Ski Season Dates: early June-mid October
With over 50 lifts and ski access to 506 acres on over seven mountain peaks, Perisher Blue is by far the granddaddy of ski resorts in the Southern Hemisphere. One ticket provides access and transportation via lifts or shuttles to the four resorts of Perisher Valley, Smiggins Holes, Guthega, and Blue Cow. Featuring a wide expanse of beginner terrain, the only double diamond run in New South Wales, and night skiing on Tuesdays and Saturdays, this area is one of the leading ski resorts in Australia. For those overwhelmed by its size, Perisher Blue offers free guided tours to get familiar with the mountain.
Spotlight on Deals:
Perisher Blue Snow Holidays Online (www.perisherblue.com.au/accom/index.html) offers a variety of custom packages. Prices vary depending on dates and availability.
A second company, Alpine Resorts and Travel Centre (www.ski.com.au/alpineresorts), also offers a variety of custom packages. Prices vary depending on dates and availability.
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