Wayfarer TV: it’s a white-out as Thredbo gears up for bumper opening ski weekend

by James Wilkinson

Popular New South Wales alpine resort Thredbo is gearing up for a cracking opening weekend, with experts predicting potentially a metre of snowfall by Sunday.

Opening weekend kicks off on Saturday (June 12) and it will be skiing and boarding aplenty, with the Gunbarrel, Cruiser, Merritts Gondola and Easy Does It chairlifts all operating on the first day of the season.

Guests will also find a stacked line-up of events, live music, fireworks, après parties and more right across the alpine village.

This includes carvings from world famous ice sculptor Kenji, who is back to create some winter magic with his beautiful designs, and a lightshow by digital artist, Scott Baker, who recently projected onto the Strzelecki Monument for Lake Light in Jindabyne and is known for his exceptional work annually at Vivid Sydney.

Thredbo Resort General Manager, Stuart Diver, said he was looking forward to an exciting winter season in 2021.

“We are committed to providing Australia’s best snow experience and are looking forward to bringing back many of the most loved Thredbo experiences as well as introducing some new ones this season, too,” he said.

“We can’t wait to welcome guests back to Thredbo to ski, snowboard and enjoy the best of Thredbo’s alpine atmosphere from June.

“The team at Thredbo are very experienced in delivering a COVID-safe season, having delivered a successful 2020 winter and summer season.

“We continue to remain committed to providing our guests the very best experience under this new way of operating, so while the season will be different, the things that people love about Thredbo – the atmosphere, the amazing team and community, the spectacular terrain, fantastic events and experiences – will be even better this winter.”

To book tickets, season passes and more, visit the Thredbo website.