If you’re planning your first trip to Perisher Ski Resort, whether you’ve experienced a snow holiday before, you may need a little help organising your trip.

The team at Perisher have taken the stress out of planning a holiday, making it easier than ever before, all while saving you time and money.

Subaru Australia have taken those frequently asked questions, and Perisher have answered.

Whether it’s finding best accommodation both on snow and also in the closest town of Jindabyne, booking your lift passes, lessons and ticket bundles, or simply tips on how to reach Perisher safely – here’s what you need to know.

How do I get to the snow?

Perisher: No matter which direction you’re coming from, there are a number of ways to get here. Whether part of the journey is by plane, train, bus or car there are plenty of options to get here depending on your situation.

If you plan on driving, Subaru Ambassador and expert driver Dean Herridge has compiled a list of safe driving tips to help you on your way.

Where should I stay?

Perisher: Looking for accommodation when you don’t know the area can be a little daunting. But there’s no need to stress thanks to our Accommodation Finder.

Perisher’s Accommodation finder is the easiest way to research and book accommodation online. With the largest range of properties in Perisher Valley, Guthega and Smiggin Holes as well as Jindabyne right at your fingertips, we’ve made booking your snow accommodation easier than ever. Choose from a variety of lodges, hotels and self-contained apartments that suit every budget and then book directly with the property to save time and money.

What should I bring and where can I hire equipment?

Perisher: If this is your first time experiencing a winter holiday, you’ll need to bring your warmest clothing with you. But if you forget anything, do not worry as there is a pharmacy, supermarket and a variety of other shops for anything you need.

When it comes to exploring the slopes you’ll definitely need something to strap on your feet – either skis or a snowboard. There’s a few places to hire your gear from, either at Perisher, Guthega, Bullocks Flat Skitube Terminal or Smiggins.

One of the great benefits of hiring with Perisher is that you can exchange at any Snowsports Hire location on mountain. That definitely saves having to sit out the day and then drive back to Cooma or Jindabyne to return gear.

Should I have lessons and how do I book them?

Perisher: If you’ve never skied or snowboarded before, we highly recommend getting a lesson. The first step is to find out what level you’re at, and then you can book either a private lesson or a group lesson. Our professional and highly qualified instructors will show you the way and get you ready for exploring with your friends and family.


Do I need to purchase a lift pass?

Perisher: To enjoy our skiing and boarding opportunities, you’ll need a lift ticket. This comes in the form of a Perisher Card which easily scans before you get on our lifts.

We’ve got lots of ticket options to suit what you need while you’re here. The best option is to Bundle your Ticket with any other product you may need, including equipment hire or lessons. Is this your first time and you need everything? That’s no problem – our Bundles will make your life a lot easier.

Where are the best locations to ski?

Perisher: With four resort areas and over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain all of which interlink, we don’t have a favourite, because we love them all. Find out more here.

Perisher Valley has a great range of terrain from beginner runs through to advanced terrain. With one of our five terrain parks and Australia’s only Superpipe housed on Front Valley, extra snow activities such as marked cross country trails, night skiing two nights a week throughout the season and tube town for extra fun, it’s a very active and exciting place to be.

Blue Cow is accessible by the comfort of our Skitube where you can then ski directly out the door and start enjoying all that is on offer. With a great range of Green and Blue runs including Zali’s, Pleasant Valley and Roller Coaster, as well as some great Black runs such as Kamikaze and Show Boat, Blue Cow really covers all bases for all ability levels.

The Smiggins that we know today has excellent terrain for beginner guests and families with a bowl where everyone returns to the same place when finishing their runs. Smiggins has easy access to Perisher and then on to Blue Cow or Guthega for those ready to explore our four resort areas.

There is a reason why locals love getting to Guthega and end up spending most of their day there. The terrain ranges from Green, Blue, Double Blue and some Blacks for the more advanced skiers and boarders. With breath-taking panoramic views of the Kosciuszko mountain range, don’t be surprised to see people stopped on the side of a run to grab a quick picture of the view.

What else do I need to know?

Perisher: Make sure you familiarise yourself with our Perisher Dashboard which you can track your vertical metres and is a way for you to compete in fun challenges to earn badges that mark your achievements on the mountain.

While you’re here, have your photos taken by our professional roaming Dashboard Photographers in resort, buy the hi-res versions online or share on Facebook for free.

Courtesy of www.subaru.com.au