Skiing in Australia was founded in the 1950s by family groups and migrants working on the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme who came from countries where snow fell each winter. They recognised the potential for skiing in the Australian Alps, built the first resort accommodation, and soon set in motion the industry that thrives in Australia’s High Country today.
The Ski season opens in early June and closes in late September. Tasmania, New South Wales and Victoria are the only states to experience sufficient snow each winter to support regular snow skiing activities. Though they are quite small by world standards, Australia’s alpine region mountains are are easy to access and the terrain is gentle by international stardards. Tasmania has two snow ski resort area.