Preparation of Car and Driving
My tips are hire snow chains, when parking car lift up windscreen wipers as they freeze to window, don’t use handbrake as it freezes to brake drum, use cold water not hot water on windscreen otherwise the windscreen will crack. Below are 3 great blog posts by others:
- Tips for driving in the snow – NRMA
- Best tips for preparing your car for a trip to the snow by Graham Smith from Cars Guide – 06.06.15
- Best tips for preparing your car for winter by Graham Smith from Cars Guide – 31.05.15
National Park Information and Pass
Information of Kosciusko National Park can be obtained from the following web site: http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kosciuszko-national-park.
From start of June long weekend to end of October long weekend: $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs). These passes can be obtained online or from Talbingo GoPLAYoutside or Talbingo General Store.
Closest snow field to Talbingo is Selwyn Snow Resort:
Selwyn Snow Resort is about 62 km from Pether Cottage – Talbingo NSW. Very picturesque drive that takes about 45 minute drive depending on road and weather conditions. It is great for families and groups of friends where it may be their first snow experience. Ideal for beginners and intermediate level, supervising kids, toboggans and great ski school. It is basic and fun. If experienced and want difficult skiing then best to go to Perisher and Thredbo and stay closer to these fields.
Hiring Snow Gear
Keep an eye out for ALDI’s Annual Ski Sale. It is generally held during May of each year before start of the snow season. Try opp shops. You never know you might get lucky. If you regularly go to the snowfields it pays to buy your snow gear. This will be cheaper in the long run. Remember kids grow out of gear so if one off snow holiday then it is best to hire. I prefer local businesses like Talbingo GoPLAYoutside as you get personal service in a warm shop with no hassle personal fitting and giving you the gear the night before or pick up first thing in the morning. Selwyn Snowfields is cold and rushed in hiring gear and you don’t get the same personal service.