The Australian Ski season will be open this year, and here’s what you need to know.
The Australian Ski season will officially kick off on 12th June 2021. Weather forecasters across the country have predicted there is going to be solid snow fall this season, which is exciting news considering ski season was virtually missed last year, due to the pandemic.
All ski resorts will be operating under COVID-19 restrictions and will be releasing 2021 winter products with staggered on-sale times based on intended travel dates, to manage the strong demand expected.
This means, you need to start planning your trip now and start booking your experiences.
This includes accommodation, ski passes, and even restaurant bookings. Some cafes will be operating throughout the day with no bookings, and allowing takeaway on all meals and drinks.
From Thredbo to Perisher, check out the latest ski resort packages for 2021.
Even if you don’t ski, but still love the snow, there is something here for you too.
Where to stay: Ski In and Out Chalet
This is a privately owned, self-contained 3-bed chalet, and the perfect place to stay and watch all the action of the super trail at Thredbo, including the fireworks and flare runs held every winter. The Chalet is located right next to Crackenback Trail, so you literally ski and out of this chalet at your leisure.
Watch all the action from the comfort inside the chalet, or from the balcony, which overlooks the ski slopes. The chalet has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and can sleep up to 6 people. There is also a stone wood-look fireplace, fully equiped kitchen, dining area seating, balcony, BBQ, steam room, laundry, and drying room for your ski gear. And there’s also Foxtel and free wifi. The chalet is only a 5-minute walk from the village centre, which is super convenient for the nights you want to dine out in the village.
Thredbo Ski & Snow Experience:
Thredbo brings back their well known village atmosphere this year, with a full calendar of events including live entertainment, kid’s festivals, skiing and snowboarding events, terrain parks and a range of new unique mountain experiences.
Sunrise Sessions: Get exclusive early morning access to view the sunrise over the Snowies from Australia’s Highest Lifted Point before enjoying breakfast at Australia’s Highest Restaurant and then be the first to ski down Supertrail, Australia’s Longest Run.
Merritts Mountain Haus Feast & Snowcat Experience: Take Saturday night to a whole new level. Ride under the stars in Australia’s Only Alpine Gondola to Merritts Mountain House to enjoy a Bavarian-inspired feast. The ride down is unforgettable with views of the Thredbo Village lights below. Guests can also enjoy a Snowcat tour to Kareela Hutte to watch the iconic Saturday Fireworks Spectacular and Flare Run before returning for dinner
Thredbo Non-Ski and Snow Experiences:
Kareela Snowcat Dinners, presented by GH Mumm: Travel in style in Thredbo’s passenger snowcat to the iconic Kareela Hutte on-mountain restaurant for a 4-course dinner and wine experience overlooking the lights of Thredbo Village below. This is a premium experience designed to take the Thredbo experience to the next level.
Edelweiss Day Spa Experience Thredbo: Enjoy four hours of Alpine Bliss RRP $480 designed to escape and renew your entire body. The Alpine Bliss four hour spa treatment includes a full body exfoliation, a full body Bavarian Relaxation Massage, an OrganicSpa mini facial and a Edelweiss signature manicure and pedicure.
Click here to see the full ticket and pricing on ski passes at Thredbo.
Where to stay: Marritz Hotel in Perisher Valley
This luxury hotel offers five star hotel rooms, or if there’s more than two and you need more space, they also offer incredible packages at their luxury Salzburg Apartments.
There’s a heated pool, a kids club (for those moment when you need a little chill at the bar without stressing abut the little ones), a billiard room, a gourmet restaurant and bar, a lounge with an open fire, which looks out over the ski fields and a sauna to help warm you on those extra cold snow days. Most rooms of the hotel look out out over the beautiful white mountain ranges of the ski resort.
Perisher Ski & Snow Experiences:
Snow-shoeing: Explore hidden and secret places of Kosciuszko by snow-shoeing. This is a very traditional nordic experience, where you wear giant show shoes which look like tennis rackets. It’s a great way to explore the wilderness and wildlife in the snow, at your own pace, for as short as you like, or for as long as you like. Check out the Snowshoe Trail Map or contact Snowy Mountains Backcountry or Wilderness Sports.
Cross Country Skiing: Perisher has an extensive network of groomed and sheltered trails. Cross country skiing is a fabulous way to explore these magical snow trails, as you trek along tracks hardly touched by any other person, and then skin down beautiful private tracks of freshly fallen snow. Whether it’s a peaceful glide or a heart-pumping challenge, it’s your choice. For more information about cross-country skiing at Perisher, click here.
Perisher Non-Ski and Snow Experiences:
Girls Day In Spa Package at Mountain Spa: Travelling with friends and want a break from all that snow? Grab the girls and book yourself in for a treatment at the Mountain Spa Their packages are seasonal and often change, but often they do bestie deals, where they also include lunch and bubbles. The idea is you design your very own spa package for your and your team, from facials to body wraps and even manicures and pedicures. Prices are varied.
Yulefest at Valhalla: Operating from 11-27th June 2021, the Yulefest Festival includes a festive Yule themed dinner featured on selected nights. The Feast of Yule celebration starts with the lighting of the Yule Wish Pine Cone followed by delicious chef choice snacks by the fire and a glass of warm, tasty, Viking mead. Take a rune reading, try your hand at Viking games and crafts and then finish with a delicious three course Yule inspired dinner in the cosy dining hall of Valhalla.
Click here to see the full ticket and pricing on ski passes at Perisher.