The Snowy Mountains — not just a winter playground

by David Bigwood

It’s not just the winter snows and the chance of a schuss down the hills of Perisher or Thredbo that is attracting visitors to the New South Wales Snowy Mountains now. They are coming in increasing numbers all year round.

Tourists are finding there is a multitude of activities to suit the tastes of those who appreciate the great Australian outdoors. Just as the Snowy Mountains Scheme opened up vast areas of previously inaccessible country for skiers and walkers, so the dams that it built have provided playgrounds for the boating and fishing fraternities.

Thredbo has been a year round resort for a long time with a comprehensive program of events tailored to both young and old ranging from guided walks to tennis and golf, bobsledding to white water rafting, horse riding to mountain bike riding, fishing to swimming and entertainment that includes a jazz festival and Shakespeare on the Green.

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