Mount Blue Cow is one of the four village bases of Perisher Ski Resort
, New South Wales, Australia.
Looking back from summit of Ridge Quad Chair towards Blue Cow Terminal.
Looking towards the summit from outside Blue Cow Terminal.
Blue Cow (also Mount Blue Cow) is part of Perisher ski resort in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, in the Snowy River Shire. It is within the Kosciuszko National Park, and is administered by the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). 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.
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 and four village base areas: Perisher Valley, Blue Cow, Smiggin Holes and Guthega.
Blue Cow has 9 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
Coordinates: 36°22′S 148°24′E / 36.367°S 148.400°E