Welcome to Perisher
The massive ski resort with the disconcerting name is actually made up of four distinct areas: Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Blue Cow and Guthega. Because of Perisher's sprawling layout, it doesn't have the village ambience of Thredbo, but it's widely held (though still debated) that the skiing here is superior. Perisher Valley has the lion's share of the tourist infrastructure, including eateries and bars. Unlike Thredbo, nothing much happens here outside of the ski season and you'll be hard pressed to find a bed or a place to eat.