A weekend operation by NSW police targeting ski fields in the Snowy Mountains led to the arrest of 18 people, most on drug charges, they say.
Police said they arrested 18 people as part of Operation Azure on Friday and Saturday, which targeted bars and clubs in Thredbo, Perisher and Jindabyne. Thirteen bars and 60 were searched by officers.
Eight people were arrested during the operation on drug possession charges. Police say a further five people were issued a cannabis caution, three people were issued with move on directions and another person was issued a fail to quit notice.
Operation commander detective chief inspector Joseph Thorne said the operation was a success.
"Each year, the NSW Police Force works to maintain the safety of visitors in the alpine area through high visibility policing and specific drug and traffic enforcement operations," Detective Chief Inspector Thorne said in a statement.
"I can assure the community that we are using numerous methods to proactively target individuals and groups who are involved in illegal drug supply, drug use and anti-social behaviour.
"We will also not be tolerating anyone who puts the public at risk by driving on our roads under the influence of alcohol or drugs."