There is a lingering preconception that the Australian climate isn't conducive to skiing and snowboarding. The stereotype of the sun kissed Aussie beach bum is ill at ease with the concept of snowflakes. However, Australia has some pretty decent mountains. Sure, they are small in stature, the cost sometimes borders on the absurd, the runs are relatively short and the snow can at times be treacherously unreliable. But the towns are fun, often rowdy affairs with plentiful accommodation , good nightlife and an increasing array of quality food. The snow and terrain parks are fastidiously maintained by men in large machines, and the weather can be blissfully mild. And truth be told, if you haven't got the time, inclination or funds to fly across the ditch or further afield to South America, then for snow addicted Australians, its more than likely that you'll be sidling up to one of our domestic ski fields. Let us show you how to have the most splediferous time possible while you're there...