Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Thredbo or Perisher Blue Weekend Snow Trip submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
This snow weekend was exactly as described, no hidden or unexpected costs! The crew were very helpful, informative and accommodating. My friends and I enjoyed the trip very much and I can't wait to return in 3 weeks!Reviewed by: Hui M C, June 2011
This was a good trip for the money paid, and eliminated the hassle of driving up to the snow. We wanted to go to Perisher, but were convinced by our guide to go to Thredbo as we were beginners. If you do intend to go up to Perisher, make sure that you board the right bus. Other than that, there were many positives from the trip. The ski rentals were cheaper than usual. It was $29 AUD for both ski pants and jacket. The ski lift prices were bundled with the ski equipment rental, which cost AUD $209 for skiers and $219 for snowboarders. It was $10 AUD for two 2-hour lessons for the two days. We boarded the first bus that left Sydney central. All of the payments for the lift passes and hire stuff were done and paid in cash on the bus, After the payment we received a receipt that detailed our purchases to use when we arrived to get our ski equipment and clothing. The bus ride was comfortable, and people were having a good time at the back of the bus. Sit in front if you intend to sleep on the bus. Our guide was very helpful; he kept us on time and answered any questions we had. On the snow we had lessons, and the quality of the lessons depends randomly assigned trainers. I would recommend them to any beginner, as it really gives you a head start for only AUD $10. Accommodation was adequate and NOT luxurious. I shared a room with 6 other skiers. Portable heaters were working well, though. The washroom and shower were clean, and hot water was available always. Breakfast and Dinner were served hot and were average. Go early to avoid the queue, as there are 300 people at the resort. All in all, it was a good trip for any ski newbie!Reviewed by: Jason Wuen Jin D, Singapore, August 2009
More oriented to younger folk, but definitely a lot of fun.Reviewed by: Anonymous, Singapore, July 2009
Was a good weekend, your operator really takes care of everything. This is not a luxury or quality weekend. The bus was old and a little cramped and the accommodation was in dorms - but the tour operator took care of everything which was convenient. The breakfast and dinner was much better than we expected (think full breakfast with cereal eggs bacon sausage baked beans toast etc; and choice of three mains for dinner, with soup for starters and cake for dessert). The main feature of this weekend is to be on the slopes carving it up and they definitely deliver in terms of getting you out there each day on time for a full day of skiing or boarding. We did Perisher which gave us a bit more time as they drop you off first and pick you up last - but if you want to do this you have to organise it yourself as the operator only organises Thredbo Be prepared to be moved quickly from place to place like cattle - but if you're able to cope with the rough bits, this is an efficiently run, good-value and fun weekend at the snow. Thanks!Reviewed by: Howard G, August 2012
I had a great time, ended up staying at the snowy valley equestrian centre due to it being a packed out weekend, accomodation was fine, friendly staff. Cheers for the great weekendReviewed by: Benjamin R, August 2011