When André 3000 asked 'what's cooler than being cool?', he might have been prophesying what went down in Thredbo last week. Because it was ice cold when more than 200 brave punters stripped down to Budgy Smugglers for a mass ski and snowboard down the snow-covered mountain.
The inaugural Kosci in Your Cossies event took place on Thursday, July 25, with the keen riders descended on Australia's highest bistro and bar — at the top of the scenic Kosciuszko Express Chairlift — just after lunch.
Here, they changed into their teeny-weeny custom-made Kosciuszko togs and one-pieces before heading to the start of the country's third-longest ski run. The Supertrail covers a whole 3.7 kilometres of snow— which is a fair distance to travel in clothing better fitted for the beach, folks. Thankfully, the sun was out, the wind was minimal and the mercury hit a balmy five degrees when the riders carved their way down the mountain.
After speeding down to the bottom, the scantily clad skiers were greeted with crackling fires, warm beanies and a Kosciuszko pale ale.
As the sun set, the Kosci in Your Cossies Apres Party kicked off. Some (even braver) folk decided to keep their bathers on for a scarily long time as they danced to Joyride and Groove City, while others (smartly) decided to layer up with some warmer snow-appropriate attire.
The night ended at the Kosciuszko Pale Ale Banger Party over at Keller Bar, where (fully clothed) snow bunnies danced till the wee hours to DJs and musicians — with a pint in hand.
What the?!🤔❄️😱 Over 200 uni students took on the #KosciInYourCossies challenge! Who's in for next year? 😜💪🏄♂️Kosciuszko Brewing Company