Does Australia really have more snow than Switzerland? For some people it comes as a surprise to hear that Australia receives any snow at all!
This Movietone newsreel from 1934 features aerial views of the Snowy Mountains, including a chalet from which members of the Ski Club of Australia are leaving, yodelling as they go.
If it's hard for some to accept there is snow in Australia at all what about snow falling in summer! This news clip shows some heavy falls only two weeks before the official start of summer.
This newsreel segment from 1937 about an international skiing competition at Mt Townsend starts by looking at the competitors' headwear and then shows the New Zealand team performing a haka on skis
As this silent clip from 1929 shows, access to the snow fields was clearly something of an ordeal before the construction of the Alpine Way.
Episode 129 of Australian Diary by the Australian National Film Board effectively promotes Thredbo Alpine Village ski resort.
This silent clip is an excerpt from a longer piece of footage from 1926 that follows the journey of a group of tourists who go skiing in the Victorian Alps.
The snowfields of the Australian Alps are larger than those in Switzerland according to this documentary made by the Commonwealth Film Unit 1957.