Tourists and Orange residents have been heading to Mount Canobolas this week to enjoy the winter wonderland created by last weekend's big snow falls.
While the road to the top of the mountain remains closed due to the large amount of snow on the bitumen and the verges people have stepped out of their cars to head up the mountain to enjoy the sights.
Some are walking their dogs, others are snowboarding while snowmen, snow angels and snowball fights continue to be made in John Williams Park below the snow gates and up the mountain.
Interstate tourists have been visiting during the day while locals are heading to the snow after work.
The Cornish family from Morayfield in Queensland where among visitors on site on Thursday to see snow for the first time.
Others are heading to the Pinnacle lookout which is also covered in snow but was inaccessible to visitors until Pinnacle Road was re-opened on Wednesday afternoon.
Cabonne Council workers are monitoring the mountainside roads which are expected to remain closed for some time.
Snow is heaped up from the snow gates.
Orange360 general manager Caddie Marshall said the snow attracted tourists to the region.
"Every moment we have snow we go gaga," she said.
"Snow just brings out the inner child in people who want to pick up a snowball and throw it at the nearest person."
Ms Marshall said as soon as the snow was evident on Saturday morning the Orange360 team began posting pictures and content on social media to promote the region.
She said Orange360 had about 12,500 followers on Facebook and nearly 8000 on Instagram who were quickly informed about the snow.
Snow just brings out the inner child in people who want to pick up a snowball and throw it at the nearest person.Caddie Marshall, Orange360 general manager
Ms Marshall was 'lucky' to be in a snowfall area and it was important to promote it.
She said it was unclear what the upcoming weekend would bring in tourist numbers if the snow remained on the mountain.
"I think it depends on people's intent to travel and what they are prepared to travel for," she said.
About 15.4 millimetres of snow, sleet and rain fell on Orange last weekend with a record low August temperature of 2.1 degrees recorded on Saturday afternoon.
It led to road closures near the mountain as people headed out to play in the snow.
In stark contrast the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting this weekend will be warm with temperatures up to 17 degrees.
Rain is forecast to return on Sunday night.
A top temperature of only six degrees is forecast for next Tuesday.
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