Ski resorts in New South Wales are some of the best in the country. The beauty is most of them are just a few hours’ drive from Sydney. There are ski resorts perfect for everyone, whether you prefer to ski, snowboard or even play around in the snow and build snowmen.
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Thredbo is Australia’s most famous ski destination. Not only is it the highest at 2,037m but it also has the largest vertical downhill drop, at 672m. Two-thirds of the resort is for an intermediate skill range. Choose from more than 50 runs and some of them are even great for beginners and advanced skiers. There are so many activities to do on and off the mountain. Head down to Thredbo Village at night for an evening of live music and entertainment in the alpine village surroundings.
Perisher is the largest ski resort in the southern hemisphere. The valley’s fields cover an amazing 1,245 hectares which seems like paradise for snow lovers. There are more than 70 courses and while most suit intermediate skiers or snowboarders, even beginners and pros will find something to suit their needs. When you’re tired from a day of skiing, head to one of the on-mountain restaurants to refuel whilst taking in the magnificent views.
At 1,760m above sea level, Charlotte Pass is blanketed in fields of snow for most of the winter months. Many adventurers call Charlotte pass “a true alpine experience’ because you aren’t competing with crowds. This is largely thanks to cars and buses not being allowed to pass the gates at Perisher. It is situated within the picturesque Kosciuszko National Park, Charlotte Pass is home to the 1930-built Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel, a ski-in-ski-out hotel.
Beginners and intermediate thrill-seekers will love Mount Selwyn. This makes the Selwyn Snowfields the perfect place to learn how to ski or snowboard. There are fewer runs than the other places in NSW, but it makes up for it with the variety of family activities. Visit the two Snowtube parks, go cross-country skiing or have a go at tobogganing. This is the only family owned and operated ski resort in the Snowy Mountains, and is perfect for beginners.