Best freeriding in Australia and a full on park make this the number one choice if you've got the cash
Perisher / Photo: Ted Land
Freerider’s have a vast area to choose from, the Guthega, Perisher Mountain and also the Blue Cow areas are all fantastic spots; which all have some great areas to explore. Even after a morning of riding powder you’re pretty much sure to find some more untouched spots in the afternoon. These areas are well serviced with chair lifts and you’re pretty sure to miss the long lift queues by venturing further afield. Riding the chairs you’ll spot your next stash of snow and tree runs to explore.
Freestylers have 7 terrain parks at Perisher to play upon all with different level of abilities. The star of the show must be the PlayStation Slopestyle Terrain Park which can be found on the Front Valley. From the Perisher quad chair you can access the parks, jump off at the middle station to get to the fantastic Rider X track and also the start of the fun parks.
If you’re starting out and fancy a play the PlayStation Yabby Flat Mini Terrain Park or PlayStation Piper Terrain Park are the best places to take on the easier obstacles.
Perisher also boosts Australia’s only half pipe’s which often play host to international training camps
Perisher prides itself on been family friendly, lots of things to keep the young ones entertained, tobogganing, riding inner tubes, lessons and if the kids are a little younger you can drop them off at 1st lift and if you want pick them up when you’ve finished your day.
Beginners will find plenty of open easy slopes. Of the 47 lifts 14 are chair lifts with the rest being T-bars, J-bars and carpets. A big bonus is that all the lifts have nice and easy exit points. At the base of the mountain you will find lots areas to practise your turns and grab a few lessons if needed.