Fun and thrills in the snow
Australia's longest ski runs and highest peaks are in the Snowy Mountains. From skiing and snowboarding to tobogganing and building snowmen, the snowfields in south-west NSW are great for thrills and fun. Test your skills at terrain parks and you can even try night skiing.
A winter wonderland in NSW
The Snowy Mountains are a winter wonderland, offering all kinds of activities including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and night skiing. Whether you're a beginner or experienced, the beautiful snowfields and spectacular scenery will captivate you.
Lively towns such as Jindabyne and Cooma and the ski resorts in this alpine region are also popular destinations in warmer months for hiking, horseriding, kayaking and fishing. The snow season runs from June to October, with July and August the most popular. There are four resorts in the Kosciuszko National Park, which is named after Australia's highest peak.
Thredbo is home to Australia's longest ski runs and highest lifted point and a free family-friendly snow play area, where kids can toboggan, tube ride and build snowmen. Hosting events such as night skiing, family fun nights, and weekly fireworks and flare runs, there is plenty to see and do at Thredbo from sunrise to sunset.
Perisher, the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere, is comprised of four areas - Perisher Valley, Blue Cow, Smiggin Holes and Guthega. Each area offers its own individual draw cards: splendid views of the mountain range at Guthega, cross-country skiing trail at Smiggin Holes, various ski runs at Blue Cow, and five terrain parks and Australia's only superpipe at Perisher Valley.
Selwyn Snowfields, at Mount Selwyn, is a small family-friendly resort ideal for skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and snow tubing. Learn to ski from the family owned and operated resort's experienced instructors or put your skills to the test on the snowfields' progressive terrain and graded runs.
Charlotte Pass is Australia's highest village. A great base for exploring the surrounding regions and ski slopes, Charlotte Pass also contains a freestyle terrain park, night skiing options and a dedicated race course.