Getting To Perisher Accommodation
Perisher is an easy 5.5 to 6 hour drive from Sydney or 7 hours from Melbourne with half the distance on freeway standard or dual carriage roads.
From Jindabyne access by road to Perisher, Smiggins and Guthega is via the Kosciusko Road, with snow chains required to be carried by all vehicles past the National Park entrance. It’s an easy half hour drive from Jindabyne in good weather.
Between June 1 and October 10, motorists are legally required to carry properly fitting chains in any vehicle in a “snow-ice” risk section within the National Park.
Entry permits are required for all vehicles at Park Entry Gates. The National Park entry fee for cars is $27 per day or you may prefer to buy an annual pass for $190. This is payable at the National Parks Centre in Jindabyne or at the entry gates.
Oversnow transport within the resort
Hans Oversnow can be contacted on (02) 6457 5334 or 0418 485 144 – 24 hours a day. Hans Oversnow is located in the Perisher Skitube Terminal. Oversnow transport is provided for all lodges in Perisher and Smiggins for a charge (depending on how far the lodge is from the Skitube Terminal at Perisher). Additional charges apply after midnight. Bookings are essential for very late arrivals.
Free shuttle service between Perisher and Smiggins
The shuttle service runs from 7.30am to 6.00pm and until 10pm Tuesday and Saturday to accommodate night skiing and boarding. Pick-ups are from the turning circle at Perisher Skitube Terminal and the metal bridge outside the Smiggins Hotel at Smiggin Holes. Shuttles depart approximately 15 minutes apart.
Distances by Road
Jindabyne to Perisher – 33km
Jindabyne to Skitube at Bullocks Flat – 20km
Airlines & Transfers
Canberra International Airport – is approx 2.5 hour driving time from Perisher Blue and 40 minute flying time from Sydney. Canberra International Airport is located about 7 kms (10mins) from the city centre. Regular connections are available to and from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth by both Qantas and Virgin Blue.
Tel 13 13 13
Tel. 13 67 89
For transfers from Canberra International Airport to the Snowfields, call Snowlink (snow shuttle/charter service to and from the snowfields) 0427 56 28 98 OR Snowbus Snowscene Express (express to Smiggins & Perisher) 07 3392 1722. Bookings are essential.