Schussing in Australia
A scenic helicopter flight over Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and Victoria’s High Country. You can even go all the way to Craig’s Hut, made famous when it was featured in the 1982 movie, The Man from Snowy River. mtbuller.com.au
If your ideal kind of ski holiday involves exploring new runs each day, you’ll feel right at home at Perisher in New South Wales’ Snowy Mountains – where you can duck between snow gums while crisscrossing four main mountain areas. Not only is it the largest resort in the Southern Hemisphere (1,245ha), offering several terrain parks and Australia’s only half pipe, it’s also a place where skiers have plenty of jumps and rails. Easy access to the swathe of terrain makes up for limited on-slope accommodation and basic dining options. There are 47 lifts (including t-bars and rope tows), whisking skiers to mostly intermediate runs. During your stay, check out the new Freedom Chair at Guthega.
Staying in a small lodge at Front Valley, which is only a short walk from Village 8 Express Chair. Kooloora Lodge is one of the more affordable on-snow options, offering a stylish and intimate experience. perisher.com.au