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5/4/09 4:20 A

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lol @ Rachel

It is highly variable, and since Australian mountains are a bit old, they ar a bit more flat ;p lots of short runs.

There is of course a lower risk of Avalanche, and we do not tend to get the massive falls that you get in the US. Also our snow can be a bit wet (but not always) and ice can occur quite a bit, lots of dust on crust emoticon

Our resort season tends to be shorter as well.

That said, we are a bit lucky here as Back country touring is not as popular yet and it is much safer (if you are just day tripping like us, although of course you still need to prepare for the worst) so we can get out any about and still experiance the awesomeness that is just you a friend or two and some nice untracked snow.

Unforutnatly dogs are not allowed in our national parks, so you can't take your dog skiing emoticon

Also we have snowgums which are really really pretty in winter, I have some picas here http://altheau.deviantart.com/gallery/

but they do not do it justice, I hope to get a new camera soon so I can take some much nicer picas this year =]

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5/3/09 11:23 A

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Well aren't *you* the clever one, Rachel? ;-)

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5/3/09 10:30 A

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I would say this month it's a heck of a lot better than the skiing in Utah (ha ha ho ho!)

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5/2/09 11:22 P

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This is a totally ignorant question--how *is* the skiing in Australia?

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5/2/09 8:41 A

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south yes but not quite so south. I live right near canberra (Australia's capital) we primarily ski at perisher, thredbo and charlotte's pass, these resorts are all around Mt kosciusko

there are alos some resorts around Melbourne but I have never been to any of them =]

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4/30/09 8:42 A

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Kristy, where are you? I'm assuming way south, maybe Tasmania?

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4/9/09 3:59 A

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Welcome, again, to our snow ski/board team!

It's really fun to have another continent represented here!

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4/8/09 10:44 P

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lol, well compared to the American snow season, ours is pretty dismal, but it is enough to play around in =]

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4/6/09 11:35 P

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Welcome! Those of us on the Northern Hemisphere are very jealous as we are ending our season emoticon Looking forward to living vicariously through your stories.

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Hey there,

Hope to get to know you all and have a chat about what is fast becomming one of my fav topics =]

I am slo looking forward to the up and comming ski season, hope to have dropped a few kg so I actually fit into my pants ;p

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