Season Opening at Thredbo, Australia: No Skiing or Boarding But Plenty of Action

Julia Schneemann | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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Despite the best efforts by Thredbo’s snowmaking crew, opening weekend was without any skiing or boarding at Thredbo, Australia. | Picture: supplied by Thredbo

While there may not have been any skiing or snowboarding at the 2023 winter opening weekend at Thredbo, Australia, that didn’t stop the fun, with guests enjoying non-stop celebrations across the mountain and throughout the village. Thredbo Brand & Marketing Manager Richie Carroll said it was incredible to see guests back in the resort to celebrate the start of winter.

“Thredbo truly transformed into a winter playground for all ages on Opening Weekend. Our non-stop schedule of live music, events and entertainment ensured that even without skiing or snowboarding, everyone was able to celebrate and have a great time all weekend long.”

Spirits were high despite low snow levels at Thredbo, Australia. | Picture: supplied by Thredbo

Thredbo’s first après party of the season, Heineken Saturday ft. Kinder Sounds brought a massive crowd to the Alpine Bar on Saturday night, celebrating the start of the season with live music, dancing, and fireworks.

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Kinder performing on the Heineken stage on Saturday at Thredbo, Australia. | Picture: supplied by Thredbo

On Sunday, Thredbo hosted its iconic G.H. Mumm Long Lunch, with attendees enjoying canapes and drinks in the village before moving inside for a beautiful custom lunch by our executive chef.

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The annual Long Lunch, sponsored by G.H. Mumm, is a staple on the social calendar at Thredbo, Australia. | Picture: supplied by Thredbo

Across the weekend, guests also enjoyed scenic rides on the Kosciuszko Chairlift and Merritts Gondola, on-mountain dining and après at Eagles Nest and Merritts Mountain Haus, ice sculpting by Kenji, a Meet & Greet with Thredbo’s Olympic Ambassadors like Tess Coady or Valentino Gueseli, non-stop live music, alpine bobsled rides, fireworks, alpine bungee, a magic show, face painting, Thredboland animal selfies, Lindt Chocolate s’mores, giant games, and arts & crafts.

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Thredbo ambassadors Tess Coady and Valentino Gueseli enjoying a well-earned lunch. | Picture: supplied by Thredbo

Colder temperatures also created suitable snowmaking conditions over the weekend, and the 7-day forecast is promising with more snow and snowmaking conditions ahead.

Fireworks and ice sculptures rounded out the atmosphere at Thredbo’s opening weekend. | Picture: supplied by Thredbo

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