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

Why August Is Such A Good Month! (03-Aug-08)

Perisher Blue, August 03, 2008 - August in the Snowy Mountains is a magical time

August in the Snowy Mountains is a magical time. Why? Well, the snow quality is usually at its best and all the hard work has been done, read on to find out more of why August is so good at Perisher Blue!

July is typically full of storms that provide plenty of snow and this year was no exception. Since July 1 2008, Perisher Blue has received 188cm of accumulated snowfalls and the Resort's snowmakers have worked tirelessly adding to the cover. Plus the snow groomers have established all the ski runs, access trails interlinking the four Resort areas, have prepared all lift loading and unloading sites, terrain parks, Superpipe, and Tube Town (snow-tubing park).

This now means all 1,245 hectares of ski able terrain on offer at Perisher Blue are available and ready for skiing and snowboarding. The vast expanse of off-piste areas and over 100 groomed runs is simply too good to resist.

Now the base has been set, in August the occasional snow top-up simply freshens the cover, enhancing the base and making snow-riding ideal. All the hard work has been done in July, leaving August to simply enjoy what the Resort has to offer.

August sees the avid snow revelers and seasoned riders hit the slopes in all their glory, it's a great time to mix it up with the experts and to find how quickly one can improve just people watching on the runs. Taking a lesson at this time can develop skill levels rapidly as 100% of the Resort's terrain is accessible for instructors to offer tuition and specialist coaching. It's a fantastic time to learn how to ski or board as the quality of the snow allows making turns a little easier.

August might be the peak of winter, however at Perisher Blue lift lines are not an issue. The Resort's comprehensive lifting system can move over 53,000 people per hour, which is by far the most in the Southern Hemisphere.

In August, believe it or not, accommodation specials can be found if you take the time to look and many specialty retailers start to discount their stock in August offering great deals on equipment and clothing.

An August on-snow holiday, contrary to what some might think, is not out of reach. Many hotels and lodges will have gaps to fill and will offer good rates to fill the beds. Perisher Blue Snow Holidays can help those wanting a last minute deal. Check the weather, after the next snowfall the Resort will be primed for the picking. Call: 1300 655 811 or go to to grab the chance to hit the slopes this August.

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