That chill in the Wagga air can only mean one thing - it'll be snowing close by, very soon.
The Bureau of Meteorology agrees, predicting snowfall above 600m on Saturday morning, which should see the Tumbarumba and Batlow areas transform into a winter wonderland.
So if you're looking to get out of town for a day or two, here's a few suggestions on how to plan for a trip to the ski fields - or even just to check out the white stuff a little closer to home.
Choose your destination
We are lucky in the Wagga region to be so close to the Snowy Mountains, so the resorts of Perisher, Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Selwyn are all relatively close by.
Selwyn is small and perfect for beginners, with green runs making up 40 per cent of the resort. The snow school offers snowboarding and skiing lessons for all ages, including private and group sessions.
The resort is family friendly, with a Tube Park, children's program and childcare. There's no accommodation, so stay in the nearby holiday park or the towns of Tumut, Adaminaby or Cooma.
And closer to home, when the snow gets low you can take in the breathtaking Sugar Pine Walk, near Laurel Hill, looking extra special with a dusting of the good stuff.
It's also worth checking in with the Tumut Region Visitors Centre for the latest information and expert advice before heading into Kosciuszko National Park.
Perisher and the surrounding snowfields make up the southern hemisphere's largest alpine resort. There's nearly 50 lifts across seven mountain peaks and a skiing area of 1245 hectares with runs to suit all levels.
The resort has five terrain parks, two half-pipes, and more than 100 kilometres of marked cross-country trails. Off the slopes, there is a wide variety of accommodation and dining options.
Thredbo has more than 50 runs, including the longest ski run in mainland Australia. The resort also lays claim to the highest lifted point.
Throughout the season Thredbo hosts a variety of events from concerts to ski competitions and a visit from Santa for Christmas in July. In the village, there is a leisure centre with an indoor pool, gym, squash courts and childcare centre, and a selection of bars and restaurants.
Charlotte Pass is Australia's highest snow resort and offers all ski-in ski-out accommodation. With a limited number of guests in the village at any time, skiers are guaranteed short lift lines.
It can only be accessed via oversnow transport in the winter, meaning it is a car-free resort. Charlotte Pass is popular with cross-country skiers due its trail access.
Stop off at Kiandra, about two hours from Wagga, and check out the historic precinct there. According to NSW National Parks, it's the birthplace of snow skiing in Australia and experienced the shortest gold rush in 1860. Also, at 1400m elevation, you're guaranteed snow this weekend.
Snowchains: No excuses
If you're driving, plan ahead and bring snow chains, as it's a legal requirement to carry these in 2WD vehicles in Kosciuszko National Park between June and October. While snow chains are not compulsory for 4WD and AWD vehicles, it's recommended you carry them during winter, especially if you're not used to driving on alpine roads affected by snow and ice.
What the plan for the slopes?
Think about whether you want to enrol in ski school, take private lessons or book childcare during your trip, as these are best booked in advance. For non-skiers and snowboarders, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy, including snowshoeing, trekking and shopping in the resorts.
If you are driving to either Perisher or Thredbo you will need a National Parks Entry permit. It is possible to pay by the day, or purchase an annual pass. Entry permits can be purchased at the entry stations on the Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road or at the visitor centre in Jindabyne.
Dress for success
Ski clothes and equipment can be hired at the resorts, as well as from nearby towns, such as Jindabyne and Cooma. Wearing helmets while skiing and snowboarding is compulsory for kids and recommended for all.
And finally, remember to pack warm clothing, such as insulated layers, gloves, hats and waterproof boots. Bring a pair of sunglasses or goggles to protect your eyes, and a high SPF sunscreen for your face - snow reflects more UV radiation than water and sunburn is common.
Thermals may not be super-glamorous, but they are are a good idea if you are spending a lot of time in the snow.
Don't touch the yellow snow, not even on a dare. Just don't. You already know why.
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