NSW ski resorts will pitch their proposal to the NSW government on Tuesday on how to reopen to the public safely in time for the snow season.
Major resorts including Thredbo and Perisher have been working on an outline to be reviewed by state health authorities on how operations would be carried out, should skiers and snowboarders be allowed to visit.
A similar proposal is also being developed by Victorian resorts to be presented to the state government later this week.
The traditional start to the Australian snow season, the Queen's Birthday long weekend, is less than three weeks away.
However, it is not known whether resorts would be able to be operational by then.
Industry body Australian Ski Areas Association chief executive Colin Hackworth said there had been a high level of cooperation among rival ski resorts to save the 2020 snow season.
"The plan contemplates social distancing and gathering numbers and restrictions on non-essential travel. If there's a ban on travel the resorts won't be able to operate," Mr Hackworth said.
"The plan will address areas that are unique to the ski industry, such as riding ski lifts and snow sport schools and the like, and there are separate guidelines already in place for restaurants and bars."
Mr Hackworth said it was possible resorts would be limited to skiing and snowboarding only in order to meet social distancing restrictions. "Ski resorts operators are not the only operators in the resort boundaries," Mr Hackworth said. "There are others as well that would need to demonstrate they can operate them safely while being consistent with government restrictions, such as shared accommodation."
NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said he was confident of a ski season going ahead, but health concerns were paramount.
"We will need assurances that the social distancing laws will be strictly followed, while there will need to be a requirement of increased cleaning in resorts and public areas to reduce the risk," Mr Barilaro said.
"I understand there is a lot of concern in the community but we need to start paving the way forward so we can get the local economy going again."