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.
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.
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.