Nature conservation

Parks, reserves and protected areas

Alpine resorts winter access

The National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) is responsible for the care, control and management of access, parking and oversnow vehicle use within Kosciuszko National Park. The following procedures on the use of parking areas and oversnow vehicles have been adopted to assist with the smooth operation of the ski resorts.

Download the Kosciuszko National Park - Alpine Resorts Winter Access (PDF 2.2MB)

Vehicle access to Kosciuszko National Park ski resorts

All vehicles entering the resort areas within Kosciuszko National Park must display a valid day or multi-day pass or an annual parks pass.

In-resort roads

Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes (except Plum Pine Road which will be open to authorised vehicles only) and Guthega in-resort roads will be regarded as closed to all traffic other than oversnow vehicles from the start of the June long weekend to the close of the October long weekend.

Download the Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes and Guthega maps:

During marginal snow conditions, access will be restricted to authorised vehicles only.

Resort Management Vehicles and Lodge Parking Permits

During marginal snow conditions, when there is insufficient snow to operate an oversnow vehicle, seasonal authority may be given to lodge management who providing guest services, for conventional vehicles to be used to access lodges for business management purposes.

The issuing of Resort Management Vehicle permits recognises the needs of some lessees who do not have an authorised overnight parking space.

However, the issuing of resort management vehicle permits does not automatically allow for an overnight parking space. NPWS will issue an authorised Resort Management Vehicles through the issue of a permit following approval of an application and payment of a fee. Allocation will be according to the criteria for long-term overnight parking. Permits must be prominently displayed inside the vehicle.

Download the oversnow operations application form (PDF 1.1MB).

Temporary vehicle parking

Authorised vehicle parking for temporary periods, including overnight, may be made available on an extremely limited basis. Applications will be assessed on merit and are subject to availability of space. These may include disabled vehicle parking, tradespersons undertaking emergency repairs and visiting performers. If an application is approved, a temporary vehicle parking permit will be issued and must be clearly displayed inside the nominated vehicle.

For Perisher Valley and Smiggin Holes, contact NPWS Perisher office on (02) 6457 4444.

For Selwyn Snowfields, contact Selwyn Snowfields ski resort on (02) 6454 9488.

For Thredbo, contact Thredbo ski resort on (02) 6459 4100.

Acceptable routes

Oversnow vehicles must travel only on designated oversnow routes.

Further information


Oversnow vehicle registrations:
Cooma Roads and Maritime Services Office, corner of Massie and Soho streets, Cooma, NSW.

PO Box 825, Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 132213 Web:

For vehicle standards, contact Roads and Maritime Services technical enquiries on 1300 137 302.


Perisher Team, NPWS Office, Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley.

Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes and Guthega: contact NPWS Perisher office or download the oversnow operations application form (PDF 1.1MB).

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Page last updated: 20 April 2016