Discover New South Wales Ski Resorts

Due to its remote location, Charlotte Pass is considered an alpine paradise of un-crowded runs and short lifts queues.

The Southern Hemisphere’s ski season is almost here, and powder hounds are already starting to think about a trip to the snow. To help you plan your winter adventure, we’ve pulled together a list of where to go skiing in New South Wales.

Thredbo is a snowsports wonderland. It has the longest runs in Australia, an assortment of thrilling tree-lined trails, open bowls and groomed supertrails, and a comprehensive snow-making system.

 Fostering a European village-like atmosphere, the resort is famous for its off-piste vibe, touting a number of bars, cafes and restaurants that offers nightlife and buzz unsurpassed in New South Wales.

 Featuring over 12 kilometres 1,245 hectares of skiable terrain and four villages (Blue Cow, Guthega, Smiggin Holes and Perisher Valley), Perisher is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest ski resort and Australia’s best all-rounder park.

The park particularly attracts snowboarders – with its fun-park, board riders’ school, women's snowboard programme and newly built superpipe – and those looking for a point of difference –with unique drawcards like Tube Town, winter music festivals, and night skiing activities.

Situated 1760 metres above sea level, Charlotte Pass is Australia's highest Alpine village and receives the country’s highest annual snow fall. Completely snowbound in the heart of the Snowy Mountains, the park is only accessible by Oversnow Transport.

Due to its remote location, Charlotte Pass is considered an alpine paradise of un-crowded runs and short lifts queues. The resort caters to snow enthusiasts of all abilities and offers a variety of on-mountain accommodation with ski-in ski-out facilities.

Mt Selwyn is resort for those who have little to zero skiing experience. One of Australia’s most beginner-friendly parks, Selwyn empowers novices with Give it a Go packages and the MILO Snow Sports School; and caters to those not yet comfortable on their skis with a variety of affordable snow play activities, including tobogganing, snow tubing, snow shoeing, and cross country activities. 

Plan Your Ski Holiday

New South Wales’ ski resorts are located within Kosciuszko National Park, around 2.5 hours’ drive from Canberra and 5.5 hours’ drive from Sydney.

Words by Alice Nash - Published 26 May 2014
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