With the introduction of a magic carpet lift this year, Corin Forest Mountain Resort now offers winter adventurers the chance to ski and snowboard in Canberra’s own backyard. While it’s really a no-brainer to visit Corin Forest Mountain Resort this winter, here are 10 reasons why you should pack the car and head out into Canberra’s secluded mountain valley for a day of snowflakes, snowballs, skiing, snowboarding and snowmen.
Turn and burn
With Corin Forest’s new 75-metre-long magic carpet lift, you can now try skiing and snowboarding on the 80-metre-long slope. The custom-designed beginner slope will have you mastering the basics in a flash and the onsite equipment rentals and ski and snowboard school will have you covered for an awesome first day on skis or snowboard.
Let the pros show you how it’s done
To help you slide off in the right direction, Corin Forest Mountain Resort’s very own ski and snowboard instructors are trained to give you the ultimate first-timer ski or snowboard experience. Available as part of the #myfirstsnow experience package, you can take a two-hour group skiing or snowboarding lesson designed to help you master the basics with confidence.
Most affordable, most accessible snow to Sydney and Canberra
Accessible by car, just 45 minutes from Canberra, you are able to enter Corin Forest Mountain Resort without any national park fees. The #myfirstsnow experience offers very affordable options including lift access, lessons and equipment rental, meaning you can give skiing and snowboarding a go without breaking the bank balance.
Snowmen, snow angels and snowballs
If skiing or snowboarding isn’t your thing, Corin Forest Mountain Resort offers snow play for all ages. Ride a toboggan, build a snowman or make a snow angel in the purpose built snow play area. Run over three sessions daily, you can enter the snow play area after purchasing a ticket at just $15 per person plus toboggan and/or snow gear (snow boots, jackets and pants) rental if necessary.
Fun for all the family
Corin Forest Mountain Resort has something to delight all ages. If it’s sometimes tough to find something for all your family to enjoy, Corin Forest has you and your family covered. Snowplay can be enjoyed by all ages, from the youngest Frozenlovers to the elderly. Ski lessons are available for anyone six years and above, and snowboarding lessons can be taken by anyone nine years and above. All ages, from newborns to the elderly will love the open fireplace and a natter in the lodge.
Hot chocolate and marshmallows by fireside
Nothing beats warming your hands and toes with a hot chocolate and marshmallows next to a toasty open fire. Corin Forest Mountain Resort’s rustic lodge offers a menu complete with winter essentials like hot chocolate, coffee and a selection of hearty winter meals including wood fired pizzas. You can even roast giant marshmallows in the open fire, which is worth the drive out to the resort alone!
Let it go! Relax and rejuvenate in Australia’s beautiful bushland
As soon as you set foot on the crunchy snow, you’ll feel invigorated by the crisp mountain air and tall forests in the secluded Tidbinbilla Mountain Ranges. The setting really is spectacular, and you will feel detached from the everyday grind in a second. Sit by the pond and admire the snow-covered serenity. It’s therapy in itself.
Safety is no accident
Corin Forest Mountain Resort prides itself as being leaders in safety. For the safety and comfort of their guests, the capacity of the ski and snowboard area is limited to a maximum of 150 persons per session. Accordingly, advanced bookings via their website are strongly recommended. Corin Forest is also proud to be the first snow resort in Australia to have a compulsory helmet policy. Helmets are available for rental or guests can bring their own.
Consistency is key
To ensure there’s enough snow for skiing and snowboarding throughout winter, Corin Forest Mountain Resort is equipped with the latest snowmaking technology. When the mercury falls below zero, you’re likely to hear the snowmaking guns pumping snow out across Corin Forest’s 5000m2 of terrain. It’s a welcome sound to any snow lovers’ ears.
And when the snow melts….
When winter draws to a close and the snow trickles away, Corin Forest Mountain Resort transforms into a spring and summer alpine adventure destination. In summertime ride on the exhilarating Alpine Slide that descends through the forest. You can also mountain bike ride or take a picnic and dine pond side. There’s also a labyrinth of hikes in the Tidbinbilla National Park ranging from easy to hard, which will take you to some super spectacular spots with epic views over the mountain wilderness.
Stay up to date with all the latest winter news around Canberra and surrounds by visiting the VisitCanberra website at www.visitcanberra.com.au