Perisher (formerly Perisher Blue) is Australia and the Southern Hemisphere's largest resort which, covers four main mountain areas; Mt Perisher, Guthega, Blue Cow and Smiggin Holes. Perisher Valley is set on an enormous 1,245 hectares of skiable terrain over four mountain peaks, Perisher ski resort offers terrain of a standard and style to suit everyone - skier or boarder, beginner and professional alike.
With a wide range of accommodation styles and standards, restaurants, cafes and bars, general resort facilities and alternative activities, Perisher covers all bases for an enjoyable winter holiday.
Summit Height: 2054m
Total Number of Lifts: 47
Total Number of Runs: over 70
Longest Run: 3km
Terrain: Beginner 22% / Intermediate 60% / Advanced 18%
Skiable Area: 1245ha
Terrain Parks: 5 + 1 super pipe
Whilst there is no overnight parking at Perisher Valley free day parking is available at Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes and Guthega for day trippers. There is also limited overnight parking at Guthega for guests. Overnight parking is also available at Bullocks Flat Skitube terminal along The Alpine Way.
A free shuttle bus operates daily between Perisher and Smiggin Holes between 7:30am and 6pm (extended for night skiing).
Some lodges, hotels and self contained properties may have limited on site parking. Please check with your consultant for details.
Skitube (Alpine Railway)
What is the Skitube?
Perisher's Skitube is a rack-rail train that takes passengers from Bullocks Flat (on the Alpine Way - 18km from Jindabyne) through a tunnel in the Ramshead Range to Perisher Resort. The first stop is the underground station at Perisher Valley, and then the train continues on to Blue Cow through the Perisher Range.
The tunnel is 6.3km long and at its deepest level is 550m below the surface. Generally the trip time is 10 minutes uphill and 20 minutes downhill.
Where do I park when catching the Skitube?
When you arrive at Bullocks Flat you'll find free day and overnight parking. As the station is located below the snow line, no National Park fees apply, and generally you won't require chains. The carpark is patrolled by security.
How do I transport my luggage and ski gear on the train?
If you are staying in Perisher overnight and catching the train to reach your accommodation in Perisher Valley, it is best to park in the drop off zone at the front of the building to drop off your luggage, then park your vehicle in the overnight car park. Luggage trolleys (similar to those you would find at an airport) are available for use, and concourse staff are on hand for every train trip to assist you on and off the train. They will place your family and luggage in a specific car on the train for ease of getting on and off the train.
What do I do when I arrive in Perisher?
When your train arrives, you will be greeted by Perisher concourse staff who will assist you off the train with your luggage, and will help you onto the lift to get your luggage to the top level of the building. From there, you will be able to contact your accommodation provider to arrange oversnow transport if required.
How much does the Skitube cost?
You can either add Skitube to your daily lift ticket if you are staying in Jindabyne, or if you are staying on-mountain, you can purchase an Open Return ticket which entitles you to one trip up and one trip down within a 14 day period. Ask your consultant for the best way to arrange Skitube for your holiday.