Skiing champion Michael Milton OAM is Australia’s most successful Winter Paralympic medallist with 11 medals in total, 6 of them gold.
On Australia's Rooftops is a home movie travelogue made in 1956 by amateur filmmaker Ernest Singer.
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.
This Network Ten snow report says 1975 looks like being a good season for winter sports, which must come as a relief to ski tour operators.
In this short excerpt from an Australian Commonwealth Film Unit documentary, the narrator notes the dramatic changes in the alpine regions of Australia.
With winter here, take a look at newsreels, home movies, news reports and short documentaries from the NFSA collection about skiing in Australia.
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
A couple ski in tandem down a small incline before the woman jumps off and the man falls over. Another couple toboggan down the incline by sitting on their skis.
This Cinesound newsreel from the 1930s shows some adventurous Melbourne 'skiers' using snow skis on a strip of hay on a grassy slope.