Perisher

in winter

 


Perisher ski resort as it is commonly known is located in the Perisher Valley of Mt Kosciusko National Park , NSW . Its part of the Snowy Mountains that form the great dividing range of Australia .Dividing the east coast from the  in land.                                        The resort is the result of joining  Guthega, Smiggins Holes and Blue Cow to form a resort with over 1,245 hectare of runs. With the highest peak been Mt Perisher (2,054m).This  allows for a average high  snow depth of 1.9 metes not including snow making. There’s over 245 snow guns spread over 53.4 ha, following 47 lifts. A new lift is been added this years at Guthega . The resort prides it self on its green and eco friendly status using local hydro power. The resort consists of 7 mountain peaks, Mt Perisher  at 2,054m,Mt Back Perisher  at 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).So theres oodles of   runs for every skill  or challenge. With 22% of the run for beginners ,Intermediate 60% and 18 % advanced runs. Perisher also has 5  terrain parks with 1 Superpipe located at front valley and 1 Mini Halfpipe at Yabby Flats. The longest run is 3 klm.

Perisher Snow Holiday Accommodation

Perisher has  accommodation to suite every budget  and requirement from  Self contained apartments, Lodges with breakfast and meal packages  (and après activities), B and Bs , hotels with meals and ski clubs that accept  guests or are open to the public .If you want to try some thing different you could try camping in the snow. But this requires the right equipment and good local knowledge. Do contact National Parks to know more.

Perisher Resort Location

Perisher is located  5.5 – 6hrs drive from Sydney via Canberra and Jindabyne, 6 – 7hrs from Melbourne via the Hume Hwy and only 33km from Jindabyne.If your coming from the South Coast of NSW its only 2 hour drive via Dalgety . Perisher can also be accessed by the Ski Tube via The Alpine Way (heading to Thredbo) just 20km from Jindabyne for those who would prefer not to drive into the national park and avoid the snow conditions. The Ski Tube runs every 15- 20 minutes during peak periods and is the official car park of Perisher for over night parking. Perisher Ski, Snowboard & Clothing Hire Depending which part of the resort your staying Perisher has a few option for snow board , ski or clothing hire you can either hire the equipment at the Ski Tube terminal at Bullocks Flat where you can also buy a ski  and tube  pass or at the Perisher  center which is the gate way to the resort, so you don’t have to lug you equipment around. If there are any problems with your equipment you can have it fixed right on the spot. If your staying at Guthega or parking there for the day  there’s rental places there also.

Perisher Restaurants Cafe

Perisher  comes alive in winter with many styles of cuisine available from ski and eat to full service restaurants . This list contains on mountain restaurants for lunch and their location as well as Après venue after hard day on the mountain.

Getting around Perisher

Free Shuttle Service

A free shuttle service operates between Perisher Valley and Smiggin Holes. The shuttle service runs from 7:30am to 6pm and until 10pm Tuesdays and Saturdays during July & August and Tuesdays during September to accommodate for night skiing and boarding. Pick-ups are from the turning circle at Perisher Skitube Terminal and the metal bridge outside the Smiggins Hotel at Smiggin Holes. Shuttles depart approximately every 15 minutes.

Oversnow Transport

Staying on-snow? Hans Oversnow is located in the Perisher Skitube Terminal and provides transport for selected lodges in Perisher and Smiggins for a charge. If you’re arriving after midnight bookings are essential and additional charges may apply. Hans Oversnow can be contacted 24 hours a day on 02 64575334 or 0418485144

Perisher Resort Facilities

  • ATMs
  • Ski & Snowboard Hire
  • Pharmacy
  • Newsagency
  • Child minding
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Assorted retail outlets
  • Wide variety of food & beverage outlets
  • Police station
  • Post office

 

Mountain Peaks

Mountain Characteristics
7 Mountain 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) Mt. Blue Calf (1,905m)
Village Heights Perisher Valley 1,720m / 5,643ft Smiggin Holes 1,680m / 5,512ft Guthega 1,640m / 5,381ft Blue Cow Terminal 1,890m / 6,201ft
Summit Height Mt. Perisher 2,054m

Lifts

Lifts
Total number of lifts – 47 1 Eight Seat High Speed Chairlift 7 Quad Chairlifts (including 3 high speed) 4 Double Chairlifts 2 Triple Chairlifts 21 T -Bars 3 J-Bars 7 Ski Conveyors 2 Rope Tows
Other lifts not included in lift count Skitube Alpine Railway (4 trains) 1 Snowtube tow at Tube Town
Highest Lifted Point – Mt Perisher Double Chair 2,034m / 6,673ft
Lowest Lifted Point – Base Ridge Chair 1,605m / 5,266ft
Lift Capacity 51,305 skiers lifted per hour

Terrain :Beginners to Advance

Grading of Runs Beginner 22%
Intermediate 60%
Advanced 18%
Skiable Area* 1,245ha / 12.45sq kms / 3,076acres
Vertical Metres Skiable** 355m / 1,165ft
Longest Run Approx. 3 kms
Halfpipe 1 Superpipe, 1 Mini Halfpipe at Yabby Flats
Terrain Parks 5 (including one under lights), that’s more than any other Australian alpine resort
Rider X Course 2
Cross-country Over 100kms of marked trails for all standards.
Night Skiing and Boarding Tuesday (all season) and Saturday (July and August) evenings.

Perisher Centre shops and  Services

Adi’s Waxatorium (Service & Repairs) Lower Level 8:00am to 5:00pm (02) 6457 5027
Alpine Bear Jewellery Upper Level 8:30am to 5:30pm (02) 6457 5023
Mid-Perisher Centre Snowzone Gifts and Gear Mid-Perisher Centre 9:00am to 5:00pm (02) 6457 5394
Perisher Snowsports Hire Lower Level 8:00am to 5:30pm (02) 6459 4524
Slopestyle Mountain Sports Upper Level 8:00am to 5:00pm (02) 6459 4480
Slopestyle Mountain Sports Lower Level 8:00am to 5:00pm (02) 6459 4476
Snowsport – Fashion and Essentials Upper Level 8:30am to 5:30pm (02) 6457 5022
Slopestyle Demo and Retail Centre Lower Level 8:00am to 5:00pm (02) 6459 4757

Smiggin Holes

Mountain Air Gifts Smiggins Arcade 8:30am to 5:30pm (02) 6457 5384
Perisher Snowsports Hire – Smiggins Outlet End of the Smiggins Arcade 8:00am to 5:30pm (02) 6457 5070
Transition Tuning – Tuning and Waxing Smiggins Arcade 8:00am to 5:30pm (02) 6457 5098
Slopestyle Mountain Sports End of the Smiggins Arcade 8:00am to 5:30pm (02) 6457 5070
Snowear @ Smiggins Smiggins Arcade 8:00am to 5:00pm (02) 6457 5691

Perisher Skitube Terminal

Perisher Post Office Upper Level Summer: 10:00am to 2:00pm

 

Blue Cow

Slopestyle Mountain Sports Platform Level, Blue Cow Skitube Terminal 8:00am to 5:00pm (02) 6459 4631

Guthega

Perisher Snowsports Hire – Guthega Outlet Guthega Centre 8:00am to 4:30pm (02) 6457 5422
Slopestyle Mountain Sports Guthega Centre 8:30am to 4:30pm (02) 6457 5422

Bullocks Flat

Perisher Snowsports Hire – Bullocks Flat Bullocks Flat Skitube Terminal 7:30am to 6:00pm (02) 6459 4581
Slopestyle Mt Sports Bullocks flat Bullocks Flat Skitube Terminal 7:30am to 6:00pm (02) 6459 4581
Bullocks Ski & Board Works Bullocks Flat Skitube Terminal 7:30am to 6:00pm (02) 6459 4581

* (Winter Only)