Springtime in the mountains is a cheeky little pocket of fun on the Australian alpine calendar. With a massive line-up of events, sunny weather and great conditions – this September in the mountains is shaping up to be one of the best.
The 2017 winter snowfall totals eclipsed 300cm’s this week and with very cold temperatures, visitors are raving about the snow quality and trail coverage. The Snowy Hydro snow depth recorded at Spencers Creek 24th August was 185cm, the highest recorded depth since 2013.
Following on from an awesome August, that saw over 200 centimetres of snow fall across the month, is super September. There is 100% of the mountain open – that’s all lifts, all trails, all terrain parks plus a packed program of special events, there is lots to love about this spring in Thredbo.
“The long term outlook suggests that September will be slightly drier and milder than average – that leads to plenty of bluebird days” said Guy Dixon Thredbo’s resident meteorologist.
To grab your slice of spring riding bliss Thredbo has announced a 72 hour sale on a 3 day Spring Flexi Pass, giving you the freedom to choose the days you ride from September 1 until October 2. Lock it in today for $269 for adults and $149 for the kids, that’s a saving of $106 for adults and $64 for the kids, sale ends 4.00pm Thursday 31 August, 2017.
A mountain escape to Thredbo this spring, here are the top ten reasons why.
Big September Events
September 1 – 2: SNOWTUNES Music Festival in Jindabyne… featuring some prominent Aussie artists Check out the full line-up here.
September 6 – 9: One Hit Wonder Festival…The biggest jump in the Southern Hemisphere, sees some of the best freeriding skiers and boarders launching themselves into the sky to pocket the $10k prizemoney.
September 6th – Fireball Full Moon Party .
September 9th First Base Party, poolside at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel Heineken Village Concert from 7pm headlined by Winston Surfshirt… it’s all free!
September 15 & 16 – BOARDSTOCK 2017 – the 2nd annual Boardstock event.
September 23 – Thredbo Pond Skim… Check out the website for registration details.
September 23 – 30 September Kids Festival.
When the sun is shining and the snow is soft, there are no better conditions to hit the terrain parks. With three progressive parks, showcasing a mix of features to jump, slide and grind. With the spring snow providing a nice soft landing there’s no better time to try out your tricks of the season.
Snow Shoeing and Backcountry Adventures
The backcountry season is shaping up to be a big one with unofficial reports of good snow depths across the Main Range. From the top of Thredbo’s Kosciuszko Express chairlift you’re only 6.5km from the top of Mt Kosciuszko, the gateway for backcountry touring and what better way to enjoy the fresh spring alpine air and the views are breathtaking.
Snowshoe into the white blue yonder with Thredbo Outdoor Adventures, they have 3- hour tours that include your snowshoe hire and poles. The tours depart every Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays at 10:30am and are $94 per person. Details here.
Deals Deals Deals
Kids Ski Free* – come and enjoy skiing and boarding in the sunshine with the family for 3 or 5 days in September and the Kids Ski Free. With every 3 or 5 day adult pass Kids Ski Free pass purchased seven days in advance, a child under 18 will ride absolutely free. There’s no better time to come on up and get your first turns in of your skiing career and take advantage of the easy riding spring snow. Click here for details * terms and conditions apply
First Timers Learn to Ski for Free. If you are keen to learn to ski and board, then head to Thredbo this spring for the beginners Sale – where you can learn for free – but get in quick sale ends Friday 1 Sept. Grab yours here.
3 Day Spring Flexi Pass. Choose the days you ride from September 1 to October 2 for $269 for adults and $149 for the kids. Buy now sale ends 4.00pm Thursday 31 August, 2017
A Village Full of Après
After a hard day of spring skiing there is nothing better than indulging in a little bit of relaxation and entertainment. Check out the Thredbo Alpine Hotel Poolside Bar with its heated pool, hot tub, live DJs and fire pits while enjoying your favourite beverage.
Spring Stay and Ski for 3 pay for 2
Ski all day and stay in the famous Thredbo Alpine Hotel and be close to the action this spring for 3 nights and pay for 2.
Accommodation in the Thredbo Alpine Hotel Hearty breakfast daily
1 x 1 day lift pass per person per dayFrom $163 per person.
3 nights minimum
Subject to availability
$163.00 per person, per night based on 2 people staying for 3 nights in a king, queen or twin room in value season. Inclusive of a 1 day lift pass per person per day. Accommodation rates vary by room type. Stay Period 10/09/17-02/10/17
The Spring Swap
The sun is shining, the snow is soft… there’s no better time to mix it up and switch the skis for a board or your board for skis.
A Village Full of Fun
Thredbo’s village is packed full of other things to do. Snow Play Park, Kids Play Park, enjoy a chairlift ride up the Merritts Chairlift, watch the fireworks and flare run on Saturday night, take a dip in the outdoor heated pool at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel, eEnjoy the facilities at the Thredbo Leisure Centre, play at the Winter Disc Golf Park, bounce on the Village trampolines, visit the Thredbo Ski Museum, roll in the skatepark.