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NSW Snowy Mountains and Victorian Alps Alpine Region
If you want to see snow, the best time is from June to August period period. Sometimes, this can be extend by another month, depending on climatic conditions. Check with the local visitor centre or the Bureau of Meteorology.

Perisher Blue is the biggest of the resorts offering four ski areas and 51 lifts. Housing the biggest ski school, just over 20 percent of the terrain is suitable for beginners, and with 60 percent of the resort dedicated to cruising intermediates. The half pipe is consistently rated as the best for snowboarders. There are natural jumps, with two terrain parks at Blue Cow and perisher. Perisher also has a dedicated children’s area.

Although smaller, Thredbo offers the most vertical runs and more black diamond runs than other resorts. Considerable money has been been poured into the resort with expansion of accommodation and more snowmaking facilities, as well as the Australian Institute of Sport accredited Thredbo Leisure Centre. Following a hard days play, you can enjoy the numerous restaurants and bars. Thredbo also has a beginners’ area and the children can enjoy Thredboland.

The most popular place for beginners is Selwyn Snowfields and Charlottes Pass, with both offering  over 40 percent of terrain that has been graded ‘easiest’. Selwyn Snowfields is popular for families on a budget.

Following are places that are popular especially during the snow period.  Remember you can contact your local travel agent or tourist centre for more information.

Snow in the Victorian Alps - Image courtesy of Living Travel ฉ 2003

Snow in the Victorian Alps
- Living Travel ฉ 2003

New South Wales • Snow Destinations

• Adaminaby
• Adelong
• Anglers Reach
• Batlow
• Berridale
• Bombala
• Cabramurra 
• Cooma
• Charlottes Pass
• Dalgety
• Jindabyne
• Khancoban
• Nimmitabel
• Perisher Blue
• Selwyn Snowfields
• Snowy Mts NSW
• Talbingo
• Thredbo
• Tumbarumba
• Tumut
• Yarrangobilly

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Victoria • Snow Destinations

• Dinner Plain • Falls Creek • Mount Buffalo
• Mount Buller
• Mount Hotham

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