Monday, 10 July 2017

What's New in the Snowies

The NSW ski fields are the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere with over 70 chair lifts providing access to a variety of terrain for all skiing levels. Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass and Selwyn Snowfields have been preparing their resorts with more (man-made) snow, better terrain, expert coaching, excellent value, and more places to have fun this winter.

Here are some updates on what is new for the 2017 ski season across each of NSW’s four alpine ski resorts.
  • New boutique chalet, The Eastern in Thredbo has opened and is taking bookings for the 2017 season. Set amongst Australian silvergums on the foothills of Mt Kosciuszko, The Eastern is an architecturally designed studio space perfect for a couple or small family. With a gun barrel view of High Noon and a five minute stroll from the centre of Thredbo Village, the space has an elegant design, bespoke furnishing and artworks. The Eastern has tech-savvy touches including Apple TV, free wifi, walk in shower with heated floors and a kitchen that is stocked with all the right equipment to make a romantic dinner or quick family snack. For more info visit
  • This season Perisher will introduce two Prinoth Bison snow cats, making Perisher’s fleet of 17 snowcats the largest in Australia. Perisher’s fleet of grooming machines manicure over 100 runs during Winter to smooth out all the lumps and bumps. Anyone who experiences first tracks knows about Perisher's well-established reputation for corduroy perfection.
  • Selwyn’s revolutionary snow making machine, SnöFlake 25 will enable snow to be made at an ambient temperature of 25 degrees. This will guarantee snow and the operation of the New Chum chairlift this month. It’s the first fully automated system of its type to be installed across any of the New South Wales alpine resorts and will operate on the New Chum chairlift bowl. The SnöFlake 25 system produces 25 metric tons of snow every 24 hours.
  • Guests can celebrate Christmas in July at Charlotte Pass. The resort will be themed with tinsel and Christmas trees to get into the spirit along with holding a snowman building competition, and a Christmas dinner served in Arches Restaurant.

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