Resorts

New South Wales

Perisher
Freeriding
74%

Freeriding

trees and good off-piste

FreeSTYLE
70%

FreeSTYLE

4 terrain parks & 2 pipes

pistes
68%

pistes

masses of trails

Perisher resort review

Any snowboard resort in a place named the Snowy Mountains should be fun and Perisher Resort is certainly equipped to take on that challenge. This resort is in the Kosciusko National Part and it has become known as the countries Super Resort as it is a combination of many smaller resorts that engulfed each other as time went by. The result is over 1,250 hectares of terrain that can be ridden, with an elevation that stretches all the way up to 2,054 meters.

As with all Australian resorts, one of the keys here is making the most of the available space. Even though the vertical descent is only 350 meters, the resort has an astonishing 47 lifts that whisk you out to different parts of the mountain. A huge benefit is that the Perisher is owned by Vail Resorts, meaning the Vail Epic Pass lift ticket system is in play here with is massive benefits to season ticket holders. This makes Perisher a very attractive destination for those with passes to many of the resorts in the Rocky Mountains.

In tandem with this pass, the resort is very boarder-centric when compared to most of the traditional Australian resorts that tend to focus on the skiers. While black runs here are almost non-existent (a huge drawback for those boarders who are really looking for a challenge) this is an excellent spot for those new or up and coming in the sport. There is a board rider’s school, a women’s snowboard program, and a fun park for boarders to enjoy. There is also a dedicated snowboard store, but the lack of on piste runs that are a challenge to the veteran border is a frustration given the quality of everything else the resort has to offer.

MOUNTAIN STATS

MOUNTAIN STATS

  • TOP LIFT

    2034 m
  • VERTICAL DROP

    355 m
  • BOTTOM LIFT

    1605 m
  • CABLE-CARS

    12
  • DRAG-LIFTS

    28
  • SKI CARPETS

    7
  • ROPE TOWNS

    2
PISTES STATS

PISTES STATS

3076 acres

  • EASY LEVEL

    22%
  • INTERMEDIATE

    60%
  • ADVANCED LEVEL

    18%
  • TOTAL PISTES

    95
  • LONGEST PISTE

    2 miles (3 km)
  • PASS

    a$143 Day
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