An icy snap in Melbourne has brought snow and to the city's fringes, following last weekend's bumper start to the ski season.
Below zero temperatures are being felt across Victorian ski resorts, with up to 56 centimetres recorded at Mt Buller on Wednesday.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Terry Ryan told AAP snow had fallen at Mt Dandenong and in the central Victorian town of Trentham, with some reports of dusting in Kinglake and Marysville as overnight temperatures plunged on Tuesday.
Hail in the city has also created some confusion for drivers on slippery roads, with the temperature at just 6.9 degrees at 7.43am (AEST).
The winter chill is coming from a front moving quickly from the Southern Ocean.
Eastern suburbs also reaped the most benefit from overnight rainfalls, as Doncaster recorded 25mm, while North Balwyn received 20cm.
But the impact on water catchments will not be known until the snow melts at reservoirs including the Thomson near Mt Baw Baw, Mr Ryan said.
Melbourne's temperature is not expected to exceed 11 degrees on Wednesday with frosts anticipated over the next days, Mr Ryan said.