Driving in the Snowy Mountains

The Snowy Mountains

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

Close of the 2020 Snow Season

The snow season officially drew to close on Monday the 6th of October 2020 and, with it, Transport for NSW Alpine Operations for another year. In spite of the late start to the season and snow play restrictions due to COVID-19, the 2020 season was still a bumper year.

Our Alpine Operation crews had a huge responsibility in getting people to and from the slopes safely. Every year they work in harsh weather conditions clearing snow and ice from the roads, managing chain bays, recovering stranded and abandoned vehicles and directing heavy traffic. But this year there was the added responsibility of managing social distancing to ensure the health and safety of patrons due to Covid-19.

Transport for NSW thanks Alpine Operations crews for their hard work in 2020 and look forward to the 2021 snow season.

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.

Live traffic camera

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Kosciuszko Road (Wilson's Valley)

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