FAQ

We have tried to address the most Frequently asked questions below.

If you should require any additional information, please contact us on bookings@marritz.com.au or phone 02 6457 5220.

Location

Location

Perisher Valley Location

Driving distances

Location of Perisher Valley is approximately

  • 600 kms north east of Melbourne
  • 500 kms south west of Sydney
  • 210 kms south of Canberra
  • 95 kms from Cooma
  • 33 kms from Jindabyne
Snow Driving

Snow Driving

Snow driving considerations

All vehicles, except for 4WD must carry snow chains when driving on the Kosciuszko Road within the National Park Boundary however 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, we suggest that you familiarise yourself with the Snow Driving Tips provided by NSW Transport.

Getting to Perisher

Getting to Perisher

In Winter, overnight parking at Perisher Valley is not permitted, the public car park is open from 7am until midnight.  Included below, are options for travelling to Perisher:

Self-drive to Perisher

This is a popular option for guests wanting to ski on the day of their arrival. Unload your vehicle at the loading bay (next to the National Parks Office/Skitube building) and our staff will meet you with our oversnow vehicle. Then park your vehicle in the day car park and re-locate your vehicle to Bullocks Flat Terminal at a time that is convenient for you and return to Perisher Valley via the skitube.

National Parks regulations state that all vehicles, except for 4WD, must carry snow chains when driving on the 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 recommends that you add anti-freeze to your engine radiator, if appropriate use cold weather diesel and they offer lots more important Snow Driving information which we suggest you read.  Remember "Yellow Lines" on the road indicate possible snow and ice risk.

Bullocks Flat Carpark

Park and transfer at Bullocks Flat secure car park and take the skitube transfer (the train) to Perisher.   Parking is free of charge, and you do not require chains.  The skitube is 8.5 km long (taking 10 mins) and takes you underground for 6.3 km of the journey, as it is one of the longest underground rail tunnels in Australia.  Check costs and timetable here:

To get to Bullocks Flat station, drive through Jindabyne, turn left onto Alpine Way towards Thredbo.  Drive for approximately 16 km's and turn right to Bullocks Flat Skitube Terminal.  If you arrive at the National Park Entrance, you have missed the turn.

Valet Parking with Transfer in your Vehicle

Mick has been providing this service between Jindabyne and Perisher for over 20 years.  Guests collect a driver from Jindabyne, who travels with them to Perisher and then your vehicle is stored in Jindabyne and returned to Perisher on the day of your check out.  To make a booking call 0490 188 824 or sawpitvaletserviceteam@outlook.com

Valet Parking + Private Transfer - Guests vehicles are stored in secure parking free of charge when booking a Private Transfer

  • Alpine Charters 0414 400 378 info@alpinecharters.com.au
  • Snow Alliance 1800 280 121 or 0417 234 838 book@snowalliance.com.au
  • Snow Connect 0455 577 478 info@snowconnect.com.au

Private Transfers from Snowy Mountains (Cooma) + Canberra Airports or Jindabyne to Perisher

  • Alpine Charters 0414 400 378 info@alpinecharters.com.au
  • Snow Alliance 1800 280 121 or 0417 234 838 book@snowalliance.com.au
  • Snow Connect 0455 577 478 info@snowconnect.com.au also provide private transfers interstate
  • Snowy Mountains Airport Link 0407 073 829 bookings@snowymountainsairportlink.com
  • Trader Joe’s 02 6456 2550 michael@rentme.one

Transport from Canberra or Sydney to Jindabyne

  • CDB Chauffeur Transfer 02 6297 9899 reservations@cdbtransport.com.au
  • Countrylink 132829 www.nswtrainlink.info
  • Murrays Coaches Buses Limousines 132 251 reservations@murray.com.au

Late night arrivals

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

Closest Airports

Airports

The most accessible airports for your next ski holiday in Perisher are located in Cooma and Canberra.

Snowy Mountains Airport (Cooma) is the closest airport being just over an hour from Perisher with flights directly from Sydney on Regional Express Airlines (REX).

Canberra Airport is approximately 2.5 hours away and is well serviced with domestic flights and operates flights from Singapore.

Airport transfers are available to Perisher, we have provided some options.

Skitube

Skitube

Skitube to Perisher

The Skitube is a Swiss designed rack-rail train, that transports passengers from Bullocks Flat Terminal (located on the Alpine Way) through a tunnel in the Ramshead Range to the Perisher Resort and continues on to Blue Cow.

Bullocks Flat offers free, secure parking and is situated below the snowline therefore you do not require chains nor do you need to purchase the National Parks entry pass.

We suggest you familiarise yourself with the Skitube timetable when planning your trip.

Snow Season

Snow Season

How long is the ski season?

The ski season in Perisher, starts on the June Long Weekend and continues through to the October Long Weekend.

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 are plenty of activities to do in Perisher during the season. Explore the range of activities available at the Marritz Hotel and Salzburg Apartments as well as the Perisher region including Night Skiing, Fireworks, Groomer Tours and Tobogganing.

Snow Conditions

Snow Conditions

Snow conditions are determined by "Mother Nature" which makes it difficult to predict.  It is common for us to receive our first snow fall around Easter and can sometimes experience snow falling around Christmas.  Mid to late July through to 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 throughout the day.

There are plenty of snow activities available in Perisher for example; Telemark Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Night Skiing or Boarding, Tube Town, Fireworks, Groomer Tours and Tobogganing.

If you prefer to stay indoors, there is also a range of other activities including Marritz Restaurant and Bar, Billiards, Indoor Heated Pool and Sauna and the ever-popular Kids Club.

Purchase and Hire

Purchase and Hire

Where do we purchase lift tickets and hire ski equipment?

Lift tickets, lessons and snow equipment should be arranged online prior to your arrival.

There is a variety of options for purchasing or hiring snow equipment in Jindabyne:

  • Monster Sports
  • First Tracks Snowboards
  • Stoeckli Skis
  • Larry Adler
  • Wilderness Sports
  • The Base Ski & Snowboard Centre
  • Time 2 Ride

 

 

Babysitter

Babysitter

Can I arrange a Babysitter?

Snowy Mountains Babysitting provides a premium babysitting service in Perisher Valley and can be contacted on 0490 899 075 or book online.  Please plan ahead, to avoid the disappointment of missing out.

What to bring

What to bring

It's my first time to the snow – what do I bring?

If you’re renting your ski or snowboard gear, we recommend you arrange to collect your equipment in Perisher.

Below are some suggestions to make sure you stay warm, while out having fun at Perisher:

  • helmet
  • goggles
  • beanie
  • neck warmer
  • Skins or equivalent thermal top or other under‐layer (not cotton as it captures the moisture)
  • jumper/fleece
  • thermal pants (not cotton as it captures the moisture),
  • waterproof jacket
  • waterproof pants
  • waterproof gloves
  • thick 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:

  • sunglasses
  • scarf
  • gloves
  • thick socks
  • non slip, warm shoes

As a guest at Marritz Hotel or Salzburg Apartment, you will require your swimmers!

Lessons

Lessons

Ski and Snowboard lessons are available in Perisher for adults, teenagers 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.

We can assist you with an enquiry or a booking.