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Cradle Mountain Skiing

Listed under Skiing in Tasmania, Australia.

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If you long to ski without the hassle of eternal queues for chairlifts and wading through crowds, then head out to Cradle Mountain, located in Australia's Lake St Clair National Park. It is definitely not a place for snow bunnies and only the tough, unflagging cross-country ski enthusiasts will want to explore the harsh yet stunning terrain. The glacial lakes, pine forests, and big skies will definitely make your visit memorable. There are no plush hotels or fancy bars but there are basic huts dotted around the area for you to rest. If you don't feel like toughing it out, there are several lodges in the local area that offer comfort at the end of a day's adventures. The best skiing areas are only really accessible on foot, meaning that you can feel blissfully cut off. This complete isolation means that when the snow falls it is powdery and untouched, making sure it’s a really personal experience and you can tailor your cross country run only to your imagination. The captivating beauty and silence is a definite draw to those who long to escape Australia's busier resorts.

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