Selecting a Snowy Mountains resort

The Snowy Mountains has resorts to suit all abilities. Whether it’s your first time on a snowboard or you’re an expert skier, you'll find slopes to suit your experience level. There are four resorts to choose from in New South Wales - Perisher, Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Selwyn Snow Resort.

Perisher and the surrounding snowfields make up the southern hemisphere's largest alpine resort. Offering 47 lifts across seven mountain peaks and a skiable area of 1,245 hectares, there are runs to suit all levels. The resort features five terrain parks, two half-pipes, and more than 100km of marked cross-country trails. Off the slopes, there is a wide variety of accommodation and dining options, along with apres-ski fun.

A woman enjoying a swim at Perisher's only heated pool in the Marritz Hotel

Thredbo has over 50 runs, including the longest ski run in mainland Australia. The resort also lays claim to the highest lifted point, at 2037m AHD. Throughout the season Thredbo hosts a variety of events from concerts to ski competitions and a visit from Santa for Christmas in July. In the village, there is a leisure centre with a 50m indoor pool, gym, squash courts and childcare centre, and a selection of bars and restaurants.

Charlotte Pass is Australia’s highest snow resort and offers all ski-in ski-out accommodation. With a limited number of guests in the village at any time, skiers are guaranteed short lift lines. It can only be accessed via oversnow transport in the Winter, meaning it is a car free resort. Charlotte Pass is popular with cross country skiers due its trail access.

Skiiers riding the chair lifts at Charlotte Pass Ski Resort in the Snowy Mountains

Selwyn Snow Resort is small and perfect for beginners, with green runs making up 40% of the resort. The snow school offers snowboarding and skiing lessons for all ages, including private and group sessions. The family friendly resort is great for kids, with a Tube Park, kids programme and childcare. There’s no accommodation, so stay in the nearby Providence Portal Holiday Park or the towns of Adaminaby, Tumut and Cooma.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Festival of the Falling Leaf

    Saturday 27 April 2019 , Tumut

    Autumn in Tumut offers one of the most spectacular display of seasonal colours to be found anywhere in New South Wales. In 1954 the local headmaster, Alf Wood, introduced the idea of a festival to celebrate the arrival of autumn and the…

    27 Apr
  2. Tumut River Brewing - Brewery Tours

    Saturday 27 April 2019 to Sunday 28 July 2019 , Tumut

    See, smell and taste a craft beer manufacturing process in action. Tumut River Brewing Co offers two brewery tour options: Tour and Tasting includes interactive tour of the brewery beginning with overview of history, brewing process…

    27 Apr - 28 Jul
  3. Bredbo CWA Village Markets

    Sunday 28 April 2019 to Sunday 24 November 2019 , Cooma

    Bredbo CWA Village Markets are held on the fourth Sunday of the month from 9am to 3pm in the Community Hall and grounds. The wide range of indoor and outdoor stalls has all manner of goods to buy. Local arts and crafts, woodwork, home…

    28 Apr - 24 Nov
  4. Tumut Farmers Markets

    Friday 03 May 2019 to Friday 30 August 2019 , Tumut

    Tumut Local Farmers Market is a weekly market each Friday outdoors at "The Connection", corner of Wynyard and Russell Streets, Tumut. Bringing the best in fresh produce from across the region to the community and visitors, their farmers…

    03 May - 30 Aug
  5. Steampunk at Altitude

    Saturday 04 May 2019 to Sunday 05 May 2019 , Cooma

    A celebration of Steampunk, inspired by Victorian design and fiction, and influenced by 19th Century industrial steam-powered machinery, attire, architecture, and lifestyle both real and imaginary. The historic industrial setting of the…

    04 May - 05 May
  6. John Briscoe Art Award Exhibition

    Saturday 04 May 2019 to Sunday 26 May 2019 , Cooma

    The John Briscoe Memorial Art Prize is the Monaro's most prestigious art award and is sponsored by the Briscoe family in memory of their father, a prominent Monaro artist. There are a variety of categories recognising the artistic talent…

    04 May - 26 May