A huge storm system over Thredbo, dubbed the "Polar Express", delivered 20 centimetres of snow to the alpine village overnight; adding to a total of 56 centimetres in falls this week.
The ski resort is expecting another possible dusting later Saturday and on Sunday, with temperatures at minus 6 degrees at about 9.30am on Saturday morning, and only expected to get to tops of minus 5.
Excited school holiday makers were lining up for the first lifts to take advantage of the fresh powder, while back in the ACT, early-rising Canberrans looked to the mountains hoping for some.
Weatherzone forecaster Sam Brown said while it was very possible there could have been some falls of the alps overnight, there weren't confirmed reports of it.
"It was cold enough and there was moisture in the air," he said.