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Reviews for Perisher
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Disappointed. Travelled down from Sydney with my two young kids for our first ski trip. My youngest (2) didn't fancy skiing on a cold icy day meaning I had to look after him. Having prebooked a lift pass and now unable to use it i had hoped for a refund on my lift pass, but no refund was forthcoming. So if you are thinking of bringing kids here for a first ski trip id suggest you dont. Perisher is more interested in getting money out of you than creating a resort that youd want to return to. I certainly wont return,I would advise you dont either. ... Full Review
Covid is being handled very well.
A big thanks to all the staff in this strange year.... Full Review
Thredbo and Perisher refuse to acknowledge reality and move this weekend on a week or two, to a time when there is actual snow on the ground. In the seven years that I have lived in Canberra there has NEVER been natural snow on the ground in the first week of July. And to add insult to injury, Thredbo has now even refused to offer the fake snow and toboggan rides which drew families to it. Oh, and they waited until a week before the day to announce that.
So what can you expect? At Thredbo expect zero snow, paying top dollar for ski-lifts, mechanical sled rides food and drink, a sad snow sculpture melting in the heat, empty pubs where one or two bored people watch footy, over-heated coffee shops closing early, a DJ playing house music to which toddlers and pre-teens dance while their parents stand around sipping over-priced beer and wine. The fireworks were such a non-event that we didn’t even realise they had happened. At Perisher expect some man-made snow, a few better musos, but not much more. Don’t expect a magical, fun-filled snow weekend as advertised in the brochures.
Don’t waste your money, time and energy on this over-hyped, over-priced kids party. Snow open weekend offers you zero snow and zero fun at full season prices. Despite the fact that Threbo and Perisher no doubt know, after so many years of having no ACTUAL snow on this weekend, that it will be snowless, they continue to promote this weekend as a funtastic opening to the snow. Too much to expect snow on a weekend claiming (and priced) to be the “start of the snowy season”? Apparently it is. Even Perisher barely has any snow at this time of the year and the reason those photos look so filled with happy people on the snow is because everyone is trying to squeeze onto the few man-made patches of snow for their instagram moment.
Until both Thredbo and Perisher start admitting that they are artificially extending the snow season in order to rake in extra money, and stop charging like there is actual snow on the ground, do yourself a favour and don’t fall for their lies. Show them the contempt they deserve by boycotting them for these first two weeks of June and go when there is actual snow and you are getting what you pay for. I for one will not be paying snow fees for a zero snow weekend again. Fool me once........ Full Review
Just spent the week here and would like to thank all of the staff a perisher for a great time. Especially to my 6yr old sons ski instructors melissa n ellie who had mr chris flying down front valley n up mid station by the end of the week. Its going to be fun times next year im gonna have to lift my game.... Full Review
Overpriced, ordinary snow.. Save your money and head to the northern hemisphere ... Full Review
Perisher has got just about everything - its got snowmaking, its got big (8 seater) fast lifts, its got old slow lifts, its got some scary runs, its got too many boarders, its got a wide variety of on snow food and drink outlets.
It doesn't have much in the way of "on snow" accommodation so the 25 min daily drive from Jindabyne (that most skiers and boarders get subjected to) can make for some long tiring days.
Because Perisher is such a large resort is doesn't have much of a "personality" - especially when its weekend or school holiday time.
There is no doubt it has got something for everybody - no matter what your age is and no matter what your skiing/boarding ability. Just make sure you get away from the front valley very quickly otherwise you will lose your patience very quickly.... Full Review
from my one week at PB i could tell that it was a very family friendly resort. The ski school setup was world class and there is plenty of terrain for the parents to hide in.
The mountain seemed very tame with no real runs for advanced skiers and boarders.Like all Australian mountains the vertical drop is small.
but PB is one of the best Australian resorts to ski at so you don't go mentally insane waiting for the northern hemisphere winter.
P.S the bakery in the PB mall (next the the V8 chair) has really good pies :D... Full Review
Let's face it, skiing in Australia is unique. It's doesn't seem to fit with the image of Australia as the sun-burnt country with the world's best surf beaches. However, those who have been lucky enough to be in Perisher Blue when the snow's good, the sun's shining and the resort is cranking with awesome freeride events will all agree that skiing/boarding in Australia can be the most fun you can have on the planks. Perisher Blue has so much terrain, you can cruise around the resort all day exploring the natural hits, groomers, terrain parks and Superpipe. And once you're done with the snow, you can always head on up north and hit the world's best surf beaches!... Full Review
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