You might be surprised to hear but our ski resorts and alpine villages are filled with a vast rich history of European involvement dating back as early as 1835, when stockmen worked the land. Australia might be a young nation but we have our roots and it’s ever interesting reading up on them.
Right now, Hotham have this great history documenting the early times of the region from stockmen, to mining to the very first ski club in 1944. It’s made me quite excited about it all so hoping to find more soon. But in the mean time I suggest you head over to the Hotham website and have a read.