If you love to ski, this is the year to get a passport quick and book a flight to Australia. According to Gadling, unusually heavy snowfall this year has created the best skiing conditions in about 20 years. Gadling says:

For instance, popular resort Falls Creek has received more than their fair share of the white stuff, with 89 inches of accumulation for the season thus far. That’s their highest total since 1992. Similarly, Mount Hotham, another resort in the region, has topped 90 inches just for August, and has seen more than a meter of snow fall this week alone. Meanwhile, Mt. Buller has received over 13 inches of snow this past week too, with forecasts saying more could fall soon. When added to their already impressive totals for the year, it gives them their best season, in terms of accumulations, since 1985.

Expect finding cheap airfare to be a bit of a challenge, though-flights to Melbourne from the US are expensive, with prices usually starting at around $800 (if you’re lucky) and frequently breaking the thousand-dollar mark for a round-trip ticket. To help you out, here’s an article from an Australian travel agency that provides helpful tips and strategies on finding the best airfares.

You’ll also need to get a passport quick if you don’t already have one. If you request regular processing when you apply for your passport, you can expect to wait 6 weeks or longer for it to arrive in the mailbox. You can pay an additional $60 fee to expedite your application, but it will still take about 3 weeks to arrive. If you need it more quickly, you can either make an appointment at a Regional Passport Agency office or use a private passport expediting company like RushMyPassport.

Using an expediting company has several advantages. It’s faster and more convenient, particularly if you don’t live near a passport agency office. Plus, the best expediting companies will help you with your passport application, answer questions, and make sure you know exactly what to send so that your application is processed quickly.

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