Driving in the Snowy Mountains

The Snowy Mountains

Your hub for the latest information on driving in the Snowy Mountains.

Snowy Mountains Update – No pass, no access to the snow.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, Kosciuszko National Park is closed for snow play this winter.

To access the park you must have a pre-purchased lift pass from one of the NSW ski resorts or a NSW National Parks Trip Intention Form (approving backcountry skiing, hiking, snowshoeing or cross country activities). 

There are no allocated snow play areas and you cannot enter the park to play in the snow or go tobogganing. It simply cannot be managed in a COVID-19 safe way. Please do not stop on the side of the road, it is not a safe place to play with your family in the snow.

Road closures will be in place on weekends for the remainder of the 2020 snow season. Vehicles will be checked and you will be turned around and asked not to return without pre-booked and pre-approved access.

This is not the year to take your loved ones for a first trip to the snow.

Driving Conditions

Distinctively windy with snow and ice in the winter, high tourism traffic volumes and heavy vehicle usage all year around, the Snowy Mountains Highway, Kosciuszko Rd and Alpine Way is a unique region with a diverse range of road users.  

With Transport for NSW funding $6 million of projects in the Snowy Mountains and increased heavy vehicle activity from Snowy 2.0 sharing the road in the Snowys has never been more important.

Whether you’re trying to see if the Snowy Mountains Highway is open, plan the best caravan route along the mountain or driving conditions on Alpine Way, you’ve come to the right place. Use our tools to get the latest information.

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Kosciuszko Road (Wilson's Valley)

View: Wilsons Valley chain bay looking south-west towards Perisher Valley.
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