the perisher challenge!!!
- all lifts in 1 day -
There are 47 lifts in Perisher, 48 including Tube Town. On Wednesday the8th August, we challenged ourselves to ride every single lift. And wedid it, with the exception of Olympic, unfortunately, it was closed dueto ice. Here is how we did it:We were ready to rumble at 8:30 am in Smiggins for first lifts. Straightonto the Captain Cook J Bar. We smashed out Smiggins in about an hourthen headed over to Perisher. Straight to the Village 8 to make our wayto Mount Perisher with a few t bars along the way. Mount Perisher issuch a highlight for Perisher, just so much fun! The 3 seat chairlift onMount P was on hold for a little while, cutting into our preciousplanned out time, but it worked out well, gave us a chance to have adrink and eat our snacks.After hitting all the lifts in Perisher we cruised over to Blue Cow, andbecause of the layout of the resort, we went from Blue Cow to Guthegaand back to Blue Cow. By the time we got back to Blue Cow to finish thelast 4 lifts the leg burn had definitely kicked in. My legs were burningon every turn. There was definitely a few straight line runs by the endwith the goal of just making it to the next lift. And the nicest thingis by the time the legs were burning we were at Blue Cow and thechairlifts there have the leg rests – HEAVEN!The secret to getting to all the lifts in one day is preparation. Webought our own lunch and drinks, we planned every lift in order and wegot there for first lifts. Our mission was to ride every lift inPerisher in 1 day and we took that to include Tube Town too which weonly just made with minutes to spare. Here is our day, yellow lines arethe lifts, blue lines are the rough runs we did.
check out our day!
Km's skied: 38.3kms
Vertical kms: 4132m
Highest altitude reached: 2028
Duration: 7 hours and 53 minutes
We missed Olympic because it was shut due to ice which was so disappointing but means we’ll just have to do it again!
Do you think you have it in you? 48 lifts in about 8 hours? It meansabout 10 minutes for each lift, that’s including lining up, the liftitself and getting back down to the next one? If you do, use the hashtag#perisherchallenge we’d love to you how you did!
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