Located in Kosciuszko National Park and just a couple of hours' drive from Canberra, Perisher Ski Resort is not only Australia’s most popular alpine resort — it’s also the largest in the Southern Hemisphere and a wicked choice for your next snow holiday. And after a big day on the slopes, the fun doesn't stop thanks to oodles of activities and entertainment on offer like the annual Perisher Peak Music Festival and the resort's range of restaurants, bars and good times. In all, Perisher is made up of 4 different villages – Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Blue Cow and Guthega and a few associated fields. Together they cover around 12 square kilometres. Much of this terrain is varied, so whether you’re an enthusiastic learner or have been carving it up for decades, you’ll have a wicked day on the slopes at Perisher.
With a ski season from June to October, Perisher Resort’s 1,245 hectares of ski terrain is great for riders of all levels with 66 percent for intermediate riders, 22 percent for beginners and 18 percent for advanced riders. All up there are 7 mountain peaks with the highest summit being Mt Perisher at 2,054 metres and the lift dropping you at 2,034 metres. The longest run is about 3 kilometres and there’s over 100 kilometres of cross-country skiing. For the super duper skiers and boarders there’s some other fun stuff too like a superpipe and a mini halfpipe at Yabby Flats. Snowmakers and night skiing are waiting for you too. See the conditions for yourself on the Perisher snow cam.
When it comes to resting your head for the night you can stay in the village or close by at Jindabyne as both offer a range of accommodation options for all kinds of budgets. The Station is a pretty affordable option, offering rooms and apartments. Perisher Hotel is also great if you’re prefer ski-in/ski-out accommodation. Or maybe a lodge or chalet would be more your thing? If you need a little help finding the right Perisher accommodation check out the Student Flight’s accommodation deals or grab a bargain with one of our sweet ski holiday packages.