Winter has Arrived!

The long wait is over – winter has arrived! It’s time to get ready your skis, snowboards, snowshoes or however you like to enjoy the winter season. With the snowy mountains only growing in popularity, let’s take a look at what winter adventures are on offer – all within driving distance of the Adventist Alpine Village.

Perisher is undoubtedly Australia’s largest and most popular snow resort. With a great range of terrain for all levels and abilities, Perisher is an awesome resort for the family. Unfortunately during peak times, Perisher in known for getting very busy. The carpark will often completely fill up and lift lines can have you waiting for over 40 minutes. Despite that, if you can avoid busy days and periods, Perisher resort is a great place to ski or board. Visit Perisher’s website for prices and more information.


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Thredbo resort is awarded Australia’s Best Resort, winning this title from World Ski Awards for the past six years. Boasting of Australia’s longest ski runs, Thredbo resort is an amazing place to ski or board. Thredbo caps their number of season passes sold, so lift line ups tend not to be as long and car parking is always available. Not only is Thredbo a skier and snowboarder paradise, it is a great way to experience and see snow on foot. Try a gondola or lift ride up to one of Thredbo’s famous restaurants and enjoy the spectacular snowy views. To find out more information, check out Thredbo Resort’s website.


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Selwyn resort is often forgotten amongst the big snow resorts of the area, though it should certainly not be underestimated. Selwyn Resort has just been upgraded after being closed for few years due to fire damage. Although Selwyn resort is a much smaller resort, it has nice gentle terrain, perfect to learn or practice your snow skills. It also boasts of Australia’s longest toboggan run which can be accessed via their magic carpet. Lift passes at Selwyn Snow resort are significantly cheaper than other major Australian snow resorts. To learn more about lift prices and other visitor information, visit their website.


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The snow resorts are not the only way to experience the snowy mountains. Try going backcountry in winter either on cross-country skis, alpine touring skis, split-boards or snowshoes. Backcountry adventures are the best ways to experience the beauty of the main range in winter. Going backcountry can be dangerous, so be sure to have all the correct safety information, gear and equipment. Otherwise book a tour with one of the local guiding companies such as K7 Adventures, who can design a mountain adventure to suit your needs.


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These are just a few of the popular activities and adventures in the snowy mountains – all accessible during your stay at the Adventist Alpine Village. So who’s keen for the season ahead? We look forward to seeing all our regular visitors and new guests this winter, and hope you all have an amazing winter season.

AAV, the place 2 be!!!