World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 0.8 (160 votes)

Cradle Mountain Skiing

Listed under Skiing in Tasmania, Australia.

Photo of Cradle Mountain Skiing
Photo by flickr user Rick McCharles
Pin It

If you long to ski without the hassle of eternal queues for chairlifts and wading through crowds, then head out to Cradle Mountain, located in Australia's Lake St Clair National Park. It is definitely not a place for snow bunnies and only the tough, unflagging cross-country ski enthusiasts will want to explore the harsh yet stunning terrain. The glacial lakes, pine forests, and big skies will definitely make your visit memorable. There are no plush hotels or fancy bars but there are basic huts dotted around the area for you to rest. If you don't feel like toughing it out, there are several lodges in the local area that offer comfort at the end of a day's adventures. The best skiing areas are only really accessible on foot, meaning that you can feel blissfully cut off. This complete isolation means that when the snow falls it is powdery and untouched, making sure it’s a really personal experience and you can tailor your cross country run only to your imagination. The captivating beauty and silence is a definite draw to those who long to escape Australia's busier resorts.

Written by  alexis_b.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Ski Whistler

    Re-named Whistler Mountain in 1965 (after the cry of the ubiquitous western hoary marmot, or Whistle Pig) the pleasantly car-fr…

  • Ski Zermatt

    No matter where you find yourself on the slopes of this remarkable ski area, the granite monolith of Europe’s most famous peak,…

  • Tignes

    Tignes lurks in the shadows of its more illustrious neighbour, Val D'Isére, yet still has a lot to offer. Although the simple, …

Nearby Experiences

  • The Overland Track

    The Overland Track is Australia's most famous multi-day trek, offering an magnificent traverse of the World Heritage Wilderness…

  • The Mersey River Forests

    The Overland track is probably Australia's best known long distance walk, covering around 85 kilometres through the mountains o…

  • Cradle Mountain

    Cradle Mountain looks more like a rock saddle, granite pillars in a peak at the front and rising up in wider flatter columns at…

Related links

Contribute to this page