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.

Things to Do and Places to Stay

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  1. Easter Live Music | Poolside Bar

    Saturday 31 March 2018 to Sunday 01 April 2018 , Thredbo

    It’s Easter time in Thredbo! From 2pm – 6pm enjoy great live local music, take a dip in the pool and relax on the comfy lounges with your favourite drink at Poolside Bar.…

    31 Mar - 01 Apr
  2. Rocky Trail Gravity Racing Weekend Thredbo

    Friday 06 April 2018 to Sunday 08 April 2018 , 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 pl…

    06 Apr - 08 Apr
  3. MTB Party: Schuss Bar

    Saturday 07 April 2018 , Thredbo

    Schuss Bar is throwing the doors open and giving away a mountain bike to celebrate Rocky Trail NSW State Series storming into Thredbo. The Schuss Bar will have the best in DJ beats cranking, great drink specials and will be drawing a brand…

    07 Apr
  4. Fox Superflow sealed by Stan's - Thredbo

    Saturday 07 April 2018 , Thredbo

    Race the Fox Superflow sealed by Stan's in 2018 - there are six series events throughout the year and each race is a standalone event, but you can collect points for an overall ranking! This event will be held at one of the most popular en…

    07 Apr
  5. RedAss Downhill State Championships - Thredbo

    Saturday 07 April 2018 to Sunday 08 April 2018 , 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 th…

    07 Apr - 08 Apr
  6. Mothers Day at Cascades Restaurant

    Sunday 13 May 2018 , Thredbo

    Spoil mum this Mother’s Day at Cascades Restaurant. The team at Cascades Restaurant will be pulling out all the stops to make sure your mum fills special with delicious food, scenic mountain views, an extensive wine list and friendly servic…

    13 May