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


The ski area 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 3cm, expected on 26 June.

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Snow Forecast by day for Perisher

Ski Area Stats

Perisher Ski Area

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

Altitudes & Slopes

Perisher Ski Area Heights

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

Ski Slope Aspects


Perisher has ski slopes facing south-east (good for keeping the snow).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Perisher
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Perisher Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

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


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.


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.


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How to get there

 By Air

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


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.


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

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

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.