Thredbo opening weekend celebrations

Thredbo, well recognised as the event and apres capital of alpine Australia, is welcoming winter 2016 in style with a huge schedule of free events, parties and celebrations.

With so much to see and do, you might have to sacrifice more than a few hours of sleep to keep up with a packed party program that has something for everyone.

A definite highlight of the weekend will be a free outdoor concert hosted by Corona. Yolanda Be Cool will be headlining the first of the free Corona Village Concert Series in Thredbo’s Village Square on Saturday night.  The popular electronic dance duo, whose worldwide number one breakthrough track, “We No Speak Americano” sold over 5 million copies, are sure to warm up the opening weekend crowd.

Snow goers will love the region’s biggest fireworks display as it splashes colour across the alpine sky and the fire show will be one not to be missed.  The king of carving Kenji Ogawa, fires up chisel and chainsaw to create an icy village sculpture that becomes the centrepiece of the popular GH Mumm Village Long Lunch.


The kids are well looked after with a big program of things to do including a village wide treasure hunt, circus workshop, dance jam, face painting and art sessions. The roving street entertainment that includes the Human Snow Globe, Street Circus and mischievous Magician will excite all ages.

With snowmaking underway mid-May, long weekend revellers can strap on the ski’s and boards and hit the slopes for some early season turns.

With all bars and restaurants in full swing, a big party program, skiing and boarding and entertainment galore, this is set to be the biggest opening weekend Thredbo Resort has ever hosted.



Opening Weekend Schedule

Venus Trio
Rock into winter 2016 with Sydney group the Venus Trio playing up a storm in the Schuss Bar till late. A great way to kick start the season.
Where: Corona Schuss Bar
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9.30pm – late

Kids Treasure Hunt
Go on a family adventure to discover Thredbo and find treasure. Just follow the clue sheet, collect the stamps along the way and find the secret hidden treasure. Pick up your clue sheet from the Thredbo Information Centre and happy hunting.
Where: Thredbo Village
When: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9am – 4pm

Twinkle Toes Dance Session
Get ready to groove as jazzy Twinkle Toes brings her best dance moves to Thredbo. The kids learn a mix of moves across hip hop, ballet and contemporary, best of all they have a blast.
Where: Village Square
When: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9am – 10am and 3pm – 4pm

Magician Jackson Aces
Known as the “Master of Cards Jackson Aces will astonish you with his quicker than eye and graceful card tricks. His sleight of hand and entertaining personality makes him one of Australia’s best magicians.
Where: Roving around the resort
When: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9am – 11am and 2pm – 4pm

Face Painting
Snowflakes with sparkles, fairy, tiger, princess or superhero – let the kids imagination go wild with Tash the resident face artist. Watch as she transforms the kids into their favourite fantasy character with lots of colour, sparkles and glitter.
Where: Thredbo Concourse
When: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9am – 11am & 2pm – 4pm

Solid State Circus Workshop
With high flying stunts, jovial juggling and amazing acro the kids (big kids too) will love the Solid State Circus. Join them for an interactive performance and fun workshop that is open to all.
Where: Village Square
When: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 10am – 11am and 4pm – 5pm

Thredbo Ice Sculpture by Kenji Ogawa
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 that becomes the centrepiece of the Village Square. You will be amazed how this master craftsman transforms a block of ice into a piece of art.
Where: Village Square
When: Saturday
Time: From 10am

The Snow Globe
Physical theatre takes on a whole new dimension with the human Snow Globe. Globe is a roving character who fights their way through a wild snowstorm inside the giant inflatable snow globe. Keep an eye out for theatrical oddities as Globe travels throughout the Village Square.
Where: Village Square
When: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 11am – 12pm and 1pm – 2pm

Thredbo Arts & Crafts
Join us and get creative as you bring your favourite Thredboland animal to life with a rainbow of paint colours. Check out Wally Wombat, Eric Echidna, Safety Syd, Ruby Roo, Extreme Rat & Rocky Cocky
Where: TBC
When: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 2pm – 3pm

Sweet Mix Kids & DJ Bendo
Pack bikinis and boardies. The heat will quite literally be turned up at the dive in Poolside Party at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel. 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.
Where: Thredbo Alpine Hotel Poolside
When: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 2pm – 6pm

Kids Thredbo Dance Jam
Come along to the Thredbo Dance Jam hosted by Twinkle Toes. After honing your skills at the dance session, show off your best dance moves to win a prize.
Where: Village Square
When: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 5pm – 5.30pm

Massive Fireworks Display
This show will see fireworks dance across Kosciuszko, one not to be missed. Be in the village for the biggest fireworks display in the region. This pyrotechnic spectacular will see the mountains illuminate and the alpine sky pop and sparkle with a kaleidoscope of colour.
Where: Thredbo Village Sky
When: Saturday
Time: 6pm

Fire Stunt Show
Catch the awe-inspiring Fire Stunt Show by the Solid State Circus that will feature plenty of fire and death defying stunts.
Where: Village Square
When: Saturday
Time: 6.15pm

Corona presents Thredbo Village Concert Series with Yolanda Be Cool
Where: Village Square
When: Saturday
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
6.30pm – 8.00pm: Sweet Mix Kids
DJ duo Sweet Mix Kids have played at the world’s coolest parties and they are in Thredbo to welcome in winter 2016. Crossing all genres, their sets incorporate electronic drums and samplers, live instruments and striking dancers – mixing every genre in a flamboyant live performance.
8.00pm to 9.30pm: Yolanda Be Cool
The popular electronic dance duo, whose worldwide number one breakthrough track, “We No Speak Americano” sold over 5 million copies. In spite of their huge success the boys just want to continue to make people dance, so they are sure to fire up the opening weekend crowd.

Keller Bar
Head to the famous Keller Bar and make your weekend a long one as DJ Bendo will play the favourites at the late and lively bar.
Where: Keller Bar
When: Saturday
Time: 10pm – late

G.H. Mumm Long Lunch
Toast the opening weekend of the Thredbo winter season at the annual long lunch. Indulge with a delectable three course set menu designed by Thredbo Alpine Hotel Executive Chef Kane Stamp and paired perfectly with G.H. Mumm Champagne.
Where: Village Square
When: Sunday
Time: 11.30am – 3.00pm
*Ticketed Event – SOLD OUT

Cascades hosts an indoor long lunch. Enjoy delicious cuisine, mountain views and exceptional service as you toast the start of winter 2015.
Where: Cascades
When: Sunday
Time: 11.30am – 3.00pm
*Ticketed Event – call (02) 6459 4200 to book

Blessing of the Snow
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.
Where: Thredbo Chapel
When: Sunday
Time: 2pm

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