Things to do in Jindabyne in Winter
Jindabyne is the closest town to Australia’s premier alpine region in the Snowy Mountains of NSW and the perfect base for winter sports, backcountry adventures and on the snow activities in the Australian Alps. The Snowy Mountain ski season runs from the Queen’s birthday weekend in June to October with peak season from July to September and snow lovers fill the town of Jindabyne ready to carve the slopes and go beyond the groomed runs to enjoy the best of the Snowy Mountains in winter.
From riding the slopes of Australia’s top resorts, snow shoeing in the backcountry and soaking up the vibrant aprés ski vibe as the sun goes down, Snow Escape Holidays has the scoop on things to do in Jindabyne this winter season.
Snowy Region Visitor Centre
The Snowy Region Visitor Centre in Jindabyne is a great first stop on your holiday with Snow Escape Holidays. Get advice on things to do in the Snowy Mountains, pick up some maps and brochures to plan your trip and buy your national parks pass needed for entry into Kosciuszko National Park.
Skiing & Snowboarding
The Snowy Mountains are home to 4 unique ski resorts: Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte’s Pass and Selwyn. Thredbo and Perisher are easily accessible from Jindabyne with on mountain activities for the whole family.
Thredbo lies at the foot of the Crackenback Range with 1200 skiable acres, the highest vertical drop of any Australian ski resort, gentle slopes for beginners, four terrain parks and the longest ski run in Australia. Thredbo village has a true alpine village ambiance with restaurants and aprés ski overlooking the slopes, family-friendly amenities and stunning scenery.
Perisher gives you the opportunity to never ski the same run twice with 3,000 acres of skiable terrain over four unique villages (Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega and Blue Cow) connected by an underground alpine railway. Perisher is one of the top ski resorts in Australia and the largest ski resort in the southern hemisphere with the highest terrain, greatest number of lifts and most reliable snow in the Snowy Mountains.
Charlottes Pass is the highest village in Australia and is only accessible by oversnow transport from the Perisher Valley ski tube terminal.
Cross-country Skiing & Snow Shoeing
Cross country skiing and snowshoeing is a great way to get off the slopes, away from the crowds and natural isolation in the seclusion of Kosciuszko National Park. There are plenty of cross country and snowshoe trails from the villages of Thredbo and Perisher that lead you into the wilderness. Rentals, cross country ski tours and snowshoe tours are available at both resorts.
The Snowy Mountains are a great place to get away from it all. In winter, enjoy the solitude and the scenery of awe-inspiring granite cliffs and crags of places like The Sentinal, Schlink Pass and Watsons Crags. Glide in fresh powder beneath ‘Kosi Cornice’ or try ice-climbing at Blue Lake. Experience these incredible Jindabyne backcountry experiences with a local guide and licensed tour operators.
Dine out in Jindabyne
Eating out in the Snowy Mountains is an adventure in itself and Jindabyne is fast becoming a food destination worth exploring. Whether you’re in search of powder on the slopes of Thredbo or Perisher or engaging in exhilarating water sports on Lake Jindabyne, you’ll be sure to work up an appetite and the local Jindabyne dining scene does not disappoint.
Outfitters & Guides
Alpine River Adventures
Alpine River Adventures are ready to ride the white water rapids of the Snowy River with you on the adventure of a lifetime. This Jindabyne white water rafting tour takes you into the Kosciuszko National Park and through the alpine wilderness on class 1 to 3 rapids, ideal for both novice and advanced whitewater adventures. Minimum age requirement is 10 years.
Gippsland St, Jindabyne
Phone: 6456 1988
Sacred Ride is an outdoor center located in the heart of Jindabyne with everything from cycling and skating gear to snow and water activity rentals in Jindabyne. If you’re looking for a rental, head to their convenient location for bike and skate rentals or water equipment rentals including sailing boat, canoe, kayak and SUPs. A day of adventure awaits and Sacred Ride as you covered.
Phone: 402 298 821
Located at the base of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, K7 Adventures are ready to show you the best of their alpine playground with packages for abseiling, caving, rock-climbing, hiking, mountain biking and awesome clinics for kids in a fun, safe environment the Australian outback.
Snowy Mountain Helicopters
Jindabyne Airport, NSW
Phone: 1300 950 718
Snowy Mountain Helicopters are located at Jindabyne airport and offer a truly unforgettable experience with scenic flights over Lake Jindabyne, Mt Kosciuszko and the Snowy Mountains. Go above and beyond and book a helicopter experience like no other with Snow Mountain Helicopters.
Jindabyne Town Center
Phone: 6420 0110
Sentinel Sports (formerly Monster Sports) specialize in the sales and rentals of winter sports equipment and summer rentals. They have a wide range of SUPs and kayaks for summer lake activities and mountain bikes or town cruisers to explore town and the wilderness on wheels.
Phone: 6456 2966
Wilderness Sports are the most experienced outdoor specialists in the Snowy Mountains with a full range of winter sports gear and guided tours to experience the best of the Australian Alps. From guided alpine and backcountry tours to abseiling and rock climbing adventures, they know the mountains and have all the gear.
Snow Escape Holidays have the ideal Jindabyne accommodation for your winter stay in the Snowy Mountains. Our selection of homes allow you to stay in the heart of Jindabyne or nearer the ski resorts in Crackenback. If it’s your first time to the snow, be sure to read our winter driving tips for safe travel.