Just six hours drive south of Sydney, the Snowy Mountains includes Australia’s highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko.
Settled in the mid-1800s, the area was originally used by cattlemen to feed cattle during long, hot summers. In 1964 the area was declared a National Park and grazing ceased.
The seven ski resorts in the region have more than 50 ski lifts and the official ski season runs from June to October.
Serious adventurers will thrive on challenging treks, rock and mountain climbing, cross country skiing and heart-stopping downhill ski runs. Ski resorts such as Kosciuszko-Thredbo, Perisher Blue, Charlotte’s Pass and Mount Selwyn each have their own character and village atmosphere.
If you’re coming here for the skiing, the easiest option is to organise a ski package from Canberra or Sydney.