Where The Flakes Do Fall
There’s something downright metaphysical about snowfall. The term “magic” is no exaggeration—it’s something truly beautiful. Though it’s cold, and you need to have some sort of indoor option to truly appreciate it, there’s little more beautiful than a gentle snowfall on a crisp winter’s night. Here’s the thing: not all places of the world have regular snow.
If you’re in Australia, you’ve got a few local options, though you may very well need to travel to get the full snowy fun your soul desires. Following we’ll briefly explore a few options for snowy locales to help you have a fun, magical, snowy October.
The Swiss Alps
The Swiss Alps have had top-tier skiing options in play that the elite have enjoyed since at least the late 1800s. Now granted, if you’re going to take a trip from Sydney to Switzerland, that’s going to be a hefty chunk of change; but you can be assured of the October slopes, and additionally see some of the most tenured skiing traditions of the world.
If skiing were music, then the Swiss Alps would be Vinyl. They’re tall, they’re jagged, they’re cultured, they’re beautiful, they’re remote, they’re expensive, and all the “classics” can be found in those mountain peaks.
Snowy Fun In Thredbo
For a newer, more localized option, Australia actually has some ski runs worth exploring. As skiing and snowboarding have become more popular around the world, in New South Wales, a number of slopes have become well-known to adventurers foreign and local.
In Thredbo, snowy mountains are carefully manicured to provide fine ski holidays. Even those who aren’t interested in skiing or snowboarding can find fine hiking, dining, entertainment, and night-life in this festive area of the country.
There are also excellent accommodations, with many visitors saying their stay in apartments at Lantern was a great experience. Affordability and local charm define these fine slopes, and they’ve even got warm-weather entertainment options if you’re visiting in the off-season.
- The Radical Rockies Of Colorado
Colorado has been a contender with Switzerland for ski dominance since the very beginning, in the late 1800s. In fact, as early as the 1860s, those prospecting for gold would use skis to get around Colorado’s massive peaks. Naturally, this seeded the industry until it grew into the worldwide phenomenon it is today.
Snowfall in the Colorado Rockies can be year-round, though it tends to begin toward late summer and stick around until late spring. It all depends on the year’s weather. However, in terms of climate, conditions in the Colorado Rockies are usually quite conducive to snowfall, and so there is never any shortage of slopes to shred. Artificial snow is in ready abundance.
Now granted, ski slopes do shut down during the summer, but like in Thredbo, there are off-season accommodations as well. Particularly in Estes Park you’ll find hiking, dining, entertainment, and wildlife galore. That said, for October, you’ve got options from the south to the north of the craggy Colorado Rockies.
Finding Your Ideal Skiing Destination This Holiday Season
There are a lot of places to choose from in terms of holiday winter sports. For skiing, Australia has Thredbo, Switzerland has its Alps, and Colorado has its Rockies. But these aren’t the only places full of magic and mystery for your October adventure. Just some of the best known.
If you’ve got more time and resources, you can find even greater magic in Canada, the Andes, Montana, or Wyoming. The Himalayas also have a number of ski resorts worth mentioning. It all depends on your budget. Still, especially in terms of vacation deals, shooting for October travel can net you some fine deals and memorable, snowy adventure.