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Whether loyal since birth or still undecided on which ski resort to pick, we’ve done the research on both Perisher and Thredbo to help you… or make your decision harder!

Perisher and Thredbo are the two biggest ski resorts in the Snowy Mountains, and both have an incredible offering.


Thredbo is Australia’s Best Ski Resort, taking out the prestigious award from the World Ski Awards for four years running. Thredbo boasts a huge amount of snow terrain for all ages and abilities including Australia’s longest runs, a huge range of ski and snowboard lessons for all abilities plus tonnes of events and activities to enjoy. What’s really unique about Thredbo is its beautiful vibrant village right at the base of the mountain with a range of accommodation, restaurants, bars, cafes and retail shops to keep you entertained both on and off the slopes.

Lift Passes: Thredbo offers both seasonal and day lift pass options which provide access to the entire mountain for skiing, snowboarding and access to Australia’s only alpine gondola. Learn more here.

Rentals: No matter your skill level or age, Thredbo’s ski and snowboard rental fleet has you covered. Discover a wide range of quality brands and friendly staff dedicated to finding you the perfect fit. Offering flexibility and convenience when you rent including free gear switches and two great rental locations right on the bottom of the mountain. Learn more here.

Lessons: Thredbo has one of the best snowsports schools in Australia and offers a variety of lessons and programs to suit all abilities. Improve your skills, build confidence on the mountain and access lift line priority when you book a Private or Group Lesson. Kids can learn to turn too with Thredboland and Kids Programs for ages 3 – 14 years. Learn more here.


Have you decided yet? Well, keep reading!



Perisher is the largest alpine resort in the Southern Hemisphere. Boasting 47 lifts accessing 1,245 hectares of varied snow-covered terrain across 4-interlinked resort areas you will find something for everyone. From untouched corduroy at First Tracks to skiing and boarding under the night sky, award-winning terrain parks, plus a variety of on-mountain dining, it’s easy to see why Perisher is one of Australia’s most popular alpine playgrounds.

Lift Passes: Take advantage of the Epic Australia Pass, with access to all Perisher resorts including Perisher, Charlotte’s Pass, Blue Cow and Smiggin Holes. Learn more here.

Rentals: With 3 different rental locations to choose from and everything from recreational to performance skis and boards; through to jackets, pants, boots and more, all available for you to make the most of your snow holiday. The benefit of renting your gear is that you can drop into any Perisher Snowsports Rental location and solve any problems on-mountain quickly. You can upgrade from recreational to performance equipment at any stage throughout your stay. This beats having to sit out the day if something goes wrong or having to drive back to Cooma or Jindabyne to upgrade your gear. Learn more here.

Lessons: Whether it’s your first time at Perisher or you are an experienced skier or snowboarder who loves a challenge, Perisher’s team of professional instructors will maximise your time on the snow while helping you to gain that extra mountain confidence. Perisher offers ski and snowboarding lessons for people of all abilities and ages including child lessons, adult lessons and private lessons. Learn more here.


The ski season will officially commence on 12 June – so there’s still a little bit of time to decide but be quick as lift passes are selling quickly!

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