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Skiing and snowboarding


Snowboarding and skiing are just as much as part of the action as snowballs and icicles when it comes to snow in New South Wales. Try night skiing and explore the various terrain parks in the Snowy Mountains.

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Skiing and snowboarding in NSW

Whether it's downhill, at night or cross-country skiing and snowboarding that's on your agenda, the New South Wales Snowy Mountains rack up a feast of winter action for every snow enthusiast.

Standing 1,680 metres high, Smiggin Holes is regarded as one of the top beginner's resorts on the Australian ski fields. The family-friendly retreat is located within a protected snow bowl and features an encouraging ski school that will have you snowboarding like a professional.

Expert shred heads can work their magic on Thredbo long black runs or on Perisher's Superpipe; a 95 metre long, 16 metre wide, one of its kind half pipe with walls greater than five metre high.

Kosciusko National Park has world-class terrain with the option of snow camping in an untracked wilderness. If you don't want to stay at the main ski field resorts, opt for Jindabyne, located 60 kilometres from Cooma.

  • Learn to Ski, Snowy Mountains

    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.

  • Snow Tubing, Perisher

    Snow activities

    There's more to snow-fun than skiing and snowboarding! Each resort has designated areas to enjoy free snow-fun and build a snowman with the kids. Try Snow tubing, toboganning and go on a snow shoeing tour to discover more fun on the slopes.

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    Night skiing

    The ski slopes at night can be just as breathtaking as during the day. Most Snowy Mountains resorts offer night skiing activities for skiers of all ages, or those simply keen to soak up the night-time atmosphere. Night skiing usually runs from 6pm - 9pm.

  • Perisher Terrain Park

    Terrain parks

    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.

  • Selwyn Snowfields

    Getting to the Snowys

    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 snow fields.

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    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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Snowboarding at Perisher, Snowy Mountains