What great news we received yesterday! What a relief. We can finally get back to some normality. Hopefully our luck keeps going and we get a bit of snow tonight for the lifts opening tomorrow. Thank you to all Thredbo businesses for keeping up the good work with takeaway whilst in lockdown and for those who supported them. Click below to update yourself with the restaurants and businesses that are open from tonight.
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Please see below information regarding the ACT lockdown. Please do the right thing for our ski season and stay at home if you have been in the ACT from the 5th of August.
Following yesterday’s NSW Government announcement that the lockdown has lifted for the Snowy Monaro LGA, Thredbo Resort will be reopening for skiing and snowboarding from this Saturday 18 September. Operating lifts will include the Kosciuszko Express chairlift, Cruiser chairlift, Merritts Gondola, Basin T-Bar and Antons T-Bar.
The health and safety of our guests, employees and community continues to be our highest priority. We continue to operate under our COVID-19 plan that has been developed under the guidance of NSW Health. The Thredbo team can’t wait to welcome our guests back to the mountain until the season closing date of Sunday 3 October.
Guess what...the Jindabyne Netball Annual General Meeting is nearly here! Join us for an online meeting on September 27 at 8pm and help make the 2021/22 season the best yet!
All committee positions are declared vacant and are available for excited community members to register their interest.
Hit the link below for all the details
Did you know that soft plastic such as GLAD wrap, bubble wrap, snack wrappers and cereal box liners cannot be placed in Thredbo's regular yellow recycling bags. Soft plastics need to be disposed of separately.
Plastic cannot biodegrade – it breaks down into smaller pieces and accumulates in the environment. Wildlife including fish and birds are threatened by ingesting and becoming entangled in plastics that drift into their habitat. Plastic particles also accumulate in landfill where toxic chemicals may seep into groundwater and downstream water sources. It is estimated that around eight million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans each year!
As consumers, we need to acknowledge the problem and rethink our consumption of plastics. There are many plastic waste hierarchy’s on the web, but they all have the 4 R's in common.
Refuse single use plastics wherever possible – when grocery shopping purchase loose items not packaged in plastic, bring your own reusable bags and containers for takeaway food.
Reduce your plastic footprint – choose products that contain less plastic packaging and fewer plastic parts – what happens to those products at their end-of-life?
Reuse existing products where possible – glass and stainless steel are long-lasting, durable, healthier alternatives to plastic. If you do end up with plastic containers, you may be able to re-purpose them (storing seeds for the garden, nuts and bolts in the shed)
Recycling programs are struggling to keep up with the massive amounts of plastics they receive. Recycling is a band-aid solution rather than a prevention – and should be considered only if you cannot refuse or reuse. There are REDcycle programs across Australia for soft plastics, and most hard plastics can be recycled.
The good news is that you can collect your soft plastics and drop them off to the collection point at Woolworths in Jindabyne or Cooma.
Help keep our beautiful mountain environment plastic free!
With information changing rapidly we’ve put together a page to help you navigate the support available. Below you’ll find links to government websites so you can quickly and efficiently source the information relevant to you and your business.