Party Hard, But Party Safe this LWE People


The best LWE snow for ages has us all frothing, but remember it’s a pandemic
and Liquor & Gaming inspectors will be monitoring compliance across the Snowy Mountains – in the resorts and sub alpine feeder towns.

So party hard, but party safe people. Here’s the word from them:

For apres with a difference try Thredbo’s new snowcat to Kareela nights © Thredbo

Liquor & Gaming inspectors will be visiting licensed venues at the snow this long weekend to ensure they have proper measures in place for COVID safety and responsible service of alcohol.
Liquor & Gaming Director of Compliance Darren Duke said venues in the snowy region are preparing for an influx of skiers and boarders and must ensure patron safety.
“The mountains are already blanketed with snow and, with the official ski season launch this long-weekend, we are ensuring all on-snow licensed venues know their responsibilities when it comes to COVID and alcohol safety,” Mr Duke said. 
“Liquor & Gaming inspectors will be visiting 22 on-snow hotels, motels and bars this weekend, with a focus on ensuring patrons sign-in with the Service NSW QR Code and adhere to social distancing requirements.
“At this stage of the pandemic there is simply no excuse for not complying with the check-in requirements. Businesses must be vigilant as this data will be vital in contact tracing if NSW experiences an outbreak like Victoria.
“Inspections relating to the responsible service of alcohol and responsible conduct of gambling accreditation, along with general compliance audits will be conducted making sure venues have a good understanding of their responsibilities.

“The Snowy Mountains Liquor Accord, which includes 40 representatives from venues, police, Liquor & Gaming NSW and stakeholders, also met earlier this month to ensure a coordinated effort promoting a safe and successful ski season.
“The annual snow season provides great economic benefits for the local community and Liquor & Gaming inspectors will be visiting again throughout the season. It’s in everyone’s best interests for all venues to ensure patron safety.”


Liquor & Gaming NSW inspectors will conduct targeted operations in Jindabyne, Thedbo and Perisher to check venues are complying with legislative requirements relating to:

  • COVID QR Code sign in,
  • Patron behaviour and intoxication levels,
  • Undesirable liquor promotions and activities,
  • Compliance with licence conditions,
  • Responsible service of alcohol and responsible conduct of gambling accreditation, and 
  • Prevention of alcohol sales to minors.

As we reported last month, aprés is back at Australia’s winter nightlife capital.

For what’s on Thredbo on the weekend check Thredbo LWE events here

Nightskiing is always a great aprés starter at Perisher © Trent Aberfield

At Perisher there is plenty happening:

  • Night Skiing & Boarding plus Fireworks –  On Saturday night, Front Valley will light up for a massive fireworks display from 7:20pm, weather permitting. Night skiing and Boarding will run from 6pm to 9pm and is FREE with a valid lift ticket.
  • Family Fun! Bring the kids & join in our family, friendly fun! From Dan Druff the Clown to that first slide, your little ones will be smiling from ear to ear. 
  • Rail Rampage – Join us for a ski and snowboard park progression session to start the season off, show us what you’ve got to win prizes and plenty of praise!
  • The Perisher Snowsports School will offer lessons for those taking their first turns, or looking to sharpen their skills!
  • FREE Live entertainment is on offer at JAX with Circadian Rhythm playing on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon and from 6pm to 9pm on Saturday night with Smiggins Hotel featuring Hussy Hicks from 3pm daily plus DJ Freddie Fly Fingers on Saturday night from 9pm. All for FREE!
  • Blessing of the Snow –  Everyone is warmly invited to the annual blessing of the snow season at 11am on Saturday 12 June, “The Alpine Church”, Front Valley.