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Perisher Ski Resort

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Perisher Ski Resort Review

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Perisher, know as Perisher Blue until 2009, is the largest ski resort in the southern hemisphere.

Consisting of four villages, Perisher Valley, Smiggen Holes, Guthega and Blue Cow, Perisher Ski Resort covers approximately 12 sq km.

Perisher has the highest chairlift in Australia and prides itself on its Double Trouble double-black diamond trails. However some of the terrain is quite quirky - more like skiing in a valley than on a mountainside.

Austraila's Best Ski Resorts In Brief

Getting There:
Jindabyne to Perisher Valley - 33km
Jindabyne to Skitube at Bullocks Flat - 20km
Cooma Snowy Mountains Airport to Jindabyne - 45km


Heights:
        Mt Perisher: 2,054m
        Perisher Valley: 1,720m / 5,643ft
        Smiggin Holes: 1,680m / 5,512ft
        Guthega 1,640m / 5,381ft
        Blue Cow Terminal 1,890m / 6,201ft


No of Lifts: 50
        1 Eight Seat High Speed Chairlift
        6 Quad Chairlifts (including 2 high speed)
        4 Double Chairlifts
        2 Triple Chairlifts
        21 T -Bars
        4 J-Bars
        7 Ski Conveyors
         2 Rope Tows
        Skitube Alpine Railway (4 trains)
        2 Snowtube tows
Highest Lifted Point:
        Mt Perisher Double Chair 2,034m / 6,673ft
Lowest Lifted Point:
        Base Ridge Chair 1,605m / 5,266ft.


Types of Pistes:
        22% beginner, 60% intermediate, 18% advanced.
Skiable Area: 1,245ha / 12.45sq kms / 3,076acres
Vertical Metres Skiable: 355m / 1,165ft - Ridge chair, BLue Cow.
Longest Piste: Approx. 3 kms
Halfpipe 1 Superpipe
Terrain Parks: 5
Rider X Course 1
Cross-country Skiing:
Over 100kms of marked trails for all standards.
Night Skiing and Boarding:
Tuesday (all season) and Saturday (July and August) evenings.


Main Advantages:
         Uncrowded pistes; huge ski area.


Drawbacks:
        Unwieldy, fragmented ski areas.


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