Applies from Tue 2 Jun 2020, 12.12pm to Mon 8 Jun 2020, 11.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jun 2020, 1.12am
Closed areas: Long weekend closures
The resort areas of Perisher, Thredbo and Charlotte Pass, and the Main Range of Kosciuszko National Park will be closed to the public for the June long weekend, from 4pm Friday 5 June to 5am Tuesday 9 June 2020.
- This closure is to support NSW ski resorts in their preparations for the opening of ski season – and to protect local communities who are not yet prepared for an influx of visitors.
- The closure is supported by Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Perisher, NSW police, NSW Ambulance, the Department of Health and local community organisations.
- Road blocks will be in place to prevent public access up Kosciuszko Road to Perisher, including Guthega and Smiggin Holes, and Charlotte Pass. The road will be closed at Wilsons Valley.
- With the exception of through traffic, the Alpine Way will be restricted between the vehicle entry station and Dead Horse Gap. This includes access to Thredbo Village.
- Employees, lodge managers, lodge owners, tradesman and club members who need to travel to the resorts to prepare their premises for the snow season will be permitted access. Evidence, such as authorisation from a club, or a utility bill will be required for access through the road blocks.
- See a map of closed areas
- Walking tracks around the Thredbo Valley, including the Pallaibo and Waterfall tracks, plus the Lower Thredbo Valley track below Bullocks Flat are open for walking.
- Thredbo River will be accessible below Bullocks Flat
- The entire length of the Thredbo Valley track from Thredbo Village to Gaden Trout hatchery is closed for cycling, due to track conditions.
- The ski resort's lift operations are closed until the opening of the ski season. The ski season open dates are:
- Thredbo: Monday 22 June 2020
- Perisher: Wednesday 24 June 2020
- Charlotte Pass: Friday 26 June 2020
- Selwyn Snow Resort: Closed for 2020 due to bush fire damage
- Accommodation may be open prior to the ski resort opening dates. Check directly with the accommodation provider.
Ski season on-snow activities
Commencing Monday 22 June, all on-snow sporting activities undertaken this year in Kosciuszko National Park will require a pre-purchased resort lift pass or registration with NPWS in advance, via a Trip Intention Form
- If you are coming for skiing or snowboarding in resort areas of Kosciuszko National Park this winter, don’t leave home without a valid pre-purchased lift pass
- From 9th June, visitors wishing to undertake on-snow back country activities will need to register a Trip Intention Form (TIF) with NPWS prior to their arrival. Examples of on-snow back country activities, which can be undertaken after a TIF is lodged, include back country snow shoeing, cross country skiing, skiing and snowboarding
- Tobogganing, sledding and snow-tubing is prohibited throughout Kosciuszko National Park in 2020. There are no accessible areas in Kosciuszko National Park that allow these activities to be safely undertaken in accordance with the current Covid-19 physical-distancing requirements.
Affects 1 park and 25 locations nearby.