Planning your trip to the snow
Planning a trip to the snow
Fresh, crisp mountain air, beautiful alpine villages, and fun things to see and do - a winter trip to the Snowy Mountains of NSW makes for a great holiday for all ages.
Planning your ski trip
The first step in planning your trip to the snow is to choose the right resort for you. First-timers and young families will enjoy the intimacy of smaller snowfields, such as Selwyn Snowfields (one hours drive from Tumut or Cooma). Skiers and snowboarders of all ages and experience levels will like the variety of terrain and entertainment at Thredbo and Perisher. Be sure to book your accommodation, transport, ski-school lessons and childcare early, as the peak winter season makes the Snowy Mountains a popular holiday destination.
Be sure to pack insulated clothing, gloves, hats, and warm boots, as well as sunscreen and protective eyewear. If you dont own snow gear, its a good idea to plan your equipment hire skis, snowboards, snowshoes and specialised clothing before your trip. You can hire clothes and equipment at the resorts, as well as from towns close to the snowfields, such as Jindabyne and Cooma. Consider helmets for all adults planning to ski or board; theyre compulsory for kids.
Plan your travel ahead for getting to the Snowy Mountains. Choose to drive, or take advantake of various transport options during snow season, including buses, trains and planes (to Canberra). By law, all two-wheel-drive vehicles entering the Kosciuszko Road in Kosciuszko National Park must carry snow chains in winter unless the road signs say otherwise (and you must use them when directed to).
Getting to the Snowy Mountains is easy! Drive down the Snowy Valleys Way, or catch a train or coach from your nearest city. Base yourself in nearby Jindabyne and take advantage of the regular bus and coach services between the town and the snow fields.