MEDIA RELEASE – 22 June 2010

 Thredbo has recorded record snow making results after a very cold start to the opening of the 2010 Snow Season on the June long weekend – and if you want to get in on the action, book a stay at the Lantern Apartments now.

“Fortunately we had successive record nights of snow production over the opening weekend of the season,” said Ian Foster, General Manager of The Lantern Property Group.

“The fresh snow has not gone to waste with plenty of skiers and boarders of all standards hitting the hills for some opening season turns,” he said.

Mr Foster encourages people to book their stay now as it is likely be a busy season due to the cold start. The Lantern Property Group offers a range of Thredbo accommodation from four star rated one bedroom apartments through to luxury standard alpine chalets and apartments.

“As a special we’re offering visitors 30% off our nightly rates for 5 and 7 night stays in selected weeks in August,” Mr Foster continued.

The Snow Making system in Thredbo is the largest in the southern hemisphere and the resort recently spent millions of dollars upgrading the system to the latest in automated hydrant technology. In the first two weeks that the system was switched on for winter 2010, it produced a whopping 25% of the forecasted snow output for the whole season!

Runs currently open in the resort include Walkabout and Ballroom on Merrit’s Cruiser chairlift, Easy Does it on Friday Flat and High Noon on the Gunbarrel Chairlift. The excellent snow making weather looks like continuing through the weeks to come so conditions are shaping up nicely with more runs likely to open soon.

Check out this great Lantern Apartment deal:

30% off the nightly rates for 5 and 7 night stays in selected weeks in August.The offer is available for the week starting Sunday 15 August with rates from $815 per person for a 5 night stay (Twin share) $421 (Quad Share). And for the week starting Sunday 29 August, rates from $750 per person for a 5 night stay (Twin Share) $468 (Quad Share) * Subject to availability. Prices based on 1 bedroom apartments, larger apartments available on request. 

To book these and other Lantern Apartment accommodation packages visit www.lantern.com.au  or call 1800 020 598.

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