Winter is coming, no wait it’s already here. The Canberra cold is actually one of the reasons Canberra is so cool. The first day of June is usually when the winter blues kick in, though this experience is making us excited for dropping temps and frozen windscreens (sort of).

QT Canberra has taken the Queens Bday as a cue to offer a royal experience. The QT Luxe Winter Escape from June 7-22 allows you to enjoy winter whites in the most lavish way possible including a two-night stay at the boutique hotel.

Fly over the snow-covered mountains in a helicopter! Choose your set-down at either Lake Crackenback or Wild Brumby Distillery – both are a win. Before heading off to your pick of Thredbo, Ski Tube or Perisher – is this real life?

After your luxe day spent as an ice-queen, get your après ski on at Capitol Bar and Grill. A nod to the Nordic’s who invented après-ski, coined to describe the unwind huddle post snow stop – usually associated with a drink (or two) to fight off the bitter chill.

If it’s your first time getting around an après-ski afternoon? Here are tips on how to keep the good times rolling:

  • Every Après Ski guarantees an unwind after a long day and we all know a bevvy at the bar promises just this. Explore the extensive wine list or curl up in the dark of winter with a gin. We recommend ordering a Charlie Chaplin Cocktail, made with gin + apricot brandy + fresh lime, this drink will bring the feeling back to your feet again.
  • Huddle in a private alcove in the downstairs Lobby. The fireplace will ensure you keep cozy and comfortable. Unwind in the warmth and reflect on your day in luxury.
  • Do as the Nordics do! Disconnect from technology and carry on connecting with friends as Après Ski traditionally entails. Engage with each other post-slopes and even order a few share plates.

Tickets available HERE