Perisher Valley is a popular destination in the Australian Alps for winter sport lovers.
It has been claimed that the Perisher valley was named by James Spencer, who had settled in the area in the 1840s, when he was caught in a storm. His comment 'What a perisher' is probably apocryphal but it is a reasonable account of both the weather and the location.
In spring and summer the walks in the area are exhilarating. The alpine flowers are dramatic and the views are often spectacular. But it is Winter that attracts visitors for the marvelous snow scenes like these Snow Gums.