Australia is home to some of the greatest ski fields in the world. Perfect weather conditions and world class ski resorts make Australia one of the most popular winter destinations, for skiers and snowboarders alike. Victoria and New South Wales both play host to some of the most famous snow fields in Australia, including Thredbo, Jindabyne and Mount Hotham. Many travel agents compile special ski packages for travellers, so be sure to check out what’s available before hitting the slopes.
Mount Hotham is a fantastic winter location for intermediate to advanced skiers. While there are some areas suitable for beginners, most runs are more suited for advanced levels, including 4 terrain parks for endurance skiers. Mount Hotham is known as the boutique of ski fields in Australia, with a smaller skiable area than other mountains, but with access to world class facilities.
With what seems like an endless amount of runs down a pristine mountain side, Perisher provides skiers with a limitless amount of options for their snow holiday. A popular family holiday destination, the terrain provides an area of around 22% suitable for beginners, while 60% is more suited to intermediate skiers. Artificial snowmaking does take place at Perisher, meaning your family is sure to enjoy their experience, no matter what the conditions.
One of the most well-known skiing destinations throughout all of Australia, Thredbo continues to provide travellers with the ultimate skiing conditions, year after year. The popularity of this destination has meant that Thredbo packages are readily available for holiday goers, often including accommodation, transport, ski and snowboard hire and lift passes. Thredbo is an all-around good skiing destination, providing fields perfect for beginners through to the more advanced.
Situated in North-Eastern Victoria, Falls Creek is home to some of the most spectacular skiing conditions in the nation, along with access to the highest quality of facilities. Falls Creek prides itself on catering for all types of skiers, with the Falls Creek Village being home to a various number of restaurants, bars and shopping facilities. Not only will skiers enjoy their time at Falls Creek, but also holiday goers in general, as they submerge themselves in the spectacular winter atmosphere of Victoria.
Located at the base of the Snowy Mountains, Jindabyne is the perfect location for those looking for a more affordable skiing holiday. As Jindabyne is not located in the heart of the ski fields of the Snowy Mountains, accommodation is more affordable, yet still easily accessed by daily shuttles. Jindabyne provides travellers with a range of activities, including skiing and snowboarding, along with a range of other non-snow related things to do; the perfect location for a large group of travellers.
The main ski season in Australia falls between the months of June and October, with regular snowfall providing the perfect conditions for skiers and boarders. If you’re planning the ultimate snow adventure in Australia, always be sure to choose a destination that provides for your needs, whether you’re an advanced skier, simply a beginner or travelling with a family.