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Stay Only 11km from Perisher Resort
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Stay close to the snow and don’t pay on snow prices. Ski Rider is only 11km from Perisher Resort. Situated inside the National Park, our location is a huge drawcard for guests wanting both convenience & value for money.

Ski Rider’s free shuttle service takes guests from the front door of the hotel and conveniently drops them at Perisher & Smiggin Holes only 11km’s away. Don’t worry about snowy road conditions, fitting chains or parking. With up to 9 services daily, just jump on and enjoy the ride.

95 spacious rooms ideal for couples, families or groups of friends. All rooms have ensuites and are centrally heated. Rooms are perfect for relaxing and kicking back after a day on the mountain.

Ski Rider Hotel takes pride in serving fresh and tasty meals. All our accommodation rates include a generous hot breakfast and a delicious dinner each night served in the Dining Room or the Grill.

We have an extensive range of quality skis, snowboards, boots and outerwear (jacket and pants). Waterproof snow boots, helmets and wrist guards are also available.

50% OFF hire when you stay 3 nights or more! (conditions apply).

Be entertained as little or as much as you like. With 2 bars, live music & specialty shows, there’s always something to keep you entertained after a great day on the mountain.

Don’t take our word – Take theirs

Jason
Hi Team.  Had the pleasure of staying with you last Sunday, Monday & Tuesday.  This was my second experience with you and I must say the highest commendation to your staff, without exception the most positive bunch of people and delightfully professional.  Well done to all!
Sabine Basha
My three sons and I thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay at Ski Rider. The rooms are small but warm and cosy. The staff are amazing - young, cheerful and enthusiastic. Everyone from reception to wait staff to equipment hire staff were a delight to deal with. I have rarely experienced such exceptional service in Australia. Luke in the dining room was particularly helpful. Breakfast and dinner were of good quality and served in an efficient manner at the buffet....
Helena Morris
My friend and I stayed at Ski Rider last week with our young children (two 5 year old boys, two 3 year old boys and a 6 month old baby). I would just like to feed back some praise for your staff, who were so kind and helpful to us during our stay. We frequently had our hands full, but the dining staff were always on hand to help carry trays, fetch a highchair, entertain the baby and then clean...
Steve Wilson
The best snow trip I’ve ever had staff and management were awesome food was sensational shuttle buses regular could not be happier wouldn’t go any where else big thank you to Roxanne and your team love you guys
Louise Smyth
Wonderful friendly staff, good quality rental gear, hot showers, toasty warm rooms and a bbq dinner feast, local beer and open fire after a big day skiing! Plus a bus which drops you right to the snow! Plus change rooms with hot showers and fresh towels so you can ski on the day you check out and drive home showered and warm! Skirider is awesome! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ From the Smyth Family
Tanya
Thank you Ski Rider for a great stay - the rooms were clean and warm and the shuttle bus a massive plus but what really shines is the staff - amazing!! Always happy to help with a smile and going out of their way to make us comfortable - every single staff memeber was so wonderful and we are grateful for all their efforts - happy to recommend anyone to stay here!! Thanks
Justine Henkel – Sunshine Coast
Just want to say thank you to the whole team for a fantastic stay.  What a happy vibe this place has.  All the staff from the dining room to the bar and the bus driver were just so friendly.  The rooms were comfortable and the quality of meals was great.  We all enjoyed swapping from the dining room to the bbq for our evening meals.  Thanks for having us.  Looking forward to returning another time.  
Lani fairhead
THANKYOU ski rider we would thoroughly recommend you. At first we thought the bathroom was a bit tiny and the entertainment was too old for our primary school kids. But none of that mattered as they were exhausted from skiing and in bed early every night. The food, location, staff, bus and vibe was fantastic. Would love to come again. Special thanks to Matt in ski hire, Jess, Gus, Lauren, Tom, Ben, Kimberly and Dutchie in the restaurant. And Talbot...
Michael Alan Hunt
Not a guest but a very appreciative customer. So the story goes, some silly person (me) neglected to put enough fuel in the car and we ran short half way up guthega road. Not a road (after 20cm of fresh snow) that many pass down. So it's a long trudge back to civilization 18km to the main road (you can't call for help no reception). After trying unsuccessfully to flag down two snowyhydro vehicles (thanks heaps snowyhydro staff👎👎) along comes...
Shaun
Well again the Ski rider has done it again and put on a great time for myself and our group. This was our 8th year at the Ski Rider and it was about the best, with the added bonus of a massive snow fall on Friday night and right through the rest of the weekend. A big Thank you to Teena for all her help on organising our weekend away, also to the rest of the Ski Rider team on...
Pete Hessell
Recently stayed and had a really enjoyable time. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the food was plentiful. On the day we were leaving our car was snowed in. Brendan came and assisted fitting chains to our car on his day off and missed his bus to go snow boarding - His cousin also provided water to melt ice off our car - Truly exceptional service !!! We will be back !!
Simone
My family, along with two others, made the trek to the ski fields for the first time last June. I am STILL fondly remembering what we all thought was 'the best family holiday ever!'

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to take my holiday?
The official opening of the winter snow season is the June Long Weekend and it officially closes on the October long weekend each year.  Depending on snow, resorts can open earlier or extend their season. In 2018 Ski Rider will be officially opening on 22 June and closing on 27 September.
I’m coming on X date, will there be snow?
If only we had a direct line to mother nature we'd give her a call! But to put it simply Mother Nature is fickle. It's hard to tell when she's going to deliver in the snow department, for how long and where. Add plenty of other weather factors that can affect the snow once it's fallen into the mix and great snow conditions are not always a guarantee. Snowmaking is the saviour of all Australian Ski Resorts.  Without it we would not have the consistent conditions we have today.
Do I need a lesson?
Having a lesson will ensure that your first skiing or boarding experience is safe and enjoyable.  First Timer Lift Tickets include your Lift Ticket and a Daily Lesson program tailored to the needs of those who have never been skiing or boarding before. A first timer ticket gains access to 30 of the 47 lifts across all 4 resorts at Perisher. Check out the resort information pages for details.
We just want to play in the snow…..where should we go?
One of the traditional childhood delights of the snowfields is tobogganing. It’s an affordable addition to your skiing and boarding holiday that’s great fun for kids and parents alike.  Speak with our staff regarding areas for tobogganing.
Do I need travel insurance?
Ski Rider recommends travel insurance for all ski holidays.  Numerous insurance brokers now offer domestic travel insurance policies.  Try checking with your private health fund, car insurer or home & contents insurer as well as specific travel insurance providers.  Just be sure to enquire whether snow sports are covered on the policy!
How long does it take to get to Perisher?
Ski Rider is just 11km's from Perisher.  If you are driving your own car, there are free carparks at both Perisher and Smiggin Holes.  If you don't want to drive, jump on the Ski Rider FREE guest shuttle for the 11km trip to Perisher.
Do I need snow chains?
All 2WD vehicles are legally required to carry snow chains within the Kosciuszko National Park. AWD and 4WD vehicles are not required to carry them, but they are still recommended. Check out more on Snow chains.