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Thredbo Opening Weekend

Posted on Tuesday, 5th of May 2015

Thredbo Opening Weekend

kIDS PLAYING IN THE SNOWFROM 5 JUNE TO 8 JUNE, 2015

Thredbo is famous for its season opening party and this year is no different. Set to light up the skies and rock the village in true alpine style, this massive list of long weekend events, parties and celebrations are a must do!

Highlights of the weekend include a free outdoor concert featuring The Preatures, a spectacular fireworks display and the annual outdoor Thredbo Village Long Lunch.

The heat will quite literally be turned up at the Rekorderlig Poolside Party on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, so pack your togs for this dive in party. The Rekorderlig Sounds in the Snow Series kicks off with a live free gig by electronic trio Crooked Colours. Crooked Colours hail from Perth, and have played at Parklife, Wonderland & St Jerome’s Laneway festivals, and shared the stage with Flume & PNAU.

The Preatures, described as an exhilarating combination of rock and soul, will be headlining the free Corona Village Concert Series in Thredbo’s Village Square. They rose to fame with their single ‘Is This How You Feel?’ which made it to number nine in the Triple J Hottest 100, make sure you catch this one. To kick things off Red Wine Roses will be warming up the snow crowd from 6.30pm. For those who haven’t had enough partying, the Schuss Bar and Keller Bar will be open until late.

The Village Square will be all action as artist Kenji Ogawa sparks up the files and chainsaw to create a illuminating ice sculpture. And they haven’t forgotten about the kids – the Thredboland animals will come out to play at the Kids Opening Party, Twinkle Toes will be teaching the latest dance moves, there will be face painting, Snowy the Clown, the Thredbo Super Slide and a fire show. All this plus snow permitting – the opportunity to jump on the ski’s and boards for the first turns of the season awaits!

The Mumm Long Lunch will line the Village Square on Sunday – Italian inspired cuisine, under an alpine sky with Mumm champagne with friends makes this event one of the most popular of the weekend.  If you need a place to unwind after a jam packed weekend of activities, the Pub Bistro in the Thredbo Alpine Hotel will be hosting the Recovery Party from 10am Monday.

The schedule for the weekend includes:

Friday 5th June 2015

Red Wine Roses Band
9.00pm to 2.00am
Thredbo Alpine Hotel Schuss Bar
Rock into winter 2015 with Sydney band Red Wine Roses playing the Schuss Bar till late. A great way to kick start the weekend.

Saturday 6th June 2015

Thredbo Ice Sculpture by Kenji Ogawa
From 10.00am across the weekend
Village Square
Award winning ice sculptor Kenji Ogawa competes and exhibits icy creations around the world and his Australian stop is Thredbo. Watch in awe as Kenji fires up the files and chainsaw to create a sparkling ice sculpture. You will be amazed how this master craftsman transforms a block of ice into a piece of art.

Face Painting
10.00am to 12.00pm
3.00pm to 5.00pm
Village Square
Smiles are guaranteed as talented Tash and her magical brushes transform the kids into fairies, tigers, unicorns, a princess or your favourite superhero. Tash will add colour, glitter, sparkles and fun to the kids weekend.

Twinkle Toes Dance Sessions
10.00am to 11.00am
3.00pm to 4.00pm
Townsend Room
Get ready to groove as jazzy Jess brings her best dance moves to Thredbo. The kids get to learn a mix of moves across hip hop, ballet and contemporary, best of all they have a blast.

Rekorderlig Sounds in the Snow with Crooked Colours
2.00pm to 6.00pm
Thredbo Alpine Hotel Poolside
Note: pack bikinis and boardies. The heat will quite literally be turned up at the dive in Poolside Party at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel. As part of the Rekorderlig Sounds in the Snow Series, electronic trio Crooked Colours will play to the sun goes down. You can warm up by the crackling fires with your favourite beverage or dive into the outdoor pool that is heated to an inviting 24 degrees. Hailing from Perth, Crooked Colours have played at Parklife, Wonderland & St Jerome’s Laneway festivals, and shared the stage with Flume & PNAU.

Massive Fireworks Display
6.00pm
Thredbo Village Sky
Watch the sky sparkle with colour as the region’s largest fireworks heads high above Thredbo. The mountains will illuminate and dance as the team create a pyrotechnic spectacular.

Corona Village Concert Series featuring The Preatures
6.30pm to 7.45pm – Red Wine Roses
8.00pm to 9pm – The Preatures
Village Square
The Preatures, described as an exhilarating combination of rock and soul, will be headlining the free Corona Village Concert Series. They rose to fame with their single ‘Is This How You Feel?’ making it to number nine in the Triple J Hottest 100, make sure you catch this one. Layer up as this is outdoors… Red Wine Roses will warm up the snow crowd from 6.30pm.

Red Wine Roses Band
9.00pm to 2.00am
Thredbo Alpine Hotel – Schuss Bar
The famous Schuss Bar will rock with Sydney band Red Wine Roses performing live til late. Guaranteed to rock and roll.

Keller After Party
10.00pm to late
Keller Bar
Want to make it loooong weekend, the late and lively Keller Bar will have a DJ playing til late.

Sunday 7th June 2015

Face Painting
10.00am to 12.00pm
3.00pm to 5.00pm
Village Square
Smiles are guaranteed as talented Tash and her magical brushes transform the kids into fairies, tigers, unicorns, a princess or your favourite superhero. Tash will add colour, glitter, sparkles and fun to the kids weekend.

Roving Fun – Snowy the Clown
10.00am to 12.00pm
1.00pm to 2.00pm
Village Square
Look out here come’s Snowy the Clown. You won’t miss seeing or hearing him – he has a big red nose, loud outfit and a noisy honker. He will be out and about Thredbo clowning around, looking for mischief and for anyone to be part of his show. There may even be a unicycle involved, great family fun.

G.H. Mumm Long Lunch
11.30am to 3.30pm
$160 for two – includes a bottle of Mumm Champagne
Village Square
*Tickets must be booked via Thredbo eStore
The Village Square transforms into a dining room for the annual long lunch. It’s an afternoon of celebrating the season, with an Italian inspired buffet menu designed by Thredbo Alpine Hotel Executive Chef Kane Stamp and complemented with G.H. Mumm Champagne. With a huge long table, decorations, live music and a scrumptious three course meal, tickets will sell out fast.

Cascades Long Lunch
11.30am to 3.30pm
$160 for two – includes a bottle of Mumm Champagne
Thredbo Alpine Hotel – Cascades Restaurant
*Tickets must be booked via Thredbo eStore
Cascades hosts an indoors long lunch. Enjoy delicious cuisine, mountain views and exceptional service as you toast the start of winter 2015.

Blessing of the Snow
2.00pm
Thredbo Village Chapel
A long held tradition where Thredbo Ski Patrol and local church leaders along with the community gather in the beautiful Thredbo Chapel to wish everyone a safe, happy and prosperous season ahead.

Rekorderlig Poolside
2.00pm to 6.00pm
Poolside Thredbo Alpine Hotel
Enjoy everything alpine at Thredbo’s Rekorderlig Poolside Après Bar. With fire pits, hot tub, heated pool, tunes and a bar close by; it’s the perfect way to wind down the afternoon.

Skate Jam
3.00pm to 6.00pm – All Ages
6.00pm to 10.00pm – Over 18’s
Thredbo Alpine Hotel – Keller Bar
Grab your deck and head to the Keller Bar for a sweet indoor skate session. There are jibs and features for some free-rolling fun.

Opening Weekend Kids Party
3.30pm to 4.30pm
Thredbo Alpine Hotel – Townsend Room
Things are going to get crazy as Snowy the Clown, Twinkle Toes and the Thredboland animals get together to celebrate with start of winter with the kids. With music, balloons and a whole lot of fun this will be a great event for little Thredbo shredders.

Red Wine Roses
9.00pm to 2.00am
Thredbo Alpine Hotel – Schuss Bar
The famous Schuss Bar will rock with Sydney band Red Wine Roses performing live til late. Guaranteed to rock and roll.

When: Friday 5th to Monday 8th June, 2015

Where: Thredbo Resort

How much: Free & Ticketed

Transport: Village Courtesy Bus available

 

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