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Perisher

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Perisher is the perfect snow holiday for families, first-timers and experts, with over 3,000 acres of skiing and snow sports across Perisher Valley, Guthega, Blue Cow and Smiggin Holes.

Where
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Bookings

Visit the Perisher website or phone 1300 655 811 for accommodation and ski package prices. Bookings can be made up to 12 months in advance.

Feel the thrill of carving fresh tracks down the snow-blanketed mountains of Kosciuszko National Park's Snowy Mountains, near Jindabyne. With four massive ski areas, Perisher Valley is Australia's most popular ski destination, and the largest alpine resort in the southern hemisphere.

You’ll find a range of snow sports to suit everyone from the beginner to the expert at Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega and Blue Cow. A whopping 47 lifts and 1245ha (over 3,000 acres) of snow-covered terrain, means you’re bound to find the perfect slope. In the evening, kick back with a range of resort-style accommodation, restaurants and nightlife to suit every budget.

Spend the winter months skiing, snowboarding, cross-country and tubing, and when the snow melts, there’s fantastic walking, mountain biking and fishing. You’ll soon discover there’s plenty to tempt you any time of year in the incredible high mountain country. Visit the Perisher website for more inspiration and information.

Take a virtual tour of Perisher captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Try the Porcupine track kids quest in Perisher during the warmer months when there's no snow on the ground. Walk up across the gently sloping valley and try to complete the quest. The 7 challenges reveal fascinating finds along the track.

Kids looking in the river in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: K Cooper/OEH

Conservation program:

Iconic species - Southern corroboree frog conservation program

An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out  more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

    Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from local visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information on upgrades. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Pensioners are exempt from park entry fees. Download the exemption form.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Snowy Region Visitor Centre - Jindabyne
      (02) 6450 5600
      Contact hours: 8.30am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • 49 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne NSW 2627
    • Email: srvc@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 6456 1249
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    • Perisher Office
      (02) 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter: 8am-4pm Monday to Friday, 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Summer: 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    • NPWS Building, 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Perisher Range Ski Resort, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: A Lloyd/Perisher