The Village

Australia’s only snowbound ski resort. No cars, no crowds, no queues

Charlotte Pass

Charlotte Pass is Australia’s smallest and highest alpine village at 1760m – it’s high base elevation means the quality of snow is often the best in the country. 

All levels of skiers and snowboarders are catered for, with gentle, easy going runs to the hardcore off-piste chutes and bowls. For cross-country enthusiasts, Charlotte Pass is an excellent base to explore trails across the Main Range and National Park. There’s plenty to keep everyone amused.

The village is snowbound during winter, so with limited guest numbers and few day-trippers, the lift lines are minimal, even in peak periods. 

The village
The Resort

Charlotte Pass is perfect for families, with easy access to the slope from Knockshannoch, internationally experienced instructors at the Snow Sports School and no crowds. 

Snow sports gear and clothing hire, lift tickets, lessons and oversnow transport are all available through the Charlotte Pass Ski Resort. Weekly flare runs, night skiing and our Charlotte Pass tradition – the Standard Race – are all part of the fun.

The heart of the village is the Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel, which has been open since 1930. The Chalet offers a small general shop, child minding and kids club, coffee hut, bars and lounges, a nightclub and weekly entertainment. 

Please visit Charlotte Pass Snow Resort for more information.

Getting here and away
Arriving in style

Charlotte Pass is completely snowbound during the winter months, so the only way in and out of the village is by our purpose built red oversnow vehicles. Oversnow transport leaves regularly from Perisher Valley Terminal and booking ahead is ESSENTIAL. 

To reach Perisher Valley, use the Skitube from Bullocks Flat or hire a private shuttle. However, Bullocks Flat has free parking, so you can skip driving on snowy roads and National Park entry fees and get to Perisher Valley with ease. 

We recommend you book your oversnow tickets as soon your Lodge booking is confirmed.  

To book your transport, please visit Charlotte Pass Snow Resort

a bit of history
How it started

In February 1881, a party of two surveyors and a young woman undertook a hiking trip through the Main Range. Charlotte Adams, who was 21 at the time, camped with her father and his colleague for two days at the top of Mount Kosciuszko before the weather turned nasty, froze the men’s beards and forced them off the mountain. 

Charlotte became the first European woman recorded to climb Mount Kosciuszko. During the trip, the 1837 metre pass over which they travelled was named ‘Charlotte’s Pass’ in honour of her adventure. 




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