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Perisher Range cross-country ski trails

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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

No wheelchair access
58km of trails
Time suggested
3 days
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

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

What to
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


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Southern corroboree frog conservation project

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

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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 from purchase); 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 NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Single and Multi-Day passes are also available via the Park'nPay app. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter).

    Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information.

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