During winter, many visitors to Thredbo, Perisher and Charlotte Pass rely on half-board accommodation and piste-side cafes.

Outside the June-to-August peak, get acquainted with general stores, supermarkets and daytime-only cafes. Of the three ski resorts, only Thredbo has year-round eateries. You'll also find very modest options in Khancoban and Cabramurra.