The skiable terrain at Perisher is one of the largest in Australia. The resort has 16% slopes dedicated to beginners, about 67% slopes are allocated to intermediate skiers, and 17% are reserved for advanced skiers. The Perisher has plenty of groomed runs with a special emphasis on blue intermediate runs.
Perisher For Beginners
The Smigging holes are ideal for beginners, as the area is perfect for learning and polishing your skiing skills. The area has no shortage of soft snow to boost beginners’ confidence. Front Valley offer some terrain suitable for beginners by taking a ride on the eight-seater Village 8 Express chairlift. The beginners can then ski their way onto the next valley and take the slower Pretty Valley Chairlift to get to some longer runs, but they are usually suited for intermediate skiers as some slopes are marked blue.
Intermediate Skiing in Perisher
Intermediate skiers can try to improve their skills on the Blue Cow by taking the Pleasant Valley quad chair. Once skiers reach the Blue Cow, they will be immediately hit by the sheer size of the run the trails that can lead to twisting turns, and some areas have large boulders and snow gums.
Intermediate skiers can explore the mountains further by taking the Forester Quad down towards the base of the Happy Valley T-bar. Skiers can move slightly further towards the base of the Mt. Perisher chair. This location offers some skiing trails marked green, but bluer slopes are right at the top. The location is perfect for intermediate cruisers who want more speed. Cruisers can head to the Hypertrial on Mt. Perisher or Olympic to get to the Happy Valley.
The Blue Cow offers some great slopes for intermediate skiers if they take the Ridge Quad chair and get to the Outer Limits. This will be some of the best skiing experience especially when the slopes are freshly groomed in the morning. The skiers can have an exhilarating skiing experience at the Guthega by taking the Freedom chair that gives skiers access to a wide area for skiing.
For intermediate skiing, the skiers can take the North Perisher T-Bar to reach a location called The Devil’s Playground. This area is allocated for expert skiers, and some trails are marked black, but most of the trails in the Devil’s Playground are marked blue.
Expert Skiers in Perisher
This is where the experts can enjoy some of the best slopes for experienced skiers. Sadly, the slopes for experts are limited, and most of the trails are over in a blink of an eye. Skiers can head to the challenging but limited routes at the Blue Cow, despite the small size of the black trails the Blue Cow is Australia’s longest and very challenging run. It also offers some of the best powder run after fresh snow for those who love speed.
Cross Country Skiing in Perisher
The Perisher has more than 100km of marked cross-country trails for those who are willing to indulge in cross-country skiing. The cross-country can be perfect for a peaceful walk, glide or a heart-pumping workout. It is a perfect way to explore the Snowy Mountains.