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One Month To Go! Countdown Is On For Opening Weekend & First Rides On The New Alpine Coaster

Posted on 7 May, 2024 in On the Slopes

Only one month to go until winter 2024 officially kicks off in Thredbo!

From scoring the first rides on the brand-new Alpine Coaster to getting in the first laps of the season and non-stop celebrations in-between, Opening Weekend is going to be unforgettable.

In the meantime, let’s check in on how construction is progressing on the Southern Hemisphere’s first-ever Alpine Coaster!

Construction kicked off last October and is on track to be completed later this month. The track structure is now fully installed and the final stages of construction are underway including the installation of electrical and control systems, the addition of walkways and handrails, finishing details on the top and bottom stations, fencing, site cleaning and revegetation.

The new Alpine Coaster will operate year-round in all weather so get ready for an action-packed way to experience the mountain 365 days a year.

At 1.5km in length, you can control your speed of up to 40km/h while travelling along a mix of uphill and downhill tracks featuring a tunnel, bridges and circles that traverse the mountain.

Keen to be one of the first to ride it? The Alpine Coaster will officially open on June 8 – day one of our 2024 winter season!

Speaking of Opening Weekend, the itinerary is stacked! On top of riding the new Alpine Coaster, don’t miss the first days of skiing and snowboarding plus a huge lineup of live music, entertainment, dining experiences, family activities and more.

From dancing underneath the fireworks at the first Alpine Bar Après Party of the season to kicking back on the deck at a Merritts Mountain House DJ session or celebrating in true Thredbo style at the annual Long Lunch presented by Pommery, the celebrations are non-stop all weekend.

Kids, there’s heaps planned for you too this Opening Weekend! Get ready for a massive itinerary of free activities including giant games, arts & crafts, Lindt Chocolate s’mores making, fireworks, face painting, alpine bungee and more.

Check out the full winter 2024 Opening Weekend itinerary here.

Don’t forget to lock in your 2024 winter season pass! Season passes are selling fast and availability is limited.

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Thredbo sits on the traditional land of the Monero – Ngarigo people who have looked after this land, water and community for over 60,000 years. We thank them for all they have done and continue to do to look after their country, a special place which we all love and respect.

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