New South Wales / Perisher

The Jackpot: Skiing in Australia

Perisher Ski Resort is located in the beautiful Perisher Valley, five hours drive south of Sydney in the NSW Snowy Mountain ranges. For winter escapes you can’t beat the Jackpot: Skiing in Australia.

Whilst coach services and flights with connections are possible, the most popular way to access Perisher is by private car – either direct to the Perisher Resort by road for day-trippers, or Skitube for those staying overnight, or for a longer snow holiday.

This popular Australian ski area offers a variety of spring and summer hiking activities too, however, it is during the winter months that Perisher Valley really comes into its own, bursting with visiting skiers and snowboarders from absolute beginners to the very advanced.

The heart of Perisher Valley is made up of a large commercial centre hosting shops and offices building, the Skitube Terminal and numerous surrounding ski lodges.

Perisher is the biggest ski resort in Australia and is actually four ski resorts in one – Perisher, Guthega, Blue Cow and Smiggins Holes. 

As one ski lift ticket works for all four resort areas, visitors are never bored thanks to many kilometres of picturesque trails to explore.

Being located inside the beautiful Kosciusko National Park, the Perisher Valley area is also abundant with native wildlife. It’s not unusual to come across a wombat or other native marsupial animal going about its daily business, foraging for its lunch whilst you are skiing the trails!

At the end of the day there are a variety of restaurants and bars operating for après-ski fun, plus twice a week during the peak ski season there is a free fireworks display and night skiing.

Perisher Ski Resort is a beautiful and fun holiday destination unlike any other in Australia, and is well worth a visit. It really is the Jackpot: Skiing in Australia.

Loved reading about skiing at the Perisher Ski Resort? This article was submitted by Barbara Bryan of @Let’s Go Mum. If you would like to share your Australian yarns and travel tips, contact us on

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