In winter, Australia’s snow-dusted mountains are a white playground.
Skiing and snowboarding
In winter, Australia’s snow-dusted mountains are a white playground and skiers are often warmed by golden sunshine. Vast areas are also available for back-country and cross-country skiing.
Winter enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with 12 different winter resorts – from the boutique Mt Baw Baw
, Selwyn Snowfields
and Charlotte Pass
to the big hills of Perisher Blue
, Falls Creek
, Mt Hotham
and Mt Buller
. For cross-country skiers, there’s plenty of variety on the groomed trails at Lake Mountain
and Mt Stirling
, Mt St Gwinear
, Perisher, the Bogong High Plains out of Falls Creek and Mt Buffalo
and Dinner Plain.
For those who enjoy getting off the beaten path there are guided snow-shoeing and ski-touring adventures at Mt Baw Baw, Mt Buffalo NP, Falls Creek and the Main Range in the Snowy Mountains.
Experienced skiers and snowboarders have the endless hectares of untracked snow in the alpine back-country of Kosciuszko, Alpine or Baw Baw
national parks to explore.
The cirque wall at Blue Lake, in Kosciuszko National Park
is the only place on mainland Australia regularly used for ice climbing.