Eiger Chalet is located in Perisher Valley approximately 6 hours drive from Sydney and approximately 3 hours from Canberra (subject to traffic and weather conditions).

Due to snow, there is no overnight parking in Perisher Valley.

Important Vehicle Information:

  • If driving your vehicle to Perisher or in the Alpine Area – you may not know that the diesel / petrol is actually made differently for high altitude areas. Jindabyne has the right high altitude fuel for your vehicles. It is recommended to utilise the high altitude fuel (stops fuel freezing) when leaving your vehicle at the Bullocks Flat ski tube terminal or Jindabyne.

Most important – ensure that ALL vehicles have anti-freeze in the radiators !!!

  • It is a legal requirement to carry properly fitting chains in any vehicle other than 4WD's if you are entering the National Park to travel to Perisher. Chains are available for hire at many service stations / shops in Cooma & Jindabyne. The distance from Jindabyne to Perisher is 33kms and it is an easy ½ hour drive in good conditions and subject to the “Snow Peak Hour traffic”. There is a day pass National Parks & Wildlife Service gate entry fee of $27 for your vehicle. For annual Parks pass information visit:

Option 1

You can leave your vehicle below the snowline at the Bullocks Flat overnight car park (no parking fee, no park entry fee, snow chains do not have to be carried) and travel via Skitube to Perisher

Skitube is a convenient and innovative train ride from Bullocks Flat through the Ramshead range and into the National Park then onto Perisher Valley.

6.3km is underground making it one of the longest underground train tunnels in Australia and travelling as deep as 550m underground so it's a great experience in itself.

Option 2

Utilise the Valet Service available from Jindabyne.  Information & contact details provided upon reservation confirmation.

Option 3

Other options include coaches, hire cars and taxi services.  refer below or check with your local travel agent or online for the latest information.




By Road

Perisher is an easy 5.5 to 6 hour drive from Sydney via Canberra and Cooma or 7 hours from Melbourne with more than half the distance on freeway standard or dual carriage roads. Kosciuszko Road accesses Perisher, Smiggins and Guthega from Jindabyne.

Motorists are legally required to carry properly fitting chains in any vehicle other than 4WD's in a ‘snow-ice' risk section within the National Park. It's an easy half hour drive from Jindabyne in good weather. Entry to the National Park is $27 per car per day. Annual passes are $190.* (further information on the NPWS Park Use fees can be located at here)

location maps

Map of Jindabyne.

RTA: Driving in the snow
RTA - More information: Vehicle Standards Information 57 Driving in snow and ice conditions (pdf)


  • Jindabyne to Perisher Valley - 33km
  • Jindabyne to Skitube at Bullocks Flat - 20km
  • Cooma Snowy Mountains Airport to Jindabyne - 45km

Local Area Shuttle Service

  • Snowlink
    Snow Shuttle/Charter service to and from the snowfields.
    Freecall: 1800 45 15 75
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  • Snow Alliance
    Daily Scheduled bus service between Jindabyne & Perisher
    Luxury Private 4WD transfers
    Freecall: 1800 280 121
    Tel: (02) 6456 4425
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By Coach - Ski Weekends

  • Snoexpress Services
  • Every Sunday and Friday between Canberra and Perisher.
    Freecall: 1800 642 112


  • Mojosnow
    Weekend snow tours from Sydney & Canberra to Jindabyne/Perisher every weekend
    Tel. 1800 113 044


  • Murrays Sydney Snow Express
    Coach Travel departing Sydney to NSW Snowfields every Saturday & Sunday during July & August.
    One Day Snow Trips & Packages from Sydney Every Saturday & Sunday during July & August. 
    Day Return Coach travel ex Sydney to Bullock's Flat from $144. 
    Day Return Ski/Snowboard Packages (includes return coach travel from Sydney, lift ticket & Ski or Snowboard) from $242.
    Tel: 13 22 51



  • Snobus Snowscene Express
    Canberra / Brisbane / Gold Coast / Nth NSW / Mid Coast NSW. Express to the Snow.
    Tel. 07 3392 1722
    Freecall 1300 766 911


  • Coastal Liner SnowStorm
    Friday night departures from NSW Central Coast and Sydney express to Perisher 
    Tel. 02 4392 3050


  • Snow Alliance
    Daily Bus Charters & Transfers between Canberra and the Resorts
    Luxury Private 4WD transfers
    Chauffeur driven Mercedes Limo Service
    Group bookings and discounts
    Freecall: 1800 280 121
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By Coach - to Canberra


  • Greyhound Australia
    Regular daily services Canberra/ Sydney, Canberra/Adelaide and Canberra/Melbourne.
    Tel. 13 20 30
    Freecall 1300 473 946


  • Sid Fogg's Coachlines
    Return services Newcastle/Canberra Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
    Freecall 1800 045 952


  • Murrays Canberra Snow Express

    Daily Return Coach Travel to/from Canberra to NSW Snowy Mountains during Snow season.
    Day Return Coach travel ex Canberra to Bullock's Flat from $70.
    Day Return Ski/Snowboard Packages (includes return coach travel, lift ticket & Ski or Snowboard) from $168.
    Daily return services Canberra/ Sydney, Canberra/Wollongong and Canberra/South Coast.  
    Tel: 13 22 51


Sydney Minibus Hire
Hire an 8, 12 or 21 seater minibus. Snow chains and luggage trailer provided.
Ph - (02) 9524 7007