Shake Hands with the Snowies Iconic Thredbo Valley businesses, Wildbrumby Distillery and the Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in the Snowy Mountains, are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to ‘Shake Hands with the Snowies’. The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) advise that the Thredbo Valley is open from Jindabyne via the Alpine Way. Tourists are encouraged to visit villages and towns in the Snowy Monaro region and they ask that holiday makers return and help the communities get back on their feet. This was a welcome announcement, with the local community looking forward to getting back to business. Wildbrumby Distillery kicked off today.