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New South Wales (NSW), Australia, is home to the country’s larges skiing areas and some of its best ski resorts and are something that every skier should experience. In New South Wales you will find of the best ski resorts in the world with ski and snow conditions to rival anything you may have experienced in other regions. The Snowy Mountains in Australia’s south east provide excellent terrain to challenge all skiers from the beginner to the most experienced skier. The snow season begins in June and lasts through till October so all the northern hemisphere ski buffs can ski all year round. There is also a huge number of tours and other points of interest in the region to make your holiday complete.
The main ski resorts are located at Thredbo, Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Charlottes Pass, Blue Cow and Mt Selwyn with loads of off snow accommodation available in nearby Jindabyne. The underground Ski Tube will deliver skiers from Jindabyne directly to the snow fields so you don’t have to drive up the mountain and park in the snow. Perisher Blue, as the ski resort is known, is a 2 ½ hour drive from Canberra which is the nearest airport and around 6 hours drive from Sydney. The ski resort operates from June until October. There are around 50 lifts with the capacity to take 53903 skiers an hour up the mountain so there is no shortage of capacity to take you to your favourite run. The longest run is around 3 kilometres and the terrain is suitable for all levels of expertise. Smiggin Holes is located next door to Perisher and you can ski from one resort to the other. If you choose to stay off mountain the ski tube from Jindabyne will deliver you right to the slopes. Thredbo Village is located 31 kilometres into the mountains from Jindabyne and here you will find Australia's longest runs. Karels t bar to Fridays Flat is 5.9 kilometres long. Travelling times from Canberra and Sydney are nearly the same as Perisher Valley. There are 14 lifts with an uphill capacity of 17851 skiers per hour. You can also ski at Charlottes Pass where there are less crowds and 6 ski lifts or at Mt Selwyn which is located nearby.
New South Wales snow resorts can be accessed in a number of ways. Sydney has an international and domestic airport and is the closest to the resorts. Domestic flights operate to Canberra. You can drive to all resorts on sealed highways. Rental vehicles are available from all airports. Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Blue all fly to Canberra. There are also coach transfers available from a number of locations. If you need help don’t hesitate to call one of our experienced consultants who will be only too happy to assist you.
Should you wish to enquire about skiing in any other parts of Australia see our Victoria ski fields section. Don’t forget our helpful staff are here to help you plan and book your next skiing holiday in New South Wales ( NSW ). If you are in Australia you can call us on our Australian free call number 1800 815 378 or from overseas +61 7 4128 6607