Perisher Valley


Bushwalking in the Perisher Valley

As the snow melts through October, beautiful bushwalking trails of the Perisher area slowly emerge. Set off from the Perisher Valley Reservoir to explore the Porcupine Walk, which winds through the snow grass and snow gums to Porcupine Rocks, a group of impressive granite boulders where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Main Range and Thredbo Valley.

  • Mountain scenic views of Rams Head Range near Perisher, Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains
  • Mountain biking, Perisher, Snowy Mountains

Discover Perisher

Encompassing Perisher Valley, Blue Cow, Smiggin Holes and Guthega, and covering an area totalling around 1,245 hectares, Perisher is the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere, and it’s also a popular spot for mountain biking and bushwalking in Autumn, Spring and Summer.

During the peak ski season from July to August, temperatures can get down to -5 degrees celcius, creating ideal conditions for skiing and other snow activities. June and September are also known to receive a decent amount of snowfall.

Tumut, Snowy Mountains

During the warmer months, you can savour spectacular scenery during your visit to Perisher, either on foot or on a bike. Explore the resort on two wheels as you follow one of the many mountain bike trails scattered throughout the Perisher area. The trails vary in difficulty, from the easy 4km ride around Perisher village, to the more ambitious return ride from Perisher to nearby Charlotte Pass.

To see Perisher at a slower pace, spend a few hours (or even a whole day) hiking along its mountain paths. Spot native wildlife and enjoy fresh alpine air as you make your way along the Perisher-Blue Cow Link Road or the scenic Porcupine Walk. For an easy way to get around, take a ride on Australia’s only alpine railway, the Skitube. This 10 minute train ride takes passengers from Bullocks Flat through to Perisher Valley and Blue Cow.

During the colder months the 47 lifts, a wide variety of multi-skill level ski runs and the ski resort and lodges cater to skiers and snowboarders of all ages, experience and ability. Perisher also hosts a range of rental facilities and lesson packages. For excitement off the ski slopes, enjoy a scenic chairlift ride, dine with an alpine view, spend time snowshoeing around the resort or slide down the slopes at Tube Town.

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