Perisher Romantic Escapes

Once the temperature starts to drop and the leaves have finished falling from the trees, many of us turn our minds to winter sports and the joys of skiing or snowboarding. One of the great things about heading to somewhere like Perisher or Thredbo is that you can combine the fun of a ski holiday with the indulgence of a romantic weekend away.

Australia has some superb ski resorts, but Perisher in Snowy Mountains of NSW is arguably the granddaddy of them all. Once known as Perisher Blue when the skiing communities of Smiggins Holes, Blue Cow, Guthega and, of course, Perisher were united to create the sprawling Perisher Blue Resort, these days, the area is known simply as Perisher, and its facilities are truly impressive.

Open from June 9 to October 1 in 2012, the Perisher ski resort has loads to offer those looking for romantic getaways with snow and sport thrown in. With 7 peaks catering to every ability from total novices to adrenalin-junkie advanced skiers, snow tubing, snowboarding and downhill all available and a snow making project to ensure that all goes according to plan, this resort town provides ski holidays with bells on.

If you think that a ski weekend is all hard work, think again. One of the beauties of Perisher is that it offers an enormous range of accommodation, from cheap and cheerful hostels for those seeking a budget snowboarding holiday to luxury apartments, deluxe chalets and boutique accommodation of those who are a little more discerning and wish to spoil that special someone. And what could be more romantic that coming back to a luxurious apartment for après ski which includes champagne on ice and relaxing in a warming hot tub with your beloved before heading out to dinner at one of the many restaurants in the village? Or perhaps you’d prefer an intimate meal in the privacy of your room? The choice is yours.

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And if you tire of ski runs, half pipes, and tobogganing there are plenty of other activities to choose from including a weekly firework display every Thursday night which lights up the snowy slopes and snow guns to fire at passing strangers.

Another plus of a weekend away or short break to this particular ski resort is that everything is so convenient. Perisher has a MyRide ticket that can be loaded with Day or Season Passes, amongst other things. There is the Skitube to get you to the snowfields and 49 chair lifts once you get there. Then there is the packed calendar of events, with all kinds of entertainment such as concerts and club nights featuring major acts, to an array of snowboarding and skiing events. Perisher village is a real hub of activity with loads going on and people from all over the country (and globe) hanging out and having a good time, so you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied should you venture out from your smug, cozy bed.

So why not consider a romantic escape to the snow this winter? We’re sure you’ll be back!