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THE SNOW SHOW

Our round up of all the best accomodation in Perisher, Thredbo, Falls Creek and Mt Buller .

PERISHER, NSW

Perisher is the largest ski resort in the southern hemisphere and is made up of four main villages; Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega and Blue Cow. There is always plenty going on at Perisher, especially with the launch of the new 'SunKid Rotondo Carousel' late last year. It's a great new method of helping kids develop their ski-legs, so they'll be zooming past you down the slopes in no time.

HEIDI'S CHALET APARTMENTS

LUXURY SELF-CONTAINED APARTMENTS

WHY IT'S FIVE STAR
Located 'on snow' directly opposite the ski lifts, Heidi's Apartments allow you to literally ski out your front door. Each apartment has a private balcony so you can enjoy the spectacular views and indulge in a little 'people-watching' but if you're after that little bit of extra luxury, make sure to book Apartment 9, which is renowned as the most exclusive in the entire resort. www.heidis.com.au

SNOWY GUMS

BOUTIQUE STYLE SERVICED ROOMS OR APARTMENTS

WHY IT'S FIVE STAR
On-snow accommodation, this property is only a short walk from the ski lifts. It boasts Waterfalls licensed restaurant, a luxurious spa and sauna, and an open fireplace to curl up in front of after a frosty day on the slopes. www.snowygums.com.au

THREDBO, NSW

When the mountain is covered by snow Thredbo has the longest ski runs in Australia, but that's not the only reason it's a family favourite. Its Thredbo's extensive kids programs that makes it one of the best spots for the family to hit the slopes. This year, they're continuing the ever popular and successful Thredboland, a ski school for 3 to 6 year olds, and introducing a new Mission Inflatable blow up obstacle course for older kids in Thredbo Leisure Centre. They'll be ski-whizzes in no time!

ELEVATION APARTMENTS

SELF-CONTAINED APARTMENTS AND PENTHOUSES

WHY IT'S FIVE STAR
Designer complex with 180 degree views, Elevation Apartments has become the new go-to place for luxury in Thredbo. Serviced by a lift, each apartment has a car space, private balcony, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, so there is room for all the family. www.elevationapartmentsthredbo.com.au

ROCKPOOL LODGE

EXCLUSIVE-HIRE TWO BEDROOM LODGE

WHY IT'S FIVE STAR
Rockpool Lodge provides completely secluded accommodation in a natural setting with easy access to Thredbo Village. Designed to an exquisite standard, the lodge has a fully equipped office, full audio-visual system, underfloor and ducted heating, and an indoor spa and sauna. www.rockpoollodge.com.au

THE DENMAN

BOUTIQUE HOTEL

WHY IT'S FIVE STAR
The Denman Hotel has well-appointed family rooms, award-winning dining facilities and the luxurious Denman Day Spa which offers guests Thalgo treatments. It is located in the heart of Thredbo village and enjoys stunning views of the surrounding area. www.thedenman.com.au

SKI IN SKI OUT

SELF-CONTAINED CHALETS

WHY IT'S FIVE STAR
Voted by Vogue magazine as the place to stay in Thredbo, these chalets are the only ski-in ski-out accommodations available in the village. Exceptionally well-appointed rooms will ensure you stay in style with a private jacuzzi and fireplace, while Thredboland ski school, specifically designed for children 3 to 6 years of age, will keep the little ones fully entertained. skiinskiout.com.au

FALLS CREEK, VIC

The ski-in ski-out village of Falls Creek has long been a family favourite because of its welcoming community, but last year’s new development plan, entitled the Street Activation Policy, has seen more small businesses trading in the village. This has built on the already vibrant, market-like atmosphere, creating an even more enticing location for families to soak up the snow in.

ASTRA LODGE

LUXURY HOTEL-STYLE LODGE

WHY IT'S FIVE STAR
With comfortable family rooms or a large penthouse apartment to choose from, Astra caters to the family market with style. This award winning lodge offers a long line of facilities, which includes a swimming pool, spa and sauna, award winning dining, the exclusive Vodka Bar, open fire, massage, yoga and ski-in ski-out facilities. www.astralodge.com.au

HUSKI

SELF-CONTAINED APARTMENTS

WHY IT'S FIVE STAR
Designed to look like a giant snowflake from the air, this stylish resort offers 1 to 4 bedroom apartments, all with heated marble floors, full kitchens, and private hot tubs. Located centrally in Falls Creek, the property also enjoys breathtaking mountain views. www.huski.com.au

QT FALLS CREEK

LUXURIOUS QUIRKS AT EVERY TURN 

WHY IT'S FIVE STAR
Previously the Quay West Resort and Spa, now revamped to fit the mould of the ground-breaking QT chain, this recently refurbished hotel is the chic new sleep for families at Falls Creek. They have one, two or three bedroom apartments to suit clans of all sizes and with a well-run kids' program and a number of fun activities, they've got you covered both on and off the slopes. It's superbly nestled amidst all the action so you couldn't be better located or find more exquisite views. www.qtfallscreek.com.au

MT BULLER, VIC

Not to be left behind in the kids department, Mt Buller creates a magical world for your little ones to learn to ski in their Magic Forest with nothing less than a flying carpet. For those kids too big to believe in magic, they also have a great program for tweens called Buller Kids. Make sure you pack your accredited kids helmets though; safety is also paramount at Mt Buller and their Lids on Kids program means if you’ve got no helmet, you get no snow!

BURNT HUT

4 BEDROOM EXCLUSIVE HIRE SKI-IN SKI-OUT CHALET

WHY IT'S FIVE STAR
Positioned on the ‘Shaky Knees’ run on Mount Buller, Burnt Hut couldn’t be in a better location. Designed by award winning architect Peter McIntyre, this exclusive property sleeps 8-10 in luxurious comfort and boasts amazing views of the surrounding mountains. www.burnthut.com



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