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In Victoria the second weekend in June is known as the Queens Birthday Long Weekend with a public holiday on the Monday (hence the long weekend, a term all Australians love lol ), it is also the traditional start to the snow ski season in Australia.  Yes, we do have mountains high enough for good snow coverage and there are some good ski resorts in various states.

Here in Victoria the closest resort to where I live would be Mount Buller about 3 hours away, an hours drive will take you to Lake Mountain a great spot for cross country skiing, while if you just want a day out for snow play Mt Donna Buang is the place to go  We even have some world and Olympic champion skiers so for a nation that only has a short ski season we don’t do too badly 🙂

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skiing_in_Australia
http://aussieskier.com/travel/trip-reports/inas-2012-world-champs/australia-first-and-fifth-in-2012-inas-world-championship-slalom/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_at_the_Winter_Olympics

So what’s that got to do with me the person who supposedly dislikes winter and all that comes with it ??  Well daft as it sounds, for some reason, I do have a liking for snow.  I have even been known to don warm clothes and get out on the slopes – yes really lol

This ‘ere photo was taken in February 1961 on the snowy slopes of the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus – in a previous life before I was married I lived there with my family (Dad was a serviceman stationed at RAF Nicosia) and the youth club would have a yearly trip up into the nearby hills.

Back then we just had a good time trudging up, skiing down and enjoying a picnic lunch but skiing has become far more popular so now there are proper runs and facilities.  And yes, with the beautiful mediterranean climate of Cyprus it is possible to ski in the morning and relax at the beach in the afternoon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodos_Mountains
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/paradisegardens/skiing.html

This year my Queen’s Birthday Monday has been one of those not too bad, a great sunny dry but very chilly don’t go out if you don’t have to days – lots of sport on the TV so sit and watch it days – raid the freezer for pre cooked weeks ago meals days – it’s the last public holiday until Cup Day in November and thats only in the Metro area so enjoy it days – ‘cose tomorrow will come soon enough days lol

What have you been doing on this second Monday of June 2012
Skiing or Subathing?

11/30 June Post a Day

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