Winter mode has been well and truly activated," Thredbo bosses posted on social media.

Perisher posted a photo showing they had had a few centimeters of snow.

Further south, Mt Buller confirmed a "dusting", saying it's 60 days until the June long weekend - when the season really kicks off.

Weatherzone forecasters confirmed it was the first snowfall on the Australian mainland this year.

It said around 5cm fell at Perisher, and more is on the way.

And one plucky local hiked up to check on the conditions.

"Steve Smith got out the winter boots and hiked up the slopes of Perisher on Tuesday morning, getting as far as the Mid-station restaurant, where the tables revealed about a beer can's depth of accumulation," Weatherzone said.

"Snow also fell at the Victorian ski resorts, initially settling to about 1600 metres above sea level."

Alex Tomlinson, who runs snow reporting Facebook page Snow Victoria said while it was a little early, it's not that uncommon to see snow in April.

"We had a low pressure system that moved over Victoria and brought the snow level down to our ski resorts and we were able to see some showers," he said.

"We have seen it at this time of year, it is a little bit rare.

"A few years ago we had it happen in January."