How to recreate the Winter Olympics in sunny Australia

by Elisa Parry

Hands up if you have Winter Olympics fever? We feel you! To be honest, it’s a little hard to re-create the vibe of the Winter Olympics during peak summer, but we’re always up for a challenge at RedBalloon! Here are a few activities to help you channel your inner athlete and get in the Winter Olympic spirit.

How to recreate the Winter Olympics in sunny Australia

Ski simulator session 30 minutes

Snow is pretty scarce at this time of year – but you can still go skiing! Sign up for this virtual reality ski session with world-renowned runs. There is even a qualifies ski instructor to help you improve your skills. A couple of sessions and you can expect a call up to the next Winter Olympics…

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How to recreate the Winter Olympics in sunny Australia

Snowboard simulator session

If skiing is not your thing, you can always try snowboarding! It’s the perfect way to learn as you won’t be constantly falling into the snow. You can even try your hand at some Olympic runs!

Gift a snowboard simulator session.

How to recreate the Winter Olympics in sunny Australia

IceBar entry and cocktail

Okay, so this one isn’t very sporty – and the only real link is that this is a cold experience, but just play along with us. Embrace winter in the only IceBar in Australia. Sip on your cocktail while taking in amazing ice sculptures in a chilly minus 10 degrees!

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How to recreate the Winter Olympics in sunny Australia

Penguin Antarctic adventure at Sea World

Yep, we know where clutching at straws here, but this experience also involves ice and penguins are adorable, so it made the list. Step onto the ice and into your very own Antarctic adventure in the amazing frozen world of Penguin Encounter. Join Sea World's penguin keepers in an up close and personal interaction with the King Penguins and Gentoo penguins.

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