Perisher Snow History

Is Perisher snowsure? Check out the Perisher Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Perisher typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1867m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (2944m) is a long way above the mid altitude of Perisher. A day with snowfall occurs on average every other year during the last week of October but on average there are one or two wet days during this week every year. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 4cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both night and day in Perisher during week four of October with average maximum temperature 7.5°C and minimum temperature 4.8°C at the mid altitude. Expect the sun to shine on three or four days per week. Mainly light winds (average 19km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day per week. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) are not expected but bluebird days that don't have new snow occur on average one year in 5. (AA) while fresh snow days that don't have ideal weather conditions also happen once every 5 years.

Perisher Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Perisher (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • Bluebird Powder day

    (Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Powder day

    (Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)

  • Bluebird day

    (Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Very windy days:

  • (>30km/h)

Perisher

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • Bluebird Powder day

    (Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Powder day

    (Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)

  • Bluebird day

    (Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Very windy days:

  • (>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Perisher are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.

Perisher Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Perisher (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Perisher

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Perisher are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.

Perisher Temperature

Average temperature in Perisher (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Perisher

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Perisher are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.

Perisher snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in June6cm1.8 days
Snow in July10cm2.7 days
Snow in August11cm2.9 days
Snow in September6cm1.6 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data