Skiing in Australia
In Australia there is skiing is in three different states: New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, as well as in the Australian Capital Territory. The ski season occurs in the Southern Hemisphere winter, June-October. Skiable terrain stretches through large areas of these territories and include these resorts:
New South Wales:Victoria:
New South Wales has the highest terrain and ski resorts, including it's highest spot (2037 meters/6683 feet) at the top of Thredbo's Karel's T-bar. Other high spots include Perisher (2034 meters/6673 feet) and Charlotte Pass (1990 meters/6529 feet). In Victoria, the high points are at Mount Hotham (1845 meters/6053 feet).
The town of Jindabyne is the main ski town with a range of services for the New South Wales ski resorts, but most Australian resorts have on-snow hotels and condominiums. Other ski towns in New South Wales include Cooma and Adaminaby. The capital of Australia, Canberra is two hours drive from the New South Wales ski resorts.
The snow situation in Australia is highly variable from year to year, but in contrast to many locations in North America and Canada, the snow situation does not seem to be getting worse. Good snow continues to occur every few years, as it always has. Predicting those good years is not easy, if not impossible.