Take the stress out of your snow trip and follow our guide for tackling the snow season in 2021!
Best ways to travel:
Fly: Fly to Canberra Airport from 12 domestic destinations, including Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Cairns and Darwin. Qantas, Virgin Australia, Alliance Airlines, Rex Airlines, Link Airways and FlyPelican all fly to Canberra Airport! Learn more about where we fly, here.
Shuttle Bus: Canberra Airport is serviced by five shuttle bus and charter companies, including Greyhound, SnowConnect, Alpine Charters, Snow Alliance/Hummingbird and SnoExpress. If driving on the wet and winding roads isn’t for you, speak to one of our providers for the best solution. Learn more.
Drive: If you’re driving from Canberra Airport and need to hire a safe, affordable and reliable car, speak to one of six of our rental car providers stationed at the Terminal. Learn more.
If you need snow chains, ensure you let the provider know, or head to Autobarn at Majura Park to pick some up.
Best places to stay:
Once you have secured your lift pass, make sure you book your accommodation quickly before it all gets snapped up! There is a variety of places to stay across the Snowy Mountains, whether it’s for the family, a group or a couple.
Accommodation in Thredbo offers stunning mountain views, convenience and comfort for all guests. Choose from lodges, hotels, on-snow chalets, luxurious apartments and self-contained units. Whether it’s a weekend away with your mates, a romantic getaway or family holiday the team at Thredbo Resort Centre can help make it effortlessly happen. For more, click here.
Perisher Valley Ski Resort:
Perisher’s Accommodation finder is the easiest way to research and book accommodation online. The largest range of properties in Perisher Valley, Guthega and Smiggin Holes as well as Jindabyne is right at your fingertips. Choose from lodges, hotels and self-contained apartments that suit every budget. Book directly with the property that best suits your snow holiday needs and save time and money. Look no further for your next Snowy Mountains holiday! Read more here.
A relaxing, boutique, mountain retreat in the heart of the Snowy Mountains We have created your dream hideaway. You will discover the magic of a visit to Tinkersfield & the mountains lasts long after the holiday ends. Nestled in a secluded field in the Crackenback valley, but only minutes from the resorts & Lake Jindabyne. Every adventure needs a great home base. Tinkersfield is yours. Book today.
Lake Crackenback Resort:
Lake Crackenback Resort reflects the beauty and serenity of the breathtaking alpine surroundings, with access to a huge range of free activities and facilities to help you get the most out of your stay. Whilst each self-contained studio, one, two and three bedroom Mountain Chalet and Lakeview Apartment is completely unique, they all share the perfect balance of being connected to nature, while delivering the sublime luxury of comfort. Learn more here.
If a day trip is more your thing, but a stop over in Canberra, try the below;
Less than 10 minutes from Canberra’s CBD and 150 metres from the airport terminal is the award-winning Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport. The Vibe Hotel is the perfect pit stop after flying into Canberra Airport before driving off to the snow. Read more here.
A by Adina Hotel:
If Canberra is just a stopover on your journey to the snow, but you want to make the most of it, stay at the new A by Adina Hotel, located at Constitution Place! It’s in the heart of the city, surrounded by excellent restaurants, cafes and the Canberra Theatre. For more, click here.
Stocking up for the snow:
If you’re coming from the north, you may need to prepare for the cold! Whether it’s getting a few extra thermals from Macpac, some snow chains from Autobarn or just some snacks from Woolworths! Regardless, Majura Park Shopping Centre has everything you need in one place.
The Centre is conveniently located a few minutes drive from Canberra Airport, and is just off the Majura Parkway!
To view their stores list, click here.
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