Here’s one for the adrenaline junkies. Home to Australia’s steepest pitch, aptly named the “Balls to the Wall” pitch, ThredboOpens in a new tab or window is full of heart-stopping, snow-covered fun. If you’re not “Balls to the Wall” confident, there are some beginner-friendly slopes to fall over on as well. Recovery from a hard day of skiing, tobogganing and snowboarding means wine, good food and a comfortable seat. For those of you feeling a bit glam, an outdoor jacuzzi is available for star-gazing and champagne-drinking at Thredbo’s Alpine Hotel.
- Five-six hours’ drive from Sydney or two and a half hours' drive from Canberra
- Two hour flight from Brisbane to Cooma (Snowy Mountains)
- Average snowfall: 2.24m
- Average temperature: -3°C
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