This turned into a massive post so to summarise and save you reading it I have a simple question: What's a good plan for skiing Thredbo with happy ski kids who are 10 and 12? The more extended version: I'm going to Thredbo with my family in a couple weeks (skiing Monday to Wednesday). We just finished a weekend at Selwyn and I was wondering what people do with kids at proper mountains in terms of checking in with them and ensuring they don't get lost? At Selwyn we'd just hang out together in the same section and I'd see them. Comfortable also just leaving them to it because it's such a small place with few hazards. But I doubt that's possible (or desirable) at Thredbo. I'd say my kids were intermediate skiers, but I have no idea about classifications. They can go down reasonably steep sections with controlled turns and know how to stop themselves if they slip or get in trouble. So what strategies do people have? Are there good meeting places I should talk to them about? I will be staying with them. And reading so much about the monstrous lines, I was wondering what would be a good strategy to ensure we don't spend too much time waiting around? My children are 10 and 12 and are confident on the blue and 'black' runs at selwyn, so I think blue runs would be challenging but definitely what I want to be doing with them. My youngest still falls over a bit, so I expect to do lots of stopping and waiting on runs. Our excitement about Thredbo is around the long runs that are possible, but I presume if we go from top to bottom we should anticipate very big lines when we get to the bottom? And how long is it getting from the bottom to the top (doesn't have to be the very top, just like the look of the long runs)? I suppose the better approach is to get to a section and stay there? Maybe leave the whole mountain run until the end of the day? My wife will probably stick to the very easy slopes on Friday flat and hopefully cruiser, so might not worry about planning for her. Also, a worn out question, but where is cheapest to go for ski gear for the family? I presume one of the places in Jindabyne but they're all more expensive than either Adaminaby or Talbingo ski hire. I have skis but everyone else needs them. Finally, you can spend $20 extra on ski passes to start skiing after 1pm, we could probably be there by 1 and I imagine Sunday afternoon will see the weekenders clearing out. Any problems with this that I haven't anticipated? We're staying at the YHA, so no hassle going for just a few hours in the afternoon. Looking at the map it looks logical to work from right to left. So I'd say going up gunbarrell to start and at cruiser, then across to Antons, then the Basin before some runs through meadows. Any good place to plant the eski and gear? At Selwyn we just grabbed a table in the ski centre. I'm sure there are similar threads but I looked and couldn't find anything. Thanks.