Snowy Mountains

Enjoy the best skiing and snowboarding in the magnificent Snowy Mountains of NSW, home to Australia’s highest peak. The adventure wonderland is brimming with fun experiences, from thrilling downhill runs on pristine snow to music festivals, wine tasting, fascinating heritage and much more.

The snow season is usually from early June to early October. In the spectacular Kosciuszko National Park is the towering Mount Kosciuszko, wonderful slopes and terrain parks for beginners to advance skiers and snowboarders, exhilarating cross-country skiing trails, as well as the four snow resorts:

Man skiing on the Thredbo slopes in the NSW Snowy Mountains

You’ll be thrilled with the great range of snow activities, including skiing, snow tubing, tobogganing and snowshoeing. You can even enjoy night skiing under the star-studded sky. The freestyle skiing is superb, with the jumps, boxes, rails and pipes in the terrain parks designed for different skill levels.

All the ski resorts offer lessons for beginners, including kids. For adventurers, amazing tours such as K7 Adventures, Alpine Access and Snow Safety will take you beyond the resorts into the backcountry of breathtaking natural beauty, from snow-gum forests to glacial lakes and rugged mountain ranges.

Friends skiing in Perisher in the NSW Snowy Mountains

There are fun events such as the Cross Country Ski Week in Perisher and exciting competitions like the Thredbo Snow Series. Away from the ski runs you’ll find plenty of marvellous things to do and see. Enjoy the best in après ski, with cosy fireside bars, delicious places to eat and great shopping.

Check out the exciting events calendar for festivals, markets and shows. The Perisher Peak Festival is a four-day music festival in early June and celebrates the official opening of the snow season. The Snowtunes Music Festival, on the shores of Lake Jindabyne, is held over two days from late August.

Wildbrumby Distillery and Cafe - Alpine Way - Jindabyne

You can explore the ancient Yarrangobilly Caves and swim nearby in a naturally heated thermal pool surrounded by snow. Horseriding is another wonderful year-round activity. Fishing is popular all year, too, in some of the well-stock waterways such as Lake Jindabyne and Lake Eucumbene.

There are elegant wineries to visit, as well as craft breweries such as the Dalgety Brewing Co. and a schnapps distillery, the Wildbrumby Distillery & Cafe. You’ll find accommodation at the snow resorts and in the nearby towns in the enchanting areas of Jindabyne, Cooma, Tumut and Tumbarumba.

Rex Regional Express

Fly into Snowy Mountains Airport

The Snowy Mountains airport is located just 15km southwest of Cooma. Flying to and from the Snowy Mountains is the fastest way to enjoy everything the region has to offer, from skiing the best slopes in the country, to enjoying spectacular scenery, nature and bushwalking in the warmer months. Flights between Sydney Airport and the Snowy Mountains Airport are operated by Rex Regional Express, which has a fleet of 34-seater Saab 340 aircrafts.

Fly in to Snowy Mountains Airport if you’re planning to visit Cooma, Berridale, Jindabyne, Adaminaby, Perisher Valley, Thredbo Village, Charlotte Pass, the Selwyn Snowfields or the surrounding towns and villages of the Snowy Mountains. Transfers to Jindabyne, Ski Tube, Perisher and Thredbo are available, and there is also a cafe and bar located in the airport.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Oktoberfeast at Tumut River Brewing Co

    Friday 21 September 2018 to Saturday 06 October 2018 , Tumut

    The inaugural Tumut River Brewing Oktoberfest event creatively named "Oktoberfeast"! The event will see the main bar at the brewery transformed into a German style beer hall with Ciderfest founder and 110 percent Bavarian Harald Tietze as…

    21 Sep - 06 Oct
  2. Snowy Mountains Photography Weekends

    Friday 21 September 2018 to Sunday 17 February 2019 , Jindabyne

    Fill your viewfinder with stunning shots of Snowy Mountain landscapes, cascading rivers and streams, rugged countryside and majestic snowgums. Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa is excited to be offering Landscape Photography Weekends with …

    21 Sep - 17 Feb
  3. Tumut River Brewing - Brewery Tours

    Saturday 22 September 2018 to Sunday 28 July 2019 , Tumut

    See, smell and taste a craft beer manufacturing process in action. Tumut River Brewing Co offers two brewery tour options: Tour and Tasting includes interactive tour of the brewery beginning with overview of history, brewing process an…

    22 Sep - 28 Jul
  4. Dalgety Team Penning

    Event dates to be confirmed: September 2018 , Dalgety

    The Dalgety Team Penning horse riding event is run by the Dalgety Show Society on the Saturday and is an event the whole family can enjoy. The Team Penning event involves a team of four riders, three of which must cut three head of catt…

    22 Sep
  5. Bredbo CWA Village Markets

    Sunday 23 September 2018 to Sunday 25 November 2018 , Cooma

    Bredbo CWA Village Markets are held on the fourth Sunday of the month from 9am to 3pm in the Community Hall and grounds. The wide range of indoor and outdoor stalls has all manner of goods to buy. Local arts and crafts, woodwork, home wares…

    23 Sep - 25 Nov
  6. First Tracks at Perisher

    Sunday 23 September 2018 to Sunday 30 September 2018 , Perisher Valley

    First Tracks Mornings are a special Perisher experience, offering a limited number of resort guests the chance to access a selected area in beautiful Blue Cow riding the Ridge Quad chairlift before anyone else. First Tracks will run from Ju…

    23 Sep - 30 Sep
  7. Thredbo Pond Skim

    Saturday 29 September 2018 , Thredbo

    When the snow starts to melt, the sun comes out and it’s the perfect time to throw on boardies and come up to the Thredbo Pond Skim. Nothing beats a season ender party in the pond!…

    29 Sep
  8. Spring Holiday Movie and Picnic

    Saturday 29 September 2018 to Thursday 11 October 2018 , Tumbarumba

    This School Holidays Adventure outdoors with a picnic after enjoying a 10am movie in their armchair cinema. Picnic Hamper and Adventure map provided after the film for you to head outdoors into the woods for playtime in Tumbarumbas spectac…

    29 Sep - 11 Oct