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Perisher is one of the top resorts in Australia. With 133 runs spanning 3,076 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

2017 Historical Snowfall

Perisher vs
PerisherFalls Creek
beginner22 %17 %
intermediate60 %60 %
advanced17 %23 %
expert1 %-
total runs133 92
ski area3,076ac 1,112ac
summit elevation6,738ft 5,839ft
total lifts48 14
child lift ticketTBA $74 AUD ($56 USD)
adult lift ticketTBA $133 AUD ($101 USD)
back country
value for money
average total snowfall50″ 29″

Perisher Reviews


3.7 / 5

based on 19 reviews

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Have your say on Perisher

3.6 / 5

May 14, 2018
Jin P. Jin P.
advanced skier
Perisher is an awesome getaway resort in NSW, Australia. Although Australia isn't known for it's snow, the quality of the Perisher snow is probably the best in that region. There’s plenty to do all around, and the size of the resort is incredible. Amenities are great, although slightly pricey. The skiing is fantastic, always good coverage, always... More

3.2 / 5

May 13, 2018
Andrew C. Andrew C.
advanced skier
Great ski lift options although the snow quality is always going to struggle compared with Japan/North America. Very good place to learn to ski (go to the Blue Cow resort rather then the Perisher ski area) and very family friendly. Accommodation options to stay at Perisher are very expensive so a more affordable option is to stay at Jindabyne and... More

3 / 5

May 09, 2018
Jarrod K. Jarrod K.
intermediate snowboarder
It was a great experience. Given it is starting to get quite busy I'd like to see plans for more chairlifts and runs in the near future. Other than that it was great... More

3.3 / 5

May 05, 2018
Alan M. Alan M.
advanced skier
The largest resort in the southern hemisphere. Suffers from excessive crowds and queuing during peak times. However, if you can pick your time away from weekends and school holidays, it can make a huge difference. Operated by Vail, it is hoped that facilities can be modernised in the future. Needs a village, but it seems that this has been on the... More

3.9 / 5

Dec 01, 2017
PMPeter M.
advanced skier
Easy to use! Great experience for everyone of all ages! Experienced staff to help you regardless of your skiing ability! Friendly atmosphere everywhere and access to the entire resort is easy!... More
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 23, 2017
PBPeter B.
advanced skier
Overall a great variety of terrain to ski. 2017 season was sensational. Enjoyable entertainment to be had when not on the slopes.I can not wait until next season comes around... More

3.9 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
HCHunter C.
advanced skier
Perisher is a good resort for intermediate and advanced skiiers with a wide range of runs and parks. However it is not very suitable for beginners and is lacking some longer runs.... More
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
TDTravis D.
advanced snowboarder
Perisher is a great ski resort with varied terrain and lots of it. Given its vastness, it's easy to avoid lineups once the morning rush has spread out. Plenty of options for lodging, though a little on the pricier side. Only fault is it's a bit of a distance from the nearest major city, Canberra.... More

3.7 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
CCCaleb C.
intermediate snowboarder
Great place for a family trip, great for beginners and intermediate ski goers. Facilities are fantastic but the choice of food could be improved. Highly recommended for anyone in Australia to come and experience one of the best mountains in Australia!... More

3.2 / 5

Nov 15, 2017
JRJoshua R.
advanced snowboarder
Perisher is by far the best winter destination is Australia. It has the biggest skiable area and largest selection of terrain available in the country. Instructors are generally really good and run enjoyable lessons. Price is generally similar to other Australian resorts, but doesn't really compare to overseas destinations. The Epic Pass is... More
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