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Skiing in NSW

Perisher Ski Village, Snowy Mountains.CREDIT: Destination NSW

Build a snowman at Perisher Ski Village after a day of skiing.

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Skiing
in NSW

Perisher Ski Village, Snowy Mountains. CREDIT: Destination NSW

Build a snowman at Perisher Ski Village after a day of skiing.

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Located within Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains, NSW’s four snow resorts — Perisher, Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Selwyn Snow Resort — each has its own style and personality. The resorts, all about a 5.5-hour drive from Sydney, have invested heavily in recent years to extend the winter snow and make sure skiers and boarders have optimal conditions. The season generally runs from the third weekend in June to October. 

Spread your wings at Perisher 

The huge resort of Perisher covers more than 1,245 hectares across seven peaks and four distinct areas: Perisher Valley, Blue Cow, Smiggin Holes and Guthega. It’s great for all ages and abilities, with hundreds of runs, 100km of cross country trails, and 240 snow cannons to ensure there’s a coating of fresh powder for the whole season. 

The resort village has lots of places to eat and drink. Make sure you grab an Italian hot chocolate from the famous Brunelli’s; enjoy comedy and live entertainment at the Sundeck Hotel; or, for something more sophisticated, ski to the piano bar at the Base 1720 Bar and Restaurant.  

The Skitube conveniently connects Perisher with Bullocks Flat below the snow line, so many people stay outside the resort. In the resort, there’s a range of accommodation at Perisher Valley, Guthega and Smiggin Holes. There’s the Corroboree Lodge, with its spacious rooms, guest lounge, and separate dinner seatings for kids and adults. Perisher Valley Hotel has great views over the resort, and Smiggins Hotel and Apartments is in the heart of the Smiggin Holes village. 

Show some flare at Thredbo 

Thredbo has 480 hectares of skiable area, 14 lifts, and has a huge beginners’ area, Friday Flat. The high-speed, eight-person Merritts Gondola, opened for the 2020 season, and goes from the village to the Cruiser Area (for beginners and intermediate skiers). There’s something for everyone here, from kids and beginners to advanced skiers, snowboarders and cross-country adventurers, as well as twilight skiing plus weekly kids’ and adults’ flare runs, which light up the slopes.  

Dine at an altitude of almost 2,000m at Eagle’s Nest, have a drink at the Mumm Alpine Bar at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel, or grab a pub meal with a view at The Local Pub. Thredbo is known as a party town, with events, live music and lively bars for the après-ski crowd, lit up by the twinkling lights of the alpine village. 

Accommodation includes lodges, hotels and apartments. Stay at the historic Thredbo Alpine Hotel, in the centre of the village and a short walk from the base of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift. Or choose the modern River Inn, next to Friday Flat, where ski and snowboard lessons start. Alternatively, the Ski In Ski Out Chalets offer five-star luxury, with one to four bedrooms, and extras such as jacuzzis and steam rooms. 

Snowy Mountains Winter Highlight Selects CREDIT: Destination NSW

Escape to the Snowy Mountains for some winter fun.

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Snowy Mountains Winter Highlight Selects CREDIT: Destination NSW

Escape to the Snowy Mountains for some winter fun.

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Corroboree Ski Lodge Perisher, Snowy Mountains CREDIT: Destination NSW

Relax at Corroboree Ski Lodge Perisher after a day of fun in the Snowy Mountains.

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Corroboree Ski Lodge Perisher, Snowy Mountains CREDIT: Destination NSW

Relax at Corroboree Ski Lodge Perisher after a day of fun in the Snowy Mountains.

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Flare Run, Thredbo CREDIT: Destination NSW

Watch skiers and snowboarders participating in the Saturday night flare run at Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains.

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Flare Run, Thredbo CREDIT: Destination NSW

Watch skiers and snowboarders participating in the Saturday night flare run at Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains.

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Go over snow to Charlotte Pass 

Charlotte Pass is snowbound during the winter season, and can only be accessed on one of the purpose-built over-snow vehicles that depart from Perisher for a 45-minute scenic trip through the main range and into the village. The resort is compact, covering more than 100 hectares, with five lifts, and is a great option for families, as well as offering slopes for advanced skiers.

Settle in for fine dining at Arches, lunch at the Kosi Bar, afternoon tea (or cocktails) at the Adams Cocktail Lounge, or a beer at the Cellar Bar — all within the Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel. You’ll find a Chinese restaurant at Lucy Lodge and Mexican and pizza at the Stillwell Hotel.  

The Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel, known as ‘the grand old lady of the mountains’, dates back to 1930. It offers old-world charm, large rooms, and open fires, makes things easy for families with a free kids’ club that entertains children aged three to 13, and can supervise an early dinner while parents eat separately. The Knockshannock Ski Lodge has just six ensuite bedrooms and a cosy feel; curl up by the fireplace with a glass of wine and watch the snow blanket the village outside. Or stay at Lucy Lodge, which has great views out over the village and slopes and a communal lounge for après-ski drinks. 

Take first-timers to Selwyn Snow Resort 

Selwyn Snow Resort is the smallest of NSW’s four ski resorts, and ideal for families and first-timers, with most of its runs suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers. The resort is currently being rebuilt – see the resort’s website for updates. 

Make Jindabyne your base 

Many skiers choose to stay in the town of Jindabyne, a 30-minute drive from Thredbo and Perisher. In winter, the town is buzzing and the short drives to the ski resorts make it a convenient base camp. There are great apartments, hotels and guest houses, and plenty of entertainment options. Just as important, this is where you can load up with supplies; you’ll find everything you need here, from food to ski equipment. 

Charlotte Pass Ski Resort, Snowy Mountains CREDIT: Destination NSW

Enjoy a day of skiing and snowboarding at Charlotte Pass Ski Resort in the Snowy Mountains.

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Charlotte Pass Ski Resort, Snowy Mountains CREDIT: Destination NSW

Enjoy a day of skiing and snowboarding at Charlotte Pass Ski Resort in the Snowy Mountains.

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Thredbo, Snowy Mountains CREDIT: Alexandra Adoncello

Scenic road trip along Alpine Way, Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains.

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Thredbo, Snowy Mountains CREDIT: Alexandra Adoncello

Scenic road trip along Alpine Way, Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains.

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