Once the snow melts, the Snowy Mountains transform into an outdoor adventure playground. Climb to the top of Australia’s highest peak, tackle world-class mountain bike trails, ride horses through untouched bushland and fish in crystal clear streams. Then refuel classic country pubs, boutique wineries and trendy craft breweries.
Brad Spalding and his wife Monika operate Wildbrumby, an award-winning distillery that produces schnapps, vodka and gin. It’s located in the heart of NSW ski country, not far from Thredbo. Read on to learn about Brad’s favourite things to see and do in the region.
Enjoy fantastic 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.
How to have the perfect family winter long weekend in the Snowy Mountains
When the mercury drops, the Snowy Mountains start to heat up. Whether you’re carving up the slopes or soaking in thermal pools, here’s the ultimate way to spend a long winter’s weekend with your family.
Brad Spalding opened Wildbrumby Distillery in the Thredbo Valley in 2005, creating traditional European-style schnapps using local fruit and botanicals.
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. Qantas flies to Snowy Mountains Airport from Sydney and Brisbane, and Rex operates flights from Sydney.
Fly in to Snowy Mountains Airport if you’re planning to visit Cooma, Berridale, Jindabyne, Adaminaby, Perisher, Thredbo and Charlotte Pass. Transfers to Jindabyne, the Skitube, Perisher and Thredbo are available, and there is also a cafe and bar located in the airport.
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