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Top Tips

Never Been to the Snow?

Where do I start? We suggest you work out how many people you are travelling with as this can determine the per person rate in lodges and apartments.

The next thing is how far do you have to travel to the snow? If you are between Queensland, Sydney or Batemans Bay we suggest NSW ski resorts as they will mean the least time travelling and you can often take a bus or flight transfer direct to the snow. If you’re travelling from as far as Perth, Adelaide or Melbourne then Victorian ski resorts might be your choice. However we are always happy to assist you in making a personal choice with our specialist ski knowledge.

Do you have a strict budget? Selwyn and Mt Buller are the cheapest resorts for each state; Selwyn offers family affordable accommodation and a range of snow activities including skiing and snowboarding, tube town and a toboggan park for the whole family. Mid-Week deals provide the best value for money per night and often the crowds vanish leaving you with empty slopes to test your skiing and snowboarding on.

Do I need a lesson? AAR strongly recommends lessons for all abilities. Not only will you improve your  technique but you’ll learn to ski or snowboard safely and get the most value for your money on the hill.

What about travel insurance?
You’ll be amazed the things snow travel insurance covers in Australia. From accidents before you arrive, lost luggage to the regrettable accidents that happen with sports. Travel cover will mean from as little as $45 per person you can ensure your holiday is safeguarded against mishaps.

What do i need to bring? Plenty of warm clothes and anything you'd like to keep you occupied in the evenings. Most accommodation providers have guest lounges, games or sometimes even entertainment available. It a good idea if you are staying in a self contained apartment to bring some of your favourite DVD's as most apartments come with a DVD or VHS. Another great idea when travelling on a budget and staying in accommodation where kitchen facilities are available for your use is to bring a supply of consumables like rice, pasta etc from home and buy perishables like meat and milk when you are here.

When is the best time to come? This is all dependent on your own personal taste and needs. Are you restricted by school holidays, weekends or budget? If your budget conscious looks out for discount periods like Kids stay & ski free deals, super saver weeks and White Space in Falls Creek.  Australian Alpine Resorts (AAR) suggests skiing mid-week just after July school holidays and midweek in August for a combination of excellent snow conditions and great value packages. Spring season dates are a great choice for first time families. The warmer weather, softer skiing conditions and drop in accommodation prices make this time ideal for budget conscious families heading to the snow.

How can i save money on my ski trip? Thats easy... the more you package the more discounts you receive. Pre-book lift tickets and ski hire with your accommodation and we'll discount your package even further. Call a reservations constultant to find out more information on discount packages and where they are available.

Some of our recommended links and information pages

Weather

Snow Cams - http://www.mountainwatch.com/Cameras

Bureau of Meteorology - http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/snowy.shtml

Snowatch - http://www.snowatch.com.au/

Road Conditions - http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au/

Forums

Ski.com.au - http://ski.com.au/