Resort Comparisons

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Resort Comparisons

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Compare Australian Ski Resorts

Can’t decide where to go to the snow in Australia? To aid in your decision making regarding which Australian ski fields to visit, check out the following:

  • The Powderhounds' Australia ski resorts ratings which are broken into many aspects such as: terrain for different abilities; the powder; lift infrastructure; family-friendliness; cost; nightlife; and the likelihood of finding “freshies”.
  • See our “best ski resorts in Australia” awards for ideas on which Australian ski fields may suit your needs. 
  • See the Aussie ski resort statistics below which compare the snow and other mountain statistics such as terrain size, and the proportion of beginner, intermediate and advanced runs.

Snow in Australia at the Ski Fields

 Snow in Australia at the Ski Fields
   Average
Annual
Snowfall (m)
 
 Snowmaking
Capacity
(ha)
 
 % of Terrain
with
Snowmaking 
Top
Elevation
 Base
Elevation
 Dinner Plain  *  *  100  1,535 1,515 
 Falls Creek  4  120  27  1,780  1,400
 Mt Baw Baw   *  *  *  1,562  1,442
 Mt Buller   2.4  56  19  1,790  1,375
 Mt Hotham  3  38  16  1,845  1,450
 Charlotte Pass  *  *  *  1,964  1,755
 Perisher  *  53  4  2,034  1,605
 Selwyn   *  35  78  1,614  1,492
 Thredbo  *  65  14  2,037  1,365
 Ben Lomond  *  *  *  1,572  1,460
 Mt Mawson  *  10  *  1,320  1,250
* data not available

Australian Ski Field Terrain Statistics

 Terrain Stats

 Vertical 
(m)
 
Skiable
Terrain (ha)
 
 Lifts  Trails  Longest
Run (km)
 Dinner Plain  20  *  1  1  0.2
 Falls Creek  380  450  14  92  3
 Mt Baw Baw  120  35  7  17  0.75
 Mt Buller   415  300  21  81  2.5
 Mt Hotham  395  245  12  72  2.5
 Charlotte Pass  209  50  5  25  *
 Perisher  355  1,245  47  110  3
 Selwyn  122  45  9  *  0.8
 Thredbo   672  480  14  50  5.9
 Ben Lomond  112  *  7  * *
 Mt Mawson  70  *  3  5 *
* data not available

Trail Split for Ability Levels

 % of Trails for Different Ability Levels
   %
Beginner
 %
Intermediate
 %
Advanced 
 Dinner Plain  100  0  0
 Falls Creek  17 60   23
 Mt Baw Baw  25  64  11
 Mt Buller  20  45  35
 Mt Hotham  20  40  40
 Charlotte Pass  33 29   38
 Perisher  22 60  18
 Selwyn  40  48  12
 Thredbo  16  67  17
 Ben Lomond  37  53  10
 Mt Mawson  25  50  25
Despite some of the Australian ski fields having double black diamond trails, the resort just include these with the advanced trails.