From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Something jars with this article being named after a ski resort. A search at [http;//] shows there is no gazetted place called Perisher Blue, which is hardly surprising.

I propose that this article be renamed Perisher Valley, and appropriate redirects from the resort name be made. --(WT-en) Inas 02:49, 27 April 2009 (EDT)

I'm not sure I'd support that -- if Wikipedia is to be believed, WikiPedia:Perisher Valley actually only covers about 25% of Perisher Blue. There are plenty of cases of destinations named after ski resorts, mostly notably next year's Olympics site Whistler. (WT-en) Jpatokal 03:19, 27 April 2009 (EDT)
That said, the WP article for PB says that the name is now officially just Perisher, so perhaps that's the best option? (WT-en) Jpatokal 03:20, 27 April 2009 (EDT)
I not sure I see the similarities with Whistler. Whistler is a town as well as a resort. I can type it into a GPS, I can find it on a map. It is a gazetted name. Perisher Blue was a catchy name invented by the marketing department of PBL, and is a registered trademark. Perisher - the new name is also a registered trademark and not a geographic name. It would be the equivalent of Disneyland, and I just don't see it fitting into the same exception as Disneyland does. Why not put the information on the resort within its geography. The official tourism site already refers to the areas as Perisher Valley [1]. It is only the corporate site that uses the Perisher and Perisher Blue trademarks. There are things there that aren't part of the corporate offering. --(WT-en) Inas 06:52, 27 April 2009 (EDT)
Our criterion is "most common name" — if people call it Perisher, than that's what it's called, trademark or no. Perisher Valley is only one of four villages within Perisher. (WT-en) Jpatokal 12:18, 27 April 2009 (EDT)
People may call it Perisher, but I think they do so only as an abbreviation for Perisher Valley. The new trademark of Perisher as a promotional name for the ski resort hasn't been launched as yet, to the best of my knowledge. The ski season kicks off in another month or so. However, since people already call the place Perisher, the use of the new trademarked name will probably consolidate the usage of the abbreviated name. Still, I'm happier with Perisher, since it is a common abbreviation in use, and picked up as the new name, than I was with Perisher Blue, which is purely a marketing invention. --(WT-en) Inas 20:34, 27 April 2009 (EDT)