Driving in Snow & Ice

Driving in Snow & Ice

Winter Driving in the Snowy Mountains

Weather conditions can deteriorate quickly in the Snowy Mountains.  You may encounter snow, ice, wind, fog, black ice and also wildlife on our local roads.

With many visitors and trucks travelling around the region including heavy vehicles relating to the Snowy 2.0 project, road works and changing speed zones, please be patient when driving, slow down, turn on your headlights and drive to conditions.

For up to date road conditions check livetraffic.com and listen to the local radio stations.

Winter Driving in the Snowys – click the image below to download a copy of the brochure

Carrying Snow Chains in NSW

It is compulsory to carry properly fitting snow chains when driving a two-wheel-drive vehicle between the June and October long weekends on these roads:

  • Kosciuszko Road from the park boundary at Thredbo River
  • the Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin
  • the Island Bend/Guthega Road.

Chains may also be required in certain weather conditions on the Alpine Way between Jindabyne and Thredbo and the Snowy Mountains Highway, so the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) recommends carrying chains along these roads during the winter months.

Cooma, NSW
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