If you’re planning on hitting the NSW snow fields this year, it might be a good idea to consider using a bus to get around.

And, for the 2024 snow season in NSW, there will be expanded bus services.

This year will see the Snowy Mountains bus system to the resorts expand to include a Cooma to Jindabyne (via Berridale) service.

During ski season, services will also be available seven days a week from Jindabyne to the Perisher and Thredbo resorts, as well as connecting services via East Jindabyne, Tyrolean Village, and Cooma.

State Member for Monaro Steve Whan said the service was an attractive alternative to driving.

“The Snowy Mountains bus service is a safe and affordable alternative to driving and has steadily grown in popularity, with 95 per cent of passengers surveyed last year saying they would use the service again,”

A return ticket costs between $12 and $23, according to Transport for NSW’s website, while a one-way ticket is priced between $8 and $16.

In 2024, it will run from 8 June to 6 October, with extra services set to run during the school holidays.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Jenny Aitchison said the Snowy Mountains bus allows a stress-free journey to the snowfields.

“The service allows motorists who might not be experienced in driving in alpine conditions an alternative to ensure their families make it safely to the snowfields.

“Increased services in 2023 led to improved safety, reliability and social and economic outcomes, and contributed to fewer journeys by car on roads impacted by ice and snow, a reduction in road incidents and reduction in vehicle recoveries performed in the alpine area.”

The public can book seats on the Snowy Mountains bus service online and subscribe to the SMS alert service via the NSW Government’s website.