Do you want to make your family snow holidays the absolute best time for your kids? If it’s their first snow encounter introduce them gently to the mountain with a skiing or snow boarding lesson with one of the Perisher Kids Programs. For older kids who already know their stuff, taking them on annual snow holidays will ensure they build on their skills, as well as make new friends. But you can also have a family holiday in the snow without skiing. There are other snow activities you can do as a family at Perisher, such as tobogganing or tubing, as well as plenty of entertainment options. Here are some further ideas for family fun to get you started.

1. Tobogganing

A great way to enjoy hours of fun on your snow holiday this winter is by tobogganing at Perisher. This delightful activity will bring out the child in everyone. The thrill of plunging headlong down the snow is one that is not easily forgotten. Perisher has a dedicated toboggan slope located adjacent to the Perisher Valley Carpark at Pipers Ridge and has toboggans available to rent on site.

2. Tube Town


Tube Town for ultimate family snow fun

If your family is looking for an adventure-filled snow holiday activity, then Tube Town is the answer. This is the perfect activity for non-skiers and experienced riders alike. The only skill necessary is the ability to hang on and slide down the mountain with a smile.

Perisher has groomed lanes specifically designed to maximise your snow tubing experience. Slide down these exhilarating runs and make the most out of your family snow holidays this winter. Once you’ve conquered the runs, sit back and relax because there is a lift designed just for the snow tubes to take you back up the mountain.

3. Ski Tube

Are you looking for a comfortable way to experience the beauty of the Blue Cow Area? Take the Ski Tube, the only alpine rack-rail train in Australia. On arrival at the Blue Cow Terminal there are dining and refreshments to compliment the spectacular views making this one train trip you’ll never forget.

4. Fireworks at Perisher

Starting in July, every Tuesday night at 7:20 the sky above Perisher’s Front Valley is illuminated with a fireworks display. It is free for everyone and an exciting way to add a little spice to family snow holidays. For smaller children, there are fireworks at Zoe’s Ski Carpet at Smiggin Holes on Wednesdays at 8:00pm.

5. Scenic chairlift rides


Enjoy the views on the scenic chairlift ride

The Perisher Quad Chairlift is the perfect way to experience the mountains during your family’s snow holiday. It will take you up to a height of 2,000m where you and your entire family will enjoy the spectacular eastern views of the Snowy Mountains. You also have the option to get off at the mid-station for some warm refreshments before you continue your ride to the top. Tip: you have to try the hot chocolate!

More family snow holiday activities

Ski Rider Hotel offers a wide variety of activities to enjoy on site including a games room where your family can relax over a board game or two, try your skill at a game of pool, chill out with a video game or put on your favorite music from the juke box.

Every Wednesday night, families are invited to kick up their feet and relax with a movie on the big screen in our Avalanche Bar. There’s nothing better than a warm beverage and a comfortable environment to enjoy some quality family time. If you want to be amazed by magicians and entertained by musicians during your holiday, we offer live acts throughout the entire winter season.

Pit your brains against other guests at our Trivia Nights every Monday. With teams of up to 8 people, prizes for winners, spot prizes, question rounds and music rounds, it’s fun night for all the family.

With all these great activities for family snow holidays in and around Ski Rider Hotel, now’s the time to book your accommodation with us and take advantage of our Perisher ski family packages. We hope to see you soon!