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Perisher is one of New South Wales's top skiing destinations and it sees holidaymakers returning every year. With so many accommodation options now available, it can be difficult to know what is best suited for you. From finding budget-friendly stays to ski-in/ski-out accommodation, this guide is a one-stop shop. We've done the hard yards and recommend the following hotels based on pricing, location, functionality and distance from the action.

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How did we pick these Perisher hotels?

Our editorial team selected the Perisher hotels on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from hotel booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences to make recommendations.

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Our top picks: Best accommodation in Perisher

Best on-snow accommodation Perisher

You don't have to imagine yourself waking up to scenes of snow-covered mountains and landscapes with these on-snow stays. The Man from Snowy River Hotel is one of's top picks for Perisher accommodation and provides close access to the Village Eight Express. We recommend making the most of the floor-to-ceiling views of the slopes and the open fireplace on site.

Situated in Smiggin Holes, the Snowy Gums Chalet offers comfortable accommodation that neighbours Kosciuszko National Park. With ski-in and ski-out facilities, a spa and a jacuzzi, you really can't go wrong. For incredibly close range to the Perisher chair lifts, the Matterhorn Lodge is another great option. You'll be within a kilometre of the Perisher Quad Express Chair, Blaxland T-Bar, Wentworth T-Bar and the Mount Perisher Triple and Double Chairs.

Best cheap Perisher accommodation

Just because you're heading out to one of Australia's favourite skiing destinations doesn't mean you have to break the bank for a holiday. For cheaper accommodation options, we suggest checking out stays in Jindabyne, which is merely a 30-minute drive from the Perisher Ski Resort.

The Kookaburra Lodge, Banjo Paterson Inn and Snowview Apartments all host tranquil views of Lake Jindabyne. According to, the Banjo Paterson Inn is a top pick for guests alongside Kookaburra Lodge, which is a bestseller. The Snowview Apartments offer a fireplace for guests to enjoy after a day of winter sporting activities.

The Snowy Valley Jindabyne, Siesta Villa and Vikas Motel are also great options in Jindabyne that range around $500 for a 2-night stay.

Best Perisher ski-in/ski-out accommodation

There's nothing like being able to hit the snow as soon as you leave the hotel. The great news is that the highly rated Boonoona Ski Lodge, Perisher Valley Hotel and Chalet Sonnenhof all fit the bill. These stays will have you just minutes away from the Perisher Ski Tube Terminal, International T-Bar or the Perisher Quad Express Chair and Lawson T-Bar.

Known for their excellent locations, all three hotels have 4-star ratings, offering a variety of breakfast options and have been in operation for over five years. After a long day of skiing or snowboarding, you can come back to any of these stays to enjoy a spa/sauna experience or dine in with gorgeous views of the slopes.

Best accommodation in Perisher Smiggins

Smiggins is one of the accommodation hotspots in Perisher. We recommend Snowy Gums Chalet, Numbananga Lodge and Snowstay at Heidi's as they are all centrally located to most of the resort's activities, which means you and your guests are out on the snow quicker.

Numbananga Lodge and Snowstay at Heidi's both offer lounge and dining areas within the rooms. Snowy Gums provides a games room for the kids as well as a spa/jacuzzi. Within a kilometre you'll have access to the Perisher Quad Express Chair, Kaaten Triple Chair, Scott J-Bar, Captain Cook J-Bar and the Perisher Blue Ski Resort.

Best Perisher family accommodation

There are a plethora of family stay options available at Perisher. We chose the Perisher Manor Hotel based on its 9.9/10 rating from previous families who have stayed while holidaying in the snow capital. It offers ski-in and ski-out access, kids meals and family rooms. The Mountain View Chalet is also conveniently located in Smiggin with the availability of onsite parking and comfortable rooms that fit up to six people.

Lodge Chalet is situated a little further out in Perisher Valley. Although it doesn't have direct snow access it does have skiing facilities and a games room with billiards for after-dinner entertainment. You'll also have the option of a childminding service and TV within the hotel rooms.
Lodge Chalet 28 - The Stables Perisher
Lodge Chalet 28 - The Stables Perisher

Alternative Perisher accommodation options

After that home-away-from-home feel to your snowy escape? Or want a quiet retreat after a long day on the slopes? Well the great news is sites such as Airbnb, Stayz and HomeAway can offer all of the above. It's your choice as to whether you wake up in a remote cabin, apartment with picturesque mountain views or even a luxury family chalet.

Choose from accommodation in the Perisher Valley itself or avoid the crowds all together with a stay in neighbouring towns.

Frequently asked questions about Perisher hotels

Where is Perisher?

Perisher is located in southern New South Wales, around an hour's drive from Mount Kosciuszko National Park and the Victorian border.

How do you get to Perisher?

If you're driving from Sydney, it's five and a half hours from the city centre. There is also the option of taking an hour's flight from Sydney Airport to Cooma via Rex Regional Express. From there it is another hour's drive to Perisher.

How far is Jindabyne from Perisher?

Jindabyne is a great accommodation option if you don't want to be directly on the snow as it's only a 30- to 40-minute drive from Perisher. Accommodation options are usually cheaper and you're likely to get great views of the Jindabyne lake.

Which sites let me book Perisher accommodation with free cancellation?

These sites let you make a refundable booking for your trip to Perisher, so there's less risk of losing the cost of your stay or deposit. Some sites only offer free cancellation on select Perisher hotels or at a slightly higher rate, so it's best to check the terms on your booking before confirming your stay.

Most sites, like Wotif or Expedia, will clearly state whether each Perisher hotel is non-refundable.

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Which sites let me use a coupon code to book Perisher accommodation?

Using one of our coupon codes at these sites will save you money on your Perisher stay. Some may ask you to pay for your stay upfront rather than on arrival in order to apply the code to your Perisher booking, but the same cancellation policy does apply so if you are able to cancel, you'll be able to get refunded.

Which sites let me book Perisher accommodation without a credit card?

If you don't have a credit card to make your Perisher booking, but would like to reap the rewards of one, compare credit cards that offer hotel rewards here.

Which Perisher hotel booking sites have rewards programs?

Get access to cheaper prices, collect points toward free stays and get extra perks like Wi-Fi or breakfast if you book your Perisher accommodation on sites like these:

  • Wotif: Part of the same family, Wotif lets you access the same benefits as the Expedia Rewards program. You'll get access to lower rates and earn points, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Depending on how often you make bookings, you'll be able to get bigger discounts and earn more perks like breakfast.
  • Agoda: PointsMAX lets you earn up to 6,000 points for your stay that you can put toward a preferred loyalty or frequent flyer program, including KrisFlyer and Velocity.
  • Trip Coins is's rewards program where you can earn $1 for every 100 Trip Coins. It's free to join the program. Membership tiers from Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond have different perks to enjoy.
  • Collect one stamp for every night's stay. Once you stay for 10 nights, you'll be able to redeem one free night up to the average value of your previous 10 nights.
  • Access lower rates as a member and earn Expedia points on bookings, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Different levels of membership get you access to deeper discounts and perks, such as free breakfasts.
  • Marriott: The Marriott Bonvoy Benefits program lets you earn points towards free nights, access special member rates, get free Wi-Fi with your stay and check into your room via the mobile app. There are different status levels depending on how often you stay, starting with Silver Elite (10 nights per year).

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