Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park
2021 snow season
The NSW snow season opens 12 June 2021. The only requirement for entry to Kosciuszko National Park is a valid NSW Parks Pass, however if you're planning to camp overnight you must pre-book your campground or campsite before leaving home.
Check with your ski resort for specific COVID-19 restrictions and read our COVID-19 updates to learn more about snow play and other restrictions this year.
Perisher is the perfect snow holiday for families, first-timers and experts, with over 3,000 acres of skiing and snow sports across Perisher Valley, Guthega, Blue Cow and Smiggin Holes.
- Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
Visit the Perisher website or phone 1300 655 811 for accommodation and ski package prices. Bookings can be made up to 12 months in advance.
Feel the thrill of carving fresh tracks down the snow-blanketed mountains of Kosciuszko National Park's Snowy Mountains, near Jindabyne. With four massive ski areas, Perisher Valley is Australia's most popular ski destination, and the largest alpine resort in the southern hemisphere.
You’ll find a range of snow sports to suit everyone from the beginner to the expert at Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega and Blue Cow. A whopping 47 lifts and 1245ha (over 3,000 acres) of snow-covered terrain, means you’re bound to find the perfect slope. In the evening, kick back with a range of resort-style accommodation, restaurants and nightlife to suit every budget.
Spend the winter months skiing, snowboarding, cross-country and tubing, and when the snow melts, there’s fantastic walking, mountain biking and fishing. You’ll soon discover there’s plenty to tempt you any time of year in the incredible high mountain country. Visit the Perisher website for more inspiration and information.
Take a virtual tour of Perisher captured with Google Street View Trekker.
Try the Porcupine walking track kids quest in Perisher during the warmer months when there's no snow on the ground. Walk up across the gently sloping valley and try to complete the quest. The 7 challenges reveal fascinating finds along the track.
An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program.
- Snowy Region Visitor Centre
- 8.30am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6450 5600
- 49 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne NSW 2627
- 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).Buy annual pass