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. Cannonball Mountain Bike Festival

    Wednesday 05 December 2018 to Sunday 09 December 2018 , Thredbo

    The Thredbo Cannonball MTB Festival 2018 celebrates six years as Australia’s biggest gravity inspired MTB festival, and once again will set the standard with an array of unrivalled events and nonstop entertainment. Cannonball will again see…

    05 Dec - 09 Dec
  2. New Year's Eve: Thredbo

    Event dates to be confirmed: December 2018 , Thredbo

    The famous Thredbo New Year’s Party is a great way to welcome the new year. Thredbo will be the place to be with a big street party and entertainment for all ages. The kids will warm up the Village Square from 5pm with an early street par…

    31 Dec
  3. Australian Alpine Ascent Ultra

    Saturday 23 March 2019 , Perisher Valley

    The Australian Alpine Ascent (AAA) Ultra Festival is specifically designed to be one of the world’s most gruelling challenges. The festival includes three trail runs - 12 kilometres, 25 kilometres and 50 kilometres. You’ll cross through th…

    23 Mar
  4. RedAss Downhill State Championships - Thredbo

    Event dates to be confirmed: April 2019 , Thredbo

    Rocky Trail will kick off their downhill state racing series with the ultimate weekend of Gravity Racing at one of THE most popular downhill destinations in NSW - Thredbo! Events include a Fox Superflow Enduro State race on Saturday and …

    06 Apr - 07 Apr
  5. Rocky Trail Gravity Racing Weekend Thredbo

    Event dates to be confirmed: April 2019 , Thredbo

    Rocky Trail brings you a whole weekend of Gravity Racing at the most popular downhill destination in NSW - Thredbo! Events include a Fox Superflow endur event on Saturday and a RedAss Downhill State Round on Sunday. Thredbo is the ideal …

    06 Apr - 07 Apr
  6. 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