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Perisher Range cross-country ski trails

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Take it easy or work up a sweat on Perisher's many uncrowded cross-country ski trails in the Snowy Mountains.

Where
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park
Distance
58km of trails
Time suggested
3 days
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

The ski season runs from the June long weekend to the October long weekend.

What to
bring
Suitable clothing, drinking water, sunscreen
Please note
  • Trails vary in length from 2.5km, 5km, 7.5km, 10km and longer touring trails.
  • Suggested times may vary depending on which cross-county ski trail you chose to take.

The Perisher Valley Range is riddled with around 58km of marked and back country touring trails through Kosciuszko National Park's high country. Choose your own adventure, from 2.5km and 5km groomed loops, to longer, remote trails venturing further afield.

Glide slowly along the undulating trails or pick up the pace for a more challenging workout. Whatever you do, don't forget to bring your camera - the trails wind through picturesque scenery and ghostly looking snow gums that demand to be captured on film.

You can find out more about cross-country skiing and high gear on the Perisher website or check trail reports online.

Take a virtual tour of Perisher Range cross-country ski trails captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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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See more visitor info
Winter snow and snow gums in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer