Winter wonderland as snow falls in Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains residents woke up to a winter wonderland today (Saturday) as cold weather saw snow fall overnight.

Blackheath Weather reported a dumping 5cm deep about 7am while Katooomba was also covered in snow.

The Bureau of Meteorology was predicting a maximum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius for Katoomba on Saturday, with the temperature expected to climb only one degree higher for Sunday's maximum.

Residents were rushing to social media to share their snow pics, and television networks sent correspondents to the Upper Mountains for live crosses from the snow.

"Seriously heavy snowfall in Katoomba, 2-3 inches & still going. A few hardy souls were out & about from 6am with me. Everyone's so happy!" tweeted Mark Dickson.

In Blackheath, toboggans were the must-have accessory as every slope from the oval to the Memorial Park and all points in between became a place to slide.