5 Awesome Off-Snow Experiences To Enjoy This Winter

Take your Snowy Mountains experience to new heights!

Home to some of Australia’s best ski resorts, it’s no secret that the Snowy Mountains are a skier and snowboarder’s haven – but there’s no need to let them have all the fun! Take a look at these awesome activities around the Snowy Mountains that don’t involve being on the snow…

Experience A Scenic Helicopter Flight Over The Snowy Mountains

Head to the skies to see the Snowy Mountains like never before! From scenic tours over some of Australia’s most iconic landscapes including Lake Jindabyne and Mount Kosciuszko, to lunch flights to wineries, breweries and schnapperies – a helicopter flight with Alpine Helicopters above Australia’s high country is truly a memorable way to explore the Snowy Mountains.

Available all year round.

An experience that soars above the rest! Image: Alpine Helicopters

Join A Truffle Hunt

You can’t get a better “paddock to plate” experience than a truffle hunt at Macenmist Black Truffles and Wines.  Located just outside of Bredbo, Macenmist are an excellent producer of the Black Perigord Truffle, offering awesome truffle hunt experiences. Join Truffle dogs Fahren, Tawdiffu and SongLu as they take you on a journey around the farm sniffing out truffles. For families, take a look at their family hunt. Or indulge in the truffle hunt and lunch and enjoy a leisurely three course truffle luncheon in warm rural surrounds.

Available Winter only.

Enjoy a true “paddock to plate” experience in Bredbo. Image: Macenmist Black Truffles and Wines

Have Some 2-Wheel Fun On A Segway Tour

For a tour with a difference, jump on an all-terrain Segway Eco Tour at Lake crackenback Resort and Spa and enjoy the highest segway experience in Australia. The off-road terrain segways will easily transport you across snow, mud, rocks, logs, hills and gravel paths, allowing you to fully experience the breathtaking scenery of the Snowy Mountains on this unique experience. 

Available all year round.

Have a “wheely” good time this winter on a segway tour! Image: Lake Crackenback Resort

Take A Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Lake Jindabyne

Fall in love with the Snowy Mountains from an incredible new angle! Enjoy an unforgettable hot air balloon flight with Snowy Ballooning over Lake Jindabyne. Take off before first light and drift over Jindabyne’s picturesque landscape as the snow capped mountains of Kosciuszko National Park come alive with the golden light of sunrise. Enjoy a champagne celebration on landing with the crew to celebrate an incredible way to start your day! 

Available June – August 2022.

The best sunset views going around! Image: Snowy Ballooning

Dine In Style With Dining Domes

Did somebody say bottomless margaritas?! Jindabyne’s Cocina Tequeria presents Iglú, a private dining dome that will have you feasting with friends and familia in style. Featuring a cozy fireplace and a wintery theme (with a Mexican twist) the Fiesta Banquet Menu includes bottomless Classic Margies or house beer, a selection of mouthwatering Tacos, plus starters and dessert! 

Available July – August 2022

Keep your eyes peeled for more dining domes popping up around the Snowy Mountains including at Rydges Horizons and The Wildbrumby Distillery.

A cosy outdoor dining experience to enjoy this winter! Image: Cocina Taqueria

There’s plenty to see and do out of the snow fields this winter! Why not head out of bounds a little this winter and take a scenic drive around the region, you might find your new favourite country pub!

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