Adaptive Skiing and Riding at Perisher
At Perisher, we don’t focus on your disability; instead, we focus on your ability to have fun and to learn new skills. We are proud to partner with Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA) to help guests of all abilities have an experience of a lifetime in the mountains.
Established in 1978 DWA has assisted thousands of individuals with disabilities to participate in winter sports annually. Through collaboration, some of the world’s finest alpine skiers have emerged recording victories at the highest level of international competition. The organisations members range from recreational skiers to Australia’s Winter Paralympians.
Epic Australia Adaptive Pass
The 2023 Epic Australia Adaptive Pass is no longer available for purchase. However, the 2024 Epic Australia Adaptive Pass is now on sale for the 2024 Australian season and 2024/25 northern hemisphere season.
The Epic Australia Adaptive Pass provides unlimited, unrestricted access to Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham for the 2024 Australian snow season. As well as access to the best resorts in North America for the 2024/25 Northern Hemisphere season.
All Disabled Wintersport Australia members and Companion Card holders are eligible for the Epic Australia Adaptive pass and will be automatically verified after providing documentation. All other requests will be assessed on an individual basis.
Perisher Adaptive Lift Tickets
We offer Epic Australia Pass holders, Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA) members and Companion Card holders with a 50% discount on regular full day lift tickets (adult & child).
The discount will apply to full and current Epic Australia Pass holders, DWA members and Companion Card holders, and a support person providing on-snow help if required.
Please follow these steps to purchase your discounted lift tickets online
- Create or sign in to My Account
- Contact us with a copy of your current DWA membership card or companion card
- We will confirm when your discount is linked to your account via the email address provided
- Sign in to the online shop, and purchase your discounted tickets. The discount will be applied once you have added lift tickets to your cart and assigned these lift tickets to your name.
Perisher Adaptive Lessons
Perisher Snowsports school provides private adaptive lessons. With Perisher's group of dedicated and internationally recognised adaptive instructors, we can tailor each lesson to the needs of the skier or snowboarder to ensure a safe and fun experience.
We offer 50% off private lessons for guests who are Epic Australia Adaptive Pass holders, DWA members and Companion Card holders.
Adaptive private lessons can be booked online in advance. Once your eligibility is confirmed, the discount will automatically apply during the online purchase process. For further information and assistance, please contact us.
Disabled Wintersport Australia Membership
Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA) is a member-based organisation. Membership is essential for a participant or volunteer, to access DWA member benefits including access to adaptive equipment, concession rates and programs and camps run by DWA.
Becoming a DWA member provides you with access to the below services:
- Adaptive Equipment Rental: access to DWA's modern, state of the art adaptive equipment including sit-ski's, outriggers, and additional equipment at very modest prices.
- Discounted Lift tickets: access to exclusive DWA single and multi-day lift tickets covering Perisher's four resort areas.
- Adaptive Snowsport Guides: DWA's Volunteer Adaptive Snowsport Guides help facilitate the on-snow experience for members, from getting safely around the mountain and using equipment, to loading and unloading the lifts and communicating with mountain staff.
For more information about DWA please contact DWA directly at www.disabledwintersport.com.au or call 1300 265 730.