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Planning your trip to the snow

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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. Deals and packages make it easy to book your accommodation, lift passes and even ski school lessons all at once, saving you time, money and hassle.

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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.

Planning your ski trip


Thredbo, Snowy Mountains

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 hour’s 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.

All the resorts are located within the Kosciuszko National Park, and National Parks and Wildlife Service park use fees apply.

Be sure to pack insulated clothing, gloves, hats, and warm boots, as well as sunscreen and protective eyewear. If you don’t own snow gear, it’s 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; they’re 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).

Selwyn Snowfields chair lift.

Getting to the Snowys

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. 

Skiing, Snowy Mountains

Tips for beginner skiiers

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.


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.
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