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Snowy Mountains Guide

The NSW Snowy Mountains is Australia’s year-round adventure capital. Whether you are a snow-sports enthusiast, mountain biker, hiker, or stand-up paddle-boarder, these ski resorts NSW offer something for everyone, in every season.

Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your Snowy Mountains holiday.

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Getting here

Nestled in South Eastern NSW, the Snowy Mountains and Kosciuszko National Park are home to Australia’s highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, and renowned resorts NSW Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass and Selwyn Snow Resort

Surrounding the park are charming towns, with Jindabyne, Berridale and Cooma to the East, Bombala and Delegate in the South, Khancoban to the West, and Adaminaby and Tumut in the North.

During peak season (June to October), transportation options increase to ensure easy access to these popular resorts in NSW.

Things to do

Hit the slopes of our world-famous ski resorts in NSW in Winter and during the warmer months explore the region by mountain biking, bushwalking and fishing. During any season, explore the spectacular scenery and the warm hospitality of the alpine villages across the region.

Check out the Tourism Snowy Mountains Activities Guide

Aerial view of a town with a mix of autumn-colored trees and buildings


Kids Summer Adventure Festival


Summer sees temperature soar, often as high as the mid-30’s, however evenings can dip below 0 degrees, so a warm outer-layer is recommended for night-time outings in Summer.

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Average tops of 15 degrees and lows of 0 degrees, with cool, misty mornings, and golden-hued Autumn foliage turns the Snowy Mountains into a visual feast.

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Enjoy snowfalls in Winter, with average temperatures hovering between 5 degrees and -4 degrees. It’s not uncommon for the temp to plunge so we recommend coming prepared in Winter.

aerial view of a serene lake with a small island in the center


Take in the spectacular transformation of the region during Spring, as Snow melts on the mountains and trickles into the rivers and lakes. Tops of 12 degrees and lows of 0 degrees make it a perfect time for white-water rafting and hiking.


There is always something lively happening in the Snowy Mountains region. Get the low-down on what’s on here.