Panoramic view of Main Range at Perisher, Snowy Mountains
Night skiing and snowboarding at the Snowy Mountains
After dark on the slopes
Why should your snow fun stop when the sun goes down? Head out to the slopes after dark and glide along under the stars. During the height of snow season from June to October you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding and messing about in the snow at Thredbo and Perisher after the sun goes down.
From early June until early October, snow season is in full swing in the Snowy Mountains. Peak season is late July and August, when there’s no shortage of snow-friendly activities to explore. Snow falls can start as early as April and run as late as December, so it’s always a good idea to check the weather forecast and resort schedules before booking.
Night skiing is a popular event for skiers who are having way too much fun to stop when the sun goes down, and is a great way to transition from day to night. Pop back to the lodge to refuel and then head out again for a unique alpine experience, as you hit the slopes at sunset, twilight and into the night on selected days.
At Perisher Valley and Smiggin Holes, you can enjoy night skiing and snowboarding every Tuesday and Saturday night from July to September (Tuesday night only in September), the snowfields are flooded with light between 6.00pm and 9.00pm. A fireworks display is held every Tuesday night (weather permitting), starting at 7.20pm. There's also free entertainment the whole family can enjoy.
Thredbo offers twilight skiing, when you can ski from 4.30pm until 7.30pm every Thursday and Saturday night. Don’t miss the flare run on Saturday nights, when advanced skiers and snowboarders take to the slopes with flaming flares, creating a magical light show as they glide down the slope. It's a Thredbo tradition that has been running for more than 25 years.
Explore the great terrain parks on offer at the Snowy Mountains. Develop your skiing skills and tricks at the terrain parks available at Perisher, Selwyn Snowfields, and Thredbo. Mini terrain parks are also on offer for beginner skiers.
Enjoy apres ski at its best in 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.
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.