Mountain Info

Why is Perisher so good for snow holidays Australia?

Perisher has the most lifts, 47 in all, and covers the largest area of any Australian resort. Skiers and boarders can ski and board between four separate but interconnected resort areas and one of the best things about the resort is its varied terrain that is suitable for all ages and ability levels from first timers right up to experts. Perisher is also Australia’s most popular snow holiday destination. Located in the picturesque Kosciuszko National Park in South Eastern NSW, it’s vast expanse makes it the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest alpine resort. For your information, below are Perisher’s key stats to help you get to know the mountain a little better. For information about Perishers range of products and services contact the friendly and informative team at Ski Rider Hotel.

  • 7 Mountain Peaks
    • Mt. Perisher (2,054m)
    • Mt. Back Perisher (2,014m)
    • Mt. Piper (1,830m)
    • Mt. Blue Cow (1,994m)
    • Rocky Knob (1,900m)
    • Guthega Peak (1,924m)
    • Mt. Blue Calf (1,905m)
  • Village Heights:
    • Perisher Valley (1,720m)
    • Smiggin Holes (1,680m)
    • Guthega (1,640m)
    • Blue Cow Terminal (1,890m)
  • Summit Height:  Mt. Perisher (2,054m)
  • Total number of lifts – 47:
    • 1 Eight Seat High Speed Chairlift
    • 7 Quad Chairlifts (including 3 high speed)
    • 4 Double Chairlifts
    • 2 Triple Chairlifts
    • 21 T -Bars
    • 3 J-Bars
    • 7 Ski Conveyors
    • 2 Rope Tows
  • Other lifts not included in lift count:
    • Skitube Alpine Railway (4 trains)
    • 2 Snowtube tows (closed for 2020)
  • Lift Capacity:  53,990 skiers & boarders lifted per hour
  • Grading of Runs:
    • Beginner 22%
    • Intermediate 60%
    • Advanced 18%
  • Skiable Area*: 1,245ha / 12.45sq kms / 3,076acres
  • Vertical Metres Skiable*:355m
  • Longest Run: Approx. 3 kms
  • Average minimum temperature during winter is -3.7°C (degrees celsius)
  • Over the past 15 years, the average maximum snow depth throughout the Resort has been about 1.9m
  • Percentage of fine weather days during winter is 70%
  • Length of Season: From the NSW June Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend to the NSW October Labour Day Long Weekend

*In 2002, Perisher voluntarily excluded 5 ha from its skiable terrain by removing the Rough Rider area at Blue Cow in order to better protect the habitat of the endangered Mountain Pygmy Possum.

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