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Winter 2021 Opening Weekend

Saturday 12 - Monday 14 Jun, 2021 2021-06-12 09:00:00 2021-06-14 17:00:00 Australia/Sydney Winter 2021 Opening Weekend Skiing, snowboarding, après and mountain air…kick off the snow season in style at the Winter 2021 Opening Weekend. Thredbo, New South Wales, Australia Add to Calendar

  • TimeAll Long Weekend
  • WhereThredbo Resort
  • CostFree & Paid

Skiing, snowboarding, après and mountain air…kick off the snow season in style at the Winter 2021 Opening Weekend.

We’re celebrating all weekend long, on and off the mountain! Hit the slopes and join in on a stack of events including dining, live entertainment, kids’ activities and more.

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Ice Sculpture

World famous ice sculptor Kenji is back to create some winter magic carving out beautiful designs. Kenji is known for producing traditional hand-made ice sculptures and has previously sculpted many amazing pieces for past opening weekends.

When: Saturday June 12
Time: From 10am
Where: Village Square



Digital artist, Scott Baker, who recently projected onto the Strzelecki Monument for Lake Light in Jindabyne; has teamed up with BE Productions who are famous for not only bringing Thredbo to life via light and content projections, but can be found at Vivid Sydney and projecting content all over Australia.

This collaboration will bring together a new dimension to projections in Thredbo with the Sundance ski run coming to life using the talents of BE Productions and the design and artistic skills of Scott Baker. Make sure you pencil in some time after dusk to check out the light show that is unique to Thredbo and its celebrations welcoming in winter.

Friday: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Sunday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm



Mark Travers

Thredbo favourite Mark Travers will be playing all the classic hits to open the season in style. A Thredbo favourite thanks to his energetic acoustic sessions and popular covers, Mark has been entertaining crowds in Thredbo since 91′ and will be bringing the good vibes all weekend.

When: Friday June 11 & Saturday June 12
Where: Lounge Bar on Friday & Schuss Bar on Saturday


Corona Sunsets

Kick back on Merritts deck, grab a cool Corona and enjoy great company… sounds like a perfect afternoon right? DJ Dom Furber will be providing the tunes as the sun sets on another awesome day in Thredbo!

When: Saturday June 12 & Sunday June 13
Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Where: Merritts Mountain Haus at the top of the Merritts Gondola


Alpine Après presented by Heineken

Everybody’s favourite venue is back in action as Alpine Après presented by Heineken turns it up a notch with DJ Scott Bruce taking center stage. It’s the perfect way to unwind from a day on the slopes, relax by the fire pits and enjoy a drink & boogie with friends.

When: Saturday June 12 & Sunday June 13
Time: From 3pm
Where: Alpine Bar at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel


Merritts Gondola

Take a ride on the state-of-the-art Merritts Gondola, Australia’s only alpine Gondola!

Merritts Gondola is a high speed, eight person Gondola that takes skiers, snowboarders and scenic passengers from the Village to the base of the Cruiser Area in approximately 6 minutes. This winter, ride the Gondola to the top for incredible mountain views and tasty food at Merritts Mountain House plus the awesome weekly après event Corona Sunsets. 

When: Every day from Saturday June 12
Time: 8:30am – 4pm for skiers and snowboarders
Scenic Passengers: 11am – 3pm. Merritts Gondola Pass is sold out for 12 & 13 June – check the Online Shop for availability




Family Friendly Yoga

Loosen up for those early season turns with some morning yoga. Free and for all ages, this is the perfect way to ease back into winter. Mats are provided or feel free to bring your own mat!

When: Saturday June 12 & Sunday June 13
Time: 7:30am
Where: Townsend Room in the Thredbo Alpine Hotel



Street Performers

Catch an array of fabulous street performers roaming around the village all weekend. From Clowns to Bogong Moths and Butterflies on stilts, there’s something to keep everyone entertained.

When: All weekend
Time: 10am – 4pm


Alpine Bungee

Take your height to a whole new level with Alpine Bungee! New for 2021, Alpine Bungee in Thredbo offers guests of all ages the chance to soar in Australia’s premier year-round adventure destination.

When: Saturday June 12 & Sunday June 13
Time: 9am – 6pm
Where: Valley Terminal Tennis Courts


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Opening the season with a BANG! Everyone loves a fireworks display, and Thredbo is famous for putting on some of the best and boy do we have a big one planned for opening weekend.

When: Saturday June 12
Thredbo Night Sky


G.H. Mumm Long Lunch

It wouldn’t be opening weekend without the annual G.H. Mumm Long Lunch in the Village Square. The crowd favourite will take place on Sunday with bubbles and a curated menu. Mark Travers will be singing tunes live to get the vibes going!

When: Sunday June 13
Time: 1pm
Where: Village Square

This Event is Sold Out.



Blessing of the Snow

A long-held tradition where Thredbo Ski Patrol, local church leaders and the the community gather in the beautiful Thredbo Chapel to wish everyone a safe, happy and prosperous season ahead.

When: Sunday June 13
Time: 3pm
Where: Thredbo Chapel


Winter Activities

Check out all the wonderful on and off snow activities Thredbo has to offer!

Winter Activities


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