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  • Sue K
    Sydney, Australia40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely last trip to Perisher for the season. Snow was still reasonably good (bit slushy in afternoons), and minimal lift queues - Yay! Only complaint is that Perisher appear to start closing down services, even when the snow and skiing is good. Was disappointed that there was no gluwein available at Blue Cow, and a very depleted food menu, the curry place was closed, and the Burning Log was not even open at all! Surely when the ski season is still open, all faclities should be still open!
    Written 29 September 2022
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  • Angie L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hired skis, boots, pools. Very helpful, nothing was to much trouble. Special mention to Alex the French man. My son wanted to swap from skis to snow boarding, they were very understanding. Would totally recommend, and we will be back.
    Written 22 July 2021
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  • Shelly E
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is such a great family friendly trip, the resort and staff look after everyone, making it safe so we can all enjoy the skiing experience. Its well organised and gave us lots of updates on the conditions.
    Written 18 July 2021
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  • Neroli S
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took a family holiday to Perisher this winter, it was our first time at the snow we all got Ski lessons at Smiggins 2 adults and 2 children. All lessons were fantastic special mention to Christopher Hayes, Henna and Max for making us feel comfortable!

    I recommend Smiggins for beginners as the environment is much more relaxed then parishes and we were able to sit up on the deck and enjoy a coffee while watching our kids play in the snow.
    Written 24 August 2023
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  • dianat260
    Canberra, Australia98 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Called into the Info Centre on our way to the snow for a day of snow shoeing. Some friendly and some not so friendly staff at the information desk and the morning was still early. Not a very good visitor welcome. Don’t they realise if it wasn’t for visitors they probably wouldn’t have a job!

    Despite the frosty reception, the cold and crisp frosty start was otherwise welcome as we were in the alpine area and looking forward to our adventure walking.

    We also picked up a PLB (personal locator beacon) to use for the day - free of charge - from the NPWS for which we were very grateful.

    Came back later in the day, staff still had their ‘unhappy aka grumpy‘ faces on. Such a shame as it is a lovely building, beautiful surroundings, and clearly lots of visitors as that’s what keeps the town alive.

    The cafe was small but very adequate with fabulous hot chocolates and an array of cakes for that rewarding indulgence at the end of a full day.

    And some great local and other quality wares for gifts or those last minute purchases. Dry bags, all weather ‘matches’, beanies, scarves and do much more. And of course great photography of the area.

    The four stars were for the facilities, 3 stars for staff and that’s being generous :-)
    Written 23 June 2019
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  • j0e0007
    Sydney, Australia109 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    great view from around the church, great photo of icy cones formation from the drain line, dont forget to take lots of pictures
    Written 24 August 2018
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom9,635 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Having done this alpine walking trail in the summer, we gave it a go in winter. Normally this would not be recommended without snow shoes. At this time of the year, it should be snow-shoe or cross-country skiing territory only but 2023 was not a good year for snow. Ground cover was very light and there were areas where the rocky ground was exposed, forcing cross-country skiers to throw their skis over their shoulder and cross on foot.
    It still wasn’t easy. The trail was often difficult to find. Mostly it’s marked by the line of snow poles but of course the path was mostly covered and wasn’t always clear. Often we found ourselves off track. We only managed because we’d done it before so we recognised some landmarks and were familiar with the general direction we needed to go in.
    The alpine scenery was spectacular. Snow gums, distant mountains, and striking granite tor formations made it a very scenic walk.
    The view from Porcupine Hill is the highlight. We climbed to the very highest point and looked down over Perisher Valley and the Thredbo River Valley.
    The trail starts at the Kosciuszko centre, where there is a clear sign saying ‘East Perisher’ and ‘Porcupine Road’.
    NOTE:
    To get to the start of the walk, you’ll need to enter Kościuszko National Park and, unless you have a National Parks pass, car fees will apply.
    Written 14 January 2024
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  • angeloperusco
    Wollongong, Australia5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very helpful counter staff. We organised a day trip to Charlottes Pass and were made to feel very welcome.
    Written 30 August 2018
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