http://ski.com.au/snowcams/australia/nsw/thredbo/thredbo3.html The beginners area and also load point for the chair to high noon/Merritt's traverse, Friday flat is at thredbo's lowest point. As a result the area is rigorously maintained with man made snow as natural falls this low are fairly rare. Sometimes this cam tells the most honest story of Australian snow, being all grass and mud. In the early days it was said the area around Friday flat was slated for a runway. I love the.donut shop here. Nothing quite like hot cinnamon donuts after a days skiing. The area also holds one of the few true ski in and out hotels in thredbo, which in good weather holds live bands outdoors which can add a festive cheer. Overall a great place to have your first skiing experience, if the conditions allow.