Family Fun

Hit the slopes on a family ski trip and let us tailor a package to you!

Family holidays stick in your mind as some of the happiest, craziest and most memorable moments of growing up, getting to know your loved ones and the world around you. A snow holiday with the family is unquestionably one of the best types of holidays you could ever imagine. Need a few details first? Check out our frequently asked questions page to get you on your way!

What you will need...

Accommodation + Lift Tickets + Lessons + Equipment Hire + Insurance

 

Some of our recommended NSW packages 

 

Family Weekend Away - Budget Jindabyne Package

  • 2 nights accommodation at Balaton 4
  • 2 days hire of jacket & pants from Alpine Sports
  • 2 days hire of apres boots from Alpine Sports
  • 2 days hire of toboggans (2 included) from Alpine Sports

From just $763 per family*


*Based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children travelling in value season (4- 17 September 2016) on Friday & Saturday nights. Includes all linen and towels at accommodation and package discount at Alpine Sports.

 

10% Off Midweek Package
Alpenhorn Lodge

  • 3 nights accommodation at Alpenhorn Lodge $1206
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 day Thredbo lift tickets
  • 3 first timer group lessons
  • 3 days hire of skis, boots & poles from Alpine Sports
  • 3 days hire of jacket & pants from Alpine Sports

From just $2652 per family*

* Based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children (7-14yrs) travelling in value season (5 - 18 June and 30 Aug - close). Includes 10% midweek discount at Alpenhorn Lodge and Kids Ski Free at Alpine Sport. Arrival must be Sunday - Tuesday only.

 

3 Days in Sensational Selwyn

  • 3 nights accommodation in Eagles Rest
  • 3 day Selwyn lift tickets
  • 3 group lessons
  • 3 days hire of skis, boots & poles
  • 3 days hire of jacket & pants

From just $1863 per family*

* Based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children (8-15yrs) travelling in value season (5 - 18 June and 30 Aug - close)

 


Some of our recommended Victoria packages

 

Ski-in Ski-out Midweek Package - Arlberg Hotel

  • 3 nights accommodation at Arlberg Hotel in a Fernery Room
  • 3 breakfasts (continental)
  • 3 day Mt Buller lift tickets
  • 3 day hire of skis, boots & poles OR snowboard & boots from Arlberg Hotel
  • 3 day hire of jacket & pants from Arlberg Hotel

From just $2090 per family*

* Based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children (7-15yrs) travelling in winterfest season (6 - 28 June). Hire is on-site at Arlberg Hotel and arrival day must be Sunday - Tuesday only

 

Fantastic Falls Creek Family Package

  • 5 nights accommodation in a one bedroom standard unit at Falls Creek Country Club
  • 5 day Falls Creek lift tickets
  • 5 group lessons for adults
  • 5 half day Junior Workshop program for kids
  • 5 day hire of skis, boots & poles OR snowboard & boots

From just $3982 per family*

* Based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children (6-14yrs) travelling in low season (6 - 19 June and 14 - 28 Sept). One bedroom standard unit is fully self-contained

 

Alpine Heights Weekend Family Getaway

  • 2 nights accommodation in a one bedroom apartment at Alpine Heights
  • 2 day Hotham lift tickets
  • 2 days hire of skis, boots & poles OR snowboard & boots from Alpine Heights
  • 2 days hire of jacket & pants from Alpine Heights
     

From just $1904 per family*

* Based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children (6-14yrs) travelling in low  season (6 - 28 June). One bedroom apartment is fully self-contained

 

 


If you don't fancy testing out your snow legs, there's plenty for the family to do!

Just a few suggestions...

Snowshoeing

Fireworks Shows

Twilight/Night Skiing

Tobogganing

Sled Dog Tours

Heli Links

Snow Tubing

Snow Bikes

Snow Play

Snowmobile Tours

 

Still unsure?

Contact one of the team at Absolute Alpine or call us on 1300 278 483 With a combined 40 years of alpine industry experience, and a wealth of local mountain knowledge, we will ensure the perfect package for you, with unbeatable deals!

Holiday Check List!

Alpine weather is unpredictable and conditions can change quickly. Wear your clothing in layers with insulating clothes on the inside and wind and waterproof clothing on the outer. Several thin layers made of wool or synthetic fibres have insulating properties and are better than thick bulky layers. Never wear jeans, cotton or nylon as these materials will not provide enough protection. Body heat is lost from the head, feet and hands so it is important to wear beanies, warm long thin woollen socks and waterproof gloves. To protect your skin and eyes, do not forget sunscreen, sunglasses and goggles. Don't forget to pack comfortable, waterproof footwear that will offer good grip on slippery conditions.

Quality waterproof outer jackets and pants may be hired however due to health regulations in most cases you will need to purchase gloves and beanies.

Check out the conditions before you start!

It is important you check snow and weather conditions before you set out for the day. Up to date snow weather and grooming reports are updated daily here at Absolute Alpine. Snow reports are broadcast regularly on 97.7 Snow FM Cooma, FM94.7 Jindabyne, FM101.9 Perisher, FM88.0 Raw FM Perisher, FM87.6 Raw FM Jindabyne.


Q&A’s

When is the best time to take my holiday?

The official opening of the winter snow season is the June Long Weekend and the season official closing snow season is the October Long Weekend.  Sometimes these can be extended to include the school holiday periods with conditions permitting.

So....will there be snow?

Well, to put it simply, Mother Nature is fickle. It's hard to tell when she's going to deliver in the snow department, for how long and where. Add plenty of other weather factors that can affect the snow once it's fallen into the mix and great snow conditions are not always a guarantee. Snowmaking is the saviour of all Australian Ski Resorts.  The snowmaking systems within all resorts here in Australia assist with natural falls and without it we would not have the consistent conditions we have today.

Do I need a lesson?

Having a lesson will ensure that your first skiing or boarding experience is safe and enjoyable.  First Timer Lift Tickets include your Lift Ticket and a Daily Lesson program tailored to the needs of those who have never been skiing or boarding before.  Some resorts will offer a free first timer lesson.  Check out the resort information pages for details.

We just want to play in the snow.....where should we go?

One of the traditional childhood delights of the snowfields is tobogganing. It’s an affordable addition to your skiing and boarding holiday that’s great fun for kids and parents alike.  The snowfields have dedicated areas for just this.  See our Resort Information pages on Perisher & Selwyn Snow Fields for activities and snow safe areas available.