Planning a Snowy Retreat: What to Do in Snowy Mountains

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When winter arrives, coating the mountains with glistening snow, it’s time to embrace the enchanting wonderland of the snowy mountains. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a nature enthusiast, or someone who loves the charm of winter landscapes, the snowy mountains offer an array of thrilling activities and breathtaking vistas. In this guide, we’ll explore the wonders of the snowy mountains and discover the exciting things you can do to make the most of your snow-filled retreat.

What to Do in Snowy Mountains

Hit the Slopes for Skiing and Snowboarding

Few of the most exhilarating activities in the snowy mountains are skiing and snowboarding. With powdery snow and well-groomed slopes, the mountains become a playground for snow lovers. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there are ski resorts catering to all skill levels. And with ski resorts nestled in Perisher Valley, you have easy access to ski lifts. And the thrill of skiing resting right from your doorstep.

Go Snowshoeing

For those seeking a more serene experience, snowshoeing offers a tranquil way to explore the winter wonderland. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and venture into the pristine landscapes of Kosciuszko National Park. Wander through snow-covered forests, over frozen lakes, and find yourself in awe of the untouched beauty of the snowy mountains.

Snowfall rouses your inner child to dream and play once more.” — Angie Weiland-Crosby, Author of Scarlet Oak

Experience the Magic of Snow Tobogganing

According to an article by Airhead, for many sleds, the safest way to ride is sitting down, facing forward, giving you maximum visibility as you look ahead to see where the sled is going. Many other sleds and blow up snow sleds, however, offer the thrill of riding  in the “skeleton” (lying down) or “luge” (on their backs, face up) position due to the increased thrill and speed of doing so. Pay close attention to instructions and warnings on your snow sled  to be sure you’re using it the way it’s designed to be used. Grab an inflatable tube, hop on, and slide down the snowy hills with laughter and joy. It’s a thrilling activity suitable for all ages and a guaranteed way to create unforgettable memories with friends and family. Bring out your inner child and have a blast with snow tubing

Enjoy a Winter Wonderland Hike

Though the snowy mountains might be known for their winter sports, they also offer incredible hiking opportunities. Strap on your snow boots and explore the snowy trails that wind through the mountains. Witness the pristine beauty of the snow-capped peaks and experience the tranquillity of nature in its winter cloak.

To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” – Marie Davis, Author of Every Day Spirit: A Daybook of Wisdom, Joy and Peace

Capture the Northern Lights

If you’re lucky enough to visit the snowy mountains on a clear, cold night, keep an eye out for the magical Northern Lights. Though they are more commonly associated with the Arctic regions, the remote and high-altitude snowy mountains occasionally offer glimpses of these breathtaking celestial displays.

Savour Local Delicacies

After a day full of adventure, warm yourself up with a delicious meal in the comfort of a ski resort‘s on-site licensed restaurant. Indulge in hearty dishes prepared by their in-house chef, which will leave you energised and ready for the next day’s adventures.

Relax in a Cosy Guest Lounge

For some downtime, head to the cosy guest lounge at Kooloora Lodge. Sit back by the fireplace with a hot drink in hand and share stories of your snowy escapades with fellow travellers. Engage in board games or simply unwind with a good book – a perfect way to recharge after an action-packed day in the snow.

A snowy retreat in the mountains promises a truly magical experience. From thrilling skiing adventures to tranquil snowshoeing escapades, the snowy mountains offer something for everyone. With Kooloora Lodge‘s ideal location in Perisher Valley, you’ll be at the heart of this winter wonderland, surrounded by the beauty of Perisher Valley and Kosciuszko National Park.

So, if you’re looking to create cherished memories in a winter wonderland, pack your warmest clothes, plan your snowy escape, and embark on an unforgettable journey to the snowy mountains. Embrace the joy of winter and all the delights it brings!

Remember, when planning your snowy retreat, book your accommodation with Kooloora Lodge, your gateway to a truly immersive and unforgettable snow-filled experience. Happy snow adventuring!


What are the best activities to do in the snowy mountains? 

In the snowy mountains, you can indulge in skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow tobogganing,  winter hiking, capturing the Northern Lights, and savouring local delicacies.

Is Kooloora Lodge a good accommodation option in the snowy mountains? 

Yes, Kooloora Lodge is an excellent choice for accommodation in the snowy mountains. Located in Perisher Valley, it offers easy ski access, modern lodge rooms with heating and free WiFi, and an on-site licensed restaurant.

How do I book a room at Kooloora Lodge? 

Booking a room at Kooloora Lodge is easy! Simply visit their website and select your preferred dates and room type. 

Can I see the Northern Lights in the snowy mountains? 

While the Northern Lights are more common in Arctic regions, the snowy mountains occasionally offer glimpses of these celestial displays on clear, cold nights.

Are there activities suitable for all skill levels in the snowy mountains? 

Yes, the snowy mountains cater to all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and other winter activities.

What should I pack for a snowy retreat? 

Pack warm clothing, waterproof gear, snow boots, gloves, a beanie, and layers to stay comfortable and dry in the snowy mountains.

Is snow tobogganing suitable for kids and families?

Absolutely! Snow tobogganing is a fun activity suitable for all ages, making it an ideal choice for families and kids seeking winter thrills.

Can I enjoy the snowy mountains even if I don’t engage in winter sports? 

Definitely! The snowy mountains offer serene winter landscapes, cosy lodges with a fireplace, and opportunities to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature without engaging in sports.

Book your snowy escape at Kooloora Lodge now and unlock our exclusive winter package. Experience the thrill of skiing, the serenity of snowshoeing, and the enchantment of the Northern Lights.

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