How to prepare for Peak Snow Days at Perisher
There are certain periods during winter when Perisher is particularly popular. During these periods, we strongly encourage guests to plan ahead to make the most of their mountain experience.
You’ll see us refer to these periods as ‘Peak Snow Days’, and if you have a lift ticket purchased during this time, you’ll likely receive some communications from us to help you prepare.
We have pulled together our top tips and tricks to help you prepare for popular periods at Perisher.
- Subscribe to our daily snow report email or view the snow report on the Perisher website
- View the latest updates on road conditions here. We also recommend staying across live traffic information via Live Traffic NSW
- Keep your eye on the lift report as well as Perisher's Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates
- Whether you are planning to catch the Skitube, the bus or drive to Perisher, please allow extra time, especially in the event you have a morning lesson booked
Perisher is the largest ski and snowboard resort in the southern hemisphere! With over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, there’s plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the thrills and chills of skiing and boarding.
Avoid the crowds and explore one, two, or all four resort areas during your trip. Consider starting your day at Blue Cow, or on popular days head straight to Mt. P for your pick of freshly groomed runs down Towers or untracked powder at Shifty's. Whether you're a seasoned expert or a first timer, there is a heap of amazing terrain outside of Front and Centre Valley waiting for you to enjoy. View our trail maps and start planning your day here.
We love our first timers as much as we love our locals and season-regulars. Whether it's taking the bus instead of driving, or starting your day at Smiggin Holes or Guthega and not at Front Valley, everyone has a role to play in ensuring Peak Snow Days are as enjoyable as possible.
If you do decide to drive to Perisher, please consider carpooling where possible. It is also worth considering starting your day with Skitube from Bullocks Flat or Snowy Mountains Bus Service from Jindabyne. Learn more below.
Catching Perisher's Skitube from Bullocks Flat will save you the time and stress of driving in alpine conditions with potential snow and ice on the road, as well as help you avoid the traffic that can build up during peak periods. There's also plenty of free day and overnight parking at Bullocks Flat, meaning you'll spend less time looking for a spot and more time enjoying the mountain! Skitube is the quickest and most reliable way to travel to Perisher, being only a 10-minute trip between Bullocks Flat and Perisher Valley!
The improved Snowy Mountains Bus Service is another convenient alternative to traveling between Jindabyne and Perisher. Services run to both Bullocks Flat and Perisher from Jindabyne every 60 minutes Monday-Thursday, with the added convenience of every 30 minutes Friday to Sunday. There are four pick up points at key locations in Jindabyne as well as seven in East Jindabyne.
Please stay posted for the 2024 timetable and routes which should be finalised early in the new year.
Wondering how to get to your beginner lesson in Smiggin Holes? Perisher offers a free shuttle service between Perisher Valley and Smiggin Holes every day between 7:30am and 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 daily.
Staying on the snow? If your accommodation does not provide parking, you will need to park your car at Bullocks Flat and take the Skitube to Perisher Valley. 'Open Return' Skitube tickets are available for guests staying on-mountain and allow for one trip up and one trip down, to be used within 14 days. Please speak directly to your accommodation provider to confirm the transport options available to you.
Looking to the future
In collaboration with the local and state government, as well as our local community, we have been working hard on medium and long-term solutions to current access issues to Perisher. Please refer to those outlined in the Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct to learn more about these as well as short-term solutions we have in place to improve your experience with us in 2023.
We are so grateful to live, work and play in our very special part of Kosciuszko National Park and are committed to ensuring the experiences of all our guests are as exceptional as the Park itself.
We look forward to welcoming you to Perisher in 2023. If you have any concerns with your trip, please contact us here.