Winter 2014 is just around the corner and Thredbo has released its lift pass rates for the season. [caption id="attachment_6233" align="alignleft" width="275"] Thredbo Snowboarding[/caption] There are some excellent value packages for the coming season and the best news for families is that the age for child passes has been raised to include children aged 17 years and less. This means that most children still in high school are eligible for the child lift pass and hire rates and also for the ?Kids Free snow ?package deals. ? This is great news if your kids are getting older and you are planning on a family snow holiday. This change also applies to Thredbo's Kids Free Snow Packages so for each Adult that books a 3 of 5 day lift pass, lift and lesson pass or even books equipment hire as well, ?one child goes free on a comparable package, even if they are 17 years old! Also new for winter 2014 is the "Learn To Ride Snow Package" [caption id="attachment_6234" align="alignleft" width="275"] Kids love the snow[/caption] This is 5 day package starting on Mondays and when you book your first timer Lift and Lesson Pass and equipment hire ?you pay for 4 days and get a fifth day free. ?This deal is available throughout the winter 2014 season excluding the period from June 29th to July 13th. When you combine this package with either our value ?season 3rd night free rates our our advance booking special rates you can stay for 5 nights and learn to ski or snowboard with all equipment, passes and lessons for 5 days from only ?$1056 (twin share) or from $806 (Quad share) ?in Value season. ?In Peak season in Late July or August you can book the same snow deal from only ?$1705 ?(twin share) to $1126 ?(quad share). You can also create an excellent Thredbo Snow Package deal at any time ?during the season with the "Buy Early Save More" offers from Thredbo. ?You can save 10-15% off your lift pass when you book at least 7 days in advance and you can save even more when you bundle in your equipment hire. ?This means you can book ?a weekend with accommodation and 2 day lift pass from only $451 per person (twin share) or as low as $300 (quad share) ?in value season up to $718 (twin share and $458 (quad share) in peak season. There are similar snow deals on 5 night stays throughout the winter with value season rates as low as $837 for 5 nights (twin share) ?or $587 (quad share) and in peak season on our advance booking rates from only $1347 (twin share) and $895 (quad share) . [caption id="attachment_6239" align="alignleft" width="275"] Piste cruising in Thredbo[/caption] Also included with the 5 night Thredbo packages is free leisure centre access for the week so after a big day on the hill you can unwind with a swim or a stretch in the gym or if you have energy to burn you can reach out on the climbing wall or shoot a few hoops. You can ?create your own snow package online when you book your accommodation with us, ?just click on the "Shop" ?link during your booking to choose your lift pass, lift and lessons or hire packages from the menu. ? You can also complete the form below and we will send you a full quote. ?Alternatively you can call us?or use the "Live Chat" button on our website. ? Remember to get in early because our?advance booking special rates sell out quickly on some weeks and in some properties. ?The prices quoted above are ?based on our Lantern 1 bedroom apartments but you can book any of our larger properties as well to create your own custom snow package deal.