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 17 September 2016

Entries Close Thursday 16 September 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

 PHS Dinner Invite 2016

9th Annual Dinner - Marritz Hotel - Sunday 12 June 2016 - Long weekend. 
       Guest Speaker - Ian Curlewis QC 
 It was a wonderful evening and PHS is most grateful to Ian for sharing his personal experiences


NEW BOOK - 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 16 - Winter 2016

 '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