Guest Reviews

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We had 3 couple stay last July and no complaints whatsoever from all 6 of us. Yes basic rooms, no tv but who cares. That’s what we expected and we were there for the skiing not hanging in a room. Fantastic bars and good meals. Staff were exceptional and friendly. Coming again in August this year.

Ken Lock


“THE BEST TRIP EVER” stayed at the SKI RIDER on the 9 sep 2013. Had the most helpful and happy team of workers that looked after us for 4 days.The meals were great to cook, your choice of meat and help your self with salad or veg & buffet breakfast or dinner was fantastic for those who chose not to cook! Ski hire came with the stay and was fitted at the Ski Rider no need to go else where for hire. Free bus to and from snow was fantastic no need to drive up the hill.
This was by far, the best value trip

Hellen and Chris Fry


Would just like to say, we checked out today after 5 nights and we could not fault your establishment in any way.
All of the staff from the dining room, bar, ski hire and reception were exceptional in their roles. They were friendly, efficient and made our stay hassle free. It was evident that they enjoy their jobs.
The chefs did a fabulous job with the variety of food available and the catering to accommodate adults and children was great.
It was our first trip to the snow ever and our family thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, it definitely won’t be our last.
Many thanks to your team!

Natalie Taylor

after September stay email to Ski Rider

A big THANK YOU to all the great friendly staff at ski rider. You all do a great customer service!
We came on a bus trip with Port Stephens Coaches last weekend with our family, and received so much help and smiles.
Reception staff and all the food servery staff were so polite. We couldn’t believe there were so many staff, things got cleared ASAP. The place was so tidy too.
Mick in the ski shop helped us with a few things. Please pass on our thanks. Nothing seemed a trouble for anyone.
We really loved how the rooms were all separate entries too, and the shuttle bus is soo great.
You must have a really good Manager to have happy, helpful staff and efficient run hotel.
It was our first stay there, and we are really satisfied.
Thanks Ski Rider
Keep up the Great work,
And let the staff know they are doing a great job!

Marie and Dom


End of season 5 day visit. Great staff, food, location. Definately coming back. Cheers


Gold Coast

I was looking for a late season deal and Ski Rider offered a fantastic rate with meals and hire.  As a single traveler, good deals are often hard to find. The staff were all friendly, welcoming and efficient, and the shuttle bus made getting to and from Perisher a swift and simple process. Meals were generous and the room, although basic, was warm and comfy. Having a decent hire outlet on site was a bonus and the equipment offered was matched to my ability and well maintained. I would recommend Ski Rider to anyone looking for an affordable snow holiday. The bus drops you right at the Perisher terminal, which is closer than most of the ‘on snow” options.


Coffs Harbour

We just finished our first visit to Ski Rider for a week. The staff, accommodation and meals were fantastic 10 out of 10. I will definitely be back, thank you.


Marcus beach

Just had a great weekend at Ski rider.
Rooms are comfortable, central heated, with ample room to move around and hang the wet gear to dry. Beds are comfortable. There was ample hot water for showers.
The dining rooms provided excellent meals and entertainment.
The staff were all very helpful and friendly and smiling.
Thank goodness for the ski rider shuttle. Mick kept passengers informed during the bad road conditions and possible delays. We were pleased we were not driving back that night.
So convenient having the gear hired there and lift passes.
Having the change room is a luxury on the last day.
We will be back



We just had a great week at Ski Rider. We were absolutely blown away by the amazing service that we experienced by all members of the staff. Reception staff were quick to sort an issue with our room, and had us upgraded within 10mins. A problem with our broken snowboard was expertly handled by the ski hire/repair guys, (and they never charged us a cent, despite the board not being one of their rentals!) The dinners and breakfasts were top quality, and we loved the different entertainment each night. Our room was comfortable and warm and the drying racks were a lifesaver after a week in the rain. We will definitely be back as soon as possible, bringing friends and family!

Ashlee and Jason

Brisbane QLD

Can’t find better value for money anywhere else. Rooms were a let down but they made up for it with the dinners in the grill and the price. The perfect place for those who are first on the mountain and last off it and just want a warm bed each night. Will be coming here again soon!


We all had a fantastic time.  Ski Rider was a terrific place to stay – basic, but clean and tidy, and the staff were exceptionally helpful & friendly. We would definitely go back and stay there again!

Paul G

after July stay email to travel agent

We would like to let you know that we’ve just spent one of the best weekends of our lives and it was in no small way due to your incredible staff at Ski Rider.

From arrival to the sad departure we were blown away by the courtesy, manners, expertise and genuine friendliness of every member of your team on site. ……

One of the best things about Ski Rider is the location. We couldn’t believe how close we were to the snow.  The shuttle bus is another unreal benefit of staying at Ski Rider.

What made the weekend most special was the closeness we felt as a family, totally enhanced by the warmth and atmosphere of the Ski Rider experience.  We will definitely be staying with you on our next visit and will be telling anyone who wants to listen, about your amazing set-up.  They [staff] are an absolute credit to you and you should be extremely proud of them as ambassadors for your company.  Can’t wait for next time!

The Rowett Family

July weekend email to Ski Rider

Back from our first trip to the snow with my kids. Loved every second. We will definitely be back to Ski Rider. Great place to stay. Even better when we went to sleep Saturday night with no snow and woke up Sunday morning with snow EVERYWHERE!! Good job Ski Rider.

Paula R

via Facebook comment

I would like to say a huge thank you to you all for helping me make a lovely, lasting memory for my kids.  We had a lovely time staying at Ski Rider. We saw snow for the first time and it was even more special seeing as it snowed while we were there.

You should all be proud of yourselves.  I have never met a more lovely bunch of people.  There is not a single thing I could fault with our stay.  I will definitely recommend that everyone I know wanting to go to the snow come and stay with you.

Katrina Eadie

after June Stay email to Ski Rider

Just back from a weekend at Ski Rider.  Would stay there again for sure.  Accomm very basic- but clean AND ROOMY. Would have loved a TV in the room so I could watch the news each night, but that’s just me being picky… Short 10-15min drive to Perisher was easy each day.

Meals were fine.  The Grill is definitely the pick of the two options, but the Dining Room was fine too.  (not great, but good, plentiful and acceptable).

Staff were exceptional.  10/10 Always helpful, friendly and smiling.

Obviously it’s no ritzy lodge (far from it).  But for a money-saving “ near snow” basic option, it’s a thumbs up.


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