Perisher Early Opening Raises $32K for Charities

Following breaking news of opening a week early, snow holiday destination Perisher has welcomed the 2012 snow season with a bang – with more than 2000 people skiing and snowboarding over the weekend, raising $32,000 for local Snowy Mountains community organisations and charities.

The only snow resort to open early two years in a row due to consistent snowfall, low temperatures and snowmaking, Perisher received a further 15cm of natural snow throughout Saturday and Sunday on top of the 35cm received the previous week. Visitors to the area and locals alike were treated to a pristine looking Front Valley and experienced firsthand the snowy fun on offer including fresh snow on Sunday!


Incredibly, 1.2 million vertical metres were covered by skiers and snowboarders, tracked through Perisher’s innovative MyRide Dashboard over the weekend, giving a strong indication of how keen guests were to get in some early turns.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the success of opening a week earlier than expected. Not only have we been the first ski resort to open for snow-lovers to enjoy for the second straight year, we’ve been able to raise more than $57,000 for various charities,” says CEO of Perisher, Peter Brulisauer.

And the good times just keep coming with the Snowy Mountains of Music festival marking the official start to the winter season this weekend 8th -11th June at Perisher.

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