Ski destinations you never thought of
Everyone heads to Europe, Japan and Colorado to hit the slopes, and every Aussie worth their salt has done some downhill in Canada; why not check out some lesser known places to ski.
Much of the country is hot and desert-like but in the High Atlas mountains just outside Marrakech, Outkaimeden is the highest ski resort in Africa.
Mount Hermon, Israel
Only open for skiing a few months of the year, this mountain features two runs that have been approved by the International Ski Federation as Olympic-standard.
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, China
The southernmost glacier in the Northern Hemisphere and the highest ski area in China.
Ski all year round in the middle of the desert at this indoor arena with five different runs as well as tobogganing and tube slides.
When you talk about the highest ski resort in the world, Bolivia isn’t immediately what comes to mind but Chacaltaya sits higher than Everest Base Camp.
Flickr: Danielle Pereira
Easily accessible from Istanbul, the resort offers tree-lined ski runs within Uludag National Park.
Definitely not the place for the average beginner or intermediate, the ski terrain here is virtually unlimited and includes alpine bowls, chutes, cornices and glade skiing amongst ancient pines.
Flickr: Basharat Alam Shah
Sometimes referred to as the "Switzerland of the East", from the top of Mzaar, enjoy the view over the colorful Bekaa valley.
Tiffindell, South Africa
South Africa's only ski and snowboarding resort, nature is given a helping hand each winter with snowmaking systems.
Tasmania's only vehicle accessible alpine resort offers toboggan and snow play areas, downhill and cross country skiing and snowboarding.