The outback, lush forests, and hip beaches – these are immediate images we create when talking about Australia. But do you know that the country has a thriving skiing industry? In Victoria, Tasmania, and Snowy Mountain, skiing can be a part of your things to do while in Australia.
Among all skiing destinations, Snowy Mountain attracts the most number of visitors, from its high standard of facilities, quality of skiing trails and proximity to Sydney.
Snowy Mountain is fondly called, “ The Snowies”. From its name alone, it is obviously a great mountain for skiing but Snowy Mountain is an all-year-round destination. It is the only place in Australia that has four seasons and the perfect region to experience Australia’s alpine wilderness.
Located southeastern part of New South Wales, it is within the mountain range – Australia’s Diving Range- or the range that borders New South Wales and Victoria. One of its mountains is Mt. Kosciuszko – the highest peak in mainland Australia.
Ski Fun in Snowy Mountains
Skiing in Australia began in Snowy Mountains and it is still the most popular skiing destination in the country. It happened during the gold rush of Kiandra in the 1860s. With gold, miners from other countries flock to try their luck. One of them are Norwegian miners who introduced skiing in Snowy Mountains.
Ski season is from June to October but high volume of visitors come to the region from July to September. Snowy Mountain is a top destination thus, facilities from airports to wide array of accommodations are built.