Snow Activities

A snow holiday is about much more than just about skiing and snowboarding. You can choose from a diverse range of on-snow activities that cater for thrill seekers through to the less adventurous. The snowfields are home to a wide range of activities that cater for thrill seekers through to those looking for a more leisurely and fun on-snow experience. There are many ways to make your snow adventure a memorable one.

Ski and Snowboard

  • Image courtesy of Perisher and Destination NSWSkiing (downhill) – downhill skiing is primarily about speed and involves following a piste downhill. It requires a chairlift or other form of assistance to get to the top of the mountain.
  • Skiing (cross country) – Cross country skiing is travelling on skis over undulating snow covered terrain. Skiers rely primarily on their own locomotion.
  • Snowboarding – Snowboarding is similar to downhill skiing, but involves riding a board (similar in concept to a surfboard or skateboard) attached to the rider’s feet.
  • Terrain parks – an outdoor recreational area where intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders can perform tricks (i.e. jumps).

Family Friendly

  • Image courtesy of Steve Cuff / Mt HothamSnow shoeing – snow shoeing is perfect for a relaxed scenic snow experience. Using specially designed shoes, you can walk through the snow and enjoy the natural landscape.
  • Snow tubing – provides endless amounts of fun and excitement as you spin, bounce, bump and laugh your way downhill on an inflated snow tube.
  • Tobogganing – a toboggan is a simple sled that you can ride down gentle slopes in dedicated snow play areas
  • Snow biking – Snow biking involves riding a modified bike, equipped with skis instead of tyres.

Snow Adventures

  • Photo Courtesy of Mt BullerSnow cat tours – Snow cats are the machines that groom the snow. Joining a grooming tour is a great way to see the mountain without any physical exertion.
  • Snowmobiling – riding a snowmobile, either as a driver or a passenger, is an exhilarating way to get around and see the surrounding Alpine countryside.
  • Dog sled touring – a great way to see the mountain in a unique way – by being towed by a team of huskies.