A History of the Early Development of Perisher Smiggins


by John Davis

A MUST READ for every Perisher / Smiggins skier and beyond

  • Wonderfully readable account of the beginnings of the area
  • Frank, funny and fabulous recollections
  • The real story by the people who were there
  • Lovingly documented by John Davis

● 168 pages ● 100 illustrations ● Fully Indexed

ISBN 978-0-646-98331-8



There were six club lodges in Perisher Valley when the author John Davis and his wife Pat Davis came in 1956. This was at the start of a skiing explosion.

They provided the first commercial accommodation at the Tow Hut at North Perisher and operated The Big Tow – a rope tow. A lifetime of involvement made them icons of the area.