The Snowies in Winter

Skiing and Snowboarding at Perisher and Thredbo

Skiing and snowboarding is a short commute from town. Both Perisher and Thredbo are approximately a half hour away. Driving to Perisher Ski Resort and connecting to Charlotte Pass Ski Resort is straight up the mountain via Kosciuszko Road. The SkiTube is situated fifteen minutes on the Alpine Way where you can ride the steep ascent to Perisher by train, saving your need to carry snow chains and buying National Park pass. Also, being without parking worries plus it’s a safer and more pleasant ride for your family. Thredbo Ski Resort is further along the Alpine Way, and will shuttle you in their courtesy buses to and from the lift areas and carparks.

Merritts Gondola at Thredbo

With Thredbo only being approximately 30mins away, take a trip and enjoy a scenic ride on the all new, state-of-the-art Merritts Gondola, Australia’s only alpine Gondola. The Merritts Gondola is a high speed, eight person Gondola that takes you from the Village to the base of the Cruiser Area in approximately 6 minutes. For more information click here

Backcountry Adventures

This winter, enjoy an exciting day out in the mountains off the beaten path! From exploring the best of what the Australian backcountry has to offer on skis or board to experiencing the raw natural beauty of the Australian Main Range on snowshoes, there’s an adventure for everyone. For more information Click Here 

Returning Winter 2022

Cross Country Skiing near Thredbo or Perisher

Cross Country skiing is a great way to explore the amazing untouched country of the Snowy Mountains. You can start your adventure from the top of Thredbo and explore the extraordinary main range or head to Perisher Blue to glide and skate the many kilometers of Nordic trails.

If your desire a true adventure into our untouched wilderness and virgin snow contact one of the professional Cross Country Tour operators for details.
Call The Mountain Adventure Centre on 1800 623 459 or Wilderness Sports on 1800 654 168

Thredbo Lift Tickets and Thredbo Snowsports School

To ride the lifts you will need to display a valid ski lift ticket. You can either pick up a ticket on the day or purchase lift and lesson packages. There is a large variety of options. Whether you have never seen snow before or consider yourself a black diamond pro taking a lesson is guaranteed to improve your experience. Both resorts offer highly professional ski schools to help you hone your skills on the slopes. There are a number of options from group and private lessons to race and powder clinics. Read over the options carefully, you can often save a packet if you book a five day package including lift & lessons.

Lift tickets, lessons and private lessons are purchased through resort websites, please visit or for more information.

Equipment Hire Thredbo/Jindabyne

One of the most important factors that will make your snow holiday an amazing experience is your equipment. Don’t fear it will not cost a fortune as you can hire nearly everything you need from clothing, to boots, skis, boards and poles.

In Jindabyne

Boss Outdoor Sports – 8 Kosciuszko Rd  02 6456 1959

stocks all your summer & winter clothing needs from gloves, beanies, goggles, Ski & Snowboards and Chains as well as a great selection of outdoor clothing, backpacks, and footwear, as well as fishing, MTB, Kayak, Sup, E-bikes & Disc Golf equipment and more for hire & sale.

In Thredbo

Thredbo Sports on 02 6459 4100.

Harro’s Sports at Lake Crackenback on 02 6456 1462.

If you own your own equipment or have borrowed some from a friend don’t forget to have them checked by a ski technician to make sure everything is set correctly and working properly.

Remember good quality sunglasses, goggles and sun cream are essentials. The sun up here burns 3 times stronger than at the beach. Even if the sky is overcast the suns rays will burn don’t forget to slip slop slap as if you were at the beach.

Thredbo Snow Shoeing

Hire snowshoes from a local ski hire shop for a modest price and head up to the top of Thredbo. Take lunch in backpacks, ski poles (good to have but not mandatory) and wear a pair of waterproof walking boots. Strap on your snow shoes and off you go! So easy! Simply walking on the thick carpet of fresh snow means no slipping or sliding because of the metal teeth on the snow shoes. And of course you don’t sink in.

You’ll be alone in this scenic wonderland. In Thredbo head to Dead Horse Gap or the Ramsheads. There are so many opportunities to take photos of ice trimmed trees and snowscapes.

Disabled Snow Sports in Thredbo and the Snowy Mountains

Disabled WinterSport Australia is a multi-faceted, self-help sporting organisation founded in 1978 by Australia’s first Paralympic skier Ron Finneran and Canadian instructor Bruce Abel. The purpose of DWA is to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to enjoy winter sports and, equally importantly, to enjoy the magnificent environment that is Australia’s Snowy Mountains with fellow skiers.

Winter sport for Australians with a disability is now no longer a dream. Thousands of disabled Australians regularly visit our snowfields, irrespective of disability, to enjoy winter sport in its many and varied forms. For more information contact DWA on (02) 6495 4334

Terrain Parks

Thredbo Parks boast a variety of Terrain Parks catering for all abilities of skiers and boarders. From frothy first timers to experienced park rats, our huge fleet of features has you covered. As well as jumps of all sizes, you’ll find fun boxes, tubes, rails, bonks, and other assorted jobs. To find out more click here


Returning Winter 2022

NASTAR provides a fun, competitive and easily accessible recreational ski racing program that, through the development of a handicap system, allows skiers of all ages and abilities to compare themselves against their friends, family members and the U.S Ski Team regardless of when and where they race! Click here for more information

Tobogganing in the Snowy Mountains

For the young and young at heart, tobogganing is a childhood delight that never loses its edge. Perfect for some family fun, tobogganing in Perisher Valley is enjoyed by children and parents alike.

Toboggans are prohibited on the slopes (to avoid collisions with skiers, snowboarders & those just playing in the snow) there are plenty of areas outside the resort where you can try out your toboggan skills.

Please note toboggans and any like sliding devices are PROHIBITED across the entire resort area of Thredbo.