We often write about animal sightings at ski areas. And by animal sightings, we mean moose sightings. It's not that we're opposed to writing about other animals, but most of the usual suspects are hibernating during the winter, so we write about moose. Moose are massive and scary, but also goofy-looking and strangely adorable. Platypi aren't massive, but they are definitely goofy-looking and strangely adorable, and their venom adds an element of terror to their otherwise unthreatening appearance. Therefore, platypi are Australia's version of moose. Hot take? Maybe, but we're sticking to it.
This video comes to us from Mount Mawson, a ski area within Tasmania's Mount Field National Park. A completely volunteer-run operation, Mawson is a small resort with three tow-ropes and less than 300 feet of vert. However, it's one of the few places where you might see a platypus at a ski area, so that's definitely something.