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Selecting a Snowy Mountains resort


Snow fun and sports

In winter, the NSW Snowy Mountains are all about creating fun-filled memories with family and friends. Whether you’re a family of beginners, expert shredders or somewhere in the middle, there’s a resort to suit your needs. Family-friendly Selwyn Snowfields gently tempt beginner and intermediate skiers and boarders, while Perisher and Thredbo offer plenty of action both on the slopes and après-ski.

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Choosing the perfect Snowy Mountains resort

Charlotte Pass, Snowy Mountains

Whether you’re a beginner, an intermediate, or an expert skier or snowboarder, you’ll find slopes to suit your experience level in the resorts of the Snowy Mountains.

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 après-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.

Alpine village resort Thredbo offers plenty of attractions for all ages, from dedicated beginner slopes, to long expert runs and back-country adventures. Thredbo Leisure Centre has a 50 metre indoor pool, gym, and childcare centre. The new-look terrain park gives thrillseekers an adrenaline rush, while children will love the Snow Play area with tobogganing and snow tubing runs.

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 100 km of marked cross-country trails. There’s a wide variety of accommodation, dining and après-ski options.

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

Wine tasting, Snowy Mountains

Après ski and other activities

Enjoy après 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