Everything is upside down in the land of Oz. Most famous for it’s surf beach culture it also has some really nice ski slopes in winter, which lasts from approximately June till September. The white wonders are located in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Go to http://www.gaytraveller.com.au to find some nice packages!
If you make it in time join the inaugural Frosty Fruits Ski Trip, on snow in the Snowy Mountains, in Thredbo in New South Wales. It’s a Gay Ski Weekend designed to give you a great long weekend away.
This event is open to gals and guys, lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer, fruits and friends, one and all! The weekend will cater for skiers of all abilities and budgets - with special pampering upgrades available for those not feeling the economic pinch. Frosty Fruits Ski Trippers will be based at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel, slap bang in the middle of the village and a stone’s throw from the bottom of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift.
The more adventurous amongst you might want to throw themselves into snow shoeing, back country skiing and cross country ski trips in the Australian Alps with K7 Adventures.
K7 Adventures, to be found on http://www.gaytraveller.com.au, is a boutique adventure-tour company also in the Snowy Mountains. They offer climbing, abseiling, caving bushwalks, alpine ecology walks, photography tours, mountain biking, kayaking, horse riding and lake fun. K7`s guides are amongst the most experienced in the Snowy Mountains with in depth knowledge of the terrain, weather and conditions.
Three hours drive from Melbourne, in Mount Buller, is Australia’s very own alpine resort which hosts Australia’s gay ski event, whiteOUT, that has celebrated it’s 10 anniversary in July 2009. Rising to an altitude of 1,805 metres above sea level, the resort embodies some of Victoria's most spectacular alpine and sub-alpine terrain. It offers 180ha of ski trails as well as wide, open space above the tree line. The longest ski trail is 2.5km with an average snowfall of 1.5m. There are 25 ski lifts, capable of moving 40,000 people every hour. Skiing and snowboarding by day, fabulous social events by night, whiteOUT! regularly attracts over 100 gay men & lesbians to Mount Buller. whiteOUT! has booked the best venues on the mountain to ensure you all have the best time!
If you want to become a Tazzie Dare Devil you might want to visit the Ben Lomond National Park in Tasmania, which contains a contemporary ski village and ski facilities have been established on the Ben Lomond plateau. While the runs are not as steep or fast as some of those in other States, the relative lack of crowds, the park’s stunning scenery and the diverse wildlife make this a memorable alpine experience. Cross-country skiing is also popular. More info on http://www.gaytraveller.com.au