Big savings from big resort
BEGINNERS at Thredbo now have a 30 per cent bigger area to learn the ropes of the slopes with the popular Friday Flat area given a makeover during the summer months.
The area now has an undercover ‘wonder’ carpet, new ‘giddy up’ ski run and a first timer only area which means there is now more room to learn for beginner skiers and boarders.
The new look also includes a new run out to the popular High Noon trail, which will enable riders to zip straight off the run and back onto Gunbarrel Express without venturing onto Friday Flat.
Thredbo has also added to its extensive ticket and learn to ski and board offerings with great value beginner packages.
The new ‘learn to ride weeks’ include a daily two hour group lesson for adults and a three hour beginner lesson for children, a lift pass that gets riders onto Friday Flat on day one and from day two access to the whole mountain is included plus ski or board and boot rental.
This all comes in at the same price as the peak season lift only pass which works out at $494 for adults and $276 for kids.
Winter 2013 also sees the introduction of ‘first timer Fridays’, where on any Friday, first timers can ski or board on Friday Flat, join a two hour beginner adult lesson or three hour beginner child lesson and have their ski and board rental all included for the cost of a lift pass.
For the older learners, adult snow goers can learn and improve their skiing and boarding quickly with group lessons now capped at six guests.
Thredbo is also making it more affordable for the whole family to ski. With kids skiing for free on selected weekends throughout the season. With every adult two day lift pass purchased a child under 14 rides absolutely free. Kids ski free weekends are June 15-16, July 20-21, August 24-25 and September 14-15.
Keeping up with smart phone technology, Thredbo now has an app designed to have all the information guests need right at their fingertips.
The ‘Thredbo Live’ phone app now has details such as weather, snow conditions, activities, trail maps, videos and lots of other useful information available for both Iphones and android phones.
New snowmaking has also been installed on Eagle Way giving skiers and boarders more reliable access to top to bottom riding earlier in the season and it will provide a top up when mother nature takes time out.
The mountain team installed 400m of piping that will attach nine hydrants, of which five are automated to the section from the top of Kosciuszko Express to the top of Snowgums.