Wintery blues often affects us sun loving Aussies. We have summers so good that when winter comes around we can’t handle anything below 12 degrees.
But with the ski season so good this year, there might be a few locations you can go to in efforts to cure your seasonal depression. If you can’t beat the cold, embrace it!
Thredbo and Perisher are probably the most common ski destinations, due to the snow depth and range of activities provided. They are also particularly family friendly, with ski and snowboarding classes from beginners (including children) all the way up to you advanced powder carvers! Thredbo is open 365 days a year and is located in the alpines between Sydney and Melbourne. Its closest town is Jindabyne and is accessible via plane, car or coach.
If you’re looking for something a little more low key, the Selwyn Snowfields are fantastic for beginners and particularly family orientated. If you’ve never been to the snow before and a little apprehensive to what it entails, a smaller less popular location is probably best. This will give you a little introduction to winter sports, as well as providing excellent accommodation in local towns. Selwyn Snowfields is a simply 2.5 hour drive from Canberra and a 5.5 hour drive from Sydney. The best places to stay considering convenience are usually the local towns of Adaminaby or Talibingo, which are only a 40 minute drive from the Selwyn Slopes.
Whichever you chose, there is a fantastic variety of snow locations on Australia’s east coast that will add a little sparkle to your dreary winter.