Skiing and Snowboarding in NSW

For the 2020 ski season, Thredbo will open on 22 June, Perisher will open on 24 June and Charlotte Pass will open on 26 June. Find out more information here.

NSW is home to three fantastic ski resorts, including the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere. These resorts in the Snowy Mountains offer a range of fantastic winter activities including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and night skiing.

Whether you're a beginner snowboarder or an experienced skier, the beautiful snowfields and spectacular scenery will captivate you. The snow season runs from June to October, with July and August the most popular months.

The Kosciuszko National Park, which is named after Australia's highest peak, is also a popular destination in warmer months. You can try hiking, horse riding, kayaking and fishing, or attend one of the many festivals and events including Batlow Apple Blossom Festival and the Snowy Mountains Trout Festival.

Couple enjoying a day of skiing at Charlotte Pass Ski Resort in the Snowy Mountains

Thredbo is home to Australia's longest ski run and highest lifted point. Hosting events such as night skiing, family fun nights, and weekly fireworks and flare runs, there is plenty to see and do at Thredbo from sunrise to sunset.

Perisher is comprised of four areas - Perisher Valley, Blue Cow, Smiggin Holes and Guthega. Each has its own highlights, including Australia's only superpipe at Perisher Valley and splendid views of the mountain range at Guthega.

People enjoying a day of skiing and snowboarding at Blue Cow ski resort in Perisher

Charlotte Pass is Australia's highest snow resort and has a great selection of cross-country trails and runs for all levels. Charlotte Pass also contains a freestyle terrain park, night skiing options and a dedicated racecourse.

Ski Racing, Thredbo

Learn how to ski

First time to the snow? If you don't know your Nordics from your downhills, or your boots from your bindings, sign up for some lessons with a professional instructor. With a lesson, beginners progress faster and build confidence to hit the big slopes in no time.

First time ski, Thredbo

Snow activities

For fun with the kids, go to one of snowfields’ play areas. Each resort has designated areas to enjoy free activities such as building a snowman. Try snow tubing, tobogganing and go on a snowshoeing tour to discover more fun on the slopes.

Night skiing, Perisher

Night skiing

The ski slopes at night can be just as breathtaking as during the day. Most Snowy Mountains resorts offer night skiing for skiers of all ages, or those simply keen to enjoy the night-time atmosphere.

Snowboarder, Thredbo

Terrain parks

Explore the great terrain parks at the Snowy Mountains. Develop your skiing or snowboarding skills and tricks at the terrain parks at Perisher, Selwyn Snowfields and Thredbo. Mini terrain parks are available for beginners too.

Selwyn Snowfields

Getting to the Snowies

Getting to the Snowy Mountains is easy! The region is equidistant from Sydney and Melbourne, and easily accessed by road, air and coach. Base yourself in Jindabyne and take advantage of the regular coach services between the town and the snowfields.

Restaurants Snowy Mountains

Snowy Mountains food and wine

Snow thrills can help you work up quite an appetite and grand mountain vistas create the perfect backdrop for a fireside meal. Visit local wineries in Tumbarumba, one of the State's most exciting new wine regions, and sip on high quality chardonnay and pinot noir.

Skiing and Snowboarding in NSW