Perisher Historical Society


Perisher and the surrounding high country provides a wonderful playground for skiers, snowboarders and nature lovers. As time moves on, it is easy to forget the good old days of rope tows or no tows, lodge buildings, homemade skis, lace up leather boots and riotous lodge parties. The Perisher Historical Society (PHS) has been established to capture the memories of the early days of the Perisher Range area.

The Perisher Range means those areas within the Kosciuszko National Park associated with the access provided by Kosciuszko Road including but not restricted to the centres of Blue Cow, Guthega, Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, and Charlotte Pass.

The Society seeks to collect and preserve information and artefacts of historical and educational value; expand our knowledge of the Perisher Range area's history and to develop our display of historical items.

We welcome your submissions of stories, images and feedback. 


Saturday 16 September 2017

A Link to Online ENTRY - will be here
Entries will Close Thursday 14 September 2017 at NOON 

Event Rules & Calculations - click here

Get your club organised and form a team or perhaps join a composite team.

Get details  -  CALL  Philip  -  0488 159 888 

Your Invitation to Lunch

Now a daytime event

PHS Lunch Invite 2017

10th Annual Lunch - Marritz Hotel - Sunday 11 June 2017 - Long weekend. 
       Guest Speakers - Peter McGuinn & Carel Laing
 Hear about their father Stan McGuinn
A legendary figure as Manager of The Chalet - Charlotte Pass
and then
Manager of KG Murray's Perisher operation overseeing the boom period of skiing & facilities development. 

Book NOW - for full details - Click HERE 

2nd print run - International Award RecipientH2H Front Cover

Highway to Heaven

A History of Perisher and the Ski Resorts Along the Kosciuszko Road

Perisher Historical Society is delighted to have published this history of the area.

Beautifully written by Peter Southwell-Keely, this handsome volume of 260 pages and over 400 images, is a must have for all snowsports lovers who have enjoyed the area. (see cover on right)

Flip through the many images and then read the detail of the fascinating sequence of development, the history of the disciplines, ski patrol, the lodges. the characters, the State Government funding of the Hotel Kosciusko that kick-started a huge tourist industry for the region and much, much more.

The ideal presentClick HERE for ORDER Form
This is a "must have" publication for Snowsports Lovers of all disciplines.

       CLICK here to get PHS Newsletter - Issue 17 - Summer 2016-17

 'Australian Skiing - First 100 Years' by Wendy Cross

The real story & an authoritative work on how skiing developed in Australia
Get your copies for your friends and club
  -  Click for ORDER Form

 To read more about the background to the book - Click HERE

STOP PRESS  - CLICK to get    Perisher Cup - Results 2015