You’ve been skiing and snowboarding at Perisher for hours and worked up an appetite. So, what to eat and where?

A lot has changed in recent years on the Perisher dining scene since that little thing called a pandemic, Scotty James’s Olympic silver and losing the dear old Queen.

The Alpine Eyre Kiosk has closed and taken the best burgers on the mountain with it. Though technically they just handed the keys back to Vail Resorts who are now operating the cafe.

The Guthega Inn has reopened for lunch (morning tea through to dinner) with new ownership so skiers and boarders can once again spend languid hours drinking in that view with hearty local fare.

That’s not all at Guthega, either, Basecamp cafe opened last year and offers those equally stunning views with Euro fare, think goulash soup, cheese kransky and Gluwein.  .

We’re happy to report the crew at The Man from Snowy River Hotel are still serving up the best fine dining on the mountain in the hotel restaurant and gourmet pub grub in the bar. But we’re even happier to report they have in recent times offered a “skidoo-through” service. Feeling hungry in your ski club or condo? Need some pizza? Send your mates on a skidoo to pick up in the drive through “window.”

The ski hotel that's become the heart of Perisher

You’ll find Smiggs Diggs (from the team at Thredbo Burger Bar) in the arcade at the base of the Smiggins Hotel. New this year, the bistro is open from 7.30am weekdays and 7.00am on weekends. Breakfast pick is the Benny Baguette and the chilli cheese dawg or the pulled pork roll will have you well fuelled come lunchtime.

Vail Resorts has opened a new coffee shop called Base Grind where Yama Noodle Bar used to be in the Perisher Centre. Expect Lavazza coffee from 6.30am and a photo gallery from local wildlife photographer Charles Davis.

Still looking for the Yama Noodle Bar? It moved to where Basils used to be.

Of course you’ll still get the best hot chocolates at Mid Perisher Centre at Mid Station and at Pretty Valley Kiosk, the kransky BBQ at the Sundeck every day from midday to 2pm (and live music après from 4-6pm Monday to Saturday), great coffee at Aldo’s and Brunelli’s plus cocktails and pool at Corroboree Ski Lodge.

Still hungry. Didn’t think so.

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