No snow in Darwin - where do I get it

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 14:23
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The tribe would like a holiday to the snow. By tribe I mean the wife and five rug rats. I have just priced a weeks accommodation at threadbow and the going price is around $5 - 6 hundred per night. My swags are not thick enough and I don't have enough dogs to camp out. Can someone either lend me a heap of dogs or give me some alternatives to having to rob a bank to stay there. I was thinking that a week in the area would be nice. Maybe if I got some accomodation a bit down the road it would be cheaper? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am thinking of next year, July, none of us have ever skied before and it doesn't have to be Threadbow.
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 14:31

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 14:31
man that is too way too dear
are you flying in?
check out

for some ideas
i always (nearly )stay at Banool lodge at falls creek on parallel st right near the top of village and for $1400 you can have a 8-10 berth for a week?

but it is cheaper to stay off mountain in vic but nsw is a bit further from mountain i guess jindabyne .

snow is still good and vic resorts are now free entry for rest of season and maybe even a few days of free lift hire but that is always at last minutes notice as they love there money too much.
but good incentive to pick up on day only trade.

you going this year or planning for next?
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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Follow Up By: JohnH - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 18:09

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 18:09
Sounds a bit more resonable. Falls creek is in victoria isn't it? Thanks for the replies folks.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 15:09

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 15:09
Goto places away from the mountains and main resorts.. It maynot be the 'best' snow on earth, but places like Woods Point, Jamieson etc are away from the 'main' places but would be cheap as crap. Book lots early, then drive there in the morning each day.

Or go camp at Sheepyard flat, and drive up.. Lots of alternatives, just depends on what you want to do... You can do a day trip to places from Melbourne to places like Mt Skene no problems.

Lcool's photos

or if you have cable's Woods Point TripWARNING 100Mg Video... ADSL DOWNLOADS only
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Reply By: flappan - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 15:45

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 15:45
Stay at Cooma or Adaminaby and go skiing at Mt Selwyn . . . the "family" snow fields.

There's no accom on the snow fields but Cooma and Adaminaby are only an hour or so away . . .

Wont break the budget. Its not the same as staying "on the snow", but your wallet will love you.

You could do the same by staying in Canberra and going up from there. Mt Selwyn (the cheapest option) would be about 2 to 2.5 hours away. Of course you could also go to Thredbo or Perisher as well.

You could stay at Jindabyne . . . but in Winter time . . . its not cheap either
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Reply By: floyd - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 20:45

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 20:45
A great well priced family B adn B is Jumblerock at Jindabyne. I paid $80 per night twin share in the peak season. Now is off season and should be cheaper. I got on to them through high country reservations at Jindabyne. You then have the choice of going to Perisher or Thredbo. Both great places to ski.
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Reply By: floyd - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 20:47

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 20:47
The web adress for Jindabyne bokings is

Try Jumblerock or some others may be cheaper. Good Luck
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