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Farewell, Mt. P Double. Hello, Mt. P 6!

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Goodbye Mt. P Double. Hello, Mt. P 6!

The Mt. Perisher Double Chair will be decommissioned ahead of the 2024 snow season, meaning the lift will not operate this winter.

It is not without a touch of nostalgia that we bid farewell to the 'Mt. P Double' as we prepare for the construction of Perisher’s brand new, highspeed, 6-seater chairlift.

The retirement of Perisher’s longest standing lift is a crucial step to ensuring that construction of the new Mt. Perisher 6-seater chair is completed by winter 2025.

 

 

Due to the location of the top station bull wheel, the demolition of the Mt. P Double at this time has been deemed essential to the construction of the top station of the new Mt. P 6.

Demolition will begin in coming weeks with the removal of the lift’s haul line.

Constructed in 1961 (the same year humans first visited outer space!), the Mt. Perisher Double Chair has dutifully carried guests to the top of Mt. Perisher two-at-a-time for over 60 seasons!

The speed at which the Mt. P Double moves is a testament to its tenure. When operational, the fixed-grip chairlift carries Perisher guests 2 metres per second – that’s an 11-minute trip for anyone counting!

In contrast, the high-speed, fully detachable Mt. P 6 will operate at a speed of 4.5 metres per second, reducing travel time up Mt. P from 10 minutes to just 5.5 minutes!

It’s speed isn’t the best part either – the Mt. P 6 will become Australia’s highest lifted point, literally taking guests to new heights (2,042m to be exact).

Reaching new heights in 2025 means a few things, but most importantly it means the choice of trails in all directions on Mt. P without needing to traverse!   

Thanks to the continued operation of the Mt. Perisher Triple Chair and both its T-Bars during the 2024 season, Mt. Perisher will remain completely accessible this winter, meaning you’re still able to enjoy your favourite Mt. P trails (think Towers Run).

Trail Maps and on-mountain directions will be updated to help guests navigate a slightly different-looking Mt. Perisher this winter. We also encourage you to familiarise yourself with our Peak Snow Day resources ahead of the 2024 snow season.

To stay updated on the progress of Mt. P 6 construction follow us on Facebook, Instagram #MtPerisher6, subscribe to our emails and download the Perisher app.

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