Perisher resort review

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “Best freeriding in Australia and a full on park make this the number one choice if you've got the cash”

Freeriding

60%

Trees and good off-piste

Freestyle

75%

7 terrain parks & a pipe

Pistes

60%

Masses of trails

Beginners

60%

Great option

Mountain stats

Top lift:2034m
Vertical drop:355m
Bottom lift:1605m

LiftsLift count : 14 x Chairlifts   24 x Drag-lifts   7 ski carpets, 2 Rope Tows

Ride area 3076 acres

Easy
22%
Intermediate
60%
Advanced
18%
Total Pistes:95
Longest Piste:2miles (3km)

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £62.78-64.51 Day, £192.37-339.23 Week

Perisher is in the Kosciusko National park in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. The resort is made up of a number of areas including, Blue Cow, Guthega and Smiggins. The resorts amalgamated a few years ago giving us a total of 1250 hectares of rideable terrain and the longest run being 3km.
The resort has everything for snowboarders of all abilities: There is a total of 7 fun-parks, a great Rider X track and a couple of Half Pipe’s (snow depending). One of the parks is full to the brim with rails, pipes and boxes. The resort also have regular event’s like “meet the pro” which happens most Sundays. The mountain itself has a good range of terrain which will keep you entertained for many days.

Perisher PlayStation Slopestyle Terrain Park
Perisher PlayStation Slopestyle Terrain Park
(c) Perisher

Getting around the mountain is easy enough from the perisher centre. You can take the Village 8 Express or with a short walk jump of a T bar or the perisher quad express chair taking you to the start of the main two fun parks and Rider X area. The area does like all other resorts gets busy on a weekend which you can avoid by heading away from the Perisher Centre. Another option is jumping on the snow tube from the main car park and head across to the Blue Cow avoiding the early morning rush.

Perisher Pow
Perisher Pow
(c) Perisher

The Resort also has night riding with fireworks takes place on the Front Valley's Village 8 Express (fun park included). This takes place every Tuesday and Saturday night’s (6 to 9pm).

Prices for lift passes change throughout the season and have heaps of offers, such as Buy Early and Save, 5 For 4. A big stand out is the Epic Australia pass. A season pass which includes Whistler & 12+ USA resorts all for as little as $779. 

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