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Blue Cow
Mount Blue Cow is one of the four village bases of Perisher Ski Resort
Mount Blue Cow is one of the four village bases of Perisher Ski Resort
Location Mount Blue Cow, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
Nearest city Template:NSWcity/core
Coordinates 36°22′S 148°24′E / 36.367°S 148.4°E / -36.367; 148.4Coordinates: 36°22′S 148°24′E / 36.367°S 148.4°E / -36.367; 148.4
Vertical 355 m (1,165 ft)
Top elevation 1,890 m (6,200 ft)
Base elevation 1,605 m (5,266 ft)
Skiable area 1,245 ha (3,080 acres)
Longest run 3 km (1.9 mi)
Lift system 47 chairlifts and T-bars
Lift capacity passengers/hr
Total length over 100 km (62 mi)
Terrain parks Kosciuszko National Park
Website www.perisher.com.au
Blue Cow Mountain
The Blue Cow
Mount Blue Cow
Mount Blue Cow July 2011.jpg
Looking towards the summit from outside Blue Cow Terminal.
Elevation 1,901 m (6,237 ft)
Parent peak Mount Kosciuszko
Location
Location of Blue Cow Mountain in New South Wales
Location Snowy Mountains region, New South Wales, Australia
Range Snowy Mountains
Coordinates 36°22′S 148°23′E / 36.367°S 148.383°E / -36.367; 148.383
Topo map Geehi Dam

Blue Cow is a ski resort that is part of Perisher located in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, within the Snowy Monaro Regional Council. The resort is situated within the Kosciuszko National Park and is administered by the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. During winter months, the only access to the village is via the Skitube underground railway. In summer, access is via off-road only. Blue Cow is one of the four resort bases within Perisher, Australia's largest ski resort.

Also known as the Blue Cow Mountain, Mount Blue Cow or The Blue Cow, the mountain lies within the Main Range of Snowy Mountains, part of the Great Dividing Range. Blue Cow Mountain has an elevation of 1,901 metres (6,237 ft) above sea level.

Skiing

The last establishment of a major skifield in New South Wales came with the development of Mount Blue Cow in the 1980s. In 1987 the Skitube Alpine Railway opened to deliver skiers from Bullocks Flat, on the Alpine Way, to Perisher Valley and to Blue Cow, which also opened in 1987. The operators of Blue Cow purchased Guthega in 1991, and the new combined resort later merged with Perisher-Smiggins to become the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2009 Perisher had 48 lifts covering 1,245 hectares (3,080 acres) and four village base areas: Perisher Valley, Blue Cow, Smiggin Holes and Guthega.

Blue Cow has nine ski lifts:

  • Ridge Quad Chair
  • Summit Quad Chair
  • Early Starter Double Chair
  • Terminal Quad Chair
  • Brumby T-Bar
  • Pony Ride Rope Tow
  • Pony Rope Tow
  • Snowsports School Rope Tow (Snowsports School only)
  • Pleasant Valley Quad Chair
Mount Blue Cow Ski Resort
Looking back from summit of Ridge Quad Chair towards Blue Cow Terminal.

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