With the Australian ski season just around the corner, a growing number of Aussies are choosing to ski in their own backyards rather than abroad. Thredbo sees approximately 700,000 hitting its powdery snow fields each year, whilst Victoria’s Mt Buller can regularly host over 10,000 skiers or boarders on any given day.
Chilly weather over the weekend in New South Wales has had some benefits - early snow on our Aussie mountains.
Ask Aussies where Japan’s best snow spots are and you’ll probably hear the names ‘Niseko’ and ‘Hakuba’ as top picks, but dig beneath the surface and the nation has a mountain of resorts at your ready. Tomamu by Hoshino Resorts is a powder lovers’ retreat also geared at families, boasting some of Hokkaido’s most pristine snow.
In what will be the company's first international acquisition, Vail Resorts will welcome Australia's largest ski resort, Perisher.
It may only be March but Mt Buller in Victoria is getting set for the 2015 snow season, which kicks off on Saturday 6 June after welcoming the first snowfalls of the year.
If you’ve been there and done that at all of the top local ski resorts, maybe its time to take your passion for all things ski to even greater heights. It’s time to dust off those skis; these are the top European resorts you’ve been searching for.
In 1990, Brad Kasselman graduated from the University of Michigan and decided to be a ski bum for a season at Whistler in British Columbia. He liked the area so much that he vowed to stay “one more year.” Twenty-five years later, he’s still there, hitting the slopes all winter long, but he also now owns and operates the area’s biggest photography business.
Although the first day of winter isn’t officially for another month, winter is alive and well in Colorado, particularly at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone ski resorts. With more snow falling and forecasted through Saturday night, skiers and snowboarders can rejoice for promising early-season conditions.
You can pay as much as $A22,000 a day for a room in the luxury Badrutt Palace Hotel in St Moritz.
If you are planning a trip to Switzerland, indulge in an unforgettable overnight stay in an igloo on Mount Titlis. This gives you a chance to experience the mountain and nature like never before.