Perisher skiers are forced to trek down the snow mountain slopes after queuing endlessly at the chairlift
Skiers were forced to walk down the slopes as high winds made it dangerous to use the lifts
Angry skiers paying to use the snowfield’s chairlifts have expressed their frustration after being forced to climb the slopes due to endless queues at the lifts.
After long queues of visitors waiting to use the chairlifts, teams were released to trek to Perisher in the NSW Snowy Mountains.
A one-day pass ticket costs $234 for adventure seekers to use the facilities on Saturdays.
Snowboarders and skiers were forced to climb Perisher’s slopes after waiting in long lines to use the lifts.
Social media was flooded with videos of skiers and snowboarders trekking the slopes.
A video shows snowboarders sadly walking up the mountain with their gear while people wait to use the lift.
Several people can be seen pulling their snowboards and skis up the steep terrain along the road.
A huge crowd was seen forming with rows upon rows from the chairlift facility.
‘ POV [Point of View]: You pay $200 for a day pass just to walk up a hill,’ the caption read.
Perisher Mountain Manager Andrew Kennedy told news.com.com that the wind was strong enough to make it dangerous for the lifts to carry skiers.
‘On Friday, we had gusts of over 120 km/h and on Saturday gusts of 100+ km/h,’ he said.
‘The safety of staff and guests must always be our top priority and we had another 30 lifts operational’.
According to Mr. Kennedy, huge queues of people to use the lifts do not mean that people have to wait long to use the facilities.
He said people were more likely to face a ’10 minute wait’ to use the lifts.
Perisher officials caution visitors to plan their trips with weather conditions that affect facility operations.
The ski season has started late this year due to snowfall that snow fans have been waiting for to come out at the perfect time.
Perisher is expected to get some decent snow before the weekend.
Over the weekend people formed huge queues to use the chairlifts in the snowy mountains
As the snow season begins, people flock to the resorts with some decent snowfall expected over the weekend.
Those planning to travel to the destination are urged to monitor snow conditions and encouraged to download the Perisher app.
Snow enthusiasts also warned of long traffic delays and several visitors complained of long delays entering and exiting the resort.
The complaints come weeks after skiers complained of long queues just before the start of the school holidays
Visitors faced a long trek down the slopes as bad weather again forced huge queues to use the lifts.