Related Regions: Australia, New South Wales, Oceania, Southern Hemisphere

Perisher Skiing

Season Start/End: 6/11 - 10/ 3
1604ft - 6738ft
22%| 60%| 17%| 1%
Lift Tickets
Perisher resort, Australia - ©

Perisher Ski Resort is Australia’s most popular ski area and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in the gorgeous Kosciuszko National Park, the resort spans seven peaks and is home to more than 1,245 skiable hectares.

Perisher is a great mountain getaway with endless options for restaurants, accommodations and entertainment. Perisher has varied terrain suitable for any ability level. The resort is also a great destination for families providing ski school and childcare facilities.

Located in Australia's Snowy Mountains, the resort is comprised of four villages and their associated ski fields. Vail Resorts acquired Perisher in 2015, adding the mountain to its Epic Pass for the 2015/2016 ski season.

Perisher resort, Australia - ©

Terrain is varied at Perisher and is suitable for all ability types. Beginners have dedicated learning areas off of the Village 8 Express lift, Pretty Valley Double Chair and the Pleasant Valley Quad Chair. Beginners should also check out Mt. Piper which is almost exclusively beginner runs and light intermediate runs.

Intermediate and advanced trails make up most of the runs at Perisher. The Mt. Perisher Double Chair is Australia’s highest chairlift at 2034 meters. Head over to Shifty’s Run and Wylie’s Run for expansive long intermediate trails.

Perisher is also home to various terrain parks throughout the mountain. Night skiing is also available on specific nights.

Perisher is comprised of seven peaks: Mt. Perisher (2,054m), Mt. Back Perisher (2,014m), Mt. Piper (1,830m), Mt. Blue Cow (1,994m), Rocky Knob (1,900m), Guthega Peak (1,924m) and Mt. Blue Calf (1,905m).

Perisher resort, Australia - ©

Perisher is a six hour drive from Sydney or seven hour drive from Melbourne. Motorists are required to have chains if not in a four wheel drive vehicle. There is also an entry fee into the national park.

Perisher is also served by a rack-rail train called Skitube. Skitube is Australia’s longest tunnel at 6.3km long and 550m below the surface.


  • 6738ft
  • 1164ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 1604ft


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  • Terrain Parks


  • Longest Run

    2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    3076 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 06/11/2016
  • Days Open Last Year: 119
  • Projected Closing: 10/03/2016
  • Projected Days Open: 119
  • Years Open: 20
  • Average Snowfall: 190"

Tourist Office

  • Perisher

    P.O. Box 42

    2624 Perisher Valley


    Phone: 61-02-6459-4523

Perisher Reviews

  • Chris Hedge

    • 4
    9th January 2010

    Full review

      Perisher has got just about everything - its got snowmaking, its got big (8 seater) fast lifts, its got old slow lifts,...
  • Queensland Skier

    • 4
    4th October 2008

    Full review

      from my one week at PB i could tell that it was a very family friendly resort. The ski school setup was...

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