Perisher Valley

Perisher is a relatively new company. It was formed in March 1995 and combines the resources and facilities of Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Mount Blue Cow, Guthega, The Station and the Skitube alpine railway. It is the largest snow resort operation in the Southern Hemisphere. It has the highest terrain, the greatest number of lifts and the most reliable snow in Australia.

Perisher Valley has its roots in the early pioneer days, when graziers used the surrounding valleys for summer pasture. The name Perisher is steeped in mystery, the myths surrounding its origin stem from the graziers attempting to rescue livestock trapped in the high country.

Braving the full force of the blizzard as they crested The Gap, the feeling among the graziers were - "This is truly a perisher!"

 

 

Perisher Articles

Kosciusko National Park Brochure, 1976

By Philip Woodman | 11th June 2015

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Kosciusko In Summer, 1920s

By Philip Woodman | 11th June 2015

Tourism Brochure, printed by the Government of NSW Click on any of the images to enlarge.  

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Fire Brigade, 2005

NSW Fire Brigade in Perisher

By Philip Woodman | 30th May 2015

This may look like a contradiction, but fire has always been a very real danger for lodges and facilities.

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Perisher’s First Commercial Restaurant

By Philip Woodman | 11th May 2015

The Keller Restaurant was open at last by 1970.  

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1962 – So how do you get to your lodge in Perisher?

By Philip Woodman | 8th February 2015

I was singularly fortunate to fall upon a group of scouts who had decided that building a lodge would be a good idea – I was 17 and they were much older and most were in second or third year university so were about 20 years old. The lodge was completed and ready for the…

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Perisher Valley

By Philip Woodman | 21st January 2014

Perisher Valley has its roots in the early pioneer days, when graziers used the surrounding valleys for summer pasture. The name Perisher is steeped in mystery, the myths surrounding its origin stem from the graziers attempting to rescue livestock trapped in the high country.

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North Perisher Rope Tow & Hut

By Philip Woodman | 30th September 1959

The North Perisher Rope Tow and Hut was very popular with skiers and ski instructors until it was gradually displaced by the construction of the SunDeck Hotel and its two T-Bar ski tows in about 1960.

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