Things to do at the snow

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 take a scenic ride on the Perisher Quad Express and admire the breathtaking views.

The lifts open in June and close again in October, so you have plenty of time to improve your skiing and snowboarding technique. Once the sun goes down you can ski in the dark at Perisher or enjoy a twilight run at Thredbo. Advanced skiers can join the impressive flare run, a Thredbo tradition, with an LED version for kids.

Sunrise in Blue Cow - Perisher

Try snow tubing at Perisher's Tube Town and Selwyn’s Snowflake Tube Park, and experience the thrill of speeding down the mountain in specially groomed lanes. The Snowy Mountains are also a great place to try out cross country skiing, with an extensive network of trails weaving through the snow gums.

Take a guided backcountry tour and learn important safety skills while exploring beautiful and untouched terrain and enjoying the fresh powder. You can also trek through the snow with a guide on a snowshoeing or walking tour and soak up the spectacular scenery.

A couple snowshoeing by their campsite through Dead Horse Gap, Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains

You can choose from a great range of restaurants, bars and cafes in the Snowy Mountains. Thredbo and Perisher have great après ski as well as restaurants on and off the slopes. The historic Kosciuszko Chalet, which was built in 1930 hosts high teas, bingo and live music in the secluded resort village of Charlotte Pass. Enjoy some locally made schnapps at the Wildbrumby Distillery & Café or try some of the regions wines.


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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. 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
  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