Perisher opening early with skiing and boarding this Friday

Perisher this week. Pic: Perisher.

With over half a meter of snowfall in the past three days and much more in the forecast the call has been made by Perisher to start the lifts spinning for guests, getting the 2019 season underway this Friday 31 May.

The resort will operate Front Valley with the Village 8 Express and the ski carpet from 9am this Friday. There will also be Terrain Park features on offer. Hungry? Happy Jacks Bar and Ski Rock Cafe will also be open. 

The Perisher Skitube and Shuttle Service between Perisher and Smiggin Holes will not run until June Long Weekend. 

For more information and updated ticket pricing for the weekend ahead visit

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