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Charlotte Pass

Charlotte Pass

No cars, no crowds and no long queues for lifts. Charlotte Pass is an on-snow experience like no other.

Completely snowbound at the top of Australia, this pristine alpine resort is visually spectacular with sweeping views of Mount Kosciuszko and the main range, and offers some of the country’s best skiing.

Named after Charlotte Adams, who in 1881 was the first European woman to climb Mount Kosciuszko, Charlotte Pass is Australia’s highest resort at 1760m.

From the gentle slopes of Easy Does It and the Home Run to the challenges of Guthries Chutes and the Kangaroo Ridge Cornice, there is something for every level of skier and rider.

In winter the road to Charlotte Pass is covered in snow and only accessible by over-snow vehicles.

In summer, getting to Charlotte Pass is easy. From Jindabyne, drive 40 minutes along the Kosciuszko Road, passing spectacular scenery and Perisher Village. At the end of the road you will find the Charlotte Pass lookout, affording incredible views across the main range.


Charlotte Pass is a great starting point for a walk to the top of Mount Kosciuszko (9km each way) or the Main Range Walk. Allow several hours to complete the Main Range Walk, which takes you on a loop past magnificent glacial lakes to Mount Kosciuszko, with splendid views across to the Victorian Alps, and returns to Charlotte Pass, 22km in total.

From mid January until late February enjoy the glorious fields of alpine wildflowers.

Image courtesy of Destination NSW.

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