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.

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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. Doors to other Worlds in Batlow

    Saturday 21 July 2018 to Sunday 22 July 2018 , Batlow

    Book festival featuring seven award winning Australian authors, plus Ali Green publisher from Pantera Press. Discussion panels, debate plus much more. All details can be found on their facebook page. Tickets available at Batlow Library a…

    21 Jul - 22 Jul
  2. Truffle hunting and dining

    Saturday 21 July 2018 to Monday 27 August 2018 , Cooma

    Situated eight kilometres from the village of Bredbo in the Snowy Monaro region, Macenmist Black Truffles and Wines offers you the chance to explore the hidden delights of the Perigord black truffle. Come and join the team at Macenmist wher…

    21 Jul - 27 Aug
  3. Thredbo Uni Week

    Sunday 22 July 2018 to Friday 27 July 2018 , Thredbo

    Brain sore? Exams Done? Ready to let loose? Thredbo’s got you covered! Enjoy one amazing week of skiing, snowboarding and non-stop partying. They understand it’s tough times in the saving money department whilst studying so they're offerin…

    22 Jul - 27 Jul
  4. Bredbo CWA Village Markets

    Sunday 22 July 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…

    22 Jul - 25 Nov
  5. First Tracks at Perisher

    Sunday 22 July 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…

    22 Jul - 30 Sep
  6. Thredbo Masters Race

    Friday 27 July 2018 to Saturday 28 July 2018 , Thredbo

    It’s on again for those 30 and above, to don the race suit and head to Thredbo to compete in the iconic Thredbo Masters event. With a multitude of age’s groups, take on your peers to be crowned the Master of Thredbo.…

    27 Jul - 28 Jul
  7. Winter Mountain Adventure in Tumbarumba

    Friday 27 July 2018 to Sunday 29 July 2018 , Tumbarumba

    Special guest Paul West (River Cottage Australia/ Chef) will be sharing the love of all things wintery, outdoorsy and foodie as they taste, roast, hunt, cook, feast, chat, explore and wander through a winter mountain weekend with Nest and t…

    27 Jul - 29 Jul
  8. Truffle Hunt - Inspiration

    Saturday 28 July 2018 to Saturday 25 August 2018 , Cooma

    From start to finish immerse yourself in hours of black truffles during this inspirational All Day event. After a brisk start to the morning harvesting truffle with the truffle dogs Fahren and Tawdiffu you return to the truffle barn where t…

    28 Jul - 25 Aug