Save up to 38% when you book a Perisher package! View Perisher packages
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 ticket$84 AUD ($60 USD) $74 AUD ($53 USD)
adult lift ticket$153 AUD ($110 USD) $133 AUD ($96 USD)
back country
value for money
average total snowfall50″ 29″
Save up to 38% when you book a Perisher package! View Perisher packages

Perisher Reviews

Good 3.7 / 5
based on 24 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders


How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?


How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders


How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination


Quality of the off-piste terrain


Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort


Quantity and quality of the snow


How uncrowded is the resort


Après ski and dining options


Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire


How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Good!3.8 / 5Jul 06, 2018
Matt W. Matt W.
advanced skier
Great place, good range of terrain and places to spread out. Great places to have a feed and drink. Can easily spend days there without hitting the same terrain constantly.... More
Average!3.3 / 5Jul 01, 2018
Daniel V. Daniel V.
advanced skier
Perisher is a super fun resort. Is the highest Australian resort and so gemerally has the best snow quality. It is also the largest resort in the SH and comprises of 4 mountain areas. This gives it a very large amount of variety and types of terrain. There is tree skiing amongst snow gums as well as open bowls. The continous vertical drop isn't... More
Very Good!4 / 5May 31, 2018
Simon K. Simon K.
intermediate skier
Perisher is our family resort. We have skied other resorts in Australia and keep coming back to Perisher. It's ski school is amazing for our younger kids and gives us the chance to explore the terrain.... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5May 29, 2018
Harry C. Harry C.
advanced snowboarder
Best snow in aus! Most lifts, best parks and awesome customer service. Can get pretty busy on school holidays and when leaving jindybyne late good luck finding a carpark. Epic pass provides really great value skiing!... More
Average!3.3 / 5May 29, 2018
Joshua A. Joshua A.
advanced snowboarder
Overall great resort with good runs and most years has good snow. Go every year with mates. One of the best options for people who live in sydney. Would recomend going to other people... More
Good!3.6 / 5May 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
Average!3.2 / 5May 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
Average!3 / 5May 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
Average!3.3 / 5May 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
Good!3.9 / 5Dec 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

Other ski resorts in Australia

Falls Creek
17% 60% 23%
Mount Buller
20% 45% 35%
Mount Hotham
20% 40% 40%
22% 60% 18%
16% 67% 17%