Smiggin Holes

Smiggin Holes is a village in the Snowy Mountains, catering to those specifically visiting in the winter to experience the snow on surrounding slopes. It is set 1,680 metres above sea level and within the Kosciuszko National Park. Located in a protected snow bowl, it is excellent for beginners as it has only one finish point, making it easy to find your friends and family once your ski run is complete. Due to being protected, often the harsher weather conditions bypass this area too.

Smiggin Holes has a mix of restaurants and accommodation options and is well connected to Perisher Valley, Blue Cow and Guthega. The two main accommodation options are Smiggins Hotel, and Smiggins Chalet Apartments and each are close to the ski lifts. In order to learn to ski or snowboard at Smiggin you’ll need to be a guest at either the hotel or chalet apartments, so keep that in mind if lessons are required. There are a two cross country skiing trails available, a 2 kilometre beginner trail and a 4 kilometre beginner/intermediate trail for you to explore the lush surroundings.

As the weather heats up and summer comes, bushwalking and hiking trails are available with views of Guthega and Blue Cow. A popular trail is Mount Piper Trail, which is 5 kilometres long and about three hours return. For something a little easier, the Aqueduct Hut Trail is 3 kilometres or the Pipers Creek Trail is 14 kilometres.

Smiggin Holes is an excellent destination for families or beginners visiting the Snowy Mountains due to the sheltered conditions; the slopes also are well catered to different levels of ability.