Waratah though is very wet being on the Western Side - but yes being just a bit lower than Bathurst it get Waaay more snow - often the snow is washed away though as quickly as it came by subsequent warmer rainfall. But certainly would see it regularly.
I love Derwent Bridge but its remote (almost hey diddle diddle of the state) and not even really a town But I love the area. Snow there lasts longer and has better frost than Waratah (also drier)
Blizz go to Cradle and get almost 1500m (at the peak) for even BETTER snow.
There's an absolutely lovely village called Maydena, it's not high but is surrounded by rugged peaks - truly beautiful location. It's not far from Mt Field which is a place I used as my escape and took all my visitor friends to, many times a year. Icy glacial lakes, heavy snow, waterfalls galore, platypus, pandani, scorparia (ouch) mountains with scree slopes and tree lines, the Tarn Shelf, ice, evil Currawongs the lot!! I was there for May 2000 - what a time that was!! Gettin the ole Forester through deeper and deeper snow till it could bulldoze no more.