Charlotte Pass is not the biggest ski resort in Australia, but at 1,765 metres it’s certainly the highest — full of natural snow and beauty to boot. Plus there’s something seriously cool about a ski resort that’s only accessible by oversnow transport. That’s right - to reach Charlotte Pass from nearby Canberra you’ll take a scenic trip through the Snowy Mountains on an oversnow vehicle and stay for the day or a little longer at the onsite ski-in/ski-out Charlotte Pass accommodation.
Charlotte Pass Resort caters to all levels of riders. Not keen on skiing? Charlotte Pass also offers a snowshoe tour, which takes about 2.5 hours and shows off some of the best views the Snowy Mountains have to offer. There’s a Winter Festival around the mid-season mark, plus at the base of the Guthries Chute run there happens to be the largest colony of mountain pygmies in New South Wales — cute.
Charlotte Pass’ ski season runs from late June to mid-September each year, during which time there’s consistent snowfall meaning quality natural snow for your ski holiday and plenty of padding for your tush. Charlotte Pass’ highest vertical drop is 194 metres with terrain accessed by 6 lifts and separated into Easy Starter for beginners (30 percent), Kosi Coaster for intermediates (50 percent) and the tricky Sidewinder for advanced (20 percent). There’s also a snowsport school, equipment for hire, a shuttle service, night skiing and a weekly race - should you want to show off your skills. See the conditions for yourself on the Charlotte Pass resort cam.
Charlotte Pass’ accommodation options are totally dreamy thanks to a total of 12 ski-in/ski-out lodges and the incredible Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel. Originally built in the 1930s, this chalet is known as the 'Grand Old Lady' of the mountains and famed for its service and stunning snow-covered views. But you don’t have to stay onsite at Charlotte Pass, if you’re looking to just visit for the day there are day trip tickets on the oversnow transport available - ask Student Flights how today.