A small village located within Kosciuszko National Park, Smiggin Holes is perched 1,680 metres above sea level. Located within a protected snow bowl, it is one of four villages within the Perisher Ski Resort, which is the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere.
Smiggin Holes (known at ‘Smiggins’) is widely regarded as one of the best beginners' ski resorts on the Australian snowfields. The snow bowl is relatively sheltered, which means it often misses out on the harsher weather experienced across the wider Snowy Mountains. The proximity of the two accommodation options in the village, and Smiggins Chalet Apartments, are conveniently close to the ski lifts.
Smiggin Holes is a great place for kids to learn how to ski; this family-friendly resort is easy to get to and from the other resorts at Perisher, Guthega and Blue Cow. The sheltered, moderate conditions make it easy for kids to learn to ski and snowboard while also catering for all levels of ability.
Skiing and snowboarding lessons at Smiggin are exclusively reserved for guests of Smiggins Hotel and Smiggins Chalet Apartments. Lessons for adults are also available. If you enjoy cross-country skiing, there are two trails nearby to explore; a 2 km beginner trail, and a 4 km beginner/intermediate trail, where you can enjoy wilderness areas at your own pace.
Bushwalking and hiking is a popular activity in the warmer months. For panoramic views of Guthega and Blue Cow. Also check out the Mount Piper Trail which has a snowshoe trail during snow season but it’s also a nice, easy walk out of season. The track is round 5 km long and takes less than three hours to complete.
For a shorter walk, try the 3km Aqueduct Hut Trail, or for a more challenging journey, the 14km Pipers Creek Trail. There are also guided bushwalks and walks which pass through the area.