Perisher

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “Good freeriding”

Freeriding

74%

Trees and good off-piste

Freestyle

70%

4 terrain parks & 2 pipes

Pistes

68%

Masses of trails

Mountain stats

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

LiftsLift count : 12 x Cable-cars   28 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. Perisher is called Australia's 'Super Resort' as it has come about through the amalgamation of a number of resorts including, Perisher, Blue Cow, Guthega and Smiggins. There are 1250 hectares of rideable terrain with an elevation to 2054m. However the vertical descent is only about 350m. Nevertheless they have installed 47 lifts and the Australians make the most of the terrain available.

Another plus is the huge amount of encouragement for snowboarders. There is a fun-park, a separate Board Riders school a woman's snowboard programme, a Board rider's guide and the Addiction Snowboard store where they will tune and groom your stuff. The mountain itself has a good range of difficulties but unfortunately the black runs are few and far between. Also if you stick too much to pisted areas you will find little to challenge riders above intermediate standard. Most of the black runs are accessible by T-bar only and it really is a drag.

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World Ranking

9th

Overall in Australasia

  • #5 best freeride
  • #5 best freestyle
  • #2 best piste riding

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