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. Bendigo Bank Tumbafest

    Saturday 23 February 2019 to Sunday 24 February 2019 , Tumbarumba

    On the last weekend in February of each year since 1997, the township of Tumbarumba plays host to 'Bendigo Bank Tumbafest' - a celebration of music, wine and food. Truly a celebration of country lifestyle, this two-day Festival is…

    23 Feb - 24 Feb
  2. Tumut River Brewing - Brewery Tours

    Saturday 02 March 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…

    02 Mar - 28 Jul
  3. Dalgety Show

    Sunday 03 March 2019 , Dalgety

    The Dalgety Show offers animal stalls and pavilions with displays of cattle, sheep and goats, horse jumping and side show alley activities. Come and enjoy a great day out at a country show! The first show in 1945 was officially held to…

    03 Mar
  4. Cooma Show

    Saturday 09 March 2019 , Cooma

    Welcome to the Snowy Hydro Cooma Show. This year, as usual, there will be great events to entertain the whole family. In the main arena show jumping, horse ring events, yard dog trials, tree felling, woodchop, tug of war will be held, and…

    09 Mar