[caption id="attachment_8295" align="alignleft" width="275"] Fireworks Over the Snow in Thredbo[/caption] After a spell of "Winterish" ?weather hammered?Thredbo ?with ?snow falling on the top of ?the mountain,?the frosty mornings set in and the Snow Makers cranked up the guns to lay some cover down..... And winter is not far away...the June Long Weekend marks the opening of the Snow Season and as usual ?the party is on. ?Thredbo is an action packed little village for this weekend of parties, entertainment and with this early snow, maybe even some skiing or snowboarding. The Village will be full of music ?with the "Preatures" (Number 9 on Triple J's hottest?100) ?in a free concert on Saturday night in the village square supported by "Red Wine Roses" who will be playing gigs all over the village including at the Rekorderlig Pool Parties on Saturday and Sunday Afternoon and in the Schuss Bar every night. [caption id="attachment_8297" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Preatures will play the Village Square[/caption] There ?is a party for everyone in Thredbo on the opening weekend with special family friendly ?activities like the artist Kenji Ogawa as he files and chainsaw's his way through blocks of ice?to create astounding?ice sculptures,?the Thredboland animals will be out and about?at the Kids Opening Party and Twinkle Toes will be teaching the latest dance moves?while the face painting princess and Snowy the Clown keep the young ones laughing. ?The?Thredbo Super Slide will be pumped and of course Saturday night will be ablaze with the Season Opening Fireworks. The now infamous Long Lunch is ?back again for 2015 with sponsors Mumm Champagne ensuring it is a bubbly affair. ?Join in this party in the village square for a relaxing Sunday Afternoon. ? ?On Sunday Evening there is a Cancer Council charity ball in the Kosciuszko Room with the Stevie Wright Show in a tribute to Stevie Wright and the Easybeats. Full Program for the Opening Weekend Celebration 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.?Get the weekend off to a big start. Saturday 6th June 2015 Thredbo Ice Sculpture by Kenji Ogawa [caption id="attachment_8298" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ice on Show in Thredbo[/caption] From 10.00am across the weekend Village Square Award winning ice sculptor Kenji Ogawa?will amaze and inspire with his creations in ice using files and chainsaws to carve?astounding creations of blocks of ice. Face Painting 10.00am to 12.00pm 3.00pm to 5.00pm Village Square Talented Tash and her magical brushes will ?transform the kids into their dream characters, fairies, tigers, iron man....almost anything!! Twinkle Toes Dance Sessions 10.00am to 11.00am 3.00pm to 4.00pm Townsend Room Jazzy?Jess brings her best dance moves to Thredbo and kids love to get involved. ?They can ?learn a mix of moves from??hip hop?to?ballet ?or just plain boogie! Rekorderlig Sounds in the Snow with Crooked Colours 2.00pm to 6.00pm Thredbo Alpine Hotel Poolside Remember to bring the??bikinis and boardies for this one. The?Poolside Party at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel will have the heat on and the tunes cranked. As part of the Rekorderlig Sounds in the Snow Series ?the Electronic "Crooked Colours" trio will get the party started as the sun sets on Saturday afternoon. Having played at Parklife, Wonderland, Laneway and shared the stage with the likes of Flume and PNAU, they have what it takes to turn up the heat. ???With crackling wood fire,s a heated pool and a hot tub there will be plenty to keep you warm at the pool side. Massive Fireworks Display 6.00pm Thredbo Village Sky This is the big one for the long weekend. ?It doesn't matter where you are in the village, ?Just look up and watch this spectacular pyrotechnic eruption light up the village and the mountains. 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. Famous for the hit ??Is This How You Feel?? They are ready to rock the village square. ?This is an outdoor gig so put on the layers and get ready to party from 6.30pm with Red Wine Roses at 6.30 and the Preatures from 7.45 Red Wine Roses Band 9.00pm to 2.00am Thredbo Alpine Hotel - Schuss Bar Red Wine and Roses will back up after the Village Square to rock into the night in the Schuss Bar at the Alpine Hotel Keller After Party 10.00pm to late Keller Bar If you are planning on making it a long weekend to remember (or not) ?the Keller Bar is open to late with DJ's cranking tunes through the night. Sunday 7th June 2015 Face Painting 10.00am to 12.00pm 3.00pm to 5.00pm Village Square Tash is back on Sunday to paint some more smiles on cherubic dials. ?Bring the kids in for another paint job to give Sunday a different slant. Roving Fun - Snowy the Clown 10.00am to 12.00pm 1.00pm to 2.00pm Village Square Snowy the Clown is out and about on Sunday in the Village Square. ?He is looking for fun and ready to entertain so be ready for some nose honking, big shoe stomping laughs on Sunday. 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. Other?Long Lunches 11.30am to 3.30pm Other Village Restaurants will be doing lunch services as well including Cascades, Knickerbocker, Eagles Nest and Central Road. 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 The Pool party is back with fire pits, pool, hot tub, bar and tunes from the DJ on the pool deck. ?A perfect way to wind down in 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?and low flying fun as skaters ramp it up in the Keller Skate Cauldron. 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.