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.