Places in Kosciuszko National Park
Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Mt Blue Cow and Guthega make up the massive resort of Perisher Blue. Guthega (1640m) and Mt Blue Cow (1640m) are mainly day resorts, so they're smaller and less crowded. Mt Blue Cow is accessible via the Skitube. The accessibility of the Skitube is Perisher's most underrated drawcard.
At the base of Mt Kosciuszko, Charlotte Pass is one of the highest, oldest and most isolated ski resorts in Australia, and in winter you have to 'snowcat' (use oversnow transport) the last 8km from Perisher Valley (about $55 each way; book ahead). Five lifts service rather short but uncrowded runs, and this is good ski-touring country.
The Alpine Way
From Jindabyne this spectacular route runs through Bullocks Flat, Thredbo Valley, Thredbo village and on through dense forest and the Kosciuszko National Park to Khancoban. The best mountain views are from Scammell's Lookout and Olsen's Lookout. All vehicles must carry chains in winter; check conditions at Khancoban or Jindabyne.
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