The busy winter season is about to begin in the Snowy Mountains, commencing with the King's Birthday long weekend in June.

What’s happening in the Snowy Mountains this June Long Weekend!

The busy winter season is about to begin in the Snowy Mountains, commencing with the King’s Birthday long weekend in June. As well as the opening of Thredbo and Perisher Ski Resorts, Jindabyne and its surrounds will be abuzz with a number of off-mountain activities! With everything from family truffle hunts to Alpine Bar Aprés in Thredbo, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 🎉

– Peak Music Festival
Held in Perisher, the Snowy Mountains’ coolest music festival kicks off the start of the Perisher Resort Ski Season and offers 3 days of music, snow, fun and laughter. The festival showcases a diverse group of Australian and international artists across 7 live stages throughout the resort, and entry in 2024 is free.

– Try it all at Thredbo
Thredbo Resort is offering a huge calendar of events this June long weekend, with plenty to enjoy each day. Take a ride on Merritts Gondola, watch beautiful designs come to life with a world famous ice sculptor, and check out the alpine bungee. For the younger members of the family, there is face painting, S’mores and giant games. For the young at heart, check out the Merritts Deck Sessions and Alpine Bar Aprés for some guaranteed fun and good tunes.

– Jindabyne Snow Sale
If you need to stock up on winter ski gear for this season, be sure to check out the Jindabyne Snow Sale, held at the Jindabyne Memorial Hall over the weekend. Members of the public and local shops are invited to sell pre-loved ski and snowboard equipment, including skis and snowboards, poles, boots and outerwear. With hundreds of items available, you are sure to find a bargain.

– Truffle Tasting and Hunt
Take a short drive through the Monaro plains to Bredbo, where you will find Macenmist Truffle Farm. Join the truffle dogs Tawdiffu and Songlu on their hunt to find Black Perigord truffles grown on the farm. Enjoy a truffle infused produce plate, with the opportunity to purchase produce if available. Bookings are required, book via

– Bike and Hike Through the Mountains
If you’re looking for some physical activity that isn’t snow based, there are still plenty of hiking and biking trails open over the long weekend. Ride the Mountain Bike Trails from Jindabyne around to Hatchery Bay and to the Gaden Trout Hatchery for a break beside the bubbling Thredbo River. Alternatively, head north from town through to the Mill Creek trails which will bring you out at the top of Tyrolean Village for some incredible views of Jindabyne and its surrounding mountains. If hiking is more your thing, there’s plenty of trails around Guthega and Perisher remain open, but be sure to check the forecast and snow levels, as with increased snowfall cross country skis or snowshoes may become your equipment of choice, both of which can be hired from a number of outlets around Jindabyne.

– Taste and Sip
The Snowy Mountains feature many venues that showcase local produce and brews. Be sure to check out Birchwood Cafe, The Market Jindabyne, and Parc Cafe for some of the best coffee and breakfast to start your action-packed day with. If a craft beer is more your choice, The Banjo Paterson Inn and Jindabyne Brewery are must visit venues for some sampling after a big day on the slopes, with both also offering delicious meals.

If you’re planning on heading to the Snowy Mountains this June Long Weekend but have not planned accommodation yet, there is no need to panic. Stay 5 nights but only pay for 4 when you book accommodation through Henley Holidays*!

With properties throughout Jindabyne, East Jindabyne, Crackenback and Thredbo of all sizes and budgets, you are sure to find one that suits your needs. View available properties and book now using the link below!

* Offer is subject to change and is not available on all properties. Please see individual listings for minimum stay requirements. Each nightly rate is subject to change. Offer available until 27/06/2024 11.59PM AEST.

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