Between New South Wales & Victoria, Australia has some of the best ski fields in the Southern Hemisphere. World renowned fields attract thousands of international skiers and snowboarders each year, as well as families in search of the perfect snow holiday. The best time to hit the slopes in Australia is between June and October each year. While the best snow fall is most commonly received during July and August (the middle of snow season), most major ski fields also produce their own snow to ensure that skiers always have a great time. Current weather conditions can usually be found on dedicated sites for each destination, so be sure to check that average snow fall before hitting the slopes. If you are planning your next winter getaway to the beautiful, snow-tipped mountain of Australia, be sure to check out these amazing ski destinations.
Located in Victoria, Mount Hotham is the perfect ski destination for those who don’t want to leave the mountain during their snow holidays. A completely self-contained village, Mount Hotham has its own childcare centre, shopping centre and various other facilities. With more than 85 groomed runs, you’ll never be bored on a ski trip to Mount Hotham.
Just five hours drive from Sydney, locals often visit the slopes of Thredbo for a weekend getaway. Thredbo’s claim to fame is having the longest ski run in Australia, at a massive 5.9 kilometres. The perfect area for beginners sits at the base of the village, whilst more advanced skiers will also have plenty to keep them occupied.
One of the closest fields to the city of Melbourne, Mount Buller is just a three hour journey by car. A main attraction for Mount Buller is the variety that it offers visitors, including three terrain parks, cross country courses, half pipes and various mountain runs, all designed for different skill levels. Mount Buller accommodation is easy to find and comparatively affordable when you consider stepping out of your lodge onto the white snowy surrounds of the mountain.
Located on the outskirts of the Snowy Mountains, Jindabyne is the perfect place for skiers on a budget. While you’ll still have access to all the greatest ski fields, via a convenient shuttle bus, you won’t be staying on the mountain and so you’ll save hundreds in accommodation, food and equipment hire. If you’re booking a snow holiday to Jindabyne, be sure to ask your travel agent about holiday packages for the best available rates on ski and clothing hire.
Perisher is one of the most popular skiing destinations throughout all of Australia. Located in the Kosciuszko National Park, in Southern New South Wales, Perisher Village is accessible from both Sydney and Melbourne. The perfect place for skiers of all skill levels, Perisher is home to an abundance of beginner, intermediate, advanced and black runs. There’s also a great variety of other snow activities that the whole family will enjoy, including tube town and family fun zone.
If you’re searching for the perfect snow holiday, the ski fields of Australia really do have it all!