Canberra, home to public servants, politicians and endless roundabouts.
In summer it's too hot, in winter it's too cold, and as I have since found out, the only reason Sydneysiders venture down south is for their school excursions to Parliament House or on their way to the snow, which I found myself doing last weekend.
I have been away from Canberra living in North Sydney for 7 months now and never thought I would miss it at all, that is until the ski season.
My partner and I packed all our gear into his little 1994 Toyota Corolla and made that long and boring trip down the Hume Highway to the snow. Passing through Canberra, then Cooma, Jindabyne and finally to Bullocks Flat, the ski-tube terminal for Perisher Ski Fields.
Unfortunately Ski-ing is getting more expensive every year, but spend one day down at the snow and you're hooked.
For $149.00 per person for 1 day you can get a first timer package which includes Ski-Tube to Perisher Valley and back, lift pass and 2.5 hr first timer lesson. There are many different packages Perisher offers to suit everyone's individual style and needs.
Perisher has a great set up, runs are clearly marked with levels, they have numerous terrain parks and the lift staff are most helpful when you loose your footing and face-plant into the snow when attempting to disembark a lift.
At the end of the day I was sad to say goodbye to the snow, although my body wasn't feeling the same way, as all the falling over has taken it's toll and I have discovered very sore muscles I didn't even know I had.