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Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

Snow! 'What's In It For Me?' (29-Jul-08)

Perisher Blue, NSW, July 29, 2008 - A snow holiday can mean many things to Australians

A snow holiday can mean many things to Australians; it can be a completely foreign concept, an unimagined idea, or a far off dream. For others it's an alien and daunting prospect, but something they might want to try at least once in a lifetime. For the enthusiast, a trip to the snow can be a regular event; a fun-filled time spent with family or friends, something to give up other things for.

Whatever it means to you, there must be something special about a visit to the snow because around a million Australians visit ski resorts in this country each winter. But what is it about a snow holiday that is so appealing?

To start with, it's a unique experience. When people think about Australia, it's often the beach, surfing at Bondi, diving in the coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef, or the red centre with its wild beauty, that come to mind. But Australia also a has significant and untameable high-country, boasting outstanding scenery and a variety of natural features.

Visitors are attracted to the Snowy Mountains because of the cool fresh air, clean water, mountainous environment, its rich history and of course wintertime activities.

Given the dominance of the beach and surf culture, for many Australians a snow holiday is something untried and untested. But when it's winter and the beaches are chilly, it's the perfect time to head to the hills for a different kind of experience.

Yes, it is cold in the mountains, but it is supposed to be! Equipped with technical outerwear and plenty of layers you'll be set to brave the wintry conditions. Strapped to a snowboard or with a pair of skis on your feet you'll be ready to slide and glide down the slopes in all conditions. If standing and sliding is not your thing, then give some thought to snowshoeing or snowtubing.

The key to a snow holiday is in the planning. Check resort websites and ask people who have been to the snow what does and does not work. This will help to maximise your time away so you can really enjoy your break. Well removed from the stresses of work, you will be able to unwind, relax and enjoy the experience.

Part of the thrill of a snow holiday is learning a new skill. Nailing your first green, blue or black run or sliding through snow-laden trees is exhilarating and satisfying. A snow holiday is about seeing the smile on your child's face as they make their first turn on their own and it's about spending quality time with family and friends building up memories and tales to brag to your friends back home.  

Everyone is different and everyone experiences a trip to the snow differently. But ask anyone; it's the experience of a snow holiday that makes it so memorable.

For more information on booking a snow holiday at Perisher Blue, Australia's most popular ski resort click HERE or to book your snow holiday click HERE.

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