Let’s be honest, Australia’s snow spots are scarce. Regardless, one must be familiar with which spot tiers foremost and which are second bananas. In this list, we give you the best snow spots in New South Wales that will have you scrambling to get back too.
Cementing first in this list is Thredbo. Located in the Snowy Mountains at the tip of Mt Kosciuszko, this frosty destination is Australia’s best snow spot and is celebrated for its perpetual snowfall. Thredbo offers terrain to suit all levels of skiers and boarders and has Australia’s longest snow run.
Thredbo offers a variety of accommodation: traditional lodges and self-contained apartments in a cozy village atmosphere. Thredbo also features a variety of terrain parks and the highest lifted point in Australia.
The second—the largest resort in NSW— best snow spot in this list is Perisher Blue. It comprises the villages of Perisher, Smiggins Hole, Guthega and Mountain Blue Cow. Perisher offers skiing and boarding to suit all skill levels with packages that include accommodation and lift passes.
Perisher is accessible by drive or Skitube, and has snow accommodation and features a plethora of shops, restaurants and forms of entertainment. Perisher additionally offers ski training programs and extensive snow making facilities, night skiing and boarding year-around.
At an elevation of over 1800 metres, Charlotte Pass Village is the highest snow and ski resort in the country, also the oldest, and receives some of the most consistent snowfall in this list. Due to its incessant snowfall, Charlottes’ is only accessible by snow transport during the ski season.
The resort contains five ski lifts, one triple chairlift, one T-bar, two platter lifts and a beginner’s moving carpet accessing 50 hectares of skiable terrain. All accommodation and facilities are ski-in ski-out and many other features including the Freestyle Terrain Park and Charlottes Play Park.
Adjacent to Thredbo is Selwyn Snowfields. The snow site is located in the Northern section of Kosciuszko National Park near Kiandra, Adaminaby and Tumut, which is the highest town in Australia. Offers alpine skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, snow-tubing, cross country skiing and is ideal for families wanting a snow experience at a modest price.
Selwyn Ski Resort is the perfect family ski and snowboard resort. With its painstakingly progressing terrain and courteous staff, Selwyn Ski Resort will have the whole family loving the snow in no time. With specially tailored snow sports lessons, irrespective of your age, ability, or fitness level, Selwyn have a program designed to entertain everyone.
If skiing isn’t your thing, but you’re wanderlust for a winter wonderland in a small bucolic setting, then Oberon is your destination. Located in the NSW tablelands, Oberon is off the beaten track and the ultimate destination for a wintry, quiet getaway.
The winter season sees several snow falls each year so it’s the perfect place to sip on a hot cocoa by the fire in a comfy cottage. Oberon is just 2.5 hours drive from Sydney in the Greater Blue Mountains region. Oberon is near several Blue Mountains attractions, including the Sydney favourite Three Sisters.