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Winter 2022 Opening Weekend

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 Jun, 2022 2022-06-11 09:00:00 2022-06-12 17:00:00 Australia/Sydney Winter 2022 Opening Weekend Skiing, snowboarding, après and mountain air…kick off the snow season in style at the Winter 2022 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 2022 Opening Weekend.

Leading into opening weekend, we’ve had over 125cm of fresh snow! We’re heading into our best Opening Weekend in 20 years! Stoked to announce that we will be opening Supertrail (access off Kosciuszko Chairlift), High Noon, Cruiser Area and Friday Flat for skiing and boarding from Saturday 11 June. Both sides of the mountain will be linked via the Traverse and Sundowner! Check the lifts and trails page for the latest updates.

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.

Opening Weekend Lift Passes Are Selling Fast
If you plan to visit Thredbo this long weekend we recommend buying online before arrival.

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Heineken Saturday: Set Mo

Live music returns to Thredbo and we can’t wait to get the party started! To celebrate the opening day of winter, Heineken has teamed up with Thredbo this winter to turn the Alpine Bar into a massive live concert venue for everyone to enjoy.

The Keller Bar also makes its long awaited return, with a banging after party featuring all your favourite local DJ’s.

Soak in all the good times and get home safely on the Event Bus.

When: Saturday 11 June
Time: 3pm – 7:30pm
Where: Alpine Bar

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Meet the Olympians

Welcome back to our very own Winter Olympians! Join Thredbo’s winter ambassadors for first laps in the Cruiser area as they open the 2022 winter season (conditions dependant). Meet the Olympians at the official poster signing in the Village Square later that afternoon. We will have a bunch of posters on hand to grab your favourite athletes signature!

When: Saturday 11 June
Time: First Laps 8.30am | Poster Signing 1pm
Where: First Laps – meet at top of Merritts Gondola | Poster signing – Village Square

Stay tuned for more details. 


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 11 June
Time: From 10am
Where: Village Square


Sunday Session presented by Heineken

Keep those dancing feet moving as we close out the weekend with a heap of groovy tunes at the Alpine Bar. DJ duo Happiness is Wealth will provide the funk for that post Long Lunch after party.

When: Sunday 12 June
Time: 2:30pm
Where: Alpine Bar



“Illuminate” Thredbo is an outdoor immersive light projection celebrating the start of winter. Watch the slopes of Thredbo come to life after dusk with a spectacular light projection show.

When: Friday & Saturday
5 – 9pm Friday, 5.30pm – 9pm Saturday
Where: Sundance & 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 events.

When: Every day from Saturday 11 June
Time: 8.30am – 4pm for skiers and snowboarders
Scenic Passengers: 11am – 3pm.





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 11 June
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. Live entertainment will flow throughout the Village to get the winter vibes rolling!

When: Sunday 12 June
Time: 1pm
Where: Village Square




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 12 June
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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Thredbo sits on the traditional land of the Monero – Ngarigo people who have looked after this land, water and community for over 70,000 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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