Looking out over the Perisher resort

So much to discover

Perisher's Winter Playground

Perisher Snow Resort operates the largest alpine resort in the Southern Hemisphere boasting 4 resort areas, 1,245 hectares of skiable area, 7 mountain peaks and about 50 lifts/tows. The resort caters to all age and ability levels from beginner to expert. Group and private lessons are available for all levels.

By choosing to stay with us for your ski holiday, the snow resort area of Perisher is only moments from your doorstep. In under a 2 minute downhill ski you can be at the Perisher Centre footbridge with access to the 4 interlinking resorts; Perisher, Smiggin Holes, Guthega and Blue Cow. To get you back with minimum fuss we include a complimentary oversnow transfer at the time that suits you between 3:30pm - 5:30pm daily. If you wish to return at other times you can either walk (10mins) or take a Hans Oversnow "taxi" at own expense.

Perisher is the closest resort to Valhalla Perisher Ski Lodge. Blue Cow can be accessed by skiing across the resort or skitube (free), Smiggin Holes can be accessed by skiing across the resort or free shuttle, Guthega is accessible by skiing across the resort via Blue Cow.

There are plenty of places dotted across the resort to stop for lunch, a cold beverage or hot chocolate. The Perisher Centre with shops and food outlets is a 2 minute ski or ten minute walk. Hans Oversnow can provide transport if required at own expense. We are licensed but if you are looking for a little more pub-like action we're only 400m to the Man From Snowy River Bar and 150m to the Stables Resort. 

Perisher Snow Resort offers private and group lessons and an excellent ski school program. A crèche and babysitting option is also available on mountain.  

Our live-in staff know the best places to head given the conditions of the day so ask your lodge hosts for their recommendations.

Lifts, lessons, hire, skitube

The best way to purchase your lift tickets, lessons and ski tube etc is online through the Perisher website.  Unfortunately we do not have access to sell Perisher products. 

Cross Country Trails

If you love to cross country ski, you'll love our location! Marked, groomed trails are located closely behind and across from our lodge. The Perisher Sverre Kaaten Nordic Shelter is approximately 200m from our doorstep. The Nordic Shelter offers day-use facilities for the cross country community and is often where lessons begin.

There are kilometres upon kilometres of cross country ski trails for you to enjoy with no trail fees to pay. Many trails are groomed daily. Depending upon snow conditions you can have up to 50km of groomed trails to explore between Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass and Smiggin Holes.

Conveniently, cross country ski gear is available for hire on mountain through Wilderness Sports, here at Perisher Valley. Both Wilderness Sports and K7 Adventures offer lessons and day tour options. 

Perisher Cross Country Trails

Perisher Cross Country Trails

Night Skiing

Night skiing and fireworks

Stay on mountain and ski under the lights on Tuesdays and Saturdays from late June through September. Night skiing is subject to conditions and operation by Perisher Snow Resort.  For more details see here. Speak with our chef the night prior to arrange a 2 course night skier meal. 


Tobogganing outside Valhalla Lodge Perisher

Tobogganing is not permitted on the ski slopes, however you can toboggan within the National Park. There is also a designated toboggan area just off the Perisher Ski Resort Day Car Park. Approx. 15min walk. 


Tubetown Perisher

Spin down the hill on giant tubes. Tubetown is operated by Perisher Snow Resort and is located  behind the day car park, near the designated toboggan area. Note: Tubetown is not open all season and usually makes it debut mid to late July. For more information see here.

Snow Shoeing or Winter Hiking

Porcupine Rocks

Take a half or full day trip with a local expert guide or explore on your own. Porcupine Rocks pictured here is one of the scenic walks that begin close to our lodge. See Wilderness Sports or K7 Adventures.

Ski Touring and Back Country

Ski Touring with K7 Adventures

Explore the beauty of the back country with a local experienced guide. See Wilderness Sports and K7 Adventures for details. Photo by K7 Adventures. 

Charlotte Pass Daytripper

Charlotte Pass DayTripper

The Charlotte Pass DayTripper package includes transfer by scenic oversow, lunch and your choice of a full mountain lift pass or a 2.5hour guided snowshoe tour. 

But What About...

Porcupine rocks trail winter

The Non-skier

There is more to do in Perisher Valley than just ski! 

Our top suggestions for the non-skier:

· Take a guided tour with local experts Wilderness Sports or K7 Adventures · Take the skitube to Blue Cow for a morning snack, lunch or a drink at the bar, the views are awesome  · Snow-shoe or hike to Porcupine Rocks (2.5hrs) for an amazing look out · Snow-shoe or walk up to Alpine Eyre Cafe and meet your companion for the tastiest of mountain burgers · Take a scenic chairlift ride (cost involved, subject to lift operation by Perisher and is sometimes closed to foot passengers) to Mid Station for an extra special hot chocolate, lunch or drink at the bar before riding to the top for awesome views · Chill out in one of the great bars or restaurants within the Perisher area, some offering views of the slopes to watch your companions or kids in ski school · Settle into our sundrenched lounge with a good book or watch a movie in our TV room

Hans ovesnow at Valhalla Lodge Perisher

The First Timer

You're making the right choice, there is nothing like the magic of staying on mountain for your ski holiday! 

Ski lessons are available and are highly recommended for downhill and cross country skiing. Until you have mastered the art of balance, turning and stopping, you will not be able to ski out of Valhalla in the mornings. For convenience we would recommend hiring a Hans Oversnow taxi to take you down to Perisher Snow Resort in the morning (this is at own expense). Alternatively it is a 10 minute walk. If you opt to walk you will require waterproof shoes or après boots and you might like to hire a locker at Perisher Ski Resort as walking in ski boots and carrying ski gear can be overwhelming for the first timer (particularly if you are with kids). 

To get you back with minimum fuss each afternoon we provide a complimentary transfer with Hans Oversnow between 3:30pm - 5:30pm.

If you have chosen to stay with us at Valhalla and have any questions about your holiday, please contact us, we are here to help! 

Kids outside Valhalla Ski Lodge Perisher

Holidaying with Kids

Families that ski together stay together. Kids and snow go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows. Check out everything you need to know about your on mountain family ski holiday with us at Valhalla. 

Event: Yulefest at Valhalla

A ski holiday with a difference. Inspired by the winter celebration of Viking Yule stay at Valhalla in June and enjoy feasting, warm mead and good times with family and friends. 

Event: Perisher Peak Festival

Australia's coolest music festival is held annually on June Long Weekend, on mountain at Perisher.