The first thing you need to know about a ski resorts is how to stay safe when skiing in its slopes.
The second thing is how much money it costs.
But how much is the average cost of skiing in Australia, and how much does it cost per ski resort?
The average cost for a skiing season is $1,900, according to the Australian Ski Industry Association.
That’s about the same as it was last year.
The average cost per day for a typical day in a ski season is about $1.40, or about $8.50 for a three-day trip.
The ABC understands that average cost to ski has risen by about 50 per cent since 2009, but that cost is not all on the skier.
“We are still paying our fair share of the costs,” says Greg Taylor, the president of the Australian Skiers Association.
In 2010, the average costs were $1 million.
This year they are $1 billion, or $11 billion.
That is more than three times the cost of the average family of four paying for their share of that.
“The average Australian skier pays $8,000 to ski a day.
That is a big chunk of their annual income,” says Mr Taylor.”
But what about the families of people who are on lower incomes?” he asks.”
They are paying much less than their parents and grandparents who were ski-owning families.”
Skiers are often paid for their time on the slopes.
A typical day for skiing costs about $60.
A ski-specific rental ski house can cost $600 a day, but some operators charge $1 a day for those who stay for more than 24 hours.
“There is a little bit of overlap between the two,” says the ABC’s Joco Johnson.
“A ski lodge can have a pretty decent price and some of the skiers don’t even pay a ski-related company.
It’s a fairly low-cost business.””
A lot of the people who stay in a lodge will spend the money for themselves, but the others are on a different level of expenditure.”
If you live in a city, then the average skier will pay $3,000 a day on average, while in the bush, the price jumps to $12,000.
The cost of living is about two times the average for a family of three.
The ski industry says it doesn’t make a profit off the prices of its skiers.
But if you live somewhere where skiing is not the main business, it could be a tough financial challenge.
“Skiers will usually stay in hotels if they don’t have the ability to ski,” says Ms Taylor.
“It’s a little more expensive than it was a year ago.”
For those who do ski, there are some options available to those who want to stay at home.
The ABC has contacted all the major ski resorts in Australia to find out what they charge.