A trip to Australian snowfields promises a winter wonderland and fun for all the family. With ski schools, day care and family package deals springing up at every mountain, convenient ski holidays involving the whole family are becoming more and more affordable. Read on to get the low down on the best Australian ski resorts for families.
At Marshall Batteries, we love the great outdoors, just like you do! Whether you’re zooming down snowy slopes or embarking on an epic road trip to your favourite winter wonderland, our top-notch roadside assistance service ensures you can hit the slopes with absolute peace of mind.
Here is our pick of the best Australian ski resorts that cater for the whole family, even those too young to ski.
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Best Ski Resort For Families On a Budget
The Selwyn Snowfields resort is one of Australia’s most popular family winter playgrounds, so make sure to book your visit well ahead to avoid disappointment! Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons.
According to Holidays with Kids the Selwyn Snowfields resort is a family winter playground. Selwyn has every winter activity covered for all ages. Both alpine and cross country skiing are available in addition to two new Parks for skiers and boarders, two adrenaline pumping snow tubing facilities, snow biking, snowshoeing and the only toboggan run left in NSW.
To top it off Selwyn Snowfields offer exceptionally low prices compared to other snow resorts which is a must for a large family!
Best Ski Resort For Families Of All Ages And All Levels
The beautiful Pleasant Valley at Perisher Ski Resort. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons.
Perisher has seven mountain peaks and snow villages abundant with accommodation and restaurants including Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega and Blue Cow Terminal. The four terrain parks, super pipe and mini pipe cater to the more advanced skiers and boarders while the resort’s ski and snowboard school is world class, taking children as young as four for skiing, and six for snowboarding. It also offers 100 km of cross country trails, night skiing and a snow tube park.
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Best family ski resort in Australia For Cross Country Skiing
Falls Creek is rated a solid 10 for its child-friendly facilities. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons.
Though slightly pricier, if your children fall into the older age bracket then Falls Creek is worth the little bit extra. Given a perfect 10 rating for its child-friendly facilities, Falls Creek has an excellent Kids Snow sports school with several magic carpets and 450 hectares of skiable terrain mixing with a good amount of beginner’s terrain.
It also has snow bikes, 65 kilometres of cross country trails, the best snow tubing park in Australia and night snow activities under lights. Falls Creek regularly tops the list of best Australian ski resorts for snow bunnies of all ages!
Best family ski resort with a top-notch leisure centre
The picturesque Mt Buller village nestled amongst the mountain range. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons.
For a stay, Mt Buller is the closest big ski resort to Melbourne. Plenty of restaurants and pubs adorn the well-populated village in addition to a cinema and alpine spa retreat. Aside from the non-snow related attractions, Mt Buller has the state’s largest network of trails, with 25 lifts, a half pipe and rail park.
The world-class snow sports school caters for budding skiers from three to 14 years, and snowboarders six to 14 with a specific area for beginners. Mt Buller also has a snow tube park and toboggan runs!
Wrap-Up: Key Points for Best Family Ski Resorts In Australia
- Selwyn Snowfields offer an affordable winter playground for all ages and abilities.
- Perisher has world-class ski and snowboard schools, parks, tubing facilities, and more.
- Lake Mountain is free to enter and has seven toboggan runs, Nordic walking trails, and great snowman-making areas.
- Falls Creek offers a solid 10 rating in child-friendly facilities, while Mt Buller has the state’s largest network of trails, a half-pipe rail park, and alpine spa retreats.
And remember, if you find yourself in need of roadside assistance on your snow adventure, you can always holler for a Marshall on 1300 627 742!