There are so many reasons to visit Snowy Mountains during Summer. Some of the more popular events are a must see for families, thrill seekers and party goers. Make sure you read on to find out more while enjoying a comfortable stay at your favourite Jindabyne accommodation, Altitude 1260.
1. Christmas Eve Carols ( 24th December 2017 )
Visit Snowy Mountains for their annual Christmas eve carols that are free and family friendly. From 6pm onwards Thredbo ( which is 30 mins away from Jindabyne ) will come alive with the sound of Christmas classics sung by the local community. For a gold coin donation you can pick yourself up a carol book and join in. Santa will also be paying a visit later in the evening with presents. So keep an eye out.
2. Man From Snowy River Rodeo ( 28th December 2017 )
The man from snowy river rodeo is a cornerstone event that has taken place every year since 1943. Previously run at the old Jindabyne, it is now hosted at the John Connors Oval. Visit Snowy Mountains when the gates open at 11am with the rodeo kicking off at 12pm. The rodeo includes open and novice bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback horses, poly buckjumping, ladies barrel racing, junior steer riding and junior barrel races. The man from the snowy river rodeo is the perfect event for thrill seekers. Enjoy the various sideshows, food stalls, old fashioned bbq and bar facilities.
3. New Year’s Eve Concert ( 31st December 2017 )
Celebrate the new year with a bang. The famous Thredbo new years street party is the perfect event for all ages. Break out the glow sticks at 5pm when the music starts pumping at the Village Square. From 9pm onwards live cover bands will bring you into the new year. Special appearances include fire twirlers and acrobatic acts.
4. Kids Fishing Workshop ( 12th January 2018 )
Teach the kids how to fish responsibly with help from the NSW fisheries who run 4 hour workshops for children between 8-14 years old. The workshops includes informative and fun fishing techniques, fishing rules and the best release methods to encourage survival. After that the kids will get to go fishing at a pond stocked with big trout. The cost for the day includes a good quality rod, reel, branded tshirt, hat, tackle box and show bag. Get in quick as there is a limited amount of spaces.
5. Snowies MTB Festival ( 9th -11th February 2018 )
The Snowies Mountain Bike Festival is run over 3 days including 5 stages spanning 100km’s of mountain terrain. Riders will start at an altitude of 1260m leading into technical single tracks, challenging ascents and fast downhills. This is one of Australia’s most iconic bike races you don’t want to miss. Entry starts from $199 including a free jersey.