Considering a trip to the Snowy Mountains? Well, look no further, because we’ve put together a short – but precise – guide on what to do and where to go.
We think the best thing to do – and this may come as no surprise – is to ski and snowboard. The Snowy Mountains is the highest peak in Australia, and the entire landscape is riddled with fun experiences and downhill runs that will exhilarate you for hours.
Skiing and snowboarding isn’t the only thing to do, there is a lot of wine tasting to take part in, fascinating heritage to look at and plenty of music festivals to attend – depending on the time of year.
There are four snow resorts in the Snowy Mountains – Perisher, Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Selwyn Snow Resort – each with their own special features. For instance, the Perisher is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest snow resort, while Thredbo has Australia’s longest ski runs.
All resorts provide private and group lessons for people of all ages, and some tours will take you beyond the resorts where they will show you the natural beauty that encapsulates the area. This will include snow-gum forests, glacial lakes and rugged mountain ranges.
A wide range of snow activities await visitors, which include snow tubing, snowshoeing and night-skiing. Or, if you want to test your skills, tackle the terrain parks that feature jumps, boxes, rails and pipes. There’s plenty of time to recover after a day out on the slopes, too, with an abundance of shops, bars and relaxing walks to rejuvenate yourself.
Flying is the best way to get to the Snowy Mountains, as there are flights organised between Sydney Airport and the Snowy Mountains Airport. Once you have arrived at the Snowy Mountains Airport, it’s only a 15-kilometre trip to Cooma – the best place to park yourself if you plan on exploring everything the region has to offer.