Skiing and snowboarding

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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.

  • Selwyn Snow Resort, Snowy Mountains
  • Perisher Range Ski Resort, Snowy Mountains

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.

Snowboarder, Thredbo

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.

  • 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.