Snowy Mountains

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:

Skiiers riding the chair lifts at Charlotte Pass Ski Resort in the Snowy Mountains

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.

Family watching skiiers and snowboarders participating in the Saturday night flare run tradition at Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains

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.

There are fun events such as the Cross Country Ski Week in Perisher and exciting competitions like the Thredbo Snow Series and prestigious Perisher Cup.

Family learning how to ski with the instructor at Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains

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.

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.


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