2017 is starting Early and with Great Snow

Book your accommodation now with Barrakee Ski Lodge.


Perisher, Australia’s favourite and largest ski resort was the first resort in Australia to open for skiing and boarding for the 2017 snow season one week earlier than expected. Perisher has a history of being the first resort to open and the last resort to close each snow season due to having the most reliable snow conditions in Australia. This reputation is due to the high elevation of the resort and continued investment in snowmaking. Perisher has invested an excess of $22 million on improving and expanding the snowmaking system since 2007, and this combined with great natural snow has seen the resort offering fantastic early season skiing and boarding for all guests.

Perisher received 22cm of snow this week and very cold temperatures have provided ideal conditions for Perisher’s snowmaking team to pump out masses of snow across Perisher Valley, Blue Cow and Smiggin Holes. Last night saw over 199 snowguns working through the night as temperatures hit a chilly minus 6.5 degrees.


Meet our Managers

Peter and Terry bring to Barrakee a wealth of experience in Winter Living. They have been working in the Australian, European and North American Alps for over 12 years and in the Industry for over 35 years. They are Hospitality professionals and thrive on providing you with a snow holiday you will remember. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or a first timer they will welcome you with good advice, warmth and enthusiasm.

Peter O’Connor is a Multi Award winning Chef who has cooked for Prime Ministers, Presidents and Celebrities. He was also part of the Master Caterers Team who were selected to provide meals for the Sydney Olympics. In 1998 he was offered the position of Personal Chef to the Prime Minister of Australia at Kirribilli House.

Peter and Terry have a passion for snow and food and have designed a menu they think will complement your skiing holiday. They invite you to join them in the beautiful ambience of Barrakee for hearty breakfasts, sumptuous dinners and drinks around the open fire with friends. So come and meet the fantastic team we have assembled at Barrakee. You’ll be in good hands.