Whilst hitting the slopes this winter we caught up with Banzai Blogger and Perisher local, Luke Kneller, and got the inside scoop on the hottest spots around Perisher. So whether you’re a park extraordinaire, or an enthusiastic first-timer, read on and discover the perfect run for you.
Being a beginner at the snow can be pretty intimidating. Where’s the place to begin your snow adventure?
I think the best place is down at smiggins; it’s a really underrated place down there. Miss the crowds of Front Valley and learn on Pommers. The greatest way to the top of a hill.
What run would you recommend for the intermediates out there?
The Intercepter in my opinion is far to overlooked. Hidden away between Front Valley and North Perisher it’s a secret little getaway with an abundance of just about everything.
And when you’re ready for something more advanced?
Can’t go past Rock Garden down to the bottom of rollercoaster on a good power day. Long, steep with some gnarly drops and fun little lines. Well extreme.Related snow links
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How about an area for the adrenalin seekers?
The Slopestyle park on Front valley is for the avid park enthusiasts. It’s the most advanced park Perisher has to offer. When it’s in full swing it usually consists of a 4-jump line ranging from 20-60 foot, plus an array of rails and boxes.
Lastly, what’s one of your favourite areas of Perisher?Guthega. It’s a hidden gem. It’s got some of the best, groomed runs of the resort plus some of the best food on the mountain at the Guthega Alpine Hotel; it’s where the true die-hard skiers ski.
Banzai also caught up with snowboarding champion, Torah Bright, in Perisher for a few more inside tips!