I have a friend in Australia and I was thinking about going to hangout from them. I from the US and expenses of travel aren't a problem. But I was looking at some edits from Perisher and It looked SICKKKK. I was wondering if anyone had any comments on Perisher as a whole mountain, what the conditions are like, similarities to US resorts, and just like overall atmosphere.
Also, where is the best backcountry in Australia.
PS if I go I will probably be in Melbourne or Sydney, so how long is that drive.