The festivities kicked off with a launch party at the Après Bar at the Denman Hotel & Spa on Thursday 22 July, where guests sipped Veuve Clicquot, modelled their Clicquot wayfarers and lusted after the customized Veuve Clicquot skis around the walls as they grooved to DJ Graz and his specially concocted snow sounds tracks. The following day, Thredbo locals and celebrity skiers paired up for a race down the mountain, cheered on by the crowds sipping champagne at the Clicquot Ice-Bar at the finishing line. Cooma –bred glamour girl Anneliese Seubert won the prize with her pro-partner Scott Miller and guests were treated to some impromptu entertainment from Thredbo local identity “Reggae” who skied the course whilst playing Austrian tunes on his accordion.
The highlight of Clicquot in the Snow 2010 was undoubtedly the Clicquot Snow Picnic, held on Saturday 24 July at Dead Horse Gap. Guests gathered amidst breathtaking Alpine scenery for the ultimate skiing indulgence, a champagne picnic in the snow complete with fennel soup, truffled scallop sandwiches and stunning scampi en brochette prepared by the Denman’s celebrated chef, completed with flowing Veuve Clicquot, Clicquot picnic rugs and even a chic Clicquot snowman.
Clicquot in the Snow began in Aspen in 2007 and has grown in popularity, with the best bars, clubs and restaurants joining in the festivities each season. For the first Clicquot in the Snow in Australia, Thredbo Alpine Hotel and The Denman Hotel and Spa have come on board as partners to help make the event the ultimate winter celebration.