For the second year in a row, NSW National Parks is selling the All Parks annual pass online, so all you snow bums can’t hit the slopes in record time. 


Visiting the snow this winter? Whether you’re heading to the ski resorts every weekend in winter or are just planning your annual snow frolic, you’ll need an All Parks pass to access Kosciuszko National Park

Catch Me Outside Every Weekend

Up until last year, the All Parks annual passes were sold at the entry stations to the national park, but NSW National Parks has now moved the purchase of these passes entirely online

That means no sitting in your car, waiting in line to nab your pass – if you’ve pre-purchased online, your annual pass will be automatically linked up to your vehicle rego, so you can just glide on through to the slopes! 

If you’re after a concession or discounted pass, you’ll need to apply for your pass at least three days before you plan to visit to allow for processing and approval.


I’m More of a One Hit Wonder

If you’re just planning on visiting Kosciuszko National Park just for the day, you’ll still be able to purchase single day passes from the park’s entry stations, the NPWS visitor centres in Jindabyne, Khancoban, and Tumut, as well as the NPWS Perisher Valley Office and the Thredbo Visitor Centre. 

Single day passes can’t be purchased online through the NPWS website so make sure you factor in time to buy one on the day!

Make Sure You Plan Ahead

After a few turbulent snow seasons, the 2022 season is set to be a cracker! But make sure you plan ahead, as it’s bound to be packed! 

Before you leave home for the hills, check the COVID-19 restrictions and rules of the ski resort you’re heading to.

There are a number of Kosciuszko campgrounds that’ll remain open over winter, but don’t forget that all NSW National Parks campgrounds now have to be booked online. Too cold to camp? There’s also a bunch of quaint and cosy accommodation options scattered around the Snowies – just make sure you book in early!

And as always, if you’re heading into the backcountry whether for skiing, camping, snow-shoeing or snowboarding, make sure you’ve brushed up on your backcountry skills, have all the right gear, and have submitted a Trip Intention Form to NPWS before you head out.

Read more: Snow Camping – A Beginner’s Guide