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Perisher Range cross-country ski trails

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
Kosciuszko National Park
Distance
58km
Time suggested
1 day
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 at the Perisher information centre, or check trail reports online.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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 Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • Kosciuszko National Park is open all year round but at times some roads and trails close due to weather conditions or other park management issues, for details click on the alerts button or contact one of the park's visitor centres.

  • Park entry fees:

    Winter (Alpine Way, Kosciuszko Rd and Link Road) From start of June long weekend to end of October long weekend: $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day(24hrs). Find out more about the Winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of the year (Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road only) $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day (24hrs).

    Yarrangobilly Caves (year-round): $4 per vehicle per day, unless park entry has been paid.

    Passes: Day passes (based on daily entry fees above), 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 five-days park entry at price of four days (not valid winter). Pensioners are exempt from park entry fees. Download the exemption form.

    Buy an annual pass.
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    • Khancoban
      (02) 6076 9373
      (02) 6076 9382
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm (closed 12.30pm-1pm) Monday to Friday. Open daily during peak summer season and school holidays.
    • Scammell Street, Khancoban NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6076 9567
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    • Yarrangobilly Caves
      (02) 6454 9597
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Snowy Mountains Highway, Yarrangobilly Caves
    • Fax: (02) 6454 9598
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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
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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See more visitor info
Perisher Range cross-country ski trails, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH