Things to do at the snow

Highlights

Snow season runs from the June long weekend to the October long weekend each year, with peak season being late July and August. There can be good snowfalls as early as April, and even as late as December, and the ski resorts have extensive snowmaking facilities to ensure snow riding all season.

  • Perisher Valley, Snowy Mountains
  • Tube town at Perisher

Things to do at the snow

From June to October, snow season is in full swing in the Snowy Mountains. Snow falls can start as early as April and as late as December, but peak season is late July and August, when there’s no shortage of snow-friendly activities to explore. It’s always a good idea to check the weather forecast and resort schedules before booking.

Head to Thredbo, a year-round mountain resort and home to Australia’s highest lifted point. Hit the slopes on a toboggan or snow tube in the winter snow play area, situated at the base of the mountain. You can also trek through the snow with a guide on a snowshoeing or walking tour and soak up the spectacular scenery. During snow season, there’s also great live entertainment and night skiing on offer.

Perisher Ski Village, Snowy Mountains

The snowfields of Mount Selwyn offer plenty of opportunities to play in the snow for non-skiers. Grab your snow tube and charge down the mountain at Snowflake Tube Park, or enjoy the Snow Play & Toboggan Park. This small, family-friendly ski resort is also particularly good for beginner skiers and snowboarders.

Don’t miss Perisher's Tube Town, which features specially groomed lanes for thrill-seekers, as well as a designated tobogganing area. During the peak ski season from July to August, temperatures can get down to -5 degrees celsius, creating ideal conditions for snow. Ride the Perisher Quad Express to a height of approximately 2,000 metres above sea level and admire the breathtaking views to the east across the Snowy Mountains.

Snowboarder, Thredbo

A trip to the Snowy Mountains offers more than just skiing and snowboarding. Whether you’re in the mood for relaxing, shopping or soaking up the beautiful surrounds, the Snowy Mountains won’t disappoint. Build a snowman, have a good old-fashioned snowball fight, or go tobogganing. In the warmer months, there are also fantastic bushwalks, mountain biking trails and fishing spots.

  1. Thredbo Snow Series: Night Rail's

    Friday 30 June 2017, Thredbo

    The Thredbo Snow Series is back for 2017. With a tonne of cash and prizes as well as the overall Snow Series title, there is a category for everyone. Come and check out the first stop, Night Rails or even better grab...

    30 Jun
  2. LEGO Friends Snow Festival

    Saturday 1 July to Saturday 15 July 2017, Thredbo

    Thredbo has teamed up with LEGO this winter to host the LEGO® Friends Snow Festival during the July school holidays. To celebrate the new LEGO Friends Snow Resort Range, kids and families can take part in loads of...

    01 Jul -15Jul
  3. Truffle hunting and dining

    Saturday 10 June to Saturday 9 September 2017, Cooma

    Situated eight kilometres from the village of Bredbo in the Snowy Monaro region, Macenmist Black Truffles and Wines offers you the chance to explore the hidden delights of the Perigord black truffle. Come and join the...

    10 Jun -09Sep
  4. Redlands Cup

    Monday 10 July 2017, Thredbo

    Racers Ready? The inaugural Redlands Cup is back for 2017. With schools from around Australia going head to head, it’s the perfect warm-up for Interschool's.

    10 Jul
  5. Bastille Day Dinner

    Friday 14 July 2017, Jindabyne

    Bring your berets and celebrate Bastille Day with a delicious French inspired dinner at Cuisine Restaurant at Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa. Enjoy a menu created specifically by their French chef, Jean Michel.

    14 Jul
  6. Cooma Rotary Markets

    Sunday 21 May to Sunday 17 December 2017, Cooma

    The Cooma Rotary Markets are held on the third Sunday of every month. The markets have up to 50 stalls supplying a variety of merchandise including craft, vegetables, nursery, garden implements,...

    21 May -17Dec
  7. Thredbo Uni Week

    Sunday 16 July to Saturday 22 July 2017, Thredbo

    Brain sore? Exams Done? Ready to let loose? Thredbo’s got you covered!Enjoy one amazing week of skiing, snowboarding and non-stop partying. They understand it’s tough times in the saving money department whilst...

    16 Jul -22Jul

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