Absolutely, Perisher is the perfect place to start!
As Australia's largest ski resort, Perisher can cater for all experience levels, from "never seen snow" to the experienced black run thrill seekers.
Perisher Valley is approximately a 5-6 hour drive from Sydney, a 6-7 hour drive from Melbourne and only 2-3 hours from Canberra.
Barrakee guests don’t need to drive all the way to Perisher Valley, as the best method of getting to the lodge is via the Ski Tube located at Bullocks Flat. For directions and how to best get to Barrakee click here.
For coach and flying options to the Snowy Mountains please click here.
A true ski-in/ski-out lodge, Barrakee is located on snow in North Perisher, approximately 50 metres from the North Perisher T-Bar and close to the Interceptor Quad Chair.
For directions and how to best get to Barrakee click here.
Barrakee guests enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast served daily between 7:30 and 8:30am. In the evenings, après ski hors d’oeuvres are served in the lounge area during ‘Schnappy Hour’. This is followed by our renowned 3 course gourmet meals prepared by our award winning chef and served in the dining room. Children’s meals are 2 courses.
All guest bookings include over snow transfers to and from the Perisher Valley Ski Tube Terminal on check in and check out days. For those not skiing out, there is a daily transfer from the lodge to get you out onto the mountain, and for those not skiing back in, a transfer back to the lodge in the afternoon.
The Perisher website is the best place to purchase your lift and lessons passes before your arrival or the Perisher Centre in the resort area after arrival. Click here for lift and lesson information at Perisher.
We always recommend hiring your ski gear on the mountain. If you have any issues with your equipment, valuable skiing/boarding time will be saved if it can be repaired or replaced without a trip out of the National Park.
Rhythm Snowline is located on snow at Smiggin Holes and has been servicing Perisher since 1960 as the Valley's premier ski hire shop. All Barrakee guests receive a 20% discount on hire at Rhythm Snowline. Please ask us for more information when making your booking if you require ski hire.
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You might be surprised at how many times we are actually asked this question.
The Perisher ski fields are situated inside the boundaries of the Kosciuszko National Park and as such all animals are prohibited by National Parks and Wildlife Service regulations.