Snowy Mountains

Highlights

The Snowy Mountains region is a year-round destination. But in the cooler months, from June to October, it becomes a magical snow and adventure wonderland. Home to Australia's five highest peaks, including Mt Kosciuszko, and incredible alpine wilderness areas, the Snowy Mountains offers plenty of action on and off the snowfields.

  • Skier in Smiggins Hole, Perisher
  • Perisher Ski Village, Snowy Mountains

Explore the magical Snowy Mountains

The cooler months are a great time to create fun-filled memories with family and friends in the Snowy Mountains, where you'll enjoy breath-taking alpine scenery and action-packed snow resorts.

The area's four outstanding alpine resorts include Charlotte Pass, Perisher, Selwyn Snowfields and Thredbo. All are located within Kosciuszko National Park.

Enjoy a great range of snow activities on the snow fields, including snow tubing, snow shoeing, snowboarding, skiing and night skiing, progressive terrain parks and a scenic chairlift ride.

Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery Door and Cafe, Snowy Mountains

There's plenty to do off-piste as well. Enjoy the best in après ski, with cosy fireside wine bars, fine dining and great winter shopping. Discover vibrant towns full of entertainment and nightlife, where you can sample great local wines, schnapps, beers, food and shopping as well as explore and find a variety of activities and attractions.

The central township of Jindabyne is full of activity during the snow season with restaurants, nightlife, cafes and retail therapy. On the banks of Lake Eucumbene, Adaminaby is close-by to Selwyn Snowfields, home to the Big Trout and located near the incredible Yarrangobilly Caves.

Talbingo is also a popular place to stay when skiing or snowboarding at Selwyn. Explore other historic towns and villages nearby such as Cooma, Dalgety, Nimmitabel, Tumut and Tumbarumba.

Skiers, Thredbo

Celebrate the opening of the 2016 snow season from 10 June with the Perisher Peak Festival, a four-day music event, or enjoy the entertainment at the Thredbo Opening Weekend.

From then throughout the season you'll find an event on just about every week, including Olympic Gold Medallist Torah Bright's Mini Shred in Thredbo 10 July, The Winter Festival in Charlotte Pass 16-21 August and the Australian Junior Freeride Championships in Perisher from 12 to 14 August.

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  • Ski Racing, Thredbo

    Learn how to ski

    First time to the snow? If you don't know your Nordics from your downhills, or your boots from your bindings, sign up for some lessons with a professional instructor. With a lesson, beginners progress faster and build confidence to hit the big slopes in no time.

  • First time ski, Thredbo

    Snow activities

    For fun with the kids, go to one of snowfields’ play areas. Each resort has designated areas to enjoy free activities such as building a snowman. Try snow tubing, tobogganing and go on a snowshoeing tour to discover more fun on the slopes.

  • Night skiing, Perisher

    Night skiing

    The ski slopes at night can be just as breathtaking as during the day. Most Snowy Mountains resorts offer night skiing for skiers of all ages, or those simply keen to enjoy the night-time atmosphere.

  • Snowboarder, Thredbo

    Terrain parks

    Explore the great terrain parks at the Snowy Mountains. Develop your skiing or snowboarding skills and tricks at the terrain parks at Perisher, Selwyn Snowfields and Thredbo. Mini terrain parks are available for beginners too.

  • Selwyn Snowfields

    Getting to the Snowies

    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 snowfields.

  • Restaurants Snowy Mountains

    Snowy Mountains food and wine

    Snow thrills can help you work up quite an appetite and grand mountain vistas create the perfect backdrop for a fireside meal. Visit local wineries in Tumbarumba, one of the State's most exciting new wine regions, and sip on high quality chardonnay and pinot noir.

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Local areas

  • Cooma Area The largest town in the Snowy Mountains is also the gateway to the State's alpine area.
  • Jindabyne Area An adventure base camp for the Snowy Mountains, famous for its trout fishing and water sports.
  • Kosciuszko National Park Alpine snow resorts and Mount Kosciuszko, Australia's highest peak, can be found here.
  • Tumbarumba Area At the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, the area around Tumbarumba is a pristine wilderness.
  • Tumut Area The natural beauty of Tumut, heritage of Adelong, serenity of Talbingo, and taste of Batlow's apples