Things to do at the snow


Snow season runs from the June long weekend to the October long weekend each year, with peak season being late July and August. There can be good snowfalls as early as April, and even as late as December, and the ski resorts have extensive snowmaking facilities to ensure snow riding all season.

  • Perisher Valley, Snowy Mountains
  • Tube town at Perisher

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.

Perisher Ski Village, Snowy Mountains

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.

Snowboarder, Thredbo

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.

  1. Fly Fishing Expo

    Friday 16 February to Sunday 18 February 2018, Thredbo

    Take your fly fishing to the next level at the Free Fly Fishing Expo!Over three action packed days you will learn all the skills and tricks to master fly fishing from your host Craig Daly, the owner of...

    16 Feb -18Feb
  2. Tumbafest

    Saturday 24 February to Sunday 25 February 2018, 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,...

    24 Feb -25Feb
  3. Snowies Trail Run Festival

    Sunday 25 February 2018,

    The Snowies Trail Run Festival is hosted in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series which together make up an action packed weekend of off road events for the entire family. Taking in some of the most...

    25 Feb
  4. Snowies Ultra Trail Run

    Sunday 25 February 2018,

    The Snowies Trail Run Festival is hosted in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series which together make up an action packed weekend of off road events for the entire family.Taking in some of the...

    25 Feb
  5. Bredbo CWA Village Markets

    Sunday 25 February to Sunday 22 April 2018, 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...

    25 Feb -22Apr
  6. Live Music on the Deck | John-Rory

    Saturday 3 March 2018, Thredbo

    Soak up the summer sun on Thredbo’s biggest deck with your favourite drink and tunes by local talent John-Rory from 44pm-7pm. The Local Pub has got dinner covered too with a great menu available from 11.30am-9pm.

    03 Mar

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