These are Aussie Chillout's tips for snow holiday in Talbingo NSW.
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
You cannot dismiss preparation of car and driving. You must have as part of tips for a snow holiday in Talbingo. If you ignore the car problems might spoil your holiday due to lack of preparation and care on the road.
National Park Information and Pass: Tips for a snow holiday in Talbingo
Information of Kosciusko National Park can be obtained from the following web site: https://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.
Best Snowfield: Tips for snow holiday at Selwyn
Closest snow field to Talbingo is Selwyn Snow Resort. During January 2020 Selwyn Snowfields burnt down. Thus it did not operate in winter 2020. Hopefully it will be operating in winter 2021.
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: Tips for snow holiday in Talbingo
Keep an eye out for ALDI’s Annual Ski Sale. Normally it is 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. It 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.
Our best tips for a snow holiday in Talbingo is hire locally. 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.
Talbingo accommodation that is 57 km from Mount Selwyn Snowfields. This is about a 45-50 minute drive depending on weather and road conditions during winter.
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