About Perisher Valley
Perisher Ski Resort
Perisher is the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in the Australian Snowy Mountains, the resort is an amalgamation of four villages (Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega, and Blue Cow) and their associated ski fields, covering approximately 12 square kilometres (5 sq mi), with the base elevation at 1,720 metres (5,640 ft) AHD, and the summit elevation of 2,054 metres (6,739 ft) at the top of Mount Perisher. 4.4 square kilometres (1.7 sq mi) of this area is covered by 240 snow guns, which are used to artificially supplement the natural snowfall.
The resort is accessible by road and by the Skitube, Australia's only underground rack railway. The main skiing period is in July and August, with the official season running from the second weekend in June to the first weekend of October. Perisher consists of 47 lifts: The Village Eight Express, an eight-seater chairlift (built in 2003), two high-speed quad detachable chairlifts, five fixed-grip quad chairlifts, four double chairlifts, two triple chairlifts, 21 T-Bars, three J-bars, seven ski carpets, and 2 rope tows. The run difficulties are graded 22% beginner, 60% intermediate and 18% advanced.
In the Perisher Centre (located on Front Valley) you will find an array of coffee shops and cafes together with retail outlets and an ATM. A supermarket is located in the Perisher Valley Skitube Terminal, plus a medical centre, chemist, post office, as well as café and retail outlets all close at hand ensuring a safe and enjoyable snow holiday at Perisher.
After spending a day on the slopes, relax in our on-mountain restaurants or grab a quick bite to eat on the snow at one of our kiosks located at each of the four mountain bases. There is everything from BBQ to a-la-carte dining....all complete with picturesque views. For more information about Perisher please Click Here.