Blue Cow (36°22′S, 148°24′E) is a winter-only ski resort village in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, in the Snowy River Shire. It is within the Kosciuszko National Park, and is administered by the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). During winter months, the only access to the village is via the Skitube underground railway. In summer, access is via off-road only. The ski resort is part of Perisher Blue. Worldwind image of Snowy Mountains The Snowy Mountains (known for short as the Snowies) are the highest Australian mountain range and contain the Australian mainlands highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, which reaches 2228 metres AHD. They are located in southern New South Wales and are part of the larger Australian... âNSWâ redirects here. ... Snowy River Shire () is a Local Government Area (LGA) in the Australian Alps region of New South Wales, Australia. ... Satellite image of part of the park. ... The Department of Environment and Climate Change (formerly Department of Environment and Conservation) is the peak environmental regulator in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Skitube railway cars and rack railway track. ... Perisher Blue is one of Australias largest skiing resorts. ...
Blue Cow is situated at the top of Blue Cow Mountain, and primarily consists of one central terminal.
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It was formed in March 1995 and combines the resources and facilities of Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Mount BlueCow, Guthega, The Station Resort and the Skitube alpine railway.
BlueCow Mountain was named after one of these cross-bred cows, which would disappear after the thaw each year and would invariably be found on the mountain before the next winter.
The resort opened in July 1987 and despite transport difficulties (caused by the delay in the completion of the Skitube alpine railway beyond Perisher) the response to the facilities and the mountain was overwhelmingly positive.
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