Overall Rating

Perisher

Perisher3.5/57
Perisher3.5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
  • Recommend
    86%
  • Would Revisit
    86%
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Perisher - Reviews

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Great all round Mountain

Jeannie Streete
25/05/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Intermediate
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    July
  • Admin Rating
    2

Great all round Mountain

Jeannie Streete
25/05/2020
I Really enjoy riding Perisher. Its 4 resorts in one mountain lots of different areas to ski so you can do alot of kms in one day.
Snow was great and the lift lines were pretty good even in peak times.
Had a great time

Diverse resort with exceptional terrain parks

Luke Andersen
25/05/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    July
  • Admin Rating
    4

Diverse resort with exceptional terrain parks

Luke Andersen
25/05/2020
Equal personal favourite to Hotham for different reasons. Most progressive terrain parks in the country with plenty of growth for novices right through to professionals, having the parks located at different areas around the resort allows the ability to access different parks in different weather conditions, which is a huge bonus and a shortcoming of Hotham on the extremely exposed Summit terrain park.
Such a large scale resort spreading across multiple peaks allows punters to choose terrain based on wind direction and escape the crowds at certain times of day.
- Wide variety of options for mountain and powder riding if you can beat the crowd.
- Catching the ski tube straight to Blue Cow before lifts open is a bonus for first tracks.
- Terrain steepness and off piste boarding average compared to Hotham, still plenty of fun to be had.

A vote for terrain park quality and ability to progress would be great. (Perisher = 5 stars for Aus.)

Size matters

Markus Hofer
25/05/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    August
  • Admin Rating
    1

Size matters

Markus Hofer
25/05/2020
The best offering in size, variety and quality of snow. You always find a good spot away from crowds and plenty of freshies after a snow fall.

Rambling Cross-country Ski Tour on Lifts

23/05/2020

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    July
  • Admin Rating
    4

Rambling Cross-country Ski Tour on Lifts

23/05/2020
If ever skiing a place felt like a rambling cross-country ski tour on lifts, the expansive Perisher is it. Akin to Grandvalira in Andorra (but without the good food & swanky accommodation that Andorra has!), Perisher can provide a great few days skiing for those that don't mind loads of short runs, on short skiable vertical & no steeps. It is perfect for beginners, children & families, but with all the usual caveats of skiing in Australia - i.e. high cost & highly variable snow quality.

The best terrain is off Mt Blue Cow on the Ridge and parts of Guthega. Intermediates do rightfully love the longish runs on Mt Perisher though. Access to the extensive Main Range backcountry is good from Perisher, particularly up toward Mt Tate from Guthega. In good snow, Smiggin Holes is a sensational novice ski area, perfectly sheltered & easily accessed from the car park (but not the Skitube!).

We don't bother driving up any more, taking the Skitube train makes far more sense. And with a main resort village ranking as the worst in Australia, staying off the hill is more fiscally sound. A few nights in Guthega can be nice though - totally different to Perisher village.

Just like Grandvalira is not our favorite Pyrenees ski resort, neither is Perisher our favorite Australian ski area. But we do love a good cross-country ski tour on lifts........

Tame but fun

Matt
06/04/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    July
  • Admin Rating
    4

Tame but fun

Matt
06/04/2017
Perisher is a fun place. Whilst it may not have the vertical of thredbo it makes up for it in size and the different mountains on offer.

Perisher is definitely a tame resort and consists of smaller sized mountains and hills. This can be frustrating if boarding as some areas are almost flat and you may find yourself having to un-strap and push. It's ideal to know where to go and where not to, to avoid the flats.

Perisher can take days to fully explore, whilst most other resorts in Australia can be seen in half a day. The place has a nice vibe, especially over at Guthega with stunning views up to the highest mountains in Australia.

Snow quality is usualy better than thredbo due to the higher altitude but when there's a big fall then you can't go wrong at both. Can get crowded but because of the amount of lifts, the crowds get dispersed and spread out more than anywhere else in the country. Best to go during week days and avoid school holidays (like anywhere).

Perisher Rocks

Simon
01/08/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    August
  • Admin Rating
    3

Perisher Rocks

Simon
01/08/2016
Perisher is fun...got to remember this is Australia...we don't have big mountains...so you find a different way to have fun. What it lacks in steeps and vertical it makes up in the variety of terrain...if you know the mountain you will know how to find the best snow...it varies greatly throughout the day so if you are prepared to cover the ground you will find the best conditions.

If you don't like Perisher then good, stay away...less people to get in the way...the crowds are the biggest drawback, but once you get the rhythm of the mountain you will find near empty runs and lifts on even the most crowded of days...

Perisher is WICKED

Lindsay Davies
18/05/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    12-17
  • Month Visited:
    September

Perisher is WICKED

Lindsay Davies
18/05/2016
Had a wicked time at perisher!
Chilled as, everyone is chill.
No pow though
Best in Aus easy peasy