It’s usually just outside Canberra on the way back from a two or three day trip to the snow that I ask myself the question: why didn’t I fly?
While I have done more than my share of road trips to both the NSW Snowy Mountains and Victorian Alps from Sydney there is something about flying that sits rather nicely with me.
It’s something to do with not feeling exhausted (there or on the way back), cutting a good chunk out of your travel time and not having to deal with thousands of people in their cars who have exactly the same idea of having a cheeky few days down the snow.
In celebration of such things our good friends at Regional Expresss (REX) have ponied up with four return airfares – two each from Sydney to Cooma and another two from Melbourne to Albury!
Ok, this video may not be Regional Express‘s new flight service to Cooma. In fact I must confess it isn’t. I have been down to Cooma with REX and they definitely wouldn’t let me tow behind the plane. Never mind the fact there wasn’t a foot of snow …
Be that as it may as part of The Snow Gauge’s 12 weeks of giveaways we do genuinely have a couple of return airfares to throw your way that will be valid for 12 months.
All you have to do is read on a little (and I mean a little, honestly), sign-up for The Snow Gauge Newsletter and read the next Monday’s newsletter (June 20) to see if you’ve won. It’s that simple – even a monoboarder could do it!
In a significant boost to Snowy Mountains tourism The Snow Gauge can reveal that flights from Sydney to Cooma will be starting again in June 2016. In better news still, a first ever commercial service from Brisbane to the snow-hub is also on the cards.
Speaking to The Snow Gauge, Snowy Mountains Airport Aviation Manager Paul Clarke said “we’ll have a service next year come hell or high water”.
Flying to the Snowy Mountains is set to become a lot easier if you are a skier