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Overview

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.


Inside Scoop

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.


Plan Your Trip

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

31"
20"
13"
7"
2"
23"
Jun
26"
Jul
21"
Aug
14"
Sep
2"
Oct

Total Lifts: 48

Eight Person Lifts
1
High Speed Quads
1
Quad Chairs
7
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
4
Surface Lifts
33

Elevation

Base
5643'
Summit
6739'
Vertical Drop
1165'

Important Dates

June 08, 20242024/06/08
Projected Opening
September 29, 20242024/09/29
Projected Closing
119
Projected Days Open
119
Days Open Last Year
28
Years Open
190"
Average Snowfall
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