Matterhorn Ski Lodge, Perisher review | On Snow Family Accommodation

If you’re looking for a great snow holiday for your family, stay right in the middle of the snow in Perisher Valley at the Matterhorn Lodge!

The Matterhorn Ski Lodge

When we received an invitation to stay at the famous Matterhorn Lodge in Perisher during the 2019 Australian ski season, we were thrilled to visit – and learned that it more than lives up to its outstanding reputation for ski accommodation excellence.

On Snow Accommodation in Perisher

The Matterhorn Lodge is a stunning alpine lodge located right in the centre of Perisher Ski Resort in the NSW ski fields of Australia. It’s the perfect Perisher Valley base for on-snow stays. Whilst you can book for stays of any length, I’d recommend booking for as long a stay as possible – because when you get to the Matterhorn you’re not going to want to leave!

Driving and staying overnight at Perisher

Perisher Valley Ski Tube station

Leave your car behind and catch the Skitube for a short underground ride right through the mountains to Perisher. The big bonus with using the Skitube is that you don’t need to worry about hiring or fitting snow chains to your car, as the Skitube carpark at Bullocks Flat Skitube Terminal is located below the snow line, plus parking your car at Bullocks Flat is free. Getting to Perisher via Skitube also includes your National Park entry fee.

How long does the Skitube take to Perisher?

Skitube Bullocks Flat to Perisher Valley and Mount Blue Cow
Skitube leaves from Bullocks Flat to Perisher Valley and Mount Blue Cow

The Skitube takes ten minute from Bullocks Flat to Perisher Valley. You can also take the Skitube between Perisher Valley and Mount Blue Cow for free.

If you’ve booked your Perisher ski lift tickets and Skitube tickets for the first time online, then you can pick them all up at the Skitube Terminal too. This means that once you arrive at Perisher Ski Tube station, if you have your own gear or have already hired your snow gear, you can start skiing and snowboarding straight away!

Skitube Tip! Carry your skis or snowboard in a travel bag so they can go in the Skitube Perisher Station luggage lift – then you don’t have to carry them up the stairs!

Matterhorn Accommodation includes free transfers

A complimentary over-snow transport service is included with your Matterhorn Accommodation with Hans Oversnow Transport. Yourself, your luggage, skis and snowboards are delivered from the Skitube via snow mobile right to the front door of the Matterhorn Lodge.

Ski from your accommodation to the chair lift

The Matterhorn Lodge, Perisher is on-snow accommodation

The Matterhorn Lodge and surrounds look like a scene straight off a Christmas card – it’s absolutely charming!

We were welcomed by the wonderful Jacqui and all the Matterhorn Lodge staff, and were soon checked in.

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Our Matterhorn Lodge Accommodation

Our Matterhorn Ski Lodge accommodation

Our rooms were beautiful. We were located on the ground floor. We even had our own long veranda with wicker lounge chairs overlooking the snowy street, right down to Perisher Front Valley.

Our Matterhorn Ski Lodge private verandah

Warm and cosy, even our comfortable beds had beautiful views all-around of the alpine village and circling snowy mountains. There was a remote control flat screen TV in the corner, and a temperature-adjustable long radiator along one wall with hooks above it to hang any damp clothes.

Our Matterhorn Ski Lodge accommodation ensuiteThe ensuite was fitted out with everything we needed, including a hot, strong shower, towels and bathroom toiletries all supplied.

Ski-out Perisher Valley accommodation

The snowy mountains were calling us, so soon after checking in we headed to the ski room to get our skis. Here you can store all your ski gear, including boots, skis and ski boards and helmets.

In mere minutes we were sat on the chair lift looking back at the Matterhorn Lodge – this on-snow accommodation is perfectly located, with an easy down-hill ski straight to all the front valley Perisher chair lifts.

The Matterhorn Lodge is also perfectly placed for night skiing, plus you can see the Perisher Valley fireworks from the Matterhorn’s front door!

Our Matterhorn Ski Lodge drying room

After a fantastic day’s skiing the Perisher, Blue Cow, Guthega and Smiggins Holes runs, we headed back to the Matterhorn Lodge, worn out with fun – and very hungry!

We left our ski gear to dry in the ski room and headed into the dining room for a hot dinner. Three delicious courses followed for both adults and children. The tables were full of happy families, excitedly chatting about their day’s skiing and snowboarding adventures.

Three-course hot dinners are included

The Matterhorn Ski Lodge dining room
The Matterhorn Ski Lodge dining room

The Matterhorn Lodge menu was a delight – delicious, chef-crafted hot meals, served to your table by wait-staff. Menus change daily, with a different soup-starter each night, followed by a delectable main or popular kids-meal. Then to finish, a scrumptious desert.

By the end of our stay, we had learned to look forward to dinner – it became a highlight of our day!

Our Matterhorn Ski Lodge dinners

Family friendly Après Ski Fun!

After dinner each night, we all loved to spend some time in the guest lounge, bar and games room.

The Matterhorn Bar is open from 4pm in the afternoon, and wine, Schnapps and beer are all available for your après-ski preference.

The Matterhorn Lodge also features a complimentary self-serve coffee and tea bar available 24/7. Or if you’re craving a barista-made coffee or espresso coffee, you can order one at the bar.

The guest lounge, bar and games room.
The guest lounge, bar and games room.

The guest lounge is a great place to relax during the day, or after dinner. Families, couples and solo snow guests wander in to relax on the comfy lounges, and unwind or chat together near the log fire. It’s also the perfect place to pull out your laptop, catch up on the news, or perhaps just watch one of the ski films continually playing on the big flat-screen TV.

The Matterhorn Lodge games room
The Matterhorn Ski Lodge games room

Everybody loves to play in the games room, located just off the lounge. There’s a large variety of fun games, including electronic games, a ping pong table, table-soccer, air hockey, and coin-operated pool tables. Board games are also available.

It’s all device-free, good old-fashioned family fun. It’s really lovely to see all the children – from toddlers to teens – playing together.

The Matterhorn has a lovely happy family atmosphere, with welcoming, family-friendly staff putting everyone at ease.

Adults and kids all love the Matterhorn games room
Adults and kids all love the Matterhorn games room

After a lovely evening we headed back to our cosy rooms, snuggling under the quilts on our large, comfortable beds. It was time to recharge our batteries for another big day of skiing tomorrow!

If you’re a bit of a night owl, don’t worry – you won’t be locked out. Whilst the lodge front door is locked after hours, you’re are able to access the lodge via a pin pad on the front door.

Breakfast is included with your accommodation

Breakfast is included

In the morning we were ready to go skiing again, but not without a hearty Matterhorn Lodge breakfast first!

Both full and continental breakfasts are included with your accommodation. Hot breakfasts are available from 8am, with early-risers able to have a continental breakfast from 7:30am. Again, barista coffee is available to purchase.


After our first stay at the Matterhorn Lodge, we loved it so much we soon found ourselves returning for a second ski holiday during the 2019 ski season!

If you’re looking for a fabulously fun on-snow ski resort accommodation option for your family, you really can’t go past the Matterhorn Ski Lodge at Perisher!

Matterhorn Lodge Perisher useful info

The Matterhorn Ski Lodge Perisher


Accommodation includes hot breakfasts and three-course hot dinners

Complimentary shuttle service from the Skitube

Complimentary WIFI

Guest Laundry with coin-operated washing machines and complimentary dryer

Public bar, guest lounge and games room

Guest dining room

Where is the Matterhorn Lodge?

Location:  Perisher Valley Ski Resort, NSW ski fields, Kosciuszko National Park, Australia

Phone:  02 6457 5299


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Go to the Matterhorn Lodge official website to find out more!


The Let’s Go Mum family were hosted guests of the Matterhorn Lodge. As always, all of our opinions are strictly our own.

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