Regional NSW is home to two of Australia's premier alpine resorts.
Thredbo Alpine Resort is managed by the Event, Hospitality and Entertainment Group, established in 1910 and now operating in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the United Kingdom. When the mountain is fully covered by snow, Thredbo has the longest ski runs in Australia.
In summer, Thredbo’s location in the Kosciuszko National Park makes it a popular summer sport destination, including hiking, rock climbing and abseiling, fishing and gravity mountain biking. It hosts an annual blues music festival and mountain bike events, and has a busy conference and wedding schedule, providing year-round tourist visits for the range of accommodation, retail, outdoor activity and hospitality businesses operating from Thredbo village and nearby Jindabyne.
Neaby Lake Jindabyne offers a range of water activities including canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing. There is scope to attract an increased array of water-based sports to the region.
Perisher Ski Resort is the southern hemisphere’s biggest ski resort, managed by Vail Resorts. Perisher is an amalgamation of four villages (Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega, and Blue Cow) and their associated ski fields, covering approximately 12 square kilometres.