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Pebblebank on Morses, Wandiligong, VIC | Image: Airbnb

9 Best Airbnbs to Book for the Australian Ski Season

Ski season is upon us and the alpine slopes of NSW and Victoria await. Why book a stay at a crowded or expensive resort when you can score something more private and exclusive instead? That’s our thinking anyway, which is exactly why we’ve assembled a list of the best Airbnbs in NSW and Victoria for ski season. Whether you’re looking for modern luxury, majestic views, or something on the more affordable side of the spectrum, you’ll find it below and then some. Get booking and get living! Here we go.

RELATED: Planning a trip to Melbourne? Here are the Best Luxury Airbnb’s in Melbourne.

Best Airbnbs in NSW and Victoria at a Glance

Best Airbnbs in NSW

When it comes to choosing an alpine Airbnb property in the mountains of NSW, you have plenty of options. Here’s a quick look at some of the best places to stay, with each one being in close proximity to a popular ski field.

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Beautiful Alpine Studio, Crackenback NSW | Image: Airbnb

1. Beautiful Alpine Studio, Crackenback

This self-contained studio sits on five acres of mountain property and provides direct access to the Alpine Way. It’s located 20 minutes from Thredbo and just 10 minutes from the Skitube. During ski season or any other season, it’s one of the area’s best Airbnbs.

Number of Guests: 2 maximum
Price: AUD$774.05 for 2 nights (with a 2-night minimum)
Rating: 4.97 (203 reviews)
Key Features: king-size bed, mountain views, Wi-Fi, HDTV, A/C, washer/dryer in unit, kitchen

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Tidalee 2, East Jindabyne, NSW | Image: Airbnb

2. Tidalee 2, East Jindabyne

If epic views are your thing, then Tidalee 2 is your next Airbnb, as this two-bedroom apartment brings the lake and mountains directly to your door. It’s located in East Jindabyne and just a five-minute drive away from the town centre. Oh, and did we mention there’s a pool table?

Number of Guests: 6 maximum
Price: AUD$1,617.41 total for 2 nights (with a 2-night minimum)
Rating: 4.88 (66 reviews)
Key Features: 2 bedrooms, bay and mountain views, lake access, shared laundry, kitchen, pool table, Wi-Fi, TV, A/C

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Penthouse Bimblegumbie, Crackenback, NSW | Image: Airbnb

3. Penthouse Bimblegumbie, Crackenback

Luxurious amenities plus an excellent location above the Crackenback Valley equals one of the best Airbnbs in the NSW. It goes by the name of Penthouse Bimblegumbie and makes up part of a lush and eccentric property, with its own private entrance. Meanwhile, a wide variety of popular ski resorts are just minutes away.

Number of Guests: 4 maximum
Price: AUD$1,002.79 total for 2 nights (with a 2-night minimum)
Rating: 4.90 (73 reviews)
Key Features: 1 bedroom with multiple beds, garden and mountain views, kitchen, pet-friendly, washing machine, Wi-Fi, TV

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The Nest, Crackenback, NSW | Image: Airbnb

4. The Nest, Crackenback

This one-bedroom apartment (aka The Nest) makes up for its compact size with a modern interior, cosy fireplace, and impressive outdoor setting. It comes flanked by 100 acres of natural bushland at the heart of the Snowy Mountains, in close proximity to both a lake and major ski resorts. Welcome to your new home away from home.

Number of Guests: 2 maximum
Price: AUD$1,048.00 total for 2 nights (with a 2-night minimum)
Rating: 5.0 (10 reviews)
Key Features: king bed, garden and valley views, indoor fireplace, washer/dryer, TV, free parking, Wi-Fi, TV

Other Alpine Airbnbs in NSW

Your heart was set on an Airbnb only to find that it was booked for the entire season or too expensive. Fret not because you still have plenty of other options, such as the following:

Best Airbnbs in Victoria

There are few if any places in Australia more majestic than the Victorian Alps, home to some of the nation’s best trails. May the following Airbnbs serve as your gateway to an unforgettable adventure.

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Amaruq, Sawmill Settlement, VIC | Image: Airbnb

1. Amaruq, Sawmill Settlement, VIC

This large, rustic cabin at the base of Mt Buller hosts up to 12 guests at a time across various bedrooms. Every bit as fantastic as it appears, it’s surrounded by bushland (and the wildlife therein) and available for booking all year round. We should mention that there’s no Wi-Fi but maybe that’s exactly what you need.

Number of Guests: 12 maximum
Price: AUD$2,040.00 total for 2 nights (with a 2-night minimum)
Rating: 5.0 (40 reviews)
Key Features: 3 bedrooms, sofa bed in the living room, deck, fully fenced backyard (with trampoline and monkey bars), kitchen, pet-friendly, washer/dryer, free parking, bathtub, TV

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Pebblebank on Morses, Wandiligong, VIC | Image: Airbnb

2. Pebblebank on Morses, Wandiligong, VIC

Do you like the sound of your own alpine mountain home in the heart of Wandiligong Valley, complete with sweeping views and the utmost privacy? Then you’ll love Pebblebank on Morses, which is within walking distance of local eateries and just a short drive away from various bike trails.

Number of Guests: 4 maximum
Price: AUD$1,340.15 total for 2 nights (no minimum stay required)
Rating: 4.9 (100 reviews)
Key Features: 2 bedrooms, mountain and valley views, kitchen, pet-friendly, free parking, Wi-Fi, TV

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CIRQUE 5, Merrijig, VIC | Image: Airbnb

3. CIRQUE 5, Merrijig, VIC

This two-bedroom apartment was custom-built around a ski lift tower and so it really drives home the alpine theme. Crafted in the style of a Swiss chalet, it comes packed with assorted ski memorabilia along with plenty of convenient amenities. Call it the perfect retreat for your perfect retreat.

Number of Guests: 4 maximum
Price: AUD$1,374.80 total for 2 nights (with a 2-night minimum)
Rating: 4.74 (19 reviews)
Key Features: 2 bedrooms, Wi-Fi, TV, mountain views, washer/dryer, kitchen, backyard, free parking, bathtub

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Ville Views, Harrietville, VIC | Image: Airbnb

4. Ville Views, Harrietville, VIC

Your modern oasis in the majestic mountains, Ville Views sits comfortably and stylishly at the foot of Mount Feathertop. The entire home is yours to enjoy with plenty of indoor and outdoor space, making it ideal for families or small groups of friends.

Number of Guests: 6 maximum
Price: AUD$859 total for 2 nights (with a 2-night minimum)
Rating: 4.73 (45 reviews)
Key Features: 3 bedrooms, kitchen, Wi-Fi, free parking, TV, patio or balcony, washer/dryer, A/C

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Jarlsberg, Sawmill Settlement VIC | Image: Airbnb

5. Jarlsberg, Sawmill Settlement

We’re not going to call this spacious A-frame house the perfect party pad, but we will say that it can host up to 13 people at a time. Combine that with an ideal location and an affordable price tag and you’re looking at…well…the perfect party pad.

Number of Guests: 13 maximum
Price: AUD$2,067.98 total for 2 nights (no minimum stay required)
Rating: 4.92 (13 reviews)
Key Features: 4 bedrooms, kitchen, garden view, Wi-Fi, TV, free parking, washing machine, A/C

Other Alpine Airbnbs in Victoria

Looking for more of the best alpine Airbnbs to book in Victoria? Here are some other choice options, including Lumi Talo, a large cedar lodge with room for up to 14 guests.

Things to Consider When Booking an Alpine Airbnb in NSW or Victoria

Know before you go, as they like to say, and it’s certainly true of travel. Consider some of the following factors before booking your stay:

  • Location: How close is the Airbnb to major ski resorts or the heart of town?
  • Privacy: Will you have the place to yourself or be sharing it with the host?
  • Features: Confirm that there are things such as Wi-Fi and parking.
  • Cost: Read all the fine print so that you know the total cost (fees included) before booking.
  • Reviews: Don’t just read the reviews, but consider how many reviews there are in total.

More of the Best Airbnbs Throughout Australia

Spending a weekend in Sydney, Brisbane, or Melbourne? Here are some of the best Airbnb options in Australia.

How We Chose the Best Airbnbs in NSW and Victoria

Being veritable ski and snowboard junkies here at Man of Many (with the coverage to prove it), we’re all too familiar with the alpine slopes of NSW and Victoria. On the other hand, it would be virtually impossible to stay at every Airbnb in each respective region. Hence, our list of the best Airbnbs draws upon not just our expert opinion but also data such as customer reviews, amenities, geographic location, affordability, and other factors.

General FAQs

What’s the best alpine Airbnb in NSW?

The best alpine Airbnb in NSW will vary based on multiple factors, but Alpine Studio in Crackenback delivers genuine bang for your buck.

Where should I stay when skiing in Victoria?

One can find a number of superb alpine Airbnbs in the mountains of Victoria, in places such as Sawmill Settlement and Wandiligong.

Where should I stay when skiing in NSW?

If the resorts of Thredbo are too crowded or expensive for your tastes, consider booking an Airbnb in places such as Crackenback or East Jindabyne.