Tuesday, July 8, 2014

snowy mountains, australia:

It's a little crazy to think only a few weeks ago we were in the hot tropics of northern Australia, then all of a sudden in sub-zero temperatures with big dumps of snow in the south. I guess that's one of the things that makes Australia so unique - due its size - there is such a great variety of landscape and climate to experience.

We made a very spontaneous decision to drive six hours south of Sydney to Kosciuszko National Park, dusting off our snowboards and heading straight for the ski fields as we wanted to make the most of two sudden and large cold fronts, which brought two metres of snow in a week (that's a pretty big deal in Australia) and some of the best Aussie snow we have ever experienced. While there are no pine trees, and the mountains do not compare to those in North America and Europe, the snowfields of Australia are like no other with native snow gums, wallabies and wombats, and a very relaxed vibe. 

Below are a few snaps of our ascent up to Perisher ski field. No photos of us on the mountains unfortunately as we were busy carving up the slopes! So fun! 


  1. I've never been skiing before, I find the thought of it really scary but the view in these photos look amazing!

  2. I don't usually associate Australia with snow, but to see this landscape covered in snow is a really beautiful surprise. Thanks for sharing!


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