Perisher Valley

Perisher in Summer

In warmer months Perisher changes from the Southern Hemisphere’s largest ski resort to a tranquil base for bushwalking and mountain biking in beautiful Kosciuszko National Park. This lovely area of the NSW Snowy Mountains includes Perisher Valley, Blue Cow, Smiggin Holes and Guthega.

A range of accommodation options is available in Perisher to suit various budgets. Perisher Valley is near Charlotte Pass, where the exhilarating Mount Kosciuszko Summit Walk to the top of Australia’s highest mountain begins. The best time to walk to Australia’s rooftop is December through March.

Hiking and Bushwalking - Kosciuszko National Park

You’ll discover many more great walking tracks in the fresh mountain air, from alpine trails in the UNESCO-protected Biosphere Reserve to paths through summer wildflowers, snow gums and striking rock formations. Some of these scenic trails are used for mountain biking as well.

The Porcupine Walk winds from Perisher Valley Reservoir through snow grass and snow gums to Porcupine Rocks, huge granite boulders where you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Thredbo Valley and beyond. You can also pedal on your mountain bike from Perisher Valley to nearby Charlotte Pass.

Illawong Track - Kosciuszko National Park

Fishing is popular too in the high country, with pristine waters from melting snow caps flowing each spring into rivers and lakes teeming with jumping trout. The crystal-clear waters of the Snowy, Thredbo and Eucumbene rivers meet in Lake Jindabyne, which is a short drive east from Perisher.

You can join memorable adventure tours in the Snowy Mountains, including fishing, hiking, kayaking and horseriding. Treat yourself to delicious experiences too, from craft breweries and wine tasting in the nearby Jindabyne region to a delightful picnic spot on an alpine walking trail with great views.

Things to Do and Places to Stay

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  1. Perisher Peak Festival

    Friday 08 June 2018 to Monday 11 June 2018 , Perisher Valley

    Celebrate the opening weekend of the snow season at the Perisher Peak Festival which will feature over 120 concerts across several venues in the unique environment of the Perisher snowfields! Weekend festival pass and accommodation packag…

    08 Jun - 11 Jun
  2. First Tracks at Perisher

    Sunday 01 July 2018 to Sunday 30 September 2018 , Perisher Valley

    First Tracks Mornings are a special Perisher experience, offering a limited number of resort guests the chance to access a selected area in beautiful Blue Cow riding the Ridge Quad chairlift before anyone else. First Tracks will run from Ju…

    01 Jul - 30 Sep
  3. Cross Country Ski Week

    Event dates to be confirmed: August 2018 , Perisher Valley

    Cross Country Ski Week is a week for all XC enthusiasts whether you're a beginner or a seasoned racer. Be part of a week long celebration of this great activity. Plenty for all whether you are into testing yourself via a race, improving y…

    04 Aug - 12 Aug