As the northern hemisphere’s season is reaching the end, ski life in the southern world is starting to tick. Read more..
Resorts in Canada such as Lake Louise in Alberta stay open until May, but that is a rarity as skiers needing a snow fix in our summer normally go to the southern hemisphere, where the seasons are reversed.
Chile and Argentina are favoured destinations, as is Australasia, where New Zealand, and Australia to a lesser extent, have fine ski opportunities.
News pre-season is that the Ikon Pass continues to expand globally with the addition of Mt Buller in Victoria, Australia, which joins Thredbo in New South Wales, and New Zealand’s Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, and Mt Hutt, plus Valle Nevado in Chile.
Mt Buller, located in the Alpine National Park just 150 miles outside of Melbourne, has been a beloved destination among skiers and riders in Victoria for 70 years. Buller offers 741 acres and 80 trails for all abilities, with ski-in/ski-out accommodation, dining, spas and activities, all nestled in a bustling village at treeline.
The Ikon pass offers holders access to 33 destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, and skiing Mt Buller. Pass holders get access to Mt Buller with no blackout dates. www.ikonpass.com
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