With temperatures dropping and scattered snow throughout the week, it’s clear that winter is settling in at Thredbo, well ahead of opening weekend. The resort, which has seen up to 25cm of snow fall (pictured below) on the mountain since Saturday, will officially kick of its winter season on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (6th – 8th June) with a packed schedule of events, parties and celebrations.
Famous for its season opener, Thredbo’s 2015 opening weekend schedule will not disappoint. Highlights include a free outdoor concert featuring The Preatures and Crooked Colours, hot pool parties, a spectacular fireworks display and the annual outdoor Thredbo Village Long Lunch.
In true Swedish après style, on Saturday afternoon guests can keep warm by diving straight off the mountain and into the Rekorderlig Sounds in the Snow poolside party. As part of a concert series taking place throughout the winter, Saturday will see guests enjoy a live free gig by electronic trio Crooked Colours, who have previously packed dancefloors at Parklife, Wonderland and St Jerome’s Laneway festivals.
Headlining the weekend’s entertainment will be Aussie group, The Preatures, who will take the stage at the free Corona Village Concert Series on Saturday night in Thredbo’s Village Square. Described as an exhilarating combination of rock and soul, The Preatures rose to fame with their single ‘Is This How You Feel?’ making it to number nine in the Triple J Hottest 100. Sydney rockers, Red Wine Roses, will warm up The Preatures’ crowd from 6:30pm, and for those kicking on after the gig, Thredbo’s Schuss Bar and Keller Bar will be open until late.
A popular opening weekend staple, artist Kenji Ogawa will once again grace The Village Square on Saturday morning to create an awe-inspiring ice sculpture from 10am. Meanwhile, families with children are invited to play in Thredbo’s free snow play area and join the famous Thredboland animals at the Kids Opening Party where children will enjoy Twinkle Toes dance classes, face painting, Snowy the Clown, the Thredbo Super Slide and an exhilarating fire show.
Rounding out an exciting opening weekend in Thredbo, the Mumm Long Lunch will line The Village Square on Sunday afternoon. With an Italian inspired cuisine served alongside flowing G.H. Mumm champagne in a picturesque outdoor alpine setting, each year this event proves to be evermore popular among guests.
After a big weekend of skiing, snowboarding, partying and dining, Thredbo will cater to those needing to unwind by kicking off the Recovery Party from 10am Monday at the Pub Bistro in the Thredbo Alpine Hotel.
Following an epic opening weekend, this winter at Thredbo it’s all about getting everyday Australians and their families and friends to come down and enjoy the magic of snow – especially if it’s their first time. A resort awarded1 for an exciting range of features, events and programs, Thredbo makes planning a snow holiday easy with packages and experiences tailored specifically to first-timers and families.
Olympic medallist and Thredbo Snow Ambassador, Torah Bright (pictured above), will be spending time on the slopes of Thredbo this winter, as she encourages first-timers to get down and experience the wonder of snow. In collaboration with Torah, Thredbo have developed the ‘all you need’ Torah Bright Beginners Pack to make your first-snow experience a simple one. The package includes a beginner lift pass, a beginner lesson and the option for equipment rental.
As a special pre-season offer, anyone who purchases the Torah Bright Beginners Pack in May can take advantage of Thredbo’s 3 for 2 Beginner sale, providing an additional third day free-of-charge, plus a bonus half day to get beginners familiar with the slopes. Pricing for the 3 for 2 Beginner Pack starts at $322 for adults and $231 for kids, which includes three days worth of lift access, lessons and equipment rental.
There are also great accommodation packages tailored for opening weekend which start from just $95* per person, per night. For more information on Thredbo, opening weekend or the latest packages, visit www.thredbo.com.au