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.
Snowy Mountains region
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.
Home to Kosciuszko National Park, the Snowy Mountains region is a unique alpine wonderland of rivers, mountains, ski fields, caves, and glacial lakes.
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The Snowy Mountains offer exhilarating walking and mountain biking trails, spectacular limestone caves and winter snow sports. Head to Kosciuszko National Park to climb Mount Kosciuszko, Australia's highest mountain, and enjoy sweeping views from the summit.
Explore the famous Snowy River, and go skiing or snowboarding on the slopes of Perisher and Thredbo - or camp under the stars at some of the most picturesque campgrounds in NSW.
Glorious wildflowers blanket the alpine landscape of Kosciuszko National Park during summer, and if you love adventure sports there's rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, and 4WD touring activities to get your heart racing. You'll never forget the rugged alpine scenery of Australia's largest national park.
Activities in this region (154)
- 4WD touring
- Adventure sports
- Birdwatching and wildlife encounters
- Road trips and car/bus tours
- Horse riding
- Snow sports
- Wildflowers (seasonal)
- Aboriginal culture
- Cafes and kiosks
- Educational activities
- Historic heritage
- Picnics and barbecues
- Show cave tours
- Visitor centres
- Guided tours
- Volunteer activities
Visit NSW's snow resorts
Winter or summer, Thredbo Alpine Village is the ideal base for your Kosciuszko National Park adventure. This year-round resort serves up skiing, hiking, biking, festivals and fishing galore.
Head to Charlotte Pass Ski Resort for outstanding skiing, snowboarding, and show shoeing, plus intimate ski-in/ski-out chalet accommodation in the Snowy Mountains, near Jindabyne.
Cross-country ski and snowshoe trails
Take it easy or work up a sweat on Perisher's many uncrowded cross-country ski trails in the Snowy Mountains.
Swap your skis for snowshoes to explore the winter wonderland of Perisher ski resort at your own pace, along scenic Rock Creek in Kosciuszko National Park.
Cascade Hut trail is a popular mountain biking and walking trail that takes you to an historic alpine hut. In winter, strap on cross-country skis or snowshoes to enjoy this trail near Thredbo.
Schlink Hut walking track is a high alpine hiking or mountain biking adventure near Perisher, visiting 3 historic huts in Kosciuszko National Park. Winter access is by snowshoe or cross-country skiing only.
Explore by pedal power
Pilot Wilderness mountain bike ride in Kosciuszko National Park is a challenging, long-distance mountain bike trail that is suited to experienced mountain bike riders.
Ride, cycle, or hike 21km of Bicentennial National trail in Kosciuszko National Park. Saddle up your horses for a day of high-country adventure on this epic ride from Tom Groggin to Geehi horse camp.
Explore Geehi huts walking track by foot, bike, horse or 4WD. This short track, near Khancoban, boasts historic huts, river crossings and magnificent views of the Snowy Mountains in Kosciuszko National Park.
Explore further afield
The Snowy Mountains region is packed with year-round experiences. There’s so much more than snow sports and alpine walks. Discover exhilarating mount biking, superb kayaking, fishing and horse riding.
The Yarrangobilly area is a highlight of northern Kosciuszko National Park. Explore jaw-dropping caves on a guided tour and swim in the thermal pool. Stay at historic Caves House and enjoy the walks and wildlife.
Stay in the Snowy Mountains
From alpine Creel Lodge above Lake Jindabyne, to historic huts in the high plains, and charming Yarrangobilly Caves House, Kosciuszko National Park spoils you for choice for your Snowy Mountains getaway.