Ski Areas in Australia

-Home to 10 ski areas of varying sizes all of which can be found in the Southeastern corner of the country in the territories of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. All of the ski areas are subject to fragile freezing levels due to relatively low base altitudes, and quality of snow conditions can vary wildly season to season. Most areas are very scenic and reside within the boundaries of National Parks.

Charlotte Pass (NSW)

Resort Classification: (Class 2) Small

Without a doubt the coolest and most unique ski area in all of Australia, Charlotte Pass bills itself (quietly) as a one of kind ski experience with a private and secluded feel like nowhere else in the region.

On the fringes of the Snowy Mountain’s backcountry, and a few km’s removed from the much larger Perisher, Charlotte Pass is a small ski area that is original in that it has limited access during the Winter and can only be driven to “Over Snow” in a multi-passenger snowcat.


Famous For:

-Being the most remote ski area in Australia and uniquely the only on that cannot be driven to and is only accessible via snowcat. 

-Due to it’s isolation and remote location, lift lines and crowds are not really a thing at CP and it’s one of the closest things you can ever get to skiing at your own private resort.


Infamous For:

-Limited Vertical and skiable area.

-Difficult to access and not ideal for daytrippers.


Closest town with lodging:

The closest town with lodging for this ski area is: Charlotte Pass has 2 Hotels and a Lodge that offer slopeside lodging at the ski resort base. Also the nearby town of Jindabyne has cheaper hotel/motel lodging and is 41km to the East.


Closest City with An Airport:

The closest major city with a commercial airport for this ski area is: The town of Cooma has a small commercial airport called the Snowy Mountains airport with connecting flights from Sydney.


Season Pass Reciprocation:

Charlotte Pass does not sell season passes.

Mtn stats



Base Elevation: 1,755m

Peak Elevation: 1,964m

Vertical Drop: 209m

Skiable Hectares: 50

Annual Snowfall: 

Number of Trails: 24


Terrain Stats



Beginner Terrain: 33%

Intermediate Terrain: 29%

Advanced  Terrain: 38%

Expert Terrain: 00%

Av. Opening Date: Late June

Av. Closing Date: Late Sept


Chair Lifts



Low Speed Doubles: 0

Low Speed Triples: 1

Low Speed Quads: 0

High Speed Quads: 0

High Speed 6 Packs: 0

High Speed 8 Packs: 0


Other Lifts


Half Day

Rope Tows: 0

Magic Carpets: 1

T-Bar / Pomas: 3

Gondolas / Trams: 0

Chondolas: 0

Snow Cats: 0




“Daytripper” snowcat tickets to access the resort.

  • Snow Making
  • Night Skiing
  • Snow Tubing
  • Nordic Trails
  • Backcountry Gates
  • Uphill Traffic Allowed



Named trails for downhill skiing and riding.

  • Ski Lessons
  • Snowboard Lessons
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Snowboarding Allowed
  • Small Terrain Park
  • Big Terrain Park



All inclusive lift ticket and over snow transport.

  • Slopeside Lodging
  • Free Parking
  • RV Camping Allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Cell Service
  • Pass Reciprocation

This chart represents the different difficulties of terrain.

Beginner Runs


Intermediate Runs


Advanced Runs


Expert Runs



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SNow life ratings system.

Below is a series of ratings for this ski resort that is based upon the opinion of skiers and snowboarders directly associated with the Snow Life network of web pages. These ratings are based on personal experience from us actually going there and shredding it up. If an NR appears instead of the rating, it means we haven’t shred there yet, but rest assured, it’s on the list!!! Ratings are from 1-10, with 1 being poor, and 10 being the best.

sl rating:   6.6


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Charlotte pass cannot be driven to! YOu must book “over snow transportation” from Perisher Ski Resort to access charlotte pass via snowcat.

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Resort hours and location

Below are the operating hours for the lift system during the Winter Season according to this ski resort.


Charlotte Pass, NSW, 2627, Australia

Weekdays: 8:30am – 5pm

Weekends: 8:30am – 5pm

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