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Perisher Blue is a ski resort in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.

Understand

Perisher Blue was originally four separate ski fields: Perisher, Smiggins Hole, Blue Cow and Guthega. It is now a single resort, sharing lift passes.

Get in

The Skitube Alpine Railway runs from Bullocks Flat near Jindabyne up through the national park and into Perisher. This is the usual way for people staying in Jindabyne to reach the snow, and you can get lift passes that include the railway. Plenty of parking is available at Bullocks Flat. The tube itself is very crowded throughout the day. Naturally it has places to rest your skis or boards, the issue is finding a place to sit or stand yourself.

Do

Skiing and snowboarding

The entire resort is open to both skiers and snowboarders. There are beginner and all-mountain lift passes available for 1, 3 or 5 days.

Lessons

Perisher Blue offers both skiing and snowboarding lessons. There are five grades of lessons ranging from complete beginner to parallel turns (skiers) and intermediate terrain (snowboarders) together with a special advanced class covering advanced runs (skiers) and half pipes (snowboarders).

Classes run three times a day from Perisher, Smiggin Holes and Blue Cow bases. Adults and children have separate classes with about 15 students per class. Private or small group lessons are available on a pre-booked or walk-in basis.

Sleep

Although many people stay down in Jindabyne, some accomodation is available within the resort.

  • Perisher Valley Hotel, Perisher Centre. ph 02 6459 4455. fax 02 6457 5177. email pvh@perisher.com.au.
  • Matterhorn, Kosciusko Road. ph 02 6457 5500. fax 02 6457 5560.
  • Smiggins Hotel, Smiggin Holes. ph 02 6457 5375. fax 02 6457 5475.

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