Perisher Announces Newer & Faster 6-person Chairlift

You’ll soon be getting up the mountain faster and further with Perisher’s announcement of a brand new, 6-person chair lift for Mt. Perisher.

Affectionately dubbed the “Mt. P 6”, the high-speed detachable chairlift will replace the existing Mt Perisher Double and Triple chairs and is expected to spin for the 2025 Australian snow season.

This new high-speed 6-person chairlift will reclaim Perisher’s title of having the highest lifted point in Australia at 2,042m, and almost halve the current travel time up Mt Perisher from 10 minutes to around five and a half minutes.

“The Mt Perisher 6 will service the iconic Towers run on Mt Perisher and provide greater connectivity for skiers and snowboarders than the Mt P Double and Triple that it will replace, providing guests access to all ski runs in all directions on Mt Perisher without having to traverse across slopes or ride multiple surface lifts,” said Nathan Butterworth, Vice President and General Manager of Perisher.  

“This significant investment in Perisher’s operations will enhance our guest experience by providing access to higher points on the mountain, faster lift ride times and greater choice of runs from the top of Mount Perisher. Getting on and around the mountain will now be quicker and more seamless for our guests,” said Butterworth. 

The high-speed detachable chair will increase chairlifting capacity in the Mt Perisher area by 60%, taking more skiers and riders higher up the mountain than ever before. This also marks the first high-speed lift on intermediate and advanced skiing terrain at Perisher, which will enhance the experience for guests with these skiing and riding abilities significantly. 

This is a multi-year project with preparatory works to begin ahead of the 2024 winter season. The operation of the new chairlift is anticipated to begin in the 2025 winter season.

Follow Perisher’s social media channels and website news channel for updates on this exciting infrastructure project for Perisher Ski Resort.  

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