It amazes us that you can actually have 365 days of skiing. Today a couple of southern hemisphere ski hills open for the winter; Perisher Ski Resort in Australia and Whakapapa in New Zealand. For both, this is a extremely early opening and whilst these two are opening many of our North American mountains are closing down. One of our favourites; A-basin (Arapahoe Basin) in Colorado still trucks along.
Did this always happen? Or is it technology, the climate or accessibility? We know what 'The Donald' would say!
These mountains are approximately 15 hours away from each other making it possible to transfer between the two and never stop skiing. Some of you mathematicians out there would say you lose a day going from the U.S to Australia, which is true, but just think, when you fly back you could ski twice on the same day.
We love the mountains and can't think of any place we would rather be, having the opportunity to do this is awesome! Don't forget it is still the earliest these mountains have opened up which may mean we are in for a long snowy white winter.
Bring on the pow!