Snow is starting to fall across the Snowy Mountains! Thredbo and Perisher are gearing up for a big snow season in 2021, with new lift capacities and improved COVID safety measures, so there’s never been a better time to hit the slopes!
To help you prepare for the snow this season, we have compiled all the things you will need to know, from how to get here, when to get here and what Canberra Airport has to offer.
Canberra Airport is flying direct to 12 Domestic Destinations across Australia: Newcastle, Port Macquarie, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Darwin and Sydney. We have a variety of different airlines to get you where you need, including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Alliance Airlines, Rex Airlines, Link Airways and FlyPelican.
If you’re travelling through Canberra on your way to the snow, whether by air, bus or car, Canberra Airport has everything you need, from rental cars to stocking up on essentials. Canberra Airport is serviced by 6 rental car providers, including Enterprise, Hertz, Thrifty, Eurocar, Budget and Avis, which provide competitive rates and immaculate vehicles.
Majura Park Shopping Centre is just a few minutes’ drive from the Airport, and is home to Costco, Woolworths, McDonalds, Bunnings, Macpac, Autobarn and more. If you’re travelling through on your way to the snow, it’s a short turn off the highway and it has free parking. To learn more about Majura Park Shopping Centre, click here.
If you’re in need of a quick pit stop, look no further than the Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport. Located just a quick walk from the Terminal, it’s the most convenient and affordable steppingstone on your way to the snow. Learn more about the Vibe Hotel, here.
Now, on to the fun stuff! Thredbo and Perisher are set and ready to welcome you back to the slopes this season, whether you’re skiing, snowboarding or just there for the hot chocolates and warm fireplaces. The ski season will officially commence on 12 June, so make sure you’ve picked your resort, booked your flights, and your lift passes. If you’re still not sure which one to pick, keep reading and see which one is best for you.
Thredbo is Australia’s Best Ski Resort, taking out the prestigious award from the World Ski Awards for four years’ running. Thredbo boasts a huge amount of snow terrain for all ages and abilities including Australia’s longest runs, a huge range of ski and snowboard lessons for all abilities plus tonnes of events and activities to enjoy.
What’s really unique about Thredbo is its beautiful vibrant village right at the base of the mountain with a range accommodation, restaurants, bars, cafes and retail shops to keep you entertained both on and off the slopes.
Thredbo lift passes are on sale now, so don’t miss out! Learn more, here.
After some rental gear? Click here.
Need a lesson, book one in here.
Adventure comes to life at Perisher, the largest alpine resort in the Southern Hemisphere. Boasting 47 lifts accessing 1,245 hectares of varied snow-covered terrain across 4-interlinked resort areas you will find something for everyone. From untouched corduroy at First Tracks to skiing and boarding under the night sky, award-winning terrain parks, plus a variety of on-mountain dining, it’s easy to see why Perisher is Australia’s most popular alpine playground. Perisher will officially open on 12 June.
Lift passes are now on sale! Learn more, here.
If you’re after more info on renting snow gear, read here.
Need a little help to get you on the slopes? Learn more.
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