Like most other ski resorts in Australia, Perisher is spread out horizontally, with expert-level slopes not as steep as compared to others at resorts around the world. While Thredbo does have a higher drop, Perisher, with its seven mountain peaks and 119 runs, is often preferred for its wide-ranging slopes that suit every level.
To check the snow forecast at Perisher before your trip, visit its automatically updated snow report, which also shows live images from the slopes.
Neon Night Skiing and Boarding is on from 6-9 pm Tuesdays and Saturday nights, with guests encouraged to dress in their brightest fluro and the sky alight with fireworks at 7:20 pm.
Nature & Activities
If you’re not into skiing or snowboarding and you’re here in winter, you won’t find it hard to find things to do. Take a high-speed ride on an inflatable tube at Tube Town; explore the Snowy Mountains via cross-country ski; or join a snowshoe tour, which requires no prior experience and will see you learning all about the mountain’s unique flora and fauna.
In summer, rent or bring your own mountain bike so you can cycle trails features sweeping summit views, glacial lakes and stunning wildflowers. With paths ranging from leisurely, to cross-country and adrenaline, there’s something for every level of rider. Don’t want to pedal? Lace-up your hiking boots and walk the trails instead.
Perisher is well-equipped for kids. Sign them up for a ski lesson, watch them tobogganing or join them on a snow tube run. Cap off the day with fireworks, every Tuesday and Saturday at 7:20 pm at Front Valley and on Wednesdays at 8 pm at Zoe’s Ski Carpet at Smiggin Holes.