Perisher to open early

Chilly temperatures and steady pre-season snowfall has been enough to convince Australia’s largest ski resort to open a week early.¬†Perisher, in the NSW Snowy Mountains, will kick off the season on Saturday, June 3. The resort made the decision after 20cm of snow fell…

NZ’s newest touring route

With its jagged mountains, aqua lakes and sprawling countryside flecked with livestock, it’s obvious why New Zealand is ideal road-trip territory. To add to the appeal, northern Canterbury tourism chiefs have come together to create the new Alpine Pacific Touring Route – a 450-kilometre…

Mt Buller’s “Snow Factory”

One of Australia’s top ski resorts, Mt Buller, is guaranteeing snow on the opening day of the season, thanks to a new “snow factory”. The Victorian resort has spent $1.6 million on the TechnoAlpin 220 Snowfactory, which has the ability to pump out artificial…