Saturday, 20 May 2017

Skiing on any Budget

With snow already starting to fall ahead of the 2017 NSW Ski Season, Snowy Mountains chalets, hostels, hotels and lodges are ready to welcome skiers and snowboarders as they enjoy a variety of winter holidays, from budget to ski-luxe.

NSW is home to Australia’s five highest peaks including Mt Kosciuszko, and four Snowy Mountains resorts. The ski fields offer a broad range of accommodation from indulgent winter getaways or budget-friendly weekend getaways for alpine first-timers.

Destination NSW offers the following itineraries for Snowy Mountains getaways that will suit all budgets:

Budget

A coach to the Snowy Mountains is an easy and cost-effective way to get to the snow. On arrival, check into Snowy Mountains Resort, the gateway to Selwyn Snowfields. Explore Selwyn’s progressive terrain, working across the mountain from beginner to intermediate and advanced trails. Finish your snow trip by relaxing besides the log fire at Snowy Mountains Resort before returning home via coach.

Mid-Range

Drive five and a half hours from Sydney to the Snowy Mountains and check in to a Mountain View chalet at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa. Pick up ski hire from Harro’s Snow Sports conveniently located at the Resort before enjoying dinner at the waterfront restaurant, Cuisine. Jump on the Skitube from Bullocks Flat to Perisher Valley to enjoy a day of skiing and boarding exploring over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain across all of Perisher’s four resorts including Perisher Valley, Blue Cow, Smiggin Holes and Guthega. Finish the day off with Apr├Ęs ski and listening to live music before heading back to Bullocks Flat via the Skitube.

Weekend Luxury

Commence a luxury trip to the Snowy Mountains with a private plane charter to Cooma Snowy Mountains Airport. Transfer to Thredbo and check in to a ski-in, ski-out chalet before enjoying Thredbo Village bars and restaurants. The following morning, pick up a set of performance skis and enjoy a private one-on-one ski lesson with one off Thredbo’s top instructors. In the afternoon, enjoy a scrumptious meal at Eagles Nest, Australia’s highest Restaurant with 270 degree views of the alpine region. Cap off the weekend with a spa treatment before returning via private charter from Cooma Snowy Mountains Airport.

Skiing and snowboarding will hold many winter holidaymakers’ attention, but there is still plenty to do off-piste including cross-country skiing, trout fishing and snowshoeing through Kosciuszko National Park.

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