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Snow Season Opening Weekend

Posted on Wednesday, 13th of May 2015

Snow Season Opening Weekend

Snow Season Fireworks in Thredbo

Fireworks Over the Snow in Thredbo

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.

The Preatures will play Thredbo for the Snow Season

The Preatures will play the Village Square

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

Ice on Show in Thredbo

Ice on Show in Thredbo

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
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
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.

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