Australia NSW - Perisher

This collection of four resorts is massive on any scale – certainly Perisher Blue has the skiable area and lift infrastructure to outstrip many North American destination resorts. The runs may not be as long, but altitude gives it reliable snow cover of generally good quality and the terrain fits nicely with the fact that most Australian skiers aren’t looking to do inverted back flips off cliffs – they want to cruise.

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Perisher pow. picture:Harro/Perisher

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jim darby/the snow biz
There's a lot to like about ski lifts, and the people who make them.

arnie wilson/from the alps
Life is full of ironies. The Alps got the snow and Russia got the Olympics.

go flip/flip byrnes
Meet the fashion victims; a whole winter world of them.


There's a lot to like about ski lifts, and the people who make them.

Life is full of ironies. The Alps got the snow and Russia got the Olympics.

Meet the fashion victims; a whole winter world of them.