The Snowy Mountains, always in season.
In this remarkable region of mountains, rivers and lakes, each season brings its own rewards. Whether you’re swishing down winter slopes, admiring spring wildflowers or rambling through parklands ablaze with autumn colour there’s something for everyone.
Hitch your horse outside a stockmen’s hut or enjoy a day’s fishing or mountain biking before basking in the inviting warmth of a comfortable lodge.
Kosciuszko, the State’s largest national park and Australia’s most extensive alpine region, straddles the Great Dividing Range. It incorporates glacial lakes, alpine meadows, snow gum forests and Mt Kosciuszko – at 2,228 it’s Australia’s highest peak.
With nine wilderness areas in the park, there are endless opportunities for experiencing the wild scenery and solitude of its 6,900 sq km, whether you’re hiking, horse-riding, driving or simply throwing a line in one of its crystal-clear mountain streams.
When winter frosts the mountain peaks and snow gums of the southern alps of NSW, it throws open the doors to a sensational snow holiday.
In the Snowy Mountains you’ll find the highest ski fields in the country, all within Kosciuszko National Park. Here the snowfield resorts have everything you need for a great holiday, from equipment hire and lessons to fine dining and accommodation.
From the June long weekend to the October long weekend, you can go night skiing, downhill or cross-country skiing, snowboarding or tobogganing, or even ski off-piste with a guide. If you’re a complete novice, there are instructors who cater for all skill levels. And at the end of an exhilarating day on the slopes, you can relax in a small family-friendly lodge or a heritage-listed chalet before hitting the lively après-ski scene.
Head for the hills and see what a little fresh mountain air can do for you.
For more information visit www.snowymountains.com.au