Whatever your preference in getting to the Snowy Mountains, Ski n Save are happy to help you find the best possible way for you and your group to help take the hassle out of organising a holiday! The NSW Snowfields are easy to get to with direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Canberra. From there, you can either hire a car or catch a coach transfer to the snow. Find out more below.
Snow Chains: It is not a legal requirement that all vehicles carry tyre chains on the way to Thredbo, however it is strongly recommended as conditions can change quickly. Chains can not be hired in Thredbo, and you may need them to depart the resort if the road snows over. Chains can be hired at most service stations on your way to Jindabyne or we can organize them for you from our Jindabyne Hire Partner.
Kosciuszko National Park entry: You will be required to pay an entry fee for the National Park (Thredbo Village lies inside the National Park) which is $29 per vehicle per day during winter. Alternatively you can purchase an annual pass. These passes can be purchased from Jindabyne in the Snowy Region Visitors Centre, or at the National Parks gates as you pass through.
What is the Skitube?
Perisher's Skitube is a rack-rail train that takes passengers from Bullocks Flat (on the Alpine Way - 18km from Jindabyne) through a tunnel in the Ramshead Range to Perisher Resort. The first stop is the underground station at Perisher Valley, and then the train continues on to Blue Cow through the Perisher Range.
The tunnel is 6.3km long and at its deepest level is 550m below the surface. Generally the trip time is 10 minutes uphill and 20 minutes downhill.
Where do I park when catching the Skitube?
When you arrive at Bullocks Flat you'll find free day and overnight parking. As the station is located below the snow line, no National Park fees apply, and generally you won't require chains. The carpark is patrolled by security.
How do I transport my luggage and ski gear on the train?
If you are staying in Perisher overnight and catching the train to reach your accommodation in Perisher Valley, it is best to park in the drop off zone at the front of the building to drop off your luggage, then park your vehicle in the overnight car park. Luggage trolleys (similar to those you would find at an airport) are available for use, and concourse staff are on hand for every train trip to assist you on and off the train. They will place your family and luggage in a specific car on the train for ease of getting on and off the train.
What do I do when I arrive in Perisher?
When your train arrives, you will be greeted by Perisher concourse staff who will assist you off the train with your luggage, and will help you onto the lift to get your luggage to the top level of the building. From there, you will be able to contact your accommodation provider to arrange oversnow transport if required.
How much does the Skitube cost?
You can either add Skitube to your daily lift ticket if you are staying in Jindabyne, or if you are staying on-mountain, you can purchase an Open Return ticket which entitles you to one trip up and one trip down within a 14 day period. Ask your consultant for the best way to arrange Skitube for your holiday.
Whilst there is no overnight parking at Perisher Valley free day parking is available at Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes and Guthega for day trippers. There is also limited overnight parking at Guthega for guests. Overnight parking is also available at Bullocks Flat Skitube terminal along The Alpine Way.
A free shuttle bus operates daily between Perisher and Smiggin Holes between 7:30am and 6pm (extended for night skiing).
Some lodges, hotels and self contained properties may have limited on site parking. Please check with your consultant for details.
The Snoexpress coach service provides fast and affordable coach & bus transfers from Canberra to the NSW ski fields including Thredbo, Perisher and the Jindabyne gateway. The service runs all the way up to Perisher Valley via Ski Rider and Smiggin Holes.
The Snoexpress service runs on Sundays and Fridays throughout the season.
Early Bird Special - save 20% if you book early!
Book and pay by 31st January 2020 - save 20% off all prices
Book and pay by 31st March 2020 - save 10% off all prices
Prices - Snoexpress Transfers Winter 2020
|Canberra to Thredbo||$198||$99||$158||$79|
|Canberra to Perisher||$198||$99||$158||$79|
|Canberra to Jindabyne||$178||$89||$138||$69|
*Prices are correct at time of publishing and may change at any time. Please ask your consultant at time of booking.
To The Snow - Timetable for Winter 2020
|21 Jun - 25 Sep||28 Jun - 30 Aug|
|Pavillion on Northbourne||08:00||11:00|
|Mantra on Northbourne||08:05||11:05|
From The Snow - Timetable for Winter 2020
|21 Jun - 25 Sep||28 Jun - 30 Aug|
|Mantra on Northbourne||15:55||18:55|
|Pavillion on Northbourne||16:00||19:00|