Getting Here - Your guide to visiting the Perisher Valley Hotel
Renowned for its ski-in, ski-out location, this fun, family friendly 29 room hotel is located in the heart of Perisher Valley.
The Perisher Valley Hotel welcomes its guests to experience the genuine warmth and hospitality of its professional staff whose only goal it is to ensure your winter holiday is unforgettable. Providing all desired amenities, the hotel is conveniently located on the upper level of the Perisher Centre where you will find Snowsports School, Snowy Day Care, Snowsports Hire, retail outlets, bars and coffee shops.
The Perisher Valley Hotel is located in the heart of Perisher; guests are able to access the hotel via the Perisher Valley car park and the Perisher Skitube, you must book your Skitube ticket online, in advance.
Please be aware; In winter conditions can become challenging. High winds, snow and ice can make these roads unpredictable. Please drive to the conditions, slow down and leave a safe distance between your car and the car in front of you. New to driving in snowy condititions? Click here to find out more.
National Parks and Wildlife Service does not allow overnight parking in Perisher Valley. The hotel has very limited car parking bays available, which must be pre-booked prior to your arrival at $100 per car per night. Alternatively free parking is available at Bullocks Flat Skitube Terminal. Skitube operates every 20 minutes in peak times and hourly in the evenings providing safe and free parking during your visit. Check here for timetables and rates.
A National Parks Entry Pass is required for parking overnight in the designated hotel parking bays. Buy your NPWS Annual All Parks Pass online at nswparkspass.info before you arrive. The new digital passes are valid instantly from purchase (excluding discounted and concession annual passes).
To inform the Perisher Valley Hotel of your arrival please call our friendly reception team on (02) 6459 4755 and make your way directly to the car bay number provided by the hotel where our porter will arrange your transfer to the hotel. If arriving by Skitube call us prior to departing Bullocks Flat Terminal.
Driving to the Snowy Mountains
If you’re driving from Sydney we suggest leaving between five and six hours to get here. If you’re coming from Melbourne it’s usually around a six hour drive.
If you’re driving to Perisher from Jindabyne it’s an easy half hour drive in good weather; keep in mind that you're legally required to carry properly fitting chains in any vehicle other than 4WD's within the National Park.
The National Park entry fee is $29 per day for each vehicle.
Plan ahead and bypass the NPWS vehicle entry station this winter. Buy your NPWS Annual All Parks Pass online at nswparkspass.info before you come skiing and snowboarding. The new digital passes are valid instantly from purchase (excluding discounted and concession annual passes).
From 20 April 2021 the NPWS vehicle entry stations will only sell day and multiday entry passes. For further information about purchasing annual passes visit nswparkspass.info, or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 for assistance.
There are a few things you need to be aware of when driving in the Snowy Mountains. Kangaroos and other wildlife are frequently seen, which is an amazing sight to see, but you don’t want to hit anything.
Here’s some quick Subaru tips for driving in the snow:
- Use your fog lights
- Don’t tailgate - keep a good distance between the car in front incase you need to stop suddenly
- Brake gently
- Don’t use hot water to remove any ice on your windscreen – either scrape it away or use the demister.
Transport While You're Here
Perisher's Skitube is a Swiss designed rack-rail train that takes passengers from Bullocks Flat Terminal on the Alpine Way through a tunnel in the Ramshead Range to the Perisher Resort. The first stop is the underground station at Perisher Valley and then continues on to Blue Cow through another tunnel through the Perisher Range.
When you arrive at Bullocks Flat Terminal, you'll find free day and overnight parking and because it is located below the snow fall levels, you generally won't require chains. You also don't need to purchase the National Parks entry fee.
Since the start of operations in 1987, Skitube has carried over four million passengers to Perisher in comfort and safety. To this day, the Skitube is the most efficient and practical way to help guests experience the very best of Perisher while also taking in some beautiful sights along the way.
Parking at Perisher
Three of our four resort areas have free parking!
- Perisher Valley has a large car park which is free for day use only
- Smiggins has free day parking and also has a free shuttle that goes to Perisher Valley between 7.30am - 6pm (longer during night skiing & boarding)
- Guthega has 60 parking spaces for day only and 50 overnight spaces - Be aware that snow conditions may affect this parking
Free Shuttle Service
A free shuttle service operates between Perisher Valley and Smiggin Holes. The shuttle service runs from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Pick-ups are from the turning circle at Perisher Skitube Terminal and the metal bridge outside the Smiggins Hotel at Smiggin Holes. Shuttles depart approximately every 15 minutes.