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Charlotte Pass Ski Resort and Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Charlotte Pass Ski Resort and Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel.

Getting there and parking

Charlotte Pass is in the Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there from Jindabyne:

In winter:

  • Charlotte Pass Ski Resort is snowbound in winter, with access by oversnow transport (fees apply)
  • Leave Jindabyne on Kosciuszko Road, then turn left onto Alpine Way toward Thredbo
  • Travel 17km to the turn-off for Bullocks Flat Skitube Terminal, outside the national park
  • Take the Skitube to Perisher Valley (fees apply)
  • Charlotte Pass Guest Services Office is in the Perisher Valley Skitube Terminal, at the far end of the ground floor of the terminal building. Oversnow transport departs from here. Book on 02 6457 5315.

In summer:

  • Leave Jindabyne on Kosciuszko Road and follow for around 33km to Perisher Valley
  • Charlotte Pass is just 8km beyond Perisher on Kosciuszko Road

Winter road access

Road closures Perisher to Charlotte Pass

  • Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass from June to October long weekends.
  • You can use the free overnight parking at Bullocks Flat Skitube terminal, off Alpine Way (no park entry fees in this section of Alpine Way). Then ride the Skitube to Perisher and Blue Cow resorts.
  • Charlotte Pass oversnow transport departs from Perisher Skitube terminal.

Snow chains:

It’s compulsory for all 2WD vehicles to carry snow chains in winter, between June and October long weekends, on:

  • Kosciuszko Road (to Perisher)
  • Island Bend/Guthega Road for its full length
  • Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin

The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) recommends snow chains are carried by all vehicles driving in the park in winter, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather.

Read our snow driving safety tips. Visit the Live Traffic website for current conditions. Learn more about winter access to NSW alpine resorts.

Parking

In winter there's no car access to Charlotte Pass Ski Resort. Instead, park for free at Bullocks Flat Skitube, off Alpine Way, and take the Skitube to Perisher Valley where the Oversnow transport will take you to Charlotte Pass.

Facilities

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Cafe/kiosk

Carpark

summer only

Drinking water

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Adventure sports

Adventure sports like climbing, caving, canyoning and abseiling offer a thrilling opportunity to explore our unique environments. Before you head out, be aware of the risks and stay safe during adventure sports.

Alpine safety

Alpine areas present special safety issues. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. It’s important to be prepared and find out how to stay safe in alpine areas.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Prohibited

Drones

Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas. The alpine resorts of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Selwyn, Ski Rider and Kosciuszko Tourist Park are exempt, though some commercial and outdoor places within these resorts may have no smoking areas.


Charlotte Pass Ski Resort and Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel

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Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs from purchase); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

    Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).

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