Our Picks of the Best On Snow Accommodation in Australia
Skiing is one of the best ways to get your blood pumping. It’s also a great way to make new friends, and it’s a lot of fun for kids and adults alike. But sometimes, you just want to go skiing without having to pack up your gear and carry it on your back every time you want to hit the slopes. That’s where on-snow accommodation comes in.
Staying on snow is the perfect choice for anyone who wants a convenient skiing holiday. For those who love to ski but don’t want the hassle of driving around, ski in ski out is a surefire way to easily access ski trails and other amenities right outside your door–maximising the fun! You’ll be able to hit the slopes in no time at all and make the most of your time on the mountain.
In this article, we’re exploring our top picks for the ultimate on-snow experience in Australia.
1. For the Best Apres Vibes – Eiger Chalet, Perisher NSW
If you’re looking for ski-in ski-out accommodation with a side of après-ski, look no further than our very own Eiger Chalet. Located in Perisher, NSW, our boutique chalet is right on the ski slopes, with a short walk to the lifts and an even shorter walk to the après-ski bar.
From the entrance of the Swiss-style chalet (where your skis & toasty warm boots are waiting!), you’re just a short 100m ski or walk across the snow to the Perisher Quad Express Chair. From here you can take a swift 5.3-minute chair ride straight to the top to access everything the mountain has to offer.
And once you’re done hitting the slopes, head down the mountain and step inside The White Spider Restaurant & Bar for Perishers’ finest spot to wine, dine and unwind. This Perisher institution is well-known for its “Après Ski Parties” featuring live entertainment and uninterrupted, spectacular views of Perishers ski slopes.
All our guest rooms are cosy and comfortable, with stunning views of either the mountain or valley. With a variety of accommodation options, there’s something for everyone: from a luxurious 3-bedroom apartment to single rooms for the solo adventurist.
There’s even a sauna & a guest gymnasium where you can relax after a long day on the slopes—or for a little pre-ski warm-up!
2. For on Snow Luxury – QT, Falls Creek VIC
If you’re looking for truly luxurious on-snow accommodation in Australia, look no further than the QT at Falls Creek.
The QT is not just about having the best amenities—it’s about having the best location. The hotel is located on the mountaintop, which means it has some of the most breathtaking views of the Alpine National Park showcasing snow-capped mountains in all directions.
You’ll have a private chalet with a private balcony, where you can sit in front of your flat-screen TV and stare out over the snow-capped mountains or curl up with a book, gazing out at the beautiful scenery.
The hotel also has modern architecture and wi-fi access so you can stay connected during your stay. You can also enjoy airport shuttle services if needed, and there are carpeted floors throughout all rooms to ensure they are comfortable and cozy.
3. For a Bit of History – Hotel Pension Grimus, Mt Buller VIC
If you’re looking for a place to stay in the Mt Buller area, you might want to consider Hotel Pension Grimus.
With its rich history and location right next to the ski slopes, Grimus is considered one of Australia’s best alpine establishments with fantastic amenities, including decorated hotel rooms, luxurious apartments for families or groups, in-house dining, Herbie’s bar and spa and a sauna.
Grimus is a great place to stay, whether you’re travelling with kids or just looking for a relaxing getaway with your friends. The cozy rooms are perfect for families with children who are young enough that they don’t need their own beds yet (but are old enough to sleep independently). There’s also an apartment available that sleeps up to 6 people—perfect for larger groups!
The best thing about staying at Hotel Pension Grimus? It’s so close to all the action that there’s never any need for transportation—all of your needs will be met on-site! You won’t have any trouble finding something fun and exciting to do while visiting here; they even offer snowboarding lessons if you’d like one!
4. For Your First Ski Trip – River Inn, Thredbo NSW
When you go skiing for the first time, you want to make sure that you are well taken care of. The River Inn, Thredbo NSW, is the perfect place for your first ski trip.
The River Inn is located close to Friday Flat (a dedicated beginner-friendly area) just outside of Thredbo village and offers a wide range of accommodation options, including family suites, twin share rooms and even trundle rooms for groups — all well equipped with heating and cooling, en suite bathrooms and private balconies.
If you’re thinking about heading up into the mountains for some fresh air and fun on snow this year, there’s no better way to experience a ski resort than ski-in, ski-out accommodation. Which one will you choose?