Ski Resorts in Australia

Ski Resorts in Australia

When looking to snowboard in Australia your best bets are going to be the nine resorts on the state borders of New South Wales and Victoria. These eastern mountain ranges are not the only places to board down under, but they are much easier to get to than those on the island of Tasmania. As with all entries to Australia, coming in through Sydney or Melbourne is going to make the most sense.

When you arrive in Australia the next step is actually getting to the resorts. Road travel is an easy way to get around the island continent, but you will be paying high toll prices to get through the gates into some of the mountain ski areas. Internal flights are another option here, but prices tend to be much higher than what you would expect to pay for a similar flight in Europe or North America.

Other forms of public transport though are available at a better (more competitive) price point. Bus trips are an excellent way to get to where you need to be and they run daily trips to the major resorts. The other advantage here is you can use the travel time to relax, blog, or sleep depending on your needs. Costs depend on the distance, but a fare of around A$55 should be expected.
The final realistic option to get to the slopes is by train. This is an ideal way to see some of the Australian countrysides and jumping on at Central Station in Sydney will give you a direct train to Jindabyne which is the gateway for those New South Wales resorts. Any trip starting in Melbourne will require a change in Sydney to get to the powder.Spending a season in Australia is a great way to get to know the country and the locals. While the conditions and slopes are nothing like those in New Zealand, the Aussies’ love to party and spending a winter season there (June-September) is a real bucket list item. Be aware though that resort vacancies start being advertised in April, so getting an early start is crucial.

Spending a season in Australia is a great way to get to know the country and the locals. While the conditions and slopes are nothing like those in New Zealand, the Aussies’ love to party and spending a winter season there (June-September) is a real bucket list item. Be aware though that resort vacancies start being advertised in April, so getting an early start is crucial.As with any location, lodging can be what you want depending on your budget. Everything from five-star lodges to bargain basement hostels can be found, with the cheaper prices being further out from the hub of the resort.

As with any location, lodging can be what you want depending on your budget. Everything from five-star lodges to bargain basement hostels can be found, with the cheaper prices being further out from the hub of the resort.