Living in Europe, people often baulk at the idea of Australia having rideable snowfields. It doesn't help matters when one goes on to explain that they're called "The Snowy Mountains"... Creative bunch of explorers... Anyway, a few years ago I was lucky enough to score a decent dump of fresh schnee and blue skies while on a weeks holiday in Perisher. I shot this panorama an hour before the lifts opened from Oldina, a lodge run by a good friend, the always awesome Mick Hoetzer.
The Alps it is not. Unique, beautiful and shredable, it most certainly is.