Australia's amazing ski resorts
You're planning a trip to the snow how exciting! We know this can be a little daunting at first but we're here to help you through all the ifs and buts. The ski field conditions can be very unpredictable so we suggest checking the weather and the snow cams before you jump in the car. That being said, its always a good idea to pack some extra dry clothes and warm socks just incase! We've answered some of the most commonly asked questions about our ski resorts below but if there's something you're not sure about, pick up your phone and give us a call, we'd love to hear from you.
Where is Thredbo?
The Thredbo website has some great information on how to get there and the easiest way for you.
Check it out here https://www.thredbo.com.au/about-thredbo/getting-here/
Here's why we love Thredbo!
- Thredbo is great for steeper longer runs
- We love the village atmosphere of Thredbo
- Friday Flat – perfect space for first timers with a gentle slope and we love that it is a bit separate from the rest of the resort so first timers can learn in a safe and supportive environment
- Awesome terrain parks
- More foot rest on chairlifts and tissues in the lift lines!
- A great social night life with amazing bars, restaurants and live music
Check out this little snip from www.escape.com.au
"MOUNTAIN FUN If you love snow but skiing and boarding aren’t your idea of fun, there are plenty of other activities to choose from.
This winter, Thredbo has expanded its Snow Play Park, near the base of Merritts Chairlift. This is the place to go if you’re keen to race your mates down a gentle slope on a toboggan or tube, build a snowman or simply get accustomed to the feeling of snow.
If you’re after something a tad more adventurous, consider signing up for a snowshoe tour. Thredbo offers great access to Kosciuszko National Park back country, via Kosciuszko Express chair. You’ll feel a world away as you leave the buzz of the resort and soak in views of untouched slopes and powdery peaks while breathing in mountain air and getting exercise at the same time."
Where is PERISHER?
The Perisher website has some great tips on how to get there. Check out the ski tube us locals absolutely love it!
More info here: https://www.perisher.com.au/plan-your-trip/new-to-perisher/getting-here
Here's why we love Perisher!
- We love Perisher for its size –There is always somewhere new to explore
- Plenty of variety for all levels of skiers from beginner to expert. In fact a lot of our winter Olympic athletes train here.
- Awesome terrain parks
- The ski tube! – No need to worry about chains if you catch the ski tube.
- The best tobogganing area in the mountains. Nice and open, easy to park near and separate from the ski areas.
- The enormous car park.
Check out this little snip from www.visitnsw.com
The Perisher Ski Resort is spectacular. There are 47 lifts, an array of ski runs and terrain parks, extensive cross-country skiing trails and Tube Town, a fun snow-tubing park. The beautiful area in the NSW Snowy Mountains groups together Perisher Valley, Blue Cow, Smiggin Holes and Guthega.
Perisher is about 2 hours 40 minutes drive from Canberra, 5 hours 20 minutes from Sydney.
Where is Charlotte Pass?
The only way to get to Charlotte Pass in winter is by snow cat! Make sure you book ahead. More information here: http://www.charlottepass.com.au/oversnow.html
Here's why we love Charlotte Pass!
- Intimate resort feel – Charlotte Pass is such a beautiful place to stay. It’s a bit harder to get to which usually means no crowds
- Over snow transport – The ride to Charlotte Pass is half the fun. The only way to get there in winter is by snow cat. Remember to book ahead!
- Great price – Day tickets are cheaper than the big 2 which is great for families. You do need to be organised if you are only going for a day though. We recommend you stay a couple of nights and get the full snow experience.
- Gentle slopes for everyone to enjoy.
Where is Selwyn?
The Selwyn website has some great information on how to get there, check it out here: http://www.selwynsnow.com.au/gettinghere
Here's why we love Selwyn!
- Fantastic value! Mt Selwyn is great value for families.
- We love that the resort is easy to navigate which means after a few runs you can be confident the kids can go off skiing and be able to find you when they need to.
- Perfect resort to learn to ski or snowboard as there is enough variety in the terrain for you to progress from beginner to intermediate. Gentle slopes to start out and more challenging runs as you improve.
- Great for tobogganing and snow tubing.