Panoramic view of Main Range at Perisher, Snowy Mountains
Après ski and other activities at the snow
Après-ski during snow season
After-ski activities are plentiful during snow season (June to October), with many resorts putting on free entertainment and special events taking place all over the region. After a day on the slopes, you can dine in style in one of the Snowy Mountains’ great restaurants, hit the gym, grab a drink, or just relax by the fire.
Après-ski in the Snowy Mountains
The resorts of the Snowy Mountains are buzzing with action during the day and, and as the sun sets, if you’re not taking part in night skiing, it’s time to relax, as the après-ski activities bring the mountains to life throughout the night. Après-ski is French for ‘after skiing’ and, covers a range of entertainment and social activities after a day on the slopes.
Snow falls can start as early as April and as late as December, with snow season in full swing from the June long weekend to the October long weekend. It’s during snow season that the widest range après-ski activities are available.
You can choose from a great range of restaurants, bars and cafes at Thredbo, which boasts some of the best food and wine in the region. With three bars, a range of great restaurants, and a range of clothing, homewares and gift stores to check out, there’s something for everyone. Pamper yourself with a massage or facial, hit the gym or the pool at the Thredbo Leisure Centre.
Take the scenic chairlift ride up the mountain at Perisher and you'll be rewarded with refreshments at the top. Every Tuesday night during snow season (June to October) you’ll be treated to a fireworks display. You can settle in by the fireplace at the Perisher Valley Hotel with a drink and a good book or take advantage of their free WiFi. Grab some dinner or a drink at one of the bars and restaurants at the resort, or check out the free entertainment on offer.
The small, secluded resort village of Charlotte Pass, Australia’s oldest ski resort has some lovely option for après-ski as well. The historic Kosciuszko Chalet, which was built in 1930 hosts high teas, bingo and live music. Grab an afternoon drink in Adams Cocktail Lounge and listen to live jazz, or go for dinner in The Chalet Restaurant.
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Getting to the Snowy Mountains is easy! The region is equidistant from Sydney and Melbourne, and easily accessed by road, air and coach. Base yourself in Jindabyne and take advantage of the regular coach services between the town and the snow fields.
The rugged wilderness and striking mountain peaks of the Snowy Mountains are truly spectacular. Explore Kosciuszko National Park and discover breathtaking views of the valleys and ranges that make up this unique ecosystem.