Free beer for Aussie skiers and snowboarders on Australia Day

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Aspen Australia Day

Australians finding themselves in a ski resort in the USA, Canada or Japan on Australia Day may also find a BBQ or two, depending on where you are. North American resorts particularly love their Australian guests and get into the spirit with all sorts of Australian focused events.

So, if Australia Day is your thing then head to these ski resorts for some Aussie pride.

SilverStar Mountain Resort in Canada 

The annual Australia Day Celebration Run is on again. Grab your bikini, mankini, budgie smugglers, boardies and togs and take a hot lap down Milky Way. Meet at the bottom of the Comet at 11.00am and prepare for a laugh.

Big White, Canada

Shred with the resort’s mascot, Boomer the Kangaroo. Meet at the top of the blue Kangaroo run at 11.00am. Grab a snag or sausage sanger at The Woods from 11.00am for an Aussie Day party. 

Whistler Blackcomb, Canada

If you haven’t got your tickets to the Australia Day Garden Party at GLC then you’ll need to pull a favour because the party is already sold out. Never fear you can start early at The LongHorn from 10.00am for the annual Aussie Day festivities on the deck. 

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

australia day poster Jackson hole ski resort

FREE BEER. Sorry, didn’t mean to shout. But Jackson are laying it on for their Aussie mates with meat pies, sausage rolls and free beer (while it lasts) from 4pm to 6pm Down Under the Tram in the Base Tent.

Park City, Utah

Head to The Canyons for live music from The Aussie Dogs from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and hit up the Australia Day photo booth at The Umbrella Bar for fun selfies with plenty of Aussie themed props also from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Vail, Colorado

The Aussie party at Mid Vail goes from midday to 3pm with one FREE BEER (oops, shouted again) for Australians with their passport or ID. There will also be live music by Ruby Wicks Duo and Aussie themed cuisine.

Aspen Snowmass, Colorado

Expect Tim Tams, stickers, flags and more at all four Aspen mountains plus free Vegemite toast at Aspen Mountain Gondola and fairy bread at Guest Services in Snowmass Mall. From 3pm to 4pm expect lamingtons in Aspen Gondola Plaza plus all day Aussie road signs, flags, Aussie burgers, snags and the like at participating restaurants.

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Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.

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