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    Posted: Mar/16/2009 at 10:15am
Can anyone help me out please Perisher or Therdbo in Australia? Plus can someone recommend somewhere to stay please!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/18/2009 at 6:40pm
It depends on whether you are a skier/boarder. Are you going to work there or just holiday?
Both are great resorts personally I like Thredbo. Perisher has a lot of cat tracks so a lot of unstrapping in parts where its slow. I think perisher has more Terrain, but then again if your just there for a holiday you wont ride the whole mountain anyway.
Both have decent parks and halfpipes.
If you stay in Jindabyne it is a 30min drive from both Thredbo and Perisher but it is a lot cheaper then staying at either of the resorts themselves.
So really it just depends on a lot of things.
Hope this helps. Not just confuses you more.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/28/2009 at 8:21pm
Just came across your thread now (posted on 16th).. not sure if you've made any decisions yet but I'll try my best to give you a run-down of the two resorts (they are my regular spots).

Terrain (Perisher is much larger than Thredbo)
. Perisher Blue (or Perisher) has four resorts; Perisher, Blue Cow, Guthega and Smiggens.
. Thredbo is basically one mountain.

In saying that, depending on what your level is and also how long you plan to stay. Some resorts will suit you better than others. If you have time (e.g. a week) I suggest you go to both. 

If you stay in Jindabyne (which situated roughly 30-40 minutes from both Perisher or Thredbo) you can usually wake up and decide on the day which resort to go to depending on the weather. Just a side note, if it's raining your best bet is Thredbo, where the elevation is higher.

Thredbo (suited for beginners to advanced) Although Thredbo is smaller in size however it's longer in terms of runs. There are more trees on the mountain and stashes can be found amongst it all - it's a lot of fun riding thredbo after a dump. Also, it's more steep and deep than Perisher, which is spread over more terrain, and their runs aren't as long. Thredbo has several terrain parks and if you're an absolute beginner, Friday Flats @ Thredbo is much easier to learn than Front Valley @ Perisher, which can be intimidating for a newbie.

Perisher: Although it's four different resorts, each is connected and you can board from one to the other, however as ezza444 outlined you have to traverse a fair bit to get from one to the other. 

. Smiggens is made more for beginners. It's basically a huge snow bowl.

If you're more advanced, I suggest you go to the top of Mt. Perisher. From there you can hit some really good steeper runs coming off the top of the mountain. If you're lucky, Olympic may be open. From teh top of Mt. Perisher you can also track right and go out of bounds and catch some deeper stuff.

Blue Cow adjoins to Perisher (intermediate to advanced), and it's one of my more favourite places, although not totally challenging, it offers variety and there are some good groomers, with trees in between that you can twirl through. There is also an eatery @ Blue Cow that serves hefty lunches at a fair price.

From Blue Cow you can go 'over the back' to Guthega (intermediate), this is the most isolated place, since it's the most difficult to get to. However, you can find yourself having this spot all to yourself due to its (lack of) accessibility. The runs here aren't hard, mostly blues, with some blacks but it's a good place to discover in and amongst the trees.

Websites from Thredbo: http://thredbo.com.au/ and Perisher: http://www.perisher.com.au/winter/snowreport/grooming.php

As for places to stay, I can nominate a few of the top of my head, but it all depends on what you're looking for (budget, amount of people, on-snow, off-snow etc). Let me know what you're after and I'll recommend some of the better places we've been to. If there's anything else you want to know, fire out your questions and I'll answer what I can.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/22/2009 at 4:23pm
Perisher has alot more runs, but they are alot shorter. I find they dont link up well either. You have to unclip all the time, and push ( i hate this).
 
Thredbo has less runs, but they are heaps longer. One run is a couple of kms long.
 
As far as accomodation goes. Perisher is more spread out, and has no village feel. Not great to get around at night in.
 
Thredbo is my pick. The village is all together, and there is lots more pubs, clubs, dinner places etc.
 
Alpine hotel is a good spot to stay, as its right in the middle of the village, and only a 50 metre walk to the chair lift.
 
If you stay out of town ( jindy), there is a whole heap of places. Its about a 30-40 min drive to both Perisher and Thredbo from here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/24/2009 at 2:03am
Thredbo is the best in my opinion, basically for all the reasons pointed out above but mainly because of the shorter runs in Perisher, it gets frustrating going down the small runs in Perisher and I'm pretty certain its not as high as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/24/2009 at 2:57pm

Yeah your right, im pretty sure Thredbo has the highest lifted point in Aus.

 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/25/2009 at 3:15pm
I looked it up..your right
 
"Thredbo offers the highest skiing and longest runs anywhere in Australia, 5 kilometres from the top of Karels lift to Friday Flat. The total vertical drop of 672 metres is nearly twice that of nearby resorts. You are offered long and varied supertrails to accommodate both the intermediate and advanced skier. "
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/04/2009 at 5:16pm
i am finnaly in australia and attempting to get to the slopes from sydney but most are booked ugh sydney is amazing
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/04/2009 at 6:25pm
When are you trying to go down? Accomodation might be booked but the slopes never get booked lol, they can get extremely packed though!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/04/2009 at 10:07pm

Try staying in Jindabyne because there is no way all accom is booked.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/22/2010 at 1:17am
echo the above.

If you're a beginner, go thredbo. There's a few nice green runs to hone your skills.

If you're comfortable on blue/red runs, go to perisher, the terrain there is a lot more expansive.

And you could get the best of both worlds by staying at Jindabyne like the others have suggested. Go to one one day, and another the next.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/22/2010 at 5:10am
I'd go with thredbo, I've heard good things about it in the past. But probably your best bet would be to go to jindabyne and then you don't have to decide which one, but you gotta drive up every morning, personally i think it would be worth it for the freedom
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/23/2010 at 12:38am
Just do a day at each and make your own mind up... both have their perks depending on where the snow falls! Thredbo is much smaller but has some great tree runs and powder stashes to be had... Perisher on the other hand has 4 different mountains to hit depending on your skill level!
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