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. Peak MusicFestival

    Friday 07 June 2019 to Monday 10 June 2019 , Perisher Valley

    Join the party and kick off the winter season in style! Peak Music Festival kicks-off the start of the Perisher winter season on June Long Weekend with four days of cool music, snow, fun and laughter. Come and enjoy the experience with…

    07 Jun - 10 Jun
  2. Perisher Peak Festival

    Saturday 08 June 2019 to Tuesday 11 June 2019 , Perisher Valley

    It's their 10th anniversary! Celebrate the opening weekend of the snow season at the Perisher Peak Festival which will feature over 120 concerts across several venues in the unique environment of the Perisher snowfields! Weekend festival…

    08 Jun - 11 Jun
  3. Perisher Opening Weekend

    Saturday 08 June 2019 to Monday 10 June 2019 , Perisher Valley

    Winter has arrived! Come and bring in the 2019 season in style! They are kicking it all off Saturday 8 June, there will be activities and entertainment for everyone! So join in for the first turns of the season and celebrate the season…

    08 Jun - 10 Jun
  4. Brewski Festival

    Monday 24 June 2019 to Saturday 29 June 2019 , Perisher Valley

    Welcome to Brewski, Perisher’s craft beer and cider festival. Entering its third year, Brewski is set to roll into Perisher from Monday 24 June until Saturday 29 June! Ski and board up a thirst then cruise on into a Brewski venue across…

    24 Jun - 29 Jun
  5. Phat Fridayz at Blue Cow

    Friday 05 July 2019 to Friday 06 September 2019 , Perisher Valley

    Phat beats from the decks, on the deck. Grab a beverage and join them for Phat Fridayz! Running from 12 noon - 3pm every Friday afternoon out on Blue Cow deck area! (Weather permitting)…

    05 Jul - 06 Sep
  6. NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships

    Tuesday 09 July 2019 to Friday 19 July 2019 , Thredbo

    The Interschools Snowsports Championships encourages students of all abilities and levels to compete for their school in a competitive snowsports competition. Students can compete in up to seven snow sports disciplines for skiers and…

    09 Jul - 19 Jul