Skiers keen to splash their cash abroad

Skiing holidays are far from cheap and, as you might expect, people who regularly head abroad in search of snow usually spend far more on their travel credit cards than other holidaymakers.

Taking a ski trip has always held a certain status and many winter sports destinations in Europe, North America and Japan tend to be very upmarket.

According to a new study conducted by Roy Morgan Research, just 1.4 per cent of Aussies went skiing on their last holiday, but many of those who did were keen to spend their overseas travel money in exotic resorts outside Australia.

Australia is not renowned for its ski slopes, but there are some winter sports locations across the country – and they appear to be struggling.

"With the strong Australian dollar, Australian ski destinations are finding it hard to compete with overseas ones," commented international director of tourism, travel and leisure at Roy Morgan Research Jane Ianniello.

Famous ski resorts in Europe may be the best option at the moment, as the dollar is riding high against the euro.

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