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

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.


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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

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 Closing06/08/201910/06/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    119
  • Projected Days Open
    119
  • Years Open
    22
  • Average Snowfall
    190"

Best Perisher Hotels

Perisher's Hidden Jewel
North Perisher Perisher Valley, 2624
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* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Kosciuszko Road Perisher Valley, 2624
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
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Kosciuszko Rd, PO Box 40 Perisher Valley, 2624
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Perisher Reviews

Schagne Venter
12th June 20182
Thredbo and Perisher refuse to acknowledge reality and move this weekend on a week or two, to a time when there is...Full review
Jim Kaps
5th August 20174
Just spent the week here and would like to thank all of the staff a perisher for a great time. Especially to...Full review
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