Jindabyne Accommodation | Best hotels, chalets and resorts for ski season 2020

Looking for an apartment, hostel or hotel in the foothills of the snowy mountains? We found a few of the best places to stay.

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Unless you are an Olympic pro skier or over-enthusiastic about the sport in general, you'll want to do more than ski or snowboard on your trip to Jindabyne. Luckily, there is a lot to do in and around the Jindabyne area. You may know that Thredbo and Perisher are both in arms reach of Jindabyne, but you'll also want to explore the terrain, visit the touristy villages (we suggest Charlotte Pass) and take in views of the mountain ranges and Lake Jindabyne.

Where is Jindabyne and why should I visit?

Jindabyne is located in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council near the Snowy Mountains. Although Jindabyne is not a ski resort, it is conveniently located close to Thredbo and Perisher Blue, making it perfect for people who enjoy exploring their surroundings rather than being bound to one place. Lake Jindabyne offers serene views that are visible from many accommodation spots in the area. If you're looking for a base in the Snowy Mountain region in winter or summer, Jindabyne is the place you want to be.

Top 8 places to stay in Jindabyne

Lake Jindabyne Hotel

Lake Jindabyne Hotel from Finder Hotels

Lakefront hotel? Check. Affordable? Double check. Ski field accessible? Check, check and check! Lake Jindabyne Hotel is a 3-star stay perfect for both summer and winter.

  • Features: Free Wi-Fi in public areas, free parking, games room, entertainment, bar and restaurant
  • Address: 21 McLure Circuit, Jindabyne, 2627
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    Alpine Resort Motel

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    For an affordable entrance into the ski slopes, the Alpine Resort Motel will do you just fine. It's a low budget number, but that's what you're after, right? With free, secure on-site parking and spacious rooms, you'll be right and ready to hit the slopes day after day.

  • Features: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, bar, restaurant, children's playground and terrace
  • Address: 1 Nettin Circuit, Jindabyne. 2627
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    House Matterhorn

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    Get in early and you can cash in on crazy mid-week ski season discounts at House Matterhorn. If that fails, then why not make a group trip of it instead? House Matterhorn can accommodate for large parties of up to 21 people across its six bedrooms. How many friends can you rope into joining you on your snow adventure?

  • Features: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, BBQ facilities and picnic area
  • Address: Camira Avenue, East Jindabyne, 2627
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    Ski Rider Hotel

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    Part way between Jindabyne and Perisher means that the Ski Rider is an affordable abode within reach of the ski slopes.The Perisher Ski Resort is only 13.2 kilometres away and the free shuttle bus from the hotel can take you there.

  • Features: Free Wi-Fi, live entertainment, games room, bar, restaurant and free parking
  • Address: Kosciusko Road, Wilsons Valley, Perisher Valley, 2624
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    Banjo Paterson Inn

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    With a beautiful view of Jindabyne Lake, how could you resist staying at Banjo Paterson Inn? During the winter, expect the bar to fill up with partygoers after a day of exploring the surrounding attractions. A great place to stay if you enjoy live music and a vibrant atmosphere.

  • Features: Free Wi-Fi, sun terrace, live music, evening entertainment, bar, restaurant, happy hour and games
  • Address: 1 Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne, 2627
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    Aalberg Chalet

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    Budget and family friendly, Aalberg Chalet offers accommodation packages with breakfast and dinner included. Believe us, opt in for the breakfast as it's exactly what you need to tackle the nearby slopes.

  • Features: Free Wi-Fi, outdoor fireplace, sun terrace, games room, kid-friendly buffet and bar
  • Address: 8 Kirwan Close, Jindabyne, 2627
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    Rydges Resort Snowy Mountains

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    This 4-star luxury spot is ideal for couples and decadent holidaymakers. There is no shortage of picturesque views as Lake Jindabyne sits alongside the resort.

  • Features: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, swimming pool, tennis court, bar and restaurant
  • Address: 10 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne, 2627
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    Alpha Centauri Townhouses

    Alpha Centauri Townhouses from Finder Hotels

    Choose from a variety of family-friendly apartments located a short walk from Jindabyne's Town Centre

  • Features: Sun terrace, picnic area and shared kitchen
  • Address: 39 Gippsland Street, Jindabyne, 2627
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    How far are the accommodations from Perisher and Thredbo?

    AccommodationDistance from PerisherDistance to Thredbo
    Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains29.6km (29 minute drive)34.8km (31 minute drive)
    Aalberg Chalet29.6km (31 minute drive)34.7km (31 minute drive)
    Banjo Paterson Inn30.1km (32 minute drive)35.3km (32 minute drive)
    Ski Rider Hotel10.8km (11 minute drive)47.9km (43 minutes)
    Lake Jindabyne Hotel29.8km (32 minute drive)35km (32 minute drive)
    House Matterhorn39.6km (41 minute drive)44.8km (41 minute drive)
    Alpine Resort29.2km (31 minute drive)34.3km (31 minute drive)
    Alpha Centauri Townhouses30.6km (33 minute drive)35.8km (32 minute drive)

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    Lift pass prices

    Although there isn't a ski resort at Jindabyne, Perisher and Thredbo are both within reasonable driving distance. You can split your time between each ski resort or if you prefer a particular resort, you can spend all of your time there. The choice is yours! You can save up to 30% when pre-booking your Perisher Lift Passes, but take note that there are four different price periods, so you'll need to check dates before purchasing. Prices for three-day passes start at $156 for children and $280 for adults. At Thredbo, you can get your hands on a three-day pass for $159 for children and $235 for adults.

    Perisher lift pass starting prices

    Pass type3 days4 days5 days6 days7 days
    Child (5-14 years)$156$202$230$285$333

    Thredbo lift pass starting prices

    Pass type3 days4 days5 days6 days7 days
    Child (5-12 years) and senior (65+)$159$209$229$279$329
    Teenager (13-17)$169$225$245$299$355
    Adult (18-21 years/22-64 years)$235/$285$299/$365$355/$429$415/$505$469/$579

    What you need to know about Thredbo

    • Number of chair lifts: 14
    • Ski season dates: 8 June 2019 - 7 October 2019
    • Snow report: Check the daily Snow Report for a detailed and accurate look at recent snowfalls and conditions
    • Trail breakdown: 16% of the trails are for beginners, 67% are for intermediates and 17% are for advanced skiers
    • Number of terrain parks: 5
    • Longest run: 5km
    • Skiable terrain: 480 hectares

    What you need to know about Perisher

    • Number of chair lifts: 47
    • Ski season dates: 8 June 2019 - 7 October 2019
    • Snow report: Check the daily Snow Report for a detailed and accurate look at recent snowfalls and conditions
    • Trail breakdown: 22% of the trails are for beginners, 60% are for intermediates and 18% are for advanced skiers
    • Number of terrain parks: 5
    • Longest run: 3km
    • Skiable terrain: 1,245 hectares

    How do I get to Jindabyne?

    You can get to Jindabyne via car, plane, bus or coach. The journey takes approximately five hours from Sydney, three hours from Goulburn, two hours from Canberra and less than one hour from Cooma. If you plan to fly, you can get a flight from all major Australian capital cities to Canberra and connect to a ski bus for the rest of the journey. If time is of no restraint, you can get a ski bus from Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra to Jindabyne. There is a free village shuttle bus that can transport you around, but if you plan to spend a lot of time at Thredbo or Perisher, you may want to drive your own vehicle to Jindabyne so you can reach each location at your own convenience. By law, you may be required to have snow chains on your vehicle, so it is best to have them fitted to your car before you travel to Thredbo or Perisher.

    Ski schools available in Thredbo and Perisher

    You will find a range of ski school programs in Thredbo and Perisher. If you plan to check out both ski resorts, we suggest you don't commit to a long program. Luckily, there are short lessons and private lessons available, so you can share your time between Thredbo and Perisher if you wish.

    Thredbo ski programs

    ProgramWho can participate?What is involved?
    ThredbolandKids aged between 3-6This program teaches children the basics of how to ski in a fun and safe environment in a small group.
    Burton RigletsKids aged between 4-6Children will learn the basics of snowboarding in a safe and fun environment while building their skills in small groups.
    FreeridersKids aged between 7-12This course improves children's skiing and snowboarding skills, confidence and technique. Kids will be encouraged to progress as skiers/boarders and navigate their way around the mountain.
    Teen ShreddersKids aged between 13-17Hit the slopes in the new full-day program that has been introduced in 2019 for teens to develop their ski/snowboarding skills in a fun and safe environment with other teens of a similar skill level.
    First Timer LessonsNew skiers and snowboardersEnrol in this program to learn the basics of skiing/boarding. Qualified instructors will encourage participants to improve their skills at a relaxed pace in the designated beginners area.
    Group LessonsAll skill levelsEnjoy small group lessons where skiers/boarders will build their confidence and technique while practicing and advancing their skills.
    Private LessonsAll skill levelsThis program is ideal for skiers/boarders who want to work on their style, skills and confidence with a professional instructor without distractions. You can also form groups of up to three people who are of a similar skill level for private lessons.

    Perisher ski programs

    ProgramWho can participateWhat is involved?
    Child LessonKids aged between 5-14This is a three-hour lesson designed to increase confidence, refine skills and progress to more challenging terrain for young skiers and boarders.
    Discovery KidsKids aged between 3-4Young children who are skiing or boarding for the first time work with child specialist instructors to develop confidence and explore the mountain, learning the basic techniques of skiing or boarding.
    Perisher KidsKids aged between 5-14Child specialist instructors take children to the mountain to learn skiing/boarding skills and encourage them to interact and make new friends with other students.
    Adult lessonAdults of all skill levelsThis is a two-hour lesson for adults of all skill levels to learn how to ski or snowboard at a fast pace.
    Adult MAX6Adults of all skill levelsThis is a two-hour lesson available for a maximum of six people per instructor to receive instant personalised feedback.
    Private LessonAdults of all skill levelsSkiers and snowboarders can select their instructor based on personal preferences and what they aim to achieve from the lesson. A group of up to five people can participate in the private lesson to maximise value.

    Equipment Hire

    If you are planning to hire equipment at Thredbo, you have the option to hire equipment and clothing online before you arrive. Otherwise, there are two rental locations at Thredbo, conveniently located at the bottom of the mountain.

    Perisher has hire locations across all four resort areas. Discounts are available for hire purchases made online up to seven days prior to arrival.

    Importance of travel insurance

    It is a great idea to take out ski travel insurance as a precaution on your ski/snowboarding trip. If you have an accident while skiing or snowboarding, your belongings are stolen or you become ill on the trip, ski insurance may cover you.

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