Ski resort - Perisher Blue

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Perisher Blue

Perisher Blue is Australia's largest skiing resort, located in the Australian Snowy Mountains in the southeastern corner of New South Wales, about 600 kilometres southwest of Sydney.

The resort is an amalgamation of the Perisher, Smiggin Holes, Blue Cow and Guthega skifields. The base elevation is being 1,640 metres and the summit elevation at the top of Mount Perisher is 2,054 metres. The resort is accessible by road and by the Skitube, Australia's only underground rack-railway. The main skiing period is in July and August, however the official season runs from the second weekend in June to the first weekend of October.

There are four villages that comprise the Perisher Blue resort:

Perisher Valley - Elevation 1,720 m
Smiggin Holes - Elevation 1,680 m
Guthega - Elevation 1,640 m
Blue Cow - Elevation 1,890 m
The run difficulties are graded - 22% beginner, 60% intermediate and 18% advanced.

Snow season is typically June until the end of September. Over the past 15 years, the average maximum snow depth throughout the Resort has been about 1.9m.

Technical Data:

Terrain Type

Beginner Runs: Beginner Runs 22% Intermediate Runs: Intermediate Runs 60% Advanced Runs: Advanced Runs 18% Expert Runs: Expert Runs 0%


  • Total # Of Lifts: Total # Of Lifts 49
  • Gondolas & Trams: Gondolas & Trams N/A
  • High Speed Sixes: High Speed Sixes 1
  • High Speed Quads: High Speed Quads 2
  • Quad Chairs: Quad Chairs 3
  • Triple Chairs: Triple Chairs 2
  • Double Chairs: Double Chairs 4
  • Surface Lifts: Surface Lifts 37


  • Top: 2054 m
  • Vertical Drop: 355 m
  • Bottom: 489 m

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