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.
You’ll find a range of slopes and terrain parks for all levels, as well as exhilarating cross-country skiing trails across the four snow resorts:
- Perisher, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest snow resort
- Thredbo, home to Australia’s longest ski runs
- Charlotte Pass, the highest snow resort in Australia
- Selwyn Snow Resort, popular with families and beginners
Lifts open on the June long weekend for Perisher, Thredbo and Charlotte Pass, with Selwyn Snow Resort opening later in the month. The snow season is at its peak in July and August, though you’re likely to have good snow until October, when the lifts close.
The Snowy Mountains offer a wide variety of snow activities, including snow tubing and snowshoeing. You can even enjoy night skiing, or test your skills at one of the many terrain parks with jumps, boxes, rails and pipes.
If you’re a beginner, all resorts offer private and group lessons for all ages. 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.
Check out the events calendar for festivals, markets, tours and shows, like the Perisher Peak Festival - a four-day music festival to celebrate the official opening of the snow season. Or the Snowtunes Music Festival, on the shores of Lake Jindabyne, held over two days in September.
After a day on the slopes, unwind and relax with a massage, hit the shops, or head to the bars for après ski.