With snow falling for the start of the 2016 NSW Ski Season, Snowy Mountains chalets, hostels, hotels and lodges plan to welcome skiers and snowboarders as they hit the slopes to enjoy a variety of winter holidays, from budget to ski-luxe. NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Mr Stuart Ayres said NSW is home to Australia's five highest peaks including Mt Kosciuszko, and four snow resorts, making the Snowy Mountains the perfect location for a winter break with family and friends.

“With the new Rex Express service operating between Sydney and the Snowy Mountains, this wonderful region is now more accessible for domestic and international visitors, and I encourage everyone to begin planning their trip to the Snowy Mountains for an incredible NSW winter experience,” Mr Ayres said.

On the opening weekend of the season, snow blanketed Kosciuszko National Park transforming the alpine resorts into a winter wonderland. More chairlifts and trails are now opening daily.

Destination NSW, CEO, Sandra Chipchase said, “NSW's ski fields offer a broad range of accommodation for a variety of budgets. Visitors can enjoy indulgent winter getaways or budget-friendly weekend getaways for alpine first-timers.”