What To Expect This June Long Weekend In The Snowy Mountains

Sunrise with backcountry skiers Cody Townsend and Elyse Saugstad

Come join us for an adventure packed, snow-covered, family friendly long weekend! This year, the King’s Birthday June Long Weekend will fall on the weekend of Saturday, 10th June – Monday, 12th June.

What to expect from the Weather

Our stunning region covers a vast area, from the lofty heights of Mt Kosciuszko at 2,228m to the quaint riverside town of Bombala, which sits at 705m. Wherever you plan to visit around our region in June, expect cool and crisp weather with the arrival of winter. June is typically a very cold month around the region, with the average temperatures ranging from 0 to 9 degrees Celsius. Snowfall is not uncommon during this time, transforming the picturesque landscapes into a winter wonderland. There is also the potential for rain as the temperatures start to drop below 0. Visitors can anticipate frosty mornings and the possibility of snow-covered peaks, making it an ideal destination for winter sports enthusiasts and those seeking breathtaking alpine scenery. It is advisable to pack warm, waterproof clothing and be prepared for the cooler conditions when exploring the Snowy Mountains in June.

What events are on this King’s June Long Weekend?

There is so much to see and do! Here are some of the highlights from around the area…

Perisher9 – 11 JunePeak Festival: Snowy Mountains’ coolest Winter music festival kicks off the start of the Perisher Ski Season June Long Weekend with 3 days of awesome music, snow, fun and laughter. Come and enjoy this FREE festival showcasing a diverse group of Australian and international artists across 7 live stages throughout the resort – from cosy lounges to headline acts on the Main Stage.
Selwyn10 JuneSelwyn Resort Grand Reopening: Due to the extent of the damage sustained in the bushfires in 2020, Selwyn Snow Resort will finally open for the 2023 snow season. Visit the brand new Selwyn Centre, hoot and holler at the largest toboggan park in Australia or learn to ski and board with experienced instructors on progressive terrain!
Thredbo10 – 11 JuneWinter 2023 Opening Weekend: Skiing, snowboarding, après and mountain air… kick off the snow season in style at the Winter 2023 Opening Weekend. We’re celebrating all weekend long, on and off the mountain! Hit the slopes and join in on a stack of events including dining, live entertainment, kids’ activities and more.
Bredbo10 JuneFamily Truffle Hunt: At Macenmist’s truffiere you’ll be joining the truffle hunt, following truffle dogs SongLu and Tawdiffu in the search for Perigord black truffles grown on the farm. After smelling the aroma that permeates the soil, if ripe, the truffle is harvested in true archaeological style.
Cooma11 JuneCMR Artisan Markets: Food is the flavor of life, and the Monaro’s finest flavors will be available at the CMR Artisan Markets. Stallholders include fresh bread, smoked trout, fruit and vegetables, honey, plants and much more. Enjoy the fine food while you inspect the fabulously restored station.
Nimmitabel10 JuneNimmitabel CWA Market: Come along and enjoy our markets by the lake, at Lake Williams, Nimmitabel. Stalls include cakes & jams, plants, crafts, gifts and more.
Jindabyne10 – 11 JuneYour best chance to find high quality, pre-loved snow sports gear! This year, all funds raised will subsidise the cost of school skiing for Jindabyne Central School and Snowy Mountains Grammar School students in years K-2 to encourage participation and exposure to the Snowsports industry. For more information visit https://www.robknelleryouthfoundation.com/skisale

What activities are on offer in the Snowy Mountains?

If you’re looking for an unforgettable snowy adventure, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find plenty to see and do this June Long Weekend…

Experience the Thrill of Skiing and Snowboarding

If there is one thing the Snowy Mountains’ are known for it’s our award-winning snow resorts! Whether your hitting the slopes for the first time, or are a seasoned enthusiast, our resorts offer terrain to suit everyone. Not sure which resort is best for your needs?

Renowned for its challenging terrain, Thredbo Resort makes it a great choice for advanced skiers and snowboarders seeking exhilarating runs. Boasting Australia’s longest ski runs with its extensive range of diverse trails, it also caters to beginners and families who can enjoy the gentle slopes and dedicated learning areas.

Perisher Resort boasts the largest ski area in the Southern Hemisphere, offering something for everyone. Its vast terrain includes a mix of beginner-friendly slopes, intermediate trails, and advanced runs, making it suitable for all skill levels.

With its secluded location and stunning alpine scenery, Charlotte Pass Snow Resort is the perfect retreat for those wanting to get away from the crowds. This unique on-snow experience can only be accessed via over-snow transport, adding an extra element of adventure to your snow holiday.

Selwyn Snow Resort is popular for its family-friendly atmosphere and excellent facilities for beginners. It features gentle slopes, dedicated children’s programs, and a relaxed vibe, making it a perfect choice for families with young children.

The above snow resorts will expect to open on the June long weekend, however their operation will be dependent on weather. It’s advised that you check with each resort for the latest information before purchasing passes or booking a holiday.

Enjoy Australia’s Biggest Tobogganing Park

Want to get in on the on-snow action but not keen on skiing or snowboarding? Selwyn Snow Resort has you covered with Australia’s biggest tobogganing park! Enjoy their exclusive snow play slope and ride on the whopping 150 metre snow carpet for effortless laps of fun.

The toboggan park will open depending on weather. Please check with Selwyn Snow Resort before you visit.

Take in the Scenery on a Snow Shoe Tour

Explore the breathtaking alpine landscape at your own pace on a guided snow shoe tour. Whether you choose a leisurely stroll or a more challenging trek, snowshoeing in the Snowy Mountains is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the winter wonderland. There are a number of private tour companies such as Snowy Mountains Backcountry, K7 Adventures, Wilderness Sports. Or you can enjoy a day tripper experience at Charlotte Pass with their snow shoe tour option.

Mountain Bike Riding

Mountain bike riding is available in the Snowy Mountains all year round! From the thrilling trails of Cooma’s Mt Gladstone to some of the cruisy, family friendly trails around Lake Jindabyne, there is something to suit every style of rider.

Explore the towns and villages of the Snowy Mountains

Whilst most of the action happens up in the mountains over the June Long Weekend, lets not forget about the unique experiences our small towns and villages offer. Take it slow and enjoy a scenic drive to uncover some hidden gems around the region, or enjoy some all-season hiking adventures this June Long Weekend.

Exploring a winter playground
Hiking in a winter playground

Where Should You Go to Eat and Drink?

The Snowy Mountains offers a unique range of eateries to enjoy this winter. From gorgeous heritage country pubs, to quiet, cosy corners in cafe’s and restaurants, find out more about the area’s best gourmet experiences here. You may even like to jump on to a guided tour to enjoy the regions best venues with Sip the Snowies.

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