Mountain weather can be very unpredictable and can change very quickly.
Winter temperatures can fall suddenly to below minus 20 degrees Celsius and it’s not uncommon for snow to fall on the peaks and even the lower slopes of the Main Range mid-summer; so it’s worth getting a weather forecast before heading out hiking for the day.
Summer temperatures can get as high as the mid-thirties in the townships of the Snowy Mountains, however the night-time temperatures can get down to sub-zero on occasion, so be prepared for any weather. During the summer months temperatures will always be a few degrees cooler the higher the elevation you travel to.
"When walking or camping in the mountains, always inform friends or family of your intended route and when you are likely to return."
Whether you are setting out in summer or winter, always carry waterproof jackets and wear layers of clothing that can be removed as you go. When walking or camping in the mountains, always inform friends or family of your intended route and when you are likely to return. You can also enter your details in the Walkers Registry Book at the Snowy Region Visitor Centre, located in Jindabyne.
When driving in winter, from the June long weekend until the October long weekend, please note the following:
For frequent updates, tune in to Radio Snowy Mountains 2XL (96.3) and Snow FM (97.7).
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