There are two kinds of SKIING experiences:
A multi-day ski trip:
Most commonly for high school groups, a multi-day ski trip includes three or more days skiing / snowboarding at your choice of one of the three NSW ski resorts and staying at a suitable location in the Snowy Mountains. This allows participants to progress from basic skills to beginner ski runs.
A one-day, beginner ski experience as part of your Canberra excursion:
Some groups travelling to Canberra want to give their students a one-day, beginner ski experience. This is best achieved by staying overnight at a suitable location in the Snowy Mountains and collecting your ski gear in the evening prior to your ski day.
A snow play experience is easily incorporated as a day tour within your Canberra itinerary and is popular with primary and high schools alike. Each of the NSW snow resorts are three hours’ drive south of Canberra and they offer different activities.
A simple “snow-play” experience includes hire of snow clothing & free time to build a snowman, throw snowballs, make a ‘snow angel’ and take photos.
Additional activities vary between resorts and can include a scenic chairlift ride for foot passengers (non-skiers), snow tube rides, tobogganing, indoor heated pool and sports hall.
Additional Snowy Mountains learning opportunities can be added to your ski or snow play experience.
National Parks and Wildlife Service offers several school excursion programs all year round at their Kosciuszko Education Centre. Engage your students in the Kosciuszko Gameshow, watch the ‘Spirit of the Snowy Mountains’ video featuring the natural and cultural heritage of the Australian Alps.
Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre view a short film about the Snowy Hydro Scheme. Take your turn on the “power bikes” and see if you can peddle hard enough to power a TV, make some toast or boil a kettle.
Choose from three different snow resorts, with a range of activities available at each: