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Snowy Mountains


Discover an alpine wonderland

The NSW Snowy Mountains region is a true alpine wilderness, home to Mt Kosciuszko, the continent’s five highest peaks and its only glacial lakes. Australia’s ultimate snow sports playground offers plenty of action on and off the snowfields. Off the slopes, explore caves, hike national parks, taste local wines and beers, go trout fishing and wander through historic towns.

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Winter in the Snowy Mountains

Winter in the Snowy Mountains is a great time to create fun-filled memories with family and friends.

Australia’s highest region abounds with breathtaking natural attractions and alpine scenery. Take a guided back-country tour to see the summit clad in white, alongside glacial lakes, meadows and snow gum forestsThrow a line into the crystal-clear waters of a lake or quiet stream and discover the fun of fishing in a pristine environment. Snowshoe through Kosciuszko National Park, try trout fishing and go horse-riding.

Explore the historic towns and villages of Cooma, Nimmitabel and Tumbarumba on foot. Take the early pioneering history and river walk through Dalgety or stroll along the two kilometre Tumut River, past the pretty Riverglade Wetlands. More leisurely trails are plentiful too, with walking and bicycle tracks around Thredbo village, Lake Jindabyne and Lake Eucumbene.

Check out the area's four outstanding snow resorts - Charlotte Pass, Perisher, Selwyn Snowfields and Thredbo - all located within Kosciuszko National Park. Enjoy a wide range of snow activities on the snow fields, including snowtubing, skiing and snowboarding, and night skiing, and explore various terrain parks. There's plenty to do off the piste as well: enjoy the best in après ski, with cosy wine bars, fine dining and great winter shopping.

Go SNOWHERE else these winter holidays!

Go SNOWHERE else these winter holidays!

Escape to the Snowy Mountains and enjoy a fun-filled snow holiday with your family and friends.

Two-day beginner ski packages start from just $201 and include ski lessons, equipment hire, and lift passes.

Choose from three outstanding snow resorts – Perisher, Selwyn Snowfields and Thredbo – all located within Kosciuszko National Park.

Start planning your NSW snow holiday today. Click to view Snow Deals.

Charlotte Pass, Snowy Mountains

Selecting a snow resort

Looking for the best place to stay with your family and friends? Choose from a great range of accommodation options and find your home away from home, or something more indulgent, in the Snowy Mountains' outstanding snow resorts.

Wine tasting, Snowy Mountains

Après ski and other activities

Enjoy après ski at its best in the the Snowy Mountains: cosy wine bars, fine dining and hot chocolate by the fireplace. Take advantage of superb winter resort shopping, and catch a great range of winter events that are fun for all the family.

Skiing, Snowy Mountains

Tips for beginner skiers

First time to the snow? If you don’t know your Nordics from your downhills, or your boots from your bindings, you’ll find great tips here. Discover where to find the best beginner terrains and what to pack for your trip to the beautiful Snowy Mountains.

Local areas

  • Bombala Area Renowned for its inhabitants, the trout and platypus, on the Monaro Plains.
  • Cooma Area The largest town in the Snowy Mountains is also the gateway to the State's alpine area.
  • Jindabyne Area An adventure base camp for the Snowy Mountains, famous for its trout fishing and water sports.
  • Kosciuszko National Park Alpine snow resorts and Mount Kosciuszko, Australia's highest peak, can be found here.
  • Tumbarumba Area At the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, the area around Tumbarumba is a pristine wilderness.
  • Tumut Area The natural beauty of Tumut, heritage of Adelong, serenity of Talbingo, and taste of Batlow's apples

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