Things to do at the snow

From June to October, snow season is in full swing in the Snowy Mountains. Snow falls can start as early as April and as late as December, but peak season is late July and August, when there’s no shortage of snow-friendly activities to explore. It’s always a good idea to check the weather forecast and resort schedules before booking.

Head to Thredbo, a year-round mountain resort and home to Australia’s highest lifted point. Hit the slopes on a toboggan or snow tube in the winter snow play area, situated at the base of the mountain. You can also trek through the snow with a guide on a snowshoeing or walking tour and soak up the spectacular scenery. During snow season, there’s also great live entertainment and night skiing on offer.

Sunrise in Blue Cow - Perisher

The snowfields of Mount Selwyn offer plenty of opportunities to play in the snow for non-skiers. Grab your snow tube and charge down the mountain at Snowflake Tube Park, or enjoy the Snow Play & Toboggan Park. This small, family-friendly ski resort is also particularly good for beginner skiers and snowboarders.

Don’t miss Perisher's Tube Town, which features specially groomed lanes for thrill-seekers, as well as a designated tobogganing area. During the peak ski season from July to August, temperatures can get down to -5 degrees celsius, creating ideal conditions for snow. Ride the Perisher Quad Express to a height of approximately 2,000 metres above sea level and admire the breathtaking views to the east across the Snowy Mountains.

Mount Selwyn - Tobogganing - Kosciuszko National Park

A trip to the Snowy Mountains offers more than just skiing and snowboarding. Whether you’re in the mood for relaxing, shopping or soaking up the beautiful surrounds, the Snowy Mountains won’t disappoint. Build a snowman, have a good old-fashioned snowball fight, or go tobogganing. In the warmer months, there are also fantastic bushwalks, mountain biking trails and fishing spots.

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  1. Festival of the Falling Leaf

    Sunday 29 April 2018 , 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 f…

    29 Apr
  2. John Briscoe Art Award Exhibition

    Saturday 05 May 2018 to Sunday 27 May 2018 , 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 …

    05 May - 27 May
  3. Steampunk@Altitude

    Saturday 05 May 2018 to Sunday 06 May 2018 , 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 Mon…

    05 May - 06 May
  4. 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
  5. Snowy Mountains Photography Weekends

    Friday 18 May 2018 to Sunday 20 May 2018 , Jindabyne

    Fill your viewfinder with stunning shots of Snowy Mountain landscapes, cascading rivers and streams, rugged countryside and majestic snowgums. Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa is excited to be offering Landscape Photography Weekends with …

    18 May - 20 May
  6. Batlow CiderFest

    Saturday 19 May 2018 , Batlow

    Batlow CiderFest is a full-on communal street party celebrating the end of the apple harvest and the best boutique ciders grown and brewed locally. Growers, producers, locals and their visitors enjoy some hard-earned down time after the lo…

    19 May