Skiing Down Under isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Australia but for powderhounds it might just be the perfect 'summer skiing' escape. The southeastern states of New South Wales and Victoria is home to a number of diverse ski resorts including Perisher, the largest ski area not only in Australia but in the Southern Hemisphere! Like Perisher, Thredbo is in New South Wales and is the most well-known resort amongst the local's thanks to its bustling alpine village and high vertical drop (by Australian standards). In Victoria, Mt Hotham is where you'll want to go for powder, while Falls Creek is the place to be for cross-country skiers where the country's best trails can be found. One thing to note though is most ski resorts are quite far from capital cities with the closest being Mt Buller, a 3-hour drive from Melbourne in Victoria and others can be as far as 5-6 hours. While the skiable terrain, snowfall and extreme terrain are incomparable to Europe and North America, Australia is a worthwhile visit for those looking to ease their powder withdrawals.