Mount Kosciuszko, Thredbo and Jindabyne on 35mm

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Mt. Kosciuszko on 35mm by Sam Brajdic

Not a bad view from the top of Mt. Kosciuszko (Kozi) after dining at the highest restaurant in Australia at 1937 metres. I took a chairlift at Thredbo up the 600 metres to enjoy a delicious lunch after my first ski lesson. I’m from sunny Western Australia so skiing was never an option. After smashing into a few people on the kiddy’s (beginners) hill, I retired my ski boots and indulged in some Thredbo tourism. Eagles Nest restaurant was a great choice and features some top views. After eating ski resort food, this went down a treat! They also had an amazing hot chocolate menu – the hazelnut hot chocolate was delicious!

Thredbo on 35mm by Sam Brajdic
Thredbo on 35mm by Sam Brajdic

To get to the highest summit in Australia, you go up the Thredbo Mt Kosciuszko express chairlift. It provides an awesome birds-eye view of the skiers and snowboarders swishing down the mountain. You can also walk to the top of Mt Kozi but I might wait until summer to do that!

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Thredbo ski lifts on 35mm by Sam Brajdic

Thredbo is a popular ski spot as it has the closest slopes to Canberra and Sydney. It features plenty of food and drink options. At the slopes, there is live music and mulled cider/wine. There is a short free bus ride going from the slopes to the Village. The Village features shops, lodges, cafes and a bakery (with delicious hot chocolate).

Thredbo slopes on 35mm by Sam Brajdic
Thredbo slopes on 35mm by Sam Brajdic

How to get there/Accomodation

I stayed in the Jindabyne area, which was only a quick drive from the slopes (either Thredbo or Perisher). For Canberrans, Jindabyne is a 2 hour drive, and 5 hours for Sydney-siders.

view of Jindabyne lake on 35mm by Sam Brajdic
View of Jindabyne lake on 35mm by Sam Brajdic

Photography

There is an abundance of opportunity for photographers – of the snowy landscapes, wildlife, flora and fauna. Unfortunately, I opted for a cheaper shop to get my film developed so the quality diminished a bit.

Shot on Canon Eos 1000f, 35mm. Photographs are original, permission required to reproduce – sebrajdic@gmail.com

 

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