Ski Australia - New South Wales

Perisher Ski Resort Guide

Ski Australia - New South Wales

Perisher Ski Resort Guide

Perisher Ski Resort Guide

perisher front valley photo


Photo credit: Rhonda Campbell

View out to Mount Kosciusko, Perisher photo


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Mount Perisher photo


Photo credit: Mountain View Chalet

Slope Stats

  • 2034m

  • 334m

  • 1700m

  • Acres of ski:3076
  • Pistes:105
  • Snowmaking:5%
  • Halfpipes:1
  • Terrain Parks:6
  • X-Country:100 km
  • beginner22%
  • intermediate60%
  • advanced18%

Perisher consists of four adjacent ski areas: Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Blue Cow Mountain and Guthega which makes this the largest ski resort in Australia with a terrain that is nothing less than sensational. Seven mountain peaks, 47 lifts and 1,245 hectares of skiable area offer something for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities and aspirations. Perisher’s lift capacity is close to 53,000 skiers per hour, and lifts such as the six quad-chairlifts and the eight-seater high-speed chairlift, the only one outside Europe, cut through the queues in record time. For freeride skiers and snowboarders, there are six terrain parks plus a superpipe. Perisher is also high. The base elevation is 1,720 m and height matters, given Australia’s fickle winters. For cross-country skiers, the Nordic Shelter gives access to more than 100 km of marked runs for skiers of all ability levels. Perisher has more than 60 lodges that offer the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access. And, of course, there’s everything you need to make the most of your ski holiday including various dining options, equipment and gear hire, boutiques and bars making Perisher the complete location for the perfect ski holiday.


  • Nearest Airport:Cooma
  • Nearest Train Station:Queanbeyan
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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  • Season opens:8 Jun 2019
  • Season closes:6 Oct 2019
  • Lifts:47 (12 chair lifts, 35 surface lifts)
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  • Issued:24 Jan
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Today’s Weather (1867 m)view full snow forecast

5 SW5
22 °CF-Level
partly cloudy
10 NW10
21 °CF-Level
25 WNW25
22 °CF-Level

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Visitor Reviews of Perisher

Peter Gare from Australia writes:

For advanced skiers and boarders wanting fresh runs, down groomed slopes with steep terrain, such as the Accelerator run, forget it.
If you are lucky they can open at 9am, providing it hasn’t been snowing. If it has been snowing they have to “de-ice” the chair, which they can’t apparently do before they open. Thredbo opens top to bottom at 8.30am regardless of snow fall.
Of late, the Accelerator run is used by “athletes” to train before 9am, so by the time it opens the run is tracked out.
If you want to go off-piste you’ll find that Ski Patrol has already completed many laps of the best slopes.
You would think that for $122 a day, Perisher might consider you, guess not.
You are left with a feeling that Perisher wants to extract as much money from you as they can while providing the minimum amount of service.

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