Smiggin Holes

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, Smiggins Hotel and Smiggins Chalet Apartments, are conveniently close to the ski lifts.

Skier in Smiggins Hole, Perisher

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.

Smiggin Holes Ski Resort - Perisher - Snowy Mountains

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.

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  1. School Holidays Adventure Festival

    Saturday 22 December 2018 to Saturday 12 January 2019 , Thredbo

    The School Holidays Adventure festival has a mountain of activities the whole family can enjoy. Slack lining, trampoline sessions, treasure hunts, skate park workshops, mountain bike pump track sessions, arts and crafts, rock-climbing,…

    22 Dec - 12 Jan
  2. Christmas Eve Carols

    Monday 24 December 2018 , Thredbo

    Join them Poolside at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel on Christmas Eve for the free annual Christmas Eve Carols. From 6pm Thredbo will be filled with the sound of Christmas carols as the local community turns out for Christmas songs and cheer…

    24 Dec
  3. New Year's Eve: Thredbo

    Monday 31 December 2018 to Tuesday 01 January 2019 , Thredbo

    The famous Thredbo New Year’s Party is a great way to welcome 2019. Thredbo will be the place to be with a big party and entertainment for all ages. The kids will warm up the Poolside, Thredbo Alpine Hotel from 5pm with a kids show and…

    31 Dec - 01 Jan
  4. Kosciuszko Craft Beer Festival

    Friday 08 February 2019 to Saturday 09 February 2019 , Thredbo

    Craft Beer – noun – a beer made in a traditional or non-mechanised way by a small brewery. Do you like beer? Do you want to know what is tops in hops and best in brewing? Celebrate the art of craft beer brewing in February at the…

    08 Feb - 09 Feb