Getting to Perisher
Perisher is located in the Australian Snowy Mountains, within Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales.
Driving to Perisher from Sydney is a scenic trip, about 5-6 hours in the winter months, via Monaro Highway to Perisher. Few drives beat the cherished trip over the Monaro Plain from Cooma, through the lakeside town of Jindabyne. From here, you can choose to ride the Skitube or take the Valet Parking Options. Our Chalet is surrounded by snow and only accessible via over snow vehicles for a true on snow experience! However you choose to get here, we look forward to your arrival.
Perisher is located about 344km from Melbourne, and takes about six hours by car.
If you're driving to Perisher from Jindabyne it's an easy half hour drive in good weather. To get here, you will drive along Kosciuszko Road for approximately 33km to Perisher Valley. In winter, you can also park at Bullocks Flat Skitube terminal, off Alpine Way, and ride the skitube to Perisher Valley.
Perisher Snow & Weather
Perisher ski resort is open from early June through to early October each year. For specific dates, you can visit the Perisher website.
The Perisher snow season is at its peak in July and August, though you're likely to have good snow until October, when the lifts close.
To find out how much snow is at Perisher right now, look no further than the Perisher Snow Report. Published daily, the Snow Report provides insight into the current conditions at the resort, lifts expected to open each day, number of groomed runs on offer, road conditions & much more.
Perisher has real snow in winter, and snowmaking machines are also used throughout the season to ensure fresh snow on the ground from June throught to October when the resort closes.
The average temperature in Perisher Valley during July is a low of -4°C and high of 3°C. The amount of precipitation (e.g. snow) in July is normal with an average of 41mm.
In October Perisher experiences spring snow, which means sometimes it can still snow but as the weather starts to warm up so does the snow.
Perisher Ski Resort
You can purchase your tickets through Epic Pass Australia. We suggest you pre order all of your lift tickets, lessons and hire equipment – just be sure to select the “Perisher” packages as they give you access all over the mountain and are located closest to us here at the Eiger Chalet (200m walk to where the Perisher lessons commence).
Perisher daily lift tickets start from $202 for Adults and $110 for Children. You can also buy a season pass through Epic Pass Australia, with prices starting from $1,099 for Adults, $849 for Seniors and $629 for Children.
Perisher's Skitube is a Swiss designed train that takes passengers from Bullocks Flat to the Perisher Resort. The first stop is the underground station at Perisher Valley and the train then continues on to Blue Cow through another tunnel through the Perisher Range. Trains run between 05:00am and 01:00am, allowing skiers to stay at the resort into the night and enjoy the night skiing and après-ski activities on offer.
A single day return ticket on the Perisher ski tube starts at $63 for Adults, and $35 for Children, while an overnight return ticket costs $117 for Adults and $64 for Children. You can purchase Perisher ski tube tickets online via perisher.com.au or by calling Perisher Guest Services on 1300 655 822. Perisher update their ski tube, lift, lesson and hire packages and pricing each snow season. We recommend signing up to updates from Perisher Resort here and subscribing to their newsletters as well as following them via their social media channels and keep your eye on the ticket release dates if you are looking to purchase day tickets.
Perisher lifts open between 8:30am and 10:00am each day, and close between 3:00pm and 5:00pm. Visit the Perisher Lift Report for exact opening times of each lift.
There are seven mountain peaks within Perisher Valley, ranging from Mt. Blue Calf at 1,905m to the summit of Mt Perisher at 2,054m high. Perisher Valley village is 1,720m.
Perisher Ski Resort has a total of 47 lifts across it’s four different resort areas. It is the largest alpine resort in the Southern Hemisphere with 12.45sq kms of ski terrain. The longest run at Perisher is about 3km long.