Grab your board, goggles and gloves – we’re taking you on an adventure to Australia’s best snowboarding destinations!

Despite Australia being famed for its warmer weather, come June to August, and certain mountainous regions around the country are fluffed with snow. Although it does not snow everywhere, they are still some trip-worthy destinations that expect snow every wintertime.

Perfect for first timers, experienced snowboarders and those who just love winter wonderlands, these snowboarding spots are our go-to for a dose of adrenaline and friendly fun. So, just in time for Australia’s snowboarding season and the dropping temperatures, we’ve uncovered the best places for snowboarding in Australia!


The Best Snowboarding Spots in New South Wales:

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In comparison to others, Perisher is a relatively new ski resort that was established in 1995 and is inclusive of all the facilities from Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Mount Blue Cow, Guthega, The Station and the Skitube Alpine Railway. There are 47 lifts, a range of snowboarding runs, extensive cross-country skiing trails and even a snow-tubing park, Tube Town. After one visit you’ll know why it’s one of the best ski resorts in Australia.

Kosciuszko Rd, Perisher Valley, NSW 2624
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If you’re looking for one of the best places to enjoy snow in Australia, Thredbo, one of the golden oldies, should be at the top of your list. Offering skiing and snowboarding for all levels of ability, Thredbo is also home to a vast range of restaurants and bars that can be found on and off the mountain. With luxury accommodation and only a six-hour drive from Sydney (or three hours from Canberra), if you’re going to snowboard in New South Wales, Thredbo should be your go-to destination.

Thredbo, Kosciusko National Park, NSW 2625

The Best Snowboarding Spots in Victoria:

<strong>Falls Creek</strong>
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Falls Creek

Falls Creek is an alpine ski resort in the Hume region in north-eastern Victoria, around four-and-a-half hours from Melbourne. Being Victoria’s largest alpine resort, Falls Creek boasts 65 kilometres of cross-country and downhill skiing and snowboarding terrain parks. Falls Creek is fondly known as the spiritual home of cross-country skiing, so get your skis ready!

Falls Creek, VIC 3699
<strong>Mount Hotham</strong>
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Mount Hotham

Wondering where the best snowboarding spots are in Victoria? Or, maybe just the best places to see the snow in Australia? Surprisingly, Victoria’s Mount Hotham, located in the Victorian Alps of the Great Dividing Range, found 357 kilometres from Melbourne, is the perfect destination. The ski resort is made up of the Alpine Village, 320 hectares of snow fields, complete with downhill runs, cross country trails, jumps and terrain parks, plus ski-in, ski-out accommodation and 13 lifts. If you’re looking where to hit the slopes this winter, Victoria’s Mount Hotham should be on your radar.

Mount Hotham, Hotham Heights, VIC 3741

The Best Snowboarding Spots in Tasmania:

<strong>Ben Lomond</strong>
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Ben Lomond

Staying at Ben Lomond, which is 60 minutes out of Launceston, is guaranteed to be a remote but unforgettable holiday. Of course, thanks to its secluded location, Ben Lomond has picturesque views and, at 1453 metres, it is the highest visitable area in Tasmania. For kids there’s snowman building, snow basketball and toboggans, while the runs off the mountain are ideal for beginner to intermediate skiers. Regardless of what you do when you’re here, Ben Lomond has plenty of fun ways for you to experience Australia’s snow.

Ben Lomond National Park, Ben Lomond, TAS 7212
<strong>Cradle Mountain</strong>
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Cradle Mountain

Just a four-hour drive from Hobart will land you in Cradle Mountain in the Lake St Clair National Park. And, for those who are familiar, this is the home to the famous Overland Track and is part of the Wilderness World Heritage Area. Although snowboarding and skiing isn’t allowed here, it was still worth the mention as one of the best snow destinations in Australia. Just as beautiful as it is famous, this winter wonderland has plenty of things for you to do including walks, helicopter rides and even canyon exploring.

Cradle Mountain, Lake St.Clair National Park, TAS 7306

If you love chilly winter mornings and crackling fireplaces, check out this updated guide to the Top Snow Destinations in Australia for Winter 2024! Or, go underground and explore these 18 Best and Most Beautiful Caves around Australia.

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Feature image: Falls Creek, Victoria. Photographed by Chris Hocking. Image via Visit Victoria.