Australia, Perisher

Australia, Perisher

Things to do - general

Perisher is Australia’s most popular snow holiday destination. With seven mountain peaks, 47 lifts and 3076 Acres of ski able terrain Perisher is the largest ski resort in the southern hemisphere. Perisher offers an array of après ski options with plenty of great bars and restaurants scattered throughout the various lodges and hotels of the valley.

Perisher village has shops and facilities from mini supermarkets to a newsagent, a chemist, ATMs and some great restaurants and bars. Try night skiing/boarding Tuesdays and Saturdays under lights on Front Valley using the 8 seat Express Chairlift. For something different you may want to try snow tubing. ‘Tube Town’ has groomed snow lanes allowing fun lovers of all ages a high-speed ride down the slopes & lift back to the top.

Perisher has no overnight car parking. You will be required to Park your car below the snowline at Bullocks Flat (20 minutes from Jindabyne) and catch the Ski tube underground railway right up to Perisher. Most Perisher accommodations have an over-snow transport service to transfer you from the Ski tube terminal to the front door of your ski lodge.

Unique to Perisher the Skitube is a short 8.5km train ride from Bullocks Flat through the Ramshead range and into the National Park then onto Perisher Valley and then another 7 minutes to Blue Cow. Bullocks flat is located 20km from Jindabyne along the Alpine Way (towards Thredbo). There’s FREE day and overnight parking at Bullocks Flat and the train station is located outside of the national park which means you are not required to carry chains in your car when travelling to Bullocks flat. Travel between Perisher and Blue Cow is free with any valid Lift Ticket however you must purchase a SkiTube ticket for travel between Bullocks Flat and Perisher Valley. These can be added on to your lift ticket at a discounted rate or you can purchase them separately if you wish to travel as a foot passenger only without a lift ticket.


Country Australia
Visa requirementsAustralian Visa for International travellers
Languages spokenEnglish
Currency usedDollar
Ski Area Size1245 hectares
Highest Point2034 m
Vertical Drop429 m
Longest Run3 km
Lifts13 chairlifts & 39 others
SeasonJune long week-end to October long week-end
Terrain22% Beginner 40% Intermediate 18% Advanced
Nearest AirportCanberra
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Nightlife info

After an active day on the slopes, relax and share your day’s adventures in one of the many apres-ski options in Perisher. Enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner, a fireside chat in an intimate lounge, a refreshing beverage in one of the village bars, or dance the night away in a high energy nightclub, Perisher has something for everyone.

Perisher Fireworks - Tuesday Nights
Tuesday is Perisher's night of lights! Don't miss Perisher's fantastic fireworks display from 7:20pm - it's free for all to see! Every Tuesday, in conjunction with night skiing & snowboarding (weather permitting).

Perisher Night Skiing and Boarding - Tuesday and Saturday Nights
Try night skiing and snowboarding under the stars! Open from 6:00pm to 9:00pm the Village 8 Express chairlift will speed you to the top of Front Valley. You can have more fun while you squeeze in more runs, plus, freestylers can take on the PlayStation Slopestyle Park under lights too!

miggin Holes Night Skiing and Fireworks - Wednesday Nights (subject to conditions)
A safe and fun-packed night out for the little ones on Zoe's ski carpet, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, and from 8:00pm a fireworks spectacular not to be missed! Nightlife image

Culture and history info

Perisher and the surrounding high country provides a wonderful playground for skiers, snowboarders and nature lovers. As time moves on, it is easy to forget the good old days of rope tows or no tows, lodge buildings, homemade skis, lace up leather boots and riotous lodge parties. The Perisher Historical Society (PHS) has been established to capture the memories of the early days of the Perisher Range area.

‘It has been claimed that the Perisher Valley was named by James Spencer, who had settled in the area in the 1840s, when he was caught in a storm. His comment 'What a perisher' is probably apocryphal but it is a reasonable account of both the weather and the location.

The Perisher Range means those areas within the Kosciuszko National Park associated with the access provided by Kosciuszko Road including but not restricted to the centres of Blue Cow, Guthega, Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, and Charlotte Pass. Culture and history image

Perisher Marritz Hotel

12 Porcupine Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624
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Perisher Matterhorn Lodge

11 Wheatley Road Perisher Valley NSW 2624
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Perisher Peer Gynt

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Perisher Salzburg Apartments

24 Porcupine Track Perisher Valley NSW 2624
Perisher Salzburg Apartments offer the largest self contained properties available in Perisher and c More info
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Perisher The Man From Snowy River Hotel

Kosciuszko Road Perisher Valley NSW 2624
Your complete on snow accommodation experience! Perisher The Man from Snowy River Hotel is Perisher& More info
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Perisher Valley Hotel

Kosciuszko Road Perisher Valley NSW 2624
Renowned for its ski-in, ski-out location, this fun, family friendly Perisher Valley Hotel accommoda More info
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Smiggins Hotel

18 Corroboree Road Perisher Valley NSW 2624
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Skiing & Snowboarding
Perisher has terrain to suit every stranded with the added bonus of 4 resorts in one. Learn at Smiggins and progress to Mt P.

Tube Town
Feel the wind in your hair and slide down the slopes – no skill required! Head over to Tube Town – an exciting, low cost snow experience - you can race your mates or race your family! Located right next to the Perisher Valley car park, within walking distance to cafes, restaurants, restrooms AND tobogganing… there’s enough here for you to never have to leave Front Valley. You don’t even need to climb back up the hill, just put your feet up and be towed.

Scenic Chairlift Rides
Our breathtaking mountain views aren’t only for skiers and boarders. The Perisher Quad Express is a great way to experience the incredible vistas across the Snowy Mountains from a lofty height of 2000 metres above sea-level. Take the opportunity to get off at mid-station and warm up with refreshments before riding all the way to the top. Don’t forget the camera (and a scarf!).

Want to relive your childhood toboggan memories? Or create new ones? Head to Perisher Valley for the largest toboggan area in Australia. Slide down the hill, build a snowman, and if you want to take a break it’s only a short walk to cafes, shops and restrooms.

Cross Country and Telemark Skiing and Snow-shoeing
Explore more of the picturesque Snowy Mountains and go on a cross-country skiing adventure. Perisher boasts over 100km of marked cross-country trails perfect for a peaceful walk, glide or a heart pumping workout.

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

Ski Programs

Snowy Daycare Infants: 6 weeks to 18mths Toddlers: 18mths to 3 years
Our specially trained staff will care for your little ones while you enjoy your day on the slopes! Throughout the day your child will enjoy a wide range of activities including art and craft, story time, music and free play.

Discovery Kids - 3 and 4 years
This ski and care program combines an age appropriate mix of skiing time with games and other activities. This is a fun, no pressure introduction to the sport of skiing with specially trained instructors and indoor care staff. Smaller class sizes will ensure progress and personal attention.

Adventure Kids 5 to 7 years
Having fun - that's what our Adventure Ski Program is all about. In Australia's largest, family friendly resort, there is no time to be bored. Whatever your child’s ability, this age appropriate ski program caters for all levels, from an introduction to skiing to the experienced. Our instructors are certified professionals who make your child’s desires their main priority. Join the adventure!

Explorer Kids - 8 to 14 years
This popular full day program is offered to children of all ability levels and kids can choose between skiing, boarding or both. A fun filled program with an emphasis on technical skills, this can be a day or week of mountain exploration.


Bus transfers are available to the skitube from Canberra and Sydney.

Skitube is a convenient and innovative train ride from Bullocks Flat through the Ramshead range onto Perisher Valley in 10 minutes, then another 7 minutes to Blue Cow. The distance is 8.5km, 6.3km is underground making it one of the longest underground train tunnels in Australia and travelling as deep as 550m below the surface so it's a great experience in itself. There's also FREE day and overnight parking at Bullocks Flat. Travel between Perisher and Blue Cow is FREE with any valid Lift Ticket.
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Hot Deals

Perisher offers a wide verity of lift, lesson and rental packages.
Ask your consultant for more details