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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.

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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.

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 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 Snowys

    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.

  • Tips for beginner skiiers

    First time to the snow? If you dont 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.

  • Selecting a 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.