As we round the bend and catch the first sight of Lake Jindabyne it feels as if we are coming home. Below us the hilltops that used to surround the old town of Jindabyne poke through the waters as islands. Beyond, the main range of the Australian Alps stands as a sturdy backdrop against the deep blue of a cloudless sky. And, on the shores of the lake the new town of Jindabyne, the largest in the area and an ideal base from which to explore the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales and, in winter, the dormitory for the skiers and snowboarders who flock to the ski slopes, is spread out. It is a welcoming sight that we never tire of even after decades of visits.
That is how I and those many others who have made the regular winter trek from Sydney or Canberra or further afield feel as we catch sight of the lake and the mountains. And, along with those who have been captivated by the area, I have since moved here and still thrill to the view as I round that bend because now I am coming home.
These pages will attempt to portray the Snowy Mountain region and all that it has to offer all year round not just when the snow has fallen.
See my article on Kiandra at http://davidbigwoodpublishing.blog/snowy-mountains-nsw/an-unforgiving-place/ and my book Explore Around Jindabyne at http://davidbigwoodpublishing.blog/snowy-mountains-nsw/explore-around-jindabyne/