23 June 2011 The snow has well and truly arrived with a big dump of the white stuff over the past week in Thredbo. Plenty of people have been making the trip to the snow and Lantern Thredbo Apartments are offering great accommodation deals ? and some great tips on avoiding the crowds too! ?Winter 2011 is shaping up to be a great season so far. The winter weekends can be very popular in the mountains with many people making the trip from Sydney and Canberra,? said Ian Foster, General Manager of The Lantern Property Group which operates Lantern Apartments, Lhotsky Apartments and Snow Stream Apartments amongst others. ?Our winter weekends are selling fast, but we still have weekends available throughout most of the season,? he continued. As weekends are the busiest time in the Snowy Mountains, Ian suggests a few ways you can beat the crowds on a busy weekend. ?Staying in Thredbo can save you a lot of time as you don?t have to join the heavy traffic making its way up from Jindabyne each morning. ?We?d also recommend that you leave home early on the Friday. If you can arrive in Thredbo before dark then you have the evening to relax, and in the morning you can be out of bed early to beat the crowds onto the first chairlift at 8.30am. ?Another way to beat the crowds is to have an early morning break on the slopes. Then when everyone heads in for lunch you can keep skiing and enjoy the lighter traffic on the hill,? he continued. Winter weekends at the Lantern Thredbo Apartments are available throughout most of the season for as little as $150 per person, four share, in June and September, or for just $275 per person, four share, in July and August. These prices are great value for two nights? accommodation in Thredbo in a four star apartment. ?Our lowest rates are available with the Lantern one bedroom standard apartments, but we also have some larger apartments available on selected weekends with accommodation for up to eight people available.? Ian concluded. To book visit www.lanternapartments.com.au or call 1800 020 598. * Prices quoted may change without notice. Terms and conditions apply.