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Perisher

Perisher Ski Resort Guide

Perisher, Australia

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift2,034m
Resort Height1,605m
 Nearest AirportCanberra
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Perisher

Perisher, having absorbed the ski areas of Blue Cow, Smiggins and Guthega in 1995, is a world-class resort and the largest in Australia.

Summary

The Australian ski resort of Perisher is at an altitude of 1,605m.

Perisher has direct access to a total of 50 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,605m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,034m, snow cover is generally reliable.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Perisher?

The next notable snow forecast is 5cm, expected on 1 August, with around 27cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Perisher Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Cross Country
Total Length
104km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
50

Altitudes

Perisher Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,034m
Lowest Piste1,605m
Resort Altitude (Perisher)1,605m
Max Vertical429m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Perisher
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Perisher Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Perisher is 3km long and the most difficult run is the 'Kamikaze Double Trouble'.

Skiing

Perisher's slopes are largely south-east facing and help ensure good snow cover, with regular powder skiing above and below the tree line on a wide variety of slopes. Cross-country skiing is also well supported with many trail available.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Snowboarders are well sorted at Perisher with a mix of terrain, good cruising runs and more challenging trails.

Four terrain parks around the ski area, include one dedicated to children.

Location and Map

Where is Perisher?

This ski resort is in New South Wales, Australia.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Perisher is Canberra, 159 minutes drive away.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 50 ski lifts are able to uplift 52,903 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 142 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Perisher open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

 Open.

Usual opening is Early June, and usual closing is Early Oct.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Perisher, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Perisher Tourist Office for the latest.

Talking about Perisher

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Aprés Ski

Perisher has a lively after-ski offering, with many entertainments on offer amongst the usual bars, clubs and pubs. Various restaurants cater for different audiences, and there's something for everyone.

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