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With un­in­ter­rupted views of Thredbo’s famed three-kilo­me­tre High Noon run (one of Aus­tralia’s long­est ski runs), The East­ern boasts “the best view in the vil­lage,” says Syd­ney-based pho­tog­ra­pher Monique Eas­ton, whose fam­ily have owned the one-bedroom apart­ment — and trav­elled down each ski sea­son — for the last 20 years. In 2016, she gave the place a Scan­di­na­vian-in­spired makeover, with white-washed tim­ber floors and ceil­ings, a stream­lined kitchen and linen bed­ding. “I wanted to pro­vide a beau­ti­ful op­tion for de­sign-fo­cused trav­ellers, but also some­thing that would feel like a sec­ond home and pro­vide value for money.” Cater­ing to cou­ples or fam­i­lies with one child un­der five, the apart­ment is lo­cated a short stroll from ev­ery­thing on the east­ern side of Thredbo Vil­lage. When it comes time for lunch — and a warm­ing schnapps — Monique says it’s worth jump­ing in the car and driv­ing 20 min­utes to artist Bradley Spald­ing’s Wild­brumby Schnapps Distillery on the Alpine Way. On the way down from Syd­ney, she detours for cof­fee and cake at Mer­rita’s Fruit­cakes in Nim­mita­bel or stops for some­thing more sub­stan­tial at Some Café in Col­lec­tor.

For more in­for­ma­tion call 0477 262 255 or book on­line at theeast­ern­thred­bovil­

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