Trans-Tasman rivalries melt faster in the mountains, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash.
Falls Creek's ski-in, ski-out lodges include award-winners and thrive on community spirit, writes Robert Upe.
Sarah Maguire heads to Falls Creek to give her four-year-old son a cushy introduction to the slopes.
With her hiking boots on, Melanie Ball finds a modern apartment in the ski-fields.
On top of the mountain, Robert Upe discovers myriad ways to ski, rest and play.
After two days of lessons and high-fives from a giant blue mascot, Debbie Neilson-Hunter's children are conquering the slopes. Her parents are, too.
Rachael Oakes-Ash looks at where winter adventurers can go to recover after a big day on the slopes.
If you don't fancy skiing or snowboarding, there are many other activities in the mountains, writes Sue Wallace.
Possibly the prettiest ski village in Australia and certainly one of the most popular, Falls Creek is a pedestrian-only, ski-in, ski-out snow lovers' paradise. But the resort is open all year and draws increasing custom in summer when the views are exceptional, the air is crisp and the wildflowers and snow gums are in bloom. Mountain biking, canoeing, horse-riding and much more can be enjoyed.