Although Australia has a reputation for being sunny there are several places where it snows in winter.
My favourite place is Charlotte Pass Village, located in the Snowy Mountains. At 1760 metres above sea level it is Australia’s highest altitude ski village.
The Snowy Mountains, known informally as “The Snowies”, are the highest Australian mountain range and contain the Australian mainland’s highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, which reaches 2,228 metres AHD, approximately 7310 feet.
The range contains the five highest peaks on the Australian mainland, all above 2100 metres (6890 feet). They are located in southern New South Walesand are part of the larger Australian Alps and the Great Dividing Range.
This is mainland Australia’s only true Alpine region with large natural snowfalls every winter. Snow normally falls the most during June, July and early August. Most of the snow has melted by late spring. The Tasmanian highlands are the other Alpine region in Australia.
Photo Highlights: 2012 Snow Season
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Viewed from Mountain Ridge (Mostly big panoramas, Click to view large size)
Rest & Relaxation
Charlotte Pass Ski School
Snow Groomer at Night & Snowmaking Guns