The Outback, Broken Hill. Credit: Maxime Coquard;Destination NSW
View of New England. Credit: Destination NSW; Murray Vanderveer
Kiama, South Coast. Credit: Destination NSW; Murray Vanderveer
Selecting a Snowy Mountains resort
Fun on the slopes
Snow season runs from the June long weekend to the October long weekend each year, with peak season being late July and August. Snow season is all about creating fun-filled memories on the slopes with family and friends. From skiing and snowboarding to tobogganing and snow tubing, there’s something for everyone.
Choosing the perfect Snowy Mountains resort
Whether you're a beginner, an intermediate, or an expert skier or snowboarder, you'll find slopes to suit your experience level.
Perisher and its surrounding villages make up the southern hemisphere's biggest alpine resort. With 47 chairlifts servicing a 12 square kilometre area, Perisher's varied terrain suits all ages and ability levels. The resort features five terrain parks, two half-pipes, and more than 100km of marked cross-country trails. There is a wide variety of accommodation, dining and apres-ski options.
Alpine village resort Thredbo offers plenty of attractions for all ages, from dedicated beginner slopes, to long expert runs and back-country adventures. The new-look terrain park gives thrill-seekers an adrenaline rush, while children will love the Snow Play area with tobogganing and snow tubing runs. Thredbo Leisure Centre also has a 50m indoor pool, gym, and childcare centre.
Beginners and families love the uncrowded slopes of Charlotte Pass. With a limited number of guests in the village at any time, skiers are guaranteed short lift lines. Taking a day off from the slopes? Try a snowshoe tour or groomer ride and get involved in the lively apres-ski scene. Choose from a wide range of on-snow accommodation catering to a wide range of budgets.
To the north of Kosciuszko National Park, the family-friendly Selwyn Snowfields is perfect for beginners. The slopes progress across the mountain from beginner to advanced trails. Relax in a cosy cafe and enjoy a treat in the donut bar, while the kids have fun in the Snow Sports School Centre. You can also try snow tubing and tobogganing. You'll find plenty of accommodation options in the nearby towns of Tumut, Adaminaby or Cooma.
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.
First time to the snow? If you dont know your Nordics from your downhills, or your boots from your bindings, youll find great tips here. Discover where to find the best beginner terrains and what to pack for your trip to the beautiful Snowy Mountains
Enjoy apres 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