With every fun activity for kids there has to be a first time?and when it comes to skiing you need to be prepared, especially those looking to book last minute holidays at Thredbo.

Don't worry we've got you covered on what to pack, what to do and some great snow deals for September at Lantern Thredbo Apartments.

Ski packing tips for first timers

Ski packing for kids is easier if you use a plastic bag for each child, and label the plastic bag with their name and add: 1. gloves 2. thermals 3. socks 4. ski suit 5. neck warmer (optional) 6. singlet or t-shirt (optional addition to the thermals) 7. underwear 8. ski boots, helmet & skis (not in the plastic bag) [caption id="attachment_4807" align="alignleft" width="300"]Steamboat-Thredbo-Kitchen Lantern Thredbo Apartments are fully self-contained[/caption] With the plastic bag system it is easy to pull out and recheck items, place at the bottom of each child?s bed or see what is needed or missing. You may like to bring high energy snacks such as muesli bars, Snickers or Mars bars for when you get peckish and need a boost. Or some loose change for Gatorade, water, hot chocolate, coffees or any other excuses to get out of the elements and rest your legs, ready to go again, Staying at Thredbo accommodation like Lantern you won?t need multiples of everything (thermals, underwear, socks or under clothing) because all apartments are fully self-contained and equipped with washing machines and dryers/ drying racks. It makes a big difference to your luggage and your sanity to just take the bare minimum and plan on throwing underclothes in the wash. If you don?t have ski equipment? Pack comfortable and warm clothes (singlet, long sleeve top, socks, warm jumper) and sturdy shoes like jogging shoes, apres boots or walking boots. You can hire: - ski suits - boots - helmet - goggles - gloves - skis or snowboards. You can rent everything at either the Snow Sports Valley terminal rental shop right next to the tennis courts or at the bottom of the Kosciuszko Chairlift. Phone ?02 6459 4100 for more information. Rent everything on the day or before your trip. What's on offer at Thredbo? [caption id="attachment_6234" align="alignleft" width="275"]Thredbo Kids free Package Thredbo's Snow Sports School has lessons for kids of all ages[/caption] Jo Lobban, mum of three from Sydney, is pretty picky when it comes to activities for her three kids and settled her sights on Thredbo for her 3 year old?s first time on skis. She has been previously been to Thredbo before to ski with her husband and takes the decision making seriously. ?There is no doubt Thredbo is very professional in their communication, organisation and their systems?. Consequently, all children had a great time in their separate ski classes, at Thredbo's Snow Sports School where they were assessed on age, ability and experience. Jack, age 7 adored his Freeriders class, they deliberately wore him out from 8.45am till 4pm. ?I got to go on lots of jumps?, he enthuses. Some may say, mothers are only as happy as their unhappiest child, thus Jo was ecstatic that all kids were happily occupied during their Thredbo ski experience. ?They loved it. None of them wanted to leave?. Snow Deals for September Stay at the Lantern Thredbo Apartments?this September and take advantage of our snow deals. Kids Free Lift Pass Packages: For each paying adult 1 child will receive a comparable lift pass free. -?3 day package for a family of 4 from $1095. Available 9 - 30 September -?5 1/2 Day package for a family of 4 from $167. Available 1 - 30 September Learn to Ride Lift & Lesson Packages: All inclusive package for accommodation, lift pass, lesson and equipment hire - 2 days at $577 per person twin share. -3 day Learn To Ride 3 for 2 deals from $625 per person twin share. - Stay longer for 5 and a half days and pay $1,056 per person twin share. Thredbo Snow Play Package Bring the whole family to Thredbo to ride the chairlift, throw a snowball build a snowman. - ?$654 for a family of 4. Available.?September 14th to 29th. You can check out all these?snow deals?on our website or contact our experienced staff at Lantern for more information. We can also point you in the right direction for rental gear, tickets or where to eat. Everything is right here in Thredbo?to make your first timer stay go as smoothly as possible.