Perisher Valley, Guthega, Blue Cow and Smiggin Holes form the mega Perisher Ski Resort complex; the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest.
The Perisher Village is located in the Kosciuszko National Park a 35 minute easy drive from Jindabyne (when it snows the road is cleared to the main car-park). At a base of 1,720m above sea level, most of Perisher’s accommodation is on the snow. The resort’s highest ski lifted point sits at 2,034m.
General services and facilities at Perisher in winter include: over-snow transport, accommodation, snowboard and ski hire, snowsports schools, ski patrols, snowmaking, lockers and ski storage. Shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, supermarket, ATM, post office, childcare, police and medical centre are available (many of these services only operate during the winter season). The car park at Perisher is for day only parking during winter. Free long-term parking is available at Bullocks Flat Skitube Alpine Railway terminal and at Sawpit Creek on the Kosciuszko Road.
The resorts areas of Perisher Valley and Blue Cow are connected by the Skitube, with all four resort areas interconnected by ski trails and chairlifts. Altogether Perisher has a total of 47 lifts, a downhill skiable area of 1,245ha with 54ha of snowmaking area and 104km of marked cross country trails.
In summer the majority of Perisher Valley’s facilities are closed. Nevertheless the area is still a popular destination for bush-walkers, mountain bikers, cyclists and those after a relaxing getaway with spectacular alpine views.
Images courtesy of Destination NSW.
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