We give the lowdown on what slopes to hit in Australia, from New South Wales to Victoria, based on your interests. Whether you're looking for the best apres-ski option, flawless powder or great facilities for your family, we've got the right pick for you.
Best For Snowfall
Perisher – Located in pretty-as-a-picture Kosciuszko National Park, Mount Perisher’s summit reaches 2,054 metres and the season generally lasts from mid June to October.
Best For Food
Thredbo – If gourmet food piques your interest, The Terrace Restaurant at The Denman Hotel, a modern stone and glass chalet, is a top pick. The nearby Cuisine on Lake Crackenback is another must-visit for foodies.
Best For Apres-Ski
Mount Buller – The Kooroora Hotel takes the cake for offering one of Australia’s wildest apres-ski parties that kicks on well into the wee hours.
Best For Family Fun
Falls Creek – This ski-in, ski-out Victorian village is well loved by families for a number of reasons: the ski lifts are super efficient; there are loads of winter activities on offer including tobogganing and snow tubing; and the ever-popular Snowplay Park.
Best For Exploring
Mount Hotham – Another resort renowned for its solid annual snowfall, Hotham is heaven for pros with an array of challenging runs to uncover and three terrain parks to explore.
Best For Having It All
Jindabyne – ‘Jindy’ is a popular base for those seeking a budget-friendly ski trip with easy access to the nearby Thredbo resort.