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WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 34017 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2015-07-14 05:06:34 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-07-14 05:06:34 [post_content] => [caption id="attachment_34021" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Pic: Jo Lane. Pic: Jo Lane.[/caption] ICE, snow and powder don't usually fit into most traveller's conscious thoughts about Australia, but actually the land down under does have plenty of good options for a snowboarding or skiing holiday. While it might not compare to the European Alps or the Canadian Rockies, Australia's alpine areas in the high country of New South  Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania have a number of very well established ski resorts with decent runs and falls. So just because you're spending a winter away from home where skiing might be more renowned, it doesn't mean you have to lose your skills completely. And with winter well underway in Australia's southern states, this is the best time of year to get in on the action, and even if the weather is fickle most resorts employ snowmaking machines to guarantee a good time for all. Weekend passes and other attractive offers make the following resorts an affordable weekend or journey, particularly for those that live in Sydney, Melbourne or Canberra. Here's a list of some of the best ski resorts in Australia. [caption id="attachment_34020" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Pic: Jo Lane. Pic: Jo Lane.[/caption] Falls Creek, Victoria Located just 350 kilometres from Melbourne, this resort has elevations of between 1210 and 1830 metres. The chair lift reaches 1780m and the resort can cater for up to 4,500 people with plenty of restaurants, bars and nightclubs when you're not zooming down the slopes. These are great places to relax after a long day skiing, or if the weather is good, a wonderful way to watch the action while you sit back and have a drink or something to eat throughout the day. There are 14 lifts, more than 92 runs and a mixture of terrains for beginners through to the advanced. There are also a number of cross country options and you could visit here in summer to make the most of the cooler alpine conditions and walking and cycling options. Mount Buller, Victoria This is Australia's largest ski resort 208 kilometres from Melbourne and located in the Hume area. Up to 7000 people can be accommodated on the mountain and like Falls Creek you can come here all year for mountain biking, hiking and walking. Because it's that little bit closer to Melbourne it's very popular and the chairlifts can be busy. But there are 22 ski lifts here of 4.3km and it can cope with 33,600 passengers per hours so there are plenty of options for everyone. [caption id="attachment_34022" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Pic: Jo Lane. Pic: Jo Lane.[/caption] Thredbo, New South Wales Thredbo is located within the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales and 500 kilometres south of Sydney. It can house up to 4000 people but is close enough to Perisher you can visit both easily enough. It boasts 14 lifts, 50 ski runs for all levels and the steepest terrain of Australia's ski resorts. In summer Thredbo attracts hiking, rock climbing, abseiling, cycling and fishing enthusiasts. Its summer blues music festival is also a popular event that brings thousands to the area. Perisher, New South Wales This resort is in the Australian Snowy Mountains and has 12 square kilometres from its base at 1720m to 2054m. To service the runs, the longest being a whopping four kiometres, are 47 lifts. The runs themselves support beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers, although more than half are for intermediates. Perisher gets good snowfall but has some of the best snowmaking machines around in case there are any gaps in the weather. Come here and you're guaranteed a good time on the slopes. [post_title] => Best places to ski in Australia [post_excerpt] => ICE, snow and powder don't usually fit into most traveller's conscious thoughts about Australia, but actually the land down under does have plenty of good options for a snowboarding or skiing holiday. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => best-places-to-ski-in-australia [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-07-14 05:06:34 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-07-14 05:06:34 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.travelwireasia.com/?p=34017 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Best places to ski in Australia

Best places to ski in Australia
July 14, 2015 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

ICE, snow and powder don’t usually fit into most traveller’s conscious thoughts about Australia, but actually the land down under does have plenty of good options for a snowboarding or skiing holiday.

Top destinations to uncover in 2015

Top destinations to uncover in 2015
November 12, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

FROM cosmopolitan cities to breathtaking landscapes and vestiges of arts and culture, these dynamic places across the Asia-Pacific are places to put on your travel bucket list in the new year.

Going wild on flowers: Asia’s best wildflower locations

Going wild on flowers: Asia’s best wildflower locations
September 28, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

MOST travellers would not equate Asia with being a good place to see wildflowers, but thanks to some high altitude plateaus and its dramatic change of seasons, there are numerous locations to see profusions of wildflowers. Here are some of these places.

Going green in New South Wales

Going green in New South Wales
July 13, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

THE northern part of New South Wales, often called the “Rainbow region”, is renowned for its colourful resident populations that have embraced an organic, environmental and alternative existence in some of the most beautiful country in Australia. Here you’ll find yoga retreats, markets featuring locally grown produce, a blossoming arts scene and a tendency to…>

The Asia-Pacific’s best movie set locations

The Asia-Pacific’s best movie set locations
June 26, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

THE Asia-Pacific region is no stranger to the silver screen. Thanks to its bustling cities, futuristic architecture and incredible landscapes it’s served as the backdrop to major feature films such as The Lord of the Rings, Entrapment and Memoirs of a Geisha. While local films are also a burgeoning industry in many of these countries, here are some of the movie sets you might recognise from English language films.

Market hopping in Northern New South Wales

Market hopping in Northern New South Wales
June 8, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

IF you’re seeking a unique blend of local artisans, home baked or grown goods, environmental solutions, antiques, crafts, clothing and other eclectic goods then the markets in New South Wales are a fantastic choice for experiencing all the best the region has to offer.

5 coastal “campsites with a view” downunder

5 coastal “campsites with a view” downunder
May 17, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

IF you’re hankering after prime time beach views right out your campsite door, Australia delivers these up on a sandy platter. They often come complete with a side serving of native wildlife, surfable waves, hiking opportunities and unlimited views, and are on offer in every state so it’s a case of being spoilt for choice.…>

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