Perisher Ski Resort

The Largest Ski Resort in the Southern Hemisphere!


Perisher AcoommodationPerisher ski resort is Australia’s largest resort boasting 47 lifts over 7 mountain peaks, skiing or boarding between 4 mountain villages - Perisher, Smiggin Holes, Blue Cow & Guthega. 

Perisher offers the most variety when it comes to ski slopes with the villages linked by the largest lift network in Australia. With over 3000 acres of skiable terrain you can be skiing or boarding all day and not catch the same lift twice. With more skiing at a higher altitude you’ll be sure to have great snow across a variety of runs to suit all levels of riding!

Perisher offers a wide range of holiday accommodation including Self Contained Apartment or Chalets, Lodges or  Hotels with Absolute Alpine offering amazing ski and snowboard packages.

There’s a whole mountain of activities to choose from. Explore tube town, night skiing or groomer tours to name just a few. The villages of Perisher and Smiggin Holes offer shopping and facilities, including a pharmacy, mini supermarket, photographer, newsagency, ATMs and a host of restaurants and bars.

Check out this weekly wrap from July 2018 showing highlights of learing to ski on this YouTube Clip


Mountain Opens:

From the NSW June Queen's Birthday Long Weekend.

Mountain Characteristics:

  • Highest Lifted Point - Mt Perisher Double Chair 2,034m
  • Lowest Lifted Point - Base Ridge Chair 1,605m
  • Lift Capacity 53,103 skiers lifted per hour
  • Skiable Area* 1,245ha / 12.45sq kms / 3,076acres
  • Vertical Metres Skiable** 355m
  • Longest Run Approx. 3 kms
  • 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
  • Smiggin Holes 1,680m
  • Guthega 1,640m
  • Blue Cow Terminal 1,890m
  • Summit Height Mt. Perisher 2,054m



  • Total number of lifts - 47
  • 1 x 8-Seat High Speed Chairlift
  • 6 x Quad Chairlifts (including 2 high speed)
  • 4 x Double Chairlifts
  • 2 x Triple Chairlifts
  • 21 x T -Bars
  • 4 x J-Bars
  • 4 x Ski Carpets

Mountain Closes:

NSW October Labour Day Long Weekend.

Resort Statistics:

  • Summit Height – 2054 metres – Mt Perisher
  • Terrain:
  • Beginner – 22%
  • Intermediate – 60%
  • Advanced – 18%
  • Number of Lifts: 47
  • Snowmaking: 271 Snow Guns covering 108.5 hectares
  • 2 Snowtube tows
  •  Halfpipe
  • 1 Superpipe
  • 4 Terrain Parks
  • Over 100kms of marked cross country trails for all standards. 
  • Snowmaking Snowmaking 43.9 ha / 108.5 acres (a 3.5ha increase in 2008)
  • Snow Guns 188 (34 new guns in 2008)
  • Grooming Machines 19
  • The recognised natural snow line is at 1,650 metres. Over the past 15 years, the average maximum snow depth throughout the Resort has been about 1.9m.
  • Temperature and Weather Average minimum temperature during winter is -3.7°C degrees Celsius.
  • The percentage of fine weather days during winter is 70%.


Village MapTrail MapGuthega Trail Map

  • ATM’s
  • Ski & Snowboard Hire
  • Pharmacy
  • Newsagency
  • Supermarket
  • Retail Outlets
  • Police Station
  • Post Office
  • Medical Centre
  • Physiotherapy Services
  • Massage Services
  • Courtesy Shuttle Bus (between Perisher and Smiggin Holes)

Winter Activities

  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Four Progressive Terrain Parks
  • Perisher Half Pipe
  • Tube Town - Snow Tubing park
  • First Tracks - Be the first to carve up the freshly groomed corduroy or untracked powder
  • Groomer Tours - Your chance to ride in one of Perisher's snow groomers
  • Night Skiing and Boading - Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Indigenous Snowshoeing Tours


Summer Activities

  • Mountain Biking
  • Bushwalking



  • Aldo’s Cafe & Pizzeria – Upper Level, Perisher Skitube Terminal
  • Brunelli’s Cafe – Upper Level, Perisher Centre
  • Burning Log Restaurant – Base of the Calf T Bar, Guthega
  • Chicken n Kebabz – Upper Level, Perisher Centre
  • Cowpuccino Cafe – Platform Level, Blue Cow Skitube Terminal
  • Eyre Kiosk – Base of Eyre T-Bar, Mt Perisher
  • Guthega Alpine Hotel – Off the Norwegian Trail, Guthega
  • Gingers – Upper Level, Perisher Skitube Terminal
  • Blue Cow Bistro – Blue Cow Terminal
  • Holy Cow Cafe, Carvery & Sandwich Bar – Blue Cow Terminal
  • Mid Perisher Centre – Mid Station Forester Quad Express
  • Snow’d Inn – Mt Perisher Double Chair
  • Li’l Orbits – Platform 1, Perisher Skitube Terminal
  • Nikki’s Kiosk – Wattle Lodge, Smiggin Holes
  • Avalunch Cafe – Base of Pretty Valley Double Chair
  • Sundance Bakery – Upper Level, Perisher Centre
  • Ski Rock Cafe – Upper Level, Perisher Centre


  • Curry’d Away – Mitchell T-Bar, Front Valley
  • Smiggins Bistro (Overboard) – Smiggins Arcade
  • Bazil’s Bar – Upper Level, Perisher CentreBibi’s – Smiggins Hotel, Smiggin Holes
  • Clancy’s At the Man – The Man from Snowy River Hotel, Perisher Valley
  • Dini’s Cafe Bar – Perisher Manor Hotel, Front Valley Perisher Valley
  • Jax Bar & Chargrill – Upper Level, Perisher Centre
  • Base 1720 Bar & Restaurant – Perisher Manor Hotel, Front Valley
  • Smiggins Chargrill – Smiggins Hotel – Smiggin Holes
  • Sundeck Hotel – Front Valley, Perisher Valley
  • Snow Gums Hotel – Perisher Valley Hotel, Perisher Valley
  • The Gallery – The Marritz, Perisher Valley
  • The Pub & Family Food Court – The Pub, Front Valley
  • The Stables – Perisher Valley
  • The White Spider – The Eiger Chalet, Perisher Valley
  • The Top Spot Bar – Upper Level Blue Cow Terminal


Need more information?

Contact one of the team at Absolute Alpine on 1300 278 483.   With a combined 40 years of alpine industry experience, and a wealth of local mountain knowledge, we will create the perfect package for you, with unbeatable deals!

Holiday Check List!

Alpine weather is unpredictable and conditions can change quickly. Wear your clothing in layers with insulating clothes on the inside and wind and waterproof clothing on the outer. Several thin layers made of wool or synthetic fibres have insulating properties and are better than thick bulky layers. Never wear jeans, cotton or nylon as these materials will not provide enough protection. Body heat is lost from the head, feet and hands so it is important to wear beanies, warm long thin woollen socks and waterproof gloves. To protect your skin and eyes, do not forget sunscreen, sunglasses and goggles. Don't forget to pack comfortable, waterproof footwear that will offer good grip on slippery conditions.

Quality waterproof outer jackets and pants may be hired however due to health regulations you will need to purchase gloves and beanies.

Check out the conditions before you start!

It is important you check snow and weather conditions before you set out for the day. Up to date snow weather and grooming reports are updated daily here at Snow reports are broadcast regularly on local radio stations such as 97.7 Snow FM Cooma, FM94.7 Jindabyne, FM101.9 Perisher, FM88.0 Raw FM Perisher, FM87.6 Raw FM Jindabyne.



When is the best time to take my holiday?

The official opening of the winter snow season is the June Long Weekend (Saturday 11th June 2016)  The season official closing snow season is the October Long Weekend (Monday 3rd October 2016)  Sometimes this can be extended to include the NSW school holidays conditions permitting.

So....will there be snow?

Well to put it simply Mother Nature is fickle. It's hard to tell when she's going to deliver in the snow department, for how long and where. Add plenty of other weather factors that can affect the snow once it's fallen into the mix and great snow conditions are not always a guarantee. Snowmaking is the saviour of all Australian Ski Resorts.  Without it we would not have the consistent conditions we have today.

Do I need a lesson?

Having a lesson will ensure that your first skiing or boarding experience is safe and enjoyable.  First Timer Lift Tickets include your Lift Ticket and a Daily Lesson program tailored to the needs of those who have never been skiing or boarding before.  Some resorts will offer a free first timer lesson.  Check out the resort information pages for details.

We just want to play in the snow.....where should we go?

One of the traditional childhood delights of the snowfields is tobogganing. It’s an affordable addition to your skiing and boarding holiday that’s great fun for kids and parents alike.  The snowfields have dedicated areas for just this.  See our Resort Information page on Perisher for activities and snow safe areas available.