We’re in the throws of a blizzard this weekend and Australia’s 2023 snow season is in full swing.

To combat crowds and the chaos that comes with them, Perisher Ski Resort has launched PEAK Snow Days, an initiative to give guests more clarity when the resort will experience heightened demand for its products due to the conditions.

PEAK stands for Prepare, Explore, Act and Know (see below) and the resort is encouraging guests to consider changes to their behaviour on PEAK days to ensure guest enjoyment.

“We’re classifying this weekend as PEAK Snow Days, with school holiday visitation and weather conditions looking very good for snowfall. With the snowfall, we’re also expecting windy conditions which may interrupt some lifts that we can safely operate,” said Nathan Butterworth, Perisher’s Vice President and General Manager, who took up the role last month.

“We’re fortunate to have many options that are out of the weather during these times, so keep an eye on our snow reports, which come out each morning on our website and App, ask our team for suggestions of where to go if lift lines are looking longer than usual, and keep alert to when we classify a time as a PEAK Snow Day.” 


Check out the snow report on the Perisher website and view the latest updates on road conditions here. It’s also recommended to stay across live traffic information via Live Traffic NSW. Then keep your eye on the lift report as well as Perisher’s social pages for the latest updates. Whether planning to catch the Skitube, the bus or drive to Perisher, then allow extra time, especially in the event you have a morning lesson booked  


Perisher is the largest ski resort in the southern hemisphere! With over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, there’s plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the thrills and chills of skiing.

Avoid the crowds and explore one, two, or all four resort areas during your trip. Consider starting your day at Smiggin Holes, or on popular days head straight to Mt. Perisher for your pick of freshly groomed runs down Towers or untracked powder at Shifty’s. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or a first timer, there is a heap of amazing terrain outside of Front and Centre Valley waiting for you to enjoy. 


Whether it’s taking the bus instead of driving or starting your day at Smiggin Holes or Guthega and not at Front Valley, Perisher believes everyone has a role to play in ensuring PEAK Snow Days are as enjoyable as possible.  

If you do decide to drive to Perisher then consider carpooling where possible. It is also worth considering starting your day with Skitube from Bullocks Flat or to jump on the Snowy Mountains Bus Service from Jindabyne. 


Catching Perisher’s Skitube from Bullocks Flat will save you the time and stress of driving in alpine conditions with potential snow and ice on the road, as well as help you avoid the traffic that can build up during peak periods.

There’s also plenty of free day and overnight parking at Bullocks Flat, meaning you’ll spend less time looking for a spot and more time enjoying the mountain. Skitube is the quickest and most reliable way to travel to Perisher, being only a 10-minute trip between Bullocks Flat and Perisher Valley. Book ahead.

The improved Snowy Mountains Bus Service is another convenient alternative to traveling between Jindabyne and Perisher. Services run to both Bullocks Flat and Perisher from Jindabyne every 60 minutes Monday-Thursday, with the added convenience of every 30 minutes Friday to Sunday. There are four pick-up points at key locations in Jindabyne as well as seven in East Jindabyne.  

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