News and Events

Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

Perisher's 2009 Season Draws To A Close (29-Sep-09)

Perisher, Australia, September 29, 2009 - Perisher is cruising through its 16th week

Perisher is cruising through its 16th week of what has been an incredible season both on and off the slopes. The resort opened its first lifts on Saturday, 5 June 2008 and will close on Sunday, 4 October. In between, the four-month season had plenty of highlights.

The first flakes for the season arrived in a timely manner coinciding with the Snowy Mountains of Music Festival and Perisher’s Opening Weekend Celebrations. Perisher’s 3-year $19 million snowmaking expansion on Mt Perisher was given a workout, right from the start, allowing the iconic Towers Run on Mt Perisher to open in early June on an excellent top to bottom cover making for some great riding.

June and July were the best months for snowfalls, with 71cm and a huge 137cm of accumulated snowfalls respectively. We’ve had 59cm of snow settle across the slopes since the start of September, with 38cm in two days late in the month giving guests to the resort epic late season powder days. In total, over 3m of cumulative snowfalls were received during the season.  

Perisher opened Tube Town (the resort’s snowtubing park) towards the beginning of July and all four Fusion Terrain Parks were operational from July onwards, proving popular with freestylers. The nation’s only Superpipe made its season debut in early August, providing adrenalin junkies with the chance to boost their natural high.

The resort hosted a range of sensational events during the season including the Boost Mobile Sno Sho, the PlayStation King of the Mountain competition and the inaugural Coca-Cola ‘Tube My Ride.’ This event saw skiers and boarders shoot footage in the PlayStation Slopestyle course on Front Valley and edit it into a slick video using music from Perisher’s Launch Your Band’s top 20.

This winter international Olympians, from South Africa, Korea, Japan, USA, Canada, Czech Republic, Austria, Great Britain, Spain, China and even Greece, were spotted in the resort competing in the Australian Moguls Championships, and polishing their skills in a bid for a 2010 Olympic gold medal. Australian Olympians Ramone Cooper, Sam Hall, Emma Chapman-Davis and 2006 Olympic gold medalist Dale Begg-Smith were also out training and competing on Perisher’s grueling mogul course, Toppa’s Dream. Olympians were also seen training in Perisher on the resort’s Rider X course and the Superpipe.

Now that it is springtime, the snow has started to melt and the season is winding down. A number of Perisher's seasonal employees have already begun their between season pilgrimage to places far and wide. Many have departed for Europe, Japan, Canada and the USA for more snowy adventures, while others have headed straight to the beach to work on evening out their goggle tans.

It has been a fantastic season with some epic powder days thrown in. We hope all of our  guests and  supporters managed to get some nice turns in this winter and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Make sure you keep an eye on Perisher's website leading into next winter for updates and announcements, including the release of our 2010 season pass offerings, specials and other information!

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