Ski Gear

  • Skis – we recommend metal edges

  • Boots – check that they are firm and that they fit the skis

  • Stocks


  • Thermal underwear

  • Stretchy clothes in synthetic fabrics (no cotton)

  • Warm jumper or jacker (polarfleece)

  • Waterproof jacket and overpants (breathable fabric is best)

  • Hats – beanie and sunhat

  • Mittens or gloves (plus waterproof shell if they are not waterproof)

  • Gaiters

  • Socks (thermal – some skiers prefer two pairs)

  • Sunglasses or goggles

Other Stuff

  • Daypack

  • Water bottle

  • Food

  • Sunscreen

  • Personal first aid kit

  • Small mat to sit on

Hiring Gear


  • Snow chains must be carried by all vehicles except 4WD entering Kosciusko National Park from the June long weekend to the October long weekend.

  • A return trip to the Perisher trails is about 450-500km, depending on where you live in Canberra. Allow about 3 hours to get there (more if weather conditions are likely to make the trip slower).


  • Entry to the Kosciusko National Park for each car is $29 per day or $190 for an annual pass.

  • Same-day return on the Skitube from Bullocks Flat to Perisher Blue is $?? ($?? with a lift pass). This is a good option if the weather is foul and you don’t want to drive up the road to Perisher. There is then no need to carry chains.

  • If you go on a trip that includes the use of the chairlift at Thredbo, the cost is $45.

  • Guidance for transport cost contributions for car-pooling are contained here.