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  1. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    We're planning a trip (our first to this place) to the Snowys next month and just wondering if anyone can recommend where to stay and what to do besides the obvious skiing.. Stay at Thredbo? Perisher Blue? Jindabyne? Any must do/sees in the region? We're both really looking forward to a little RnR!

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  2. bob shovel

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    I can see a fancy chalet on the hill, standard inclusions... fire place, Butler, spa, cheapest finest wine ;) send the bill to the parra dev!
     
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    ... PC meetup!! Thanks Leo and Mrs Leo! We'll behave :D
     
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    Yes we can see that too..! The question is which location though...
     
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    I love lake crackenback resort. Its one of my fave places. Get an apartment over the water with a fireplace.

    Plenty of snow around, however its below the snow line ao you can easily travel in your car without chains. Its next to the bullocks flat skitube station, they have a little shuttle bus that will pick you up from the station and drop you to your accomm.

    Nice restaurants on site, however also close to jindabybe if you want to go there for dinner. Also close to the wild brumby schnapps distillery which is awesome.
     
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    Thanks @Nemo30, your the second person who has told me Crackenback is a good place...I think I will have a look around there. We are only looking to maybe ski once but want to do other things most of the time so it sounds like Crackenback is in a good location for various activities.

    Is there like a main boutique shop hub area in the region somewhere with cafes etc.. anything like the shops strip in leura?

    Cheers
     
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    Crackenback is perfect. The resort has other activities and a day spa if you like that kind of thing.

    Funnily enough they just sent me an email saying that they are having a sale for travel in June. 20% off.

    Main shopping is Jindabyne. Thredbo has a handful of shops. Perisher doesnt have much if you arent skiing.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Jindy is a country town with a purpose. Shopping - unless its snow related.

    Thredbo for restaurants & bars.
     
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    It's a nice spot, have fun.
    Will there be snow for skiing by then?
     
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    Thanks mate. We're looking at the 19th of June...hope there's snow by then..
     
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    Jindabyne, with lake views. Lot of shops and restaurants there. But do leave early morning to Thredbo for skiing to secure parking which is not a mile away from station.
     
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    The station resort in jindy is pretty flash ;) Wednesday pizza night
     
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    Awesome fun.
    It can be unpredictable, but hopefully there's some early snow.
     
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    please check if my beanie is still stuck at the free bus ride waiting shed at Jindy for me thanks. :D have fun!
     
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    If there's not enough snow for skiing you can do some amazing walks around Thredbo and Kosciuszko. Take some sturdy walking boots and poles :) For accommodation I like Thredbo, Jindy and Crackenback. How come you're not coming to Vic, we've got fantastic mountains and more to see IMO.
     
  16. Leo2413

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    Thanks for the tips @ellejay.

    We are planning to visit vic again sometime at the end of the year so we decided to stay a little closer to home now.Last time we went we visited that penguin place..can't remember the name now but it was a very cool area. Planning to visit there again, trying to drag my parents along this time too..:D
     
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    Do you have a preference as to on-snow? If staying in Jindabyne, that's a good 30 min drive to the snow, and parking might be challenging.

    I had preferred to stay on snow, as too lazy to wake up early. Only tried skiing 3 years ago and enjoyed it. First time stayed at Man from Snowy. Second time, stayed in Thredbo, can't remember the name of the place but it is literally the one closest to the lifts.

    Enjoy!
     
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    I stayed at the YHA last time I went skiing... Ok, not swish, but right at the village. Great room there too to dry out your ski gear
     
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    @Leo2413

    Much better mountains in Victoria IMHO.
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Not a bad idea to fly to Melbourne and go to their skifields... more like a 3 hour drive than 5 hour. But having said that, then NZ becomes an option too. But I think the NZ dollar is stronger than it has been for a while....Thanks to the strength of the dairy industry.