The Ski Resort
The Perisher ski area is located in southeast Australia in Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains. With an area of 1,250 ha and over 100 slopes, it is the largest ski area in Australia and the southern hemisphere. Instead of conifers, the so-called snow gums, snow eucalyptus trees, shape the landscape along the slope.
The ski area extends over seven mountain peaks, with access to the slopes in four villages. The centre is Perisher Village. The Alpine railway Skitube, which takes skiers from Bullocks Flat through a tunnel into the Perisher Resort, also stops here.
- Offering 3089 acres of slopes and terrain, Perisher is the largest ski resort in Australia.
- Perisher is among the 3 best rated Ski Resorts in Australia.
- Elevated between 5266 ft and 6673 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 3 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Australia. The vertical drop from summit to base is 1407 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Australia is 820 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Snow coverage is usually best during September, offering an average snow depth of 70 " at summit elevation and 28 " at the base. Therefore Perisher is among the 3 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Australia.
- Perisher features 35 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Australia is 29 sunny days. September is the sunniest month with an average of 14 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 5 sunniest in Australia.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
There are several bus connections to Perisher. Buses depart from Sydney and Canberra to the ski area.
Canberra Airport is 2.5 hours from the ski area. Flights from several Australian cities stop here, including Sydney and Melbourne.