Night Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing and snowboarding under the stars is a magical experience and allows snow lovers to make the most of their time in the Snowy Mountains. Ski or ride all day, have a quick break and fuel up before the sun goes down. Then get ready to do it all again, riding under the spotlights.

Skiing at night in Perisher, Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains

Light up at Perisher

Perisher has night skiing at both Perisher Valley and Smiggin Holes on Tuesday and Saturday nights from 6pm to 9pm from late June to mid-September. At Perisher Valley, Neon Night Skiing and Boarding shines in Front Valley, around the Village Eight Express. Skiers and riders are encouraged to wear their brightest neon gear to brighten the night even more. For even more wow factor, there’s a fireworks display on both nights at 7.20pm, starting in July.

Not do be outdone, Smiggin Holes has free night skiing and boarding for kids every Wednesday night from 6-8 pm, conditions permitting. Rug up your budding snow bunnies and they’ll have a ball night skiing around Zoe’s Carpet.

Fireworks at Thredbo Resort, Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains

Thredbo flares up

Thredbo is famous for its Saturday night fireworks spectacular, as well as the preceding flare run where a team of expert skiers and snowboarders light up the Supertrail with flaming flares. It is quite the display as the lights snake down the run like a dragon. The fireworks show is magnificent against the glow of the snow and the carpet of stars overhead. It is the perfect way to kick off a Saturday night in Thredbo with family and friends.

Kids have their own show to participate in every Thursday. As the sun sets, kids and snow sports instructors hop on the Easy Does It Chairlift and then snake down the slope with special flashing LED flares. Once everyone is at the bottom, fireworks light up the sky in a riot of colour.

Family watching skiiers and snowboarders participating in the Saturday night flare run tradition at Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains

Charlotte Pass shines

During the snow season, Charlotte Pass offers night skiing on the Basin Poma every Wednesday and Saturday night. It is free with a valid lift pass. There is more fun to be had with the weekly flare run.