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. Transfer Banked Slalom

    Saturday 19 August 2017, Thredbo

    Calling all cool boarders! The fourth Annual Transfer Banked Slalom is back for 2017 and is set to once again be the ‘day of the season’ for all those competing. Expect more berms, more turns and tons of good vibes at...

    19 Aug
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Thredbo Snow Series - Slopestyle

    Friday 25 August 2017, Thredbo

    The Thredbo Snow Series is back for 2017. With a ton of cash and prizes as well as the overall Snow Series title, there is a category for everyone. Slopestyle provides a course that is a mixture of jumps and rail...

    25 Aug
  5. Tumut Valley Fly-In

    Saturday 26 August to Sunday 27 August 2017, Tumut

    Tumut Aero Club will be hosting the annual Tumut Valley fly in. A weekend of activities on and off the airfield, allowing visitors to experience the scenic Tumut area from both the skies above and on the ground. ...

    26 Aug -27Aug
  6. Bredbo CWA Village Markets

    Sunday 28 May to Sunday 26 November 2017, Cooma

    Bredbo CWA Village Markets are held on the fourth Sunday of the month from 9am to 3pm in the Community Hall and grounds. The wide range of indoor and outdoor stalls has all manner of goods to buy. Local arts and...

    28 May -26Nov
  7. Australian Uni Games

    Sunday 27 August to Thursday 31 August 2017, Kosciuszko

    Australian Snow University Games is once again in Thredbo with Australia’s top snow University students competing for the overall title of best University. To be the top University is some serious bragging rights, but...

    27 Aug -31Aug

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