Epic place, Epic Pass
The Vail Resorts Military Epic Pass provides an incredible value for service members and their families to enjoy unlimited, unrestricted skiing at the Company’s owned and operated resorts for the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, Canadian Armed Forces and Australian Defence Force.
In terms of ski lift capacity and lift accessible terrain it is Australia’s largest ski resort. Charlotte’s Pass resort is also accessible from the lodge by oversnow transport. Additionally, the area also possess an extensive network of groomed Nordic ski trails and ready access to the main range back country.
Perisher Lodge Information
What Facilities are there at the Perisher Lodge?
The Perisher Lodge was completely rebuilt in the summer of 2015 and boast the clubs most modern facilities. Each guest room at the Perisher Lodge has its own private en-suite and the communal dining/lounge room boast some of the best views of Perisher of any accommodation in the Perisher Valley.
The lodge is equipped with blankets, doonas and pillows, so you need only bring sheets, pillow cases and towels, food, drink and personal belongings. There is adequate day-to-day storage for foodstuffs and drinks, with a numbered cupboard in the kitchen for each cabin, communal refrigerators and a freezer. The kitchen is well equipped for gourmet chefs or camp cooks. There is a large communal drying room and ample ski and snowboard storage.
What is expected of me and my guests at the Perisher lodge?
This club and its lodges functions on the basis that members and guests do communal “chores” within the lodges. This helps to defray costs. To ensure the burden of chores is shared, there is a Chores Board in the Dining Room. This will let members and guests know what tasks are expected of them. The Manager will fill out the Chores Board. If you are in doubt about anything just ask the Manager or a more experienced member; it’s a friendly place.
On leaving you are required to leave the lodge as you would wish to find it. This means cleaning the kitchen and common areas behind you. Unused foodstuffs must be cleared from the kitchen cupboards and refrigerator and either taken home, put in the rubbish bins, or, if appropriate, left for community use.
How do I get myself and family to the lodge in winter?
The road to the lodge is closed in winter and only accessible via oversnow and there is no overnight parking in Perisher in Winter.
What this means is that members and their guests will need to at the Bullock’s Flat carpark and catch the Ski Tube to Perisher with their luggage. Trolleys are available for your baggage and there is a service elevator at Perisher Centre to help you to and from the platform level.
Luggage restrictions apply on Skitube on certain days at certain times. See the Perisher Resort Skitube Timetable here for details.
New oversnow transport provider 4SITE has released its operational guidelines for the 2023 season. It will be introducing a new computerised booking system which will enable guests to book a return pickup time, with plans to expand it in 2024. Operating hours will be the same time as the Ski Tube timetable, closing half an hour after the last train. First accommodation transfers will be from 7.30am, and there will be no after-hours service. 4SITE can be contacted on Ph: 02 6412 2244
It also plans to offer the Snow Skier Special (skis only, no luggage) based on availability of vehicles from 8am to 9.30am and 3.30pm to 5pm daily, plus Tuesdays and Saturdays when night skiing is on. Luggage transfers will take priority during these times. Outside the scheduled time it will do its best to accommodate guest requests.
Pricing will be: Adult $15 per person one way and $10 for children.
Is there a supermarket or ATM in Perisher?
There is a Foodworks supermarket/liquor store in the Perisher Skitube terminal that is open in winter only. Orders can be placed by phone and delivered to the Lodge for a small fee. Telephone (02) 6457 5555.
In the Skitube terminal there is also an ATM, Medical Centre, Newsagent, Pharmacy as well as other retail shops selling skiing equipment, clothing, souvenirs and jewellery.
Where are the best places to eat and drink in Perisher?
Lunch (on mountain)
* Sundeck : ski-in/ski-out- best outdoor Kranskies on the mountain & great range of schnapps
* Alpine Eyre at foot of Eye t/bar- best burgers on the mountain (sometimes takes just cash)
* Mid-Station – Fast food & drinks station (gives 20% discount on food & booze when you
show Military ID or Military EPIC pass.
Lunch (off Mountain)
* Brunelli’s in the food court (pretty mean chili hot chocolate)
* Aldo’s pizzeria (in ski tube terminal opposite post office.)
* Man from Snowy River – opposite the Ski Tube terminal. Great food * sometimes live music
* White Spider – 1/2 way back to the Lodge. Great place for dinner. Sometimes live music around 5pm
Is the Perisher lodge open in summer?
No the Perisher Lodge is not open outside of the ski season
How much does it cost to enter Kosciusko National Park?
Park entry fees are:
Winter season (from the beginning of the June long weekend the end of the October long weekend), $27 per vehicle per day.
Outside the winter season, $16 per vehicle per day.
An annual NSW All Parks Pass (covers Kosciusko National Park) costs $190.
In winter for 2WD vehicles it is compulsory to carry properly fitting snow chains inside the national park.
Can children stay at the Perisher Lodge?
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted to stay at the Perisher Lodge in Winter
See What’s On in Perisher!
Directions: The Perisher Valley Lodge is on the south eastern slope of Perisher Valley, about one kilometre from the Perisher Valley Skitube Terminal, day car park and the Perisher Ski Centre.
Parking: The large car park in Perisher Valley is open from 0700 until midnight for day visitors only. Overnight parking is NOT permitted above the snow line in winter.
Alternative access is via Jindabyne and the Alpine Way (towards Thredbo) and then via the Skitube at Bullocks Flat. Free overnight parking is available here. Skitube operates from Bullocks Flat, on the Alpine Way (the road to Thredbo). During the winter trains operate to Perisher Terminal, providing a 20 – 30 minute service between 0600 and 1800 then hourly until 0100.
Free short and long term car parking are available at Bullocks Flat. A park entry permit is NOT required to access the Ski Tube terminal at Bullocks Flat.