Delta Lea Goodrem is a multi-ARIA-award-winning Australian singer/songwriter/pianist and Logie-award-winning actress. She was signed by Sony at the incredibly tender age of 15, and rose to prominence in 2002 starring in a popular television series.
Music was always her first love but skiing was a real passion when Delta was very young. She planned to be a ski instructor and live somewhere in the snow and maybe sing in one of the piano bars at night.
While that didn't happen, she still loves to relax at her favourite getaway spot Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains. She takes her fiancé, Irishman Brian McFadden, and is teaching him to enjoy the slopes. The former member of Westlife hasn't had much exposure to snow, but he has a good teacher in Delta.
Delta and her family went to Thredbo every season and she entered races, though in one mogul race she skied through the panel of judges sitting at the bottom. Not sure how she scored in that race, but as she usually likes to sing a song or two, no doubt the judges forgave her for the accident!
A hot chocolate after a long day of physical exercise is always welcome, maybe followed by a nip of honey schnapps. Delta is so well-known she is recognised everywhere she goes, but the skiing fraternity give her welcome space. That doesn't mean Delta doesn't enjoy mixing with people. The whole ambience of Thredbo Village is friendly and alive as people gather around the lounge bar at night.
The Mountain House at the top of the Merritts chairlift and at the base of the Cruiser chairlift if one of the best places to eat on the mountain. They have delicious wintery foods yummy dishes, such as lamb shanks, all of which are enjoyed while you overlook the snow-covered slopes. It is open from 8am to 4.30pm every day.
Completed in 2007, the Elevation development is a fantastic alpine masterpiece, right in the heart of Thredbo Village. It combines the highest, luxury ski chalet accommodation and unsurpassed views and convenience.
It is seven storeys tall and accessed by a secured lobby from street level. Each apartment has an allocated car space, private balcony and a flexi-room.
But it's not all about winter the area is delightful during the year's warm months offering climbing, fishing, golf, tennis, mountain biking, and is also the venue for music festivals, including Thredbo Blues and Thredbo Jazz.
These days, Delta's life is a little more complicated than that of a young girl flying down the Snowy Mountains. The entertainer is in high demand and between touring and recording sessions, she has less time to herself.
Following the success of her albums Innocent Eyes and Mistaken Identity, her latest album Delta is showcasing the artist on her own terms.
Delta moved to the UK to shed some of the layers that had built up over years under the spotlight of public attention. The move allowed her to begin her transition from a slightly sheltered girl into a woman with a career, relationship and her own identity. All of that is reflected in Delta, which is a collection of 12 songs dealing with life, love and relationships.
Thredbo in the New South Wales' Snowy Mountains.
Ski lift passes are $129 for two days and $72 for children. Chairlift sightseeing is $28 a day and $14 for children.
Elevation apartments start at $810 a night for a self-contained luxury apartment.
For further information
The Mountain House
Ph: (02) 6457 6084
Ph: (02) 6459 4100
Ph: (02) 6457 7132
Thredbo Alpine Hotel
Thredbo Village Resort
Ph: (02) 6459 4200
Tickets for Delta's tour are on sale now.
Newcastle: January 9 and 10, 2009 at the Civic Theatre. Bookings through Ticketek.
Sydney: January 11, February 3 and 4, 2009 at the State Theatre. Bookings through Ticketmaster.
Adelaide: January 13, 2009 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Bookings through Ticketek.
Melbourne: January 16, 17 and 19, 2009 at the Arts Centre. Bookings through Ticketmaster.
Canberra: January 23, 2009 at the Royal Theatre. Bookings through Ticketek.
Brisbane: January 26, 2009 at the Convention Centre. Bookings through Ticketek.
Perth: January 31, 2009 at Perth Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Bookings through Ticketmaster.
Some dates are already sold out.
Ph: 132 849
Ph: 136 100
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