Australian skiing in the northern hemisphere summer, gives the northern ski enthusiast the opportunity to ski in the off season in some of the most picturesque surroundings in the world. The Australian snow fields, are situated in the snowy mountains area of the Australian states of New South Wales and northern Victoria. This region provides ski resorts with a wide range of terrain to suit the level of expertise of any skier. There are a number of resorts each has plenty of lifts and chairs to cater for the fussiest traveller. Accommodation is available both on snow and off and caters for every budget. You can choose from anything from a backpacker hostel, a self catering family apartment, right through to five star hotels and apartments. Restaurants and cafes abound and the après ski fun is legendary.
In New South Wales the resorts at Perisher Valley, Thredbo or Mt Selwyn are the most popular or you can find off snow accommodation in nearby Jindabyne and take the ski tube to the snow each day. In Victoria the main ski resorts are at Mt Hotham, Falls Creek, Mt Buffalo and Mt Buller. There is plenty of accommodation both on and off snow and you will find something that is ideal for you. Mount Hotham is the highest ski field in Australia and the accommodation is all on the ski field. Hotham is Victorias premier ski resort town. The towns of Mt Beauty and Bright are both close to Falls Creek and there are many accommodation options here as well. It is possible to ski some of the Victorian fields from Melbourne however you will spend a fair bit of time driving.