Dookies. Head nod?
T-bars are prevalent. Scotty James.
A few late day park laps with the boys. Seb puts down a mellow tailpress.
We had a scant two days to experience the mountain—not enough time to do Thredbo justice but plenty of runs to whet a desire to come back immediately and for a longer period. High on the list for a return trip is lapping the t-bar that lines up with Kozzie Park. The Oakley crew had teamed up with Thredbo Park Manager, Reuben Cameron and his staff to create a bevy of Prizm features for the weekend, but the inclimate weather had shut down the operation mid-stride. Lower on the mountain, though, the Cruiser Park was sunny and shielded from any gusts of wind. Seb, Sage and Scotty spent the afternoon hotlapping the mini-tubes and jumps, as well as finding enclaves of powder on the sides of the run.
Ripping laps with Seb and the crew through the fog was awesome.
Park lap t-bar view through the gum trees.
Marcus Skin is the lensman behind Aussie crew, Odd Folks and spent the weekend riding with us and logging shots of the boys. If you haven't checked out his edits, they're must-see.
As the lifts began to slow on Saturday, the day was far from over. Australians have heavy mettle, going from a day spent lapping in freezing temps to a night spent clinking glasses outside in more freezing temps. Their resiliency practically warmed up the atmosphere as flurry-filled air didn’t deter a single person from outdoor après by the pool at Thredbo Alpine Hotel for the finale of the weekend, the Prizm Party. Fires were lit, champagne was popped and the plaza was filled with party goers, adrenaline high from the day on hill with no sign of dipping as Melbourne’s eccentric pop-synth group, Client Liaison took the stage. The rowdy night lasted into the wee hours of the morning as a dance party like I have never witnessed before exploded inside after the band finished playing. The wiles of winter took over as the snow continued to fall outside. Sunday would be another powder day, and surely everyone inside would be ready once the lift opened, that’s just how the locals do it down there. The crew wasn’t able to drink it blue, but we did one better. On Sunday morning, we cached in on the wintery weekend, stacking blower turns, popping in and out of the gum trees, wanting to stay until the snow was gone.
Huge thanks to Ben, Sui, Cass, Lachy, Sean, Hans, Boyd and the entire Oakley crew for hosting a wicked weekend. Great thanks to Tiene and Scotty for showing us a wicked time and to these two as well as Sage and Seb for ripping wintery side hits in all weekend long.
Australians are full of heavy mettle. Few would dare to have a pool party in the middle of winter. The shindig went off, snow and cold temps be damned.
(l to r) Messing, Seb, Sage, Tiene, and Hans. Pre-midnight Tim Tams.
This singer was too good. I thought I was listening to regular remixes played by the DJ, songs blending into and around one another, and then I realized she was singing everything live. It was crazy impressive.