Upmarket, modern and purpose-built resort in NSW - and the country's best known ski area. It is made up of mostly smart apartments, chalets and lodges. There are lots of restaurants and sophisticated bars around a pedestrian shopping mall. The slopes rise up across the valley from the village, prettily wooded with gum trees. Snowmaking covers all the major runs. The lift system includes three fast quads serving uncharacteristically long runs. The blacks are not steep but on higher lifts there are off-piste variants. Novices have long green runs to progress to. There are three good terrain parks and a 'monster bag' jump.
- Tourist office: +61 (0)2 6459 4100