Emily Simpson is dressed for the icy conditions as she puts the finishing touches to her snowman.

The snow began to fall on the Nandewar Range this week and the traditional trip up the mountain began for dozens of snow enthusiasts.

Snow remains a novelty for many people in Australia and having a winter wonderland, to use a cliche, on our doorstep is a bonus.

The Simpson family was among the early visitors to the snowfields, and Emily Simpson, above, wasted no time in putting together a snow man at Dawson’s Spring campsite, Mt Kaputar.

Snowfall is a not uncommon event on Mt Kaputar, but not a regular feature.