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 artifacts 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.
NEW BOOK - International Award Recipient
'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 present - Click HERE for ORDER Form
This is a "must have" publication for Snowsports Lovers of all disciplines.
2015 Annual Dinner - Marritz Hotel - Sunday 7 June 2015 - Long weekend.
Guest Speaker - Warren Peck
Past President & Historian of Australian Alpine Club & Warrugang Ski Club
Hear how it was way back when Ski Tourers build huts out on the main range
Always a great evening - All welcome - Be quick tickets are limited
TO BOOK - Call Simone at Marritz on 02 6457 5220
CLICK here to get PHS Newsletter - Issue 13 - Summer 2014-15
'Australian Skiing - First 100 Years' by Wendy Cross
The real story & authoritive 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 2014