Australia’s ski season officially kicks off on the Queens Birthday holiday weekend June 8-11. Visitors to the various alpine resorts across Victoria and New South Wales can expect new attractions and first class customer service as operators try to enhance the overall customer experience and bring back the crowds of the past.



Visit Perisher on opening weekend (June 8-11) and experience the annual Snowy Mountains of Music festival.

Lake Mountain has its annual family fun weekend where there will be music, various kids entertainment, giveaways and toboggan races.

Head to Mount Hotham during opening weekend to set your taste buds on fire with a food and wine festival at the picturesque location of Dinner Plain, a 15 minute drive from Mount Hotham. Enjoy a fun filled weekend of snow, food and celebrity chef spotting.


MOUNT HOTHAM is a 4.5 hour drive from Melbourne and is offering all sorts of value packages so that skiers and families can get more value and have more fun for less $.

PERISHER is a 5.5 hour drive from Sydney or 7 hours from Melbourne.  Perisher is also offering savings to skiers with various ticket packages.  These include midweek savings during peak periods. Perisher has also invested money in boosting their snow making technology and upgrading equipment.

THREDBO is a 5-6 hour drive from Sydney and has also updated much of its equipment for skiers and is offering great spend and save offers throughout the season.

MOUNT BULLER is 3 hours from Melbourne and has got loads of new offerings for everyone. Tuesdays are great for students as they can ski for half price. There is also a new chairlift and there have been renovations to the village. New carpet tows are also available.

FALLS CREEK is a 4.5 hour drive from Melbourne. Falls Creek is really reaching out to its customers with huge savings across tickets. Don’t forget to experience the spectacular night fireworks show on Thursday nights in July and August.

LAKE MOUNTAIN is the ideal family ski destination as it is only 2 hours from Melbourne and offers a winter wonderland all year round that peaks during ski season. Kids have fun playing in the snow, learning how to ski and going for a toboggan ride.

With so many diverse options available it is time to find all your warmest ski gear and hit the slopes. There is truly something on offer for everyone with very affordable options for families, singles and couples.

If you are renting a car to drive to the snow this winter make sure you check the terms and conditions carefully as you may have to take out extra insurance to take the car above the snow line.

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