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Perisher Valley location
Location - Driving distances
Location of Perisher Valley is approximately
- 500 kms south west of Sydney
- 220 kms south of Canberra
- 600 kms north east of Melbourne
- 33 kms from Jindabyne
- 78 kms from Cooma Snowy Mountains Airport
Snow driving considerations
Snow driving in National Parks require strict regulations. National Parks state that all vehicles, except for 4WD, must carry snow chains when driving on Kosciuszko Road within the National Park Boundary. Chains are not a requirement between Jindabyne and Bullocks Flat. If you are driving the Road Transport Authority suggests that you add anti-freeze to your engine radiator, and if appropriate use cold weather diesel. Yellow lines on the road indicate possible snow and ice risk. If you are planning on staying at Marritz Hotel or Salzburg Apartments, if is important that you familiarise yourself with these important safety regulations. For more information on driving in the snow please visit http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/drivers/badweather/snowdriving.html
Park and transfer options
Park and transfer with ease. There is a large carpark at Perisher Valley open from 7am until midnight for day visitors only. There is no overnight parking. You will need to make arrangements to leave your car elsewhere, overnight. Here are your options:
Bullocks Flat Carpark
Park and transfer at Bullocks Flat secure carpark, and take the skitube transfer (the train) to Perisher. Parking is free of charge, and you do not require chains. The skitube is 8.5km long (taking 10 mins) and takes you underground for 6.3km of the journey as it is one of the longest underground rail tunnels in Australia. Check costs and timetable here: https://www.perisher.com.au/resort-info/mountain-operations/skitube-timetable
To get to Bullocks Flat station, drive through Jindabyne, turn left onto Alpine Way towards Threadbo. Drive for approx. 15 mins and turn right to Bullocks Flat Skitube Terminal. If you arrive at the National Park Entrance, you have missed the turn.
Saw Pit Mick Valet Service from Jindabyne
Mick provides a transfer from Jindabyne to Perisher. Mick stores your vehicle in Jindabyne in a secure facility. This service includes transfers to/from Perisher in your vehicle. Please contact Mick directly for this service on 0412 045 894 or (02) 6456 2321. – price available on request
Private Transfers from Canberra Airport and Snowy Mountains
Snow Alliance provide private transfers 24/7 from the airport and mountains. To book visit http://www.snowalliance.com.au/ or call 1800 280 121
Late night arrivals, after 10pm
If you will be arriving after 10pm, it will be necessary for you to use the commercial passenger transport company, Hans Oversnow, 02 6457 5334 or 0418 485 144, who are located in Perisher Skitube Terminal
Closest airports for your next ski holiday in Perisher are located in Cooma and Canberra and have a range of flight times (weather permitting). Snowy Mountains Airport (Cooma) airport is the closest and just over an hour from Perisher with regular flights. Flights operate directly from Sydney on Regional Express Airlines (REX), for information on the airport, flight information and to book flights click here: http://www.snowymountainsairport.com.au/
Canberra Airport is approximately 2.5 hours away and is well serviced with domestic flights and operates four flights a week to Singapore with Singapore Airlines: https://www.canberraairport.com.au/
Check airport transfer to Perisher options here.
Ski Tube to Perisher
Ski Tube to Perisher in a Swiss designed rack-rail train that takes passengers from Bullocks Flat Terminal on the Alpine Way through a tunnel in the Ramshead Range to the Perisher Resort. The first stop is the underground station at Perisher Valley and then continues on to Blue Cow through another tunnel through the Perisher Range.
When you arrive at Bullocks Flat Terminal, you’ll find free day and overnight parking and because it is located below the snow fall levels, you generally won’t require chains. You also don’t need to purchase the National Parks entry fee.
Since the start of operations in 1987, Skitube has carried over four million passengers to Perisher in comfort and safety. To this day, the Skitube is the most efficient and practical way to help guests experience the very best of Perisher while also taking in some beautiful sights along the way.
Here’s the timetable: https://www.perisher.com.au/resort-info/mountain-operations/skitube-timetable
How long is the ski season?
Ski season in Perisher starts on the June Long Weekend and continues through to the October Long Weekend. Snow levels vary during this time, so please check the weather forecasts. If you are thinking of booking your next ski holiday in Perisher with Marritz Hotel or Salzburg Apartments, booking information can be found here.
There is plenty of activity and things to do in Perisher during the season and also in the off-season. Explore the range of activities available at the Marritz Hotel and Salzburg Apartments as well as the Perisher region here including Night Skiing, Fireworks, Groomer Tours and Tobogganing.
When will the skiing conditions be the best?
Skiing conditions are determined by Mother nature and it changes every year which makes it difficult to predict perfect snow. Snow usually starts falling at the start of June through to the end of September, but a good base of snow is required for all the lifts to be operating. Mid-late July-August is usually when the snow depth peaks and early September is perfect for sunny, spring snow conditions. Every winter is different and weather conditions in these alpine areas can change dramatically at any time during the year.
There is plenty of skiing activities for kids, beginners and the more experienced skiers whilst you are staying in Perisher. This includes Telemark skiing, cross country skiing, night skiing and boarding and Tube town. If the snow isn't quite right for you, there is also a range of other activities including Marritz Restaurant, Billiards, Indoor heated pool and sauna and the ever-popular Kids Club.
Where do we purchase lift tickets and hire ski equipment?
Purchase and hire ski equipment and lift ticket packages in Perisher online before arrival.
Can I arrange a Babysitter?
Babysitter / babysitting services are available from Perisher Babysitting which is owned and operated by Beth Taylor, a qualified teacher. Contact Beth on 0403 313 040 or firstname.lastname@example.org to avoid missing out.
It's my first time to the snow – what do I bring?
If you’re renting your ski or snowboard gear, you’ll pick up your gear from your selected Perisher Snowsports Hire Location.
If not, these are some suggestions to make sure you stay warm while out having fun at Perisher:
- neck warmer
- thermal pants (not cotton as it captures the moisture),
- Skins or equivalent thermal top or other under‐layer (not cotton as it captures the moisture)
- waterproof ski/board jacket
- waterproof ski/board pants
- waterproof ski/snowboard
- ski/snowboard socks
If you want to explore other activities at Perisher, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re ready for the chilly weather. Here are some suggestions we thought might come in handy:
- non slip warm shoes
- warm socks
I’ve never skiied before - how do I learn how to ski?
Learn skiing in Perisher with Ski and snowboard lessons. Lessons are available at Perisher for adults, teens, and children as young as three years old. There’s even a childcare program for children aged 6 months to three years which introduces the little ones to snow for the first time.
To make enquiries and book, kindly visit: