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

Elevation

  • 6739ft
    Summit
  • 1165ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 5643ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 2
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • 34
  • 47
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    22%

  • Intermediate Runs

    60%

  • Advanced Runs

    17%

  • Expert Runs

    1%

  • Runs

    113

  • Terrain Parks

    2

  • Longest Run

    1.9 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    3076 ac

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.


More Info

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 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.


Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing06/24/202110/04/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    119
  • Projected Days Open
    119
  • Years Open
    25
  • Average Snowfall
    190"

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Perisher Reviews

MATT RAFTERY
23rd September 20201
Disappointed. Travelled down from Sydney with my two young kids for our first ski trip. My youngest (2) didn't fancy skiing on...Full review
Christopher Welsh
15th August 20204
Covid is being handled very well. A big thanks to all the staff in this strange year.Full review
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