Get Cosy At This Pop-Up Ski Chalet

Get Cosy At This Pop-Up Ski Chalet

The French Alps are coming to you

By Dinushka Gunasekara | 21st July 2020

Here in the Sunshine State, we do winter a little differently. While others are stacking layers and sprinting from heater to heater, we prefer to spend our cool[-ish] months feeling a bit bubblier.

Hit the slopes Brissy-style at the new Customs House pop-up bar, that’s turning the sweeping Brisbane River into our own French Alps with the help of a certain iconic champagne house. From Friday July 24, Veuve Clicquot will be pouring the eve away within igloo chalets that will have you feeling thoroughly après ski. The choice is yours with Veuve Clicquot NV, Veuve Clicquot 2008 Vintage and the first ever sparkling rosé developed by Madame Clicquot herself – Veuve Clicquot Rosé – all up for sips.


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Of course, what’s a playful winter retreat without a cocktail or two? The Veuve Clicquot Chalet knows what you want in your glass, which is why they’re also serving frosty Polish Mules or espresso martinis to keep you snug.

As for your plate, classic cold weather bites will meet the not-so-cold weather in Hervey Bay scallops with cauliflower puree and chorizo crumb, or whole baked brie with thyme and crostini. They’re also serving up a Queensland quintessential in the form of a citrus-poached Moreton Bay Bug croissant with lime mayo, chips with truffle aioli, and a glass of Veuve Clicquot Brut available for a chill $40.


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Ski your way down to Customs House as walk-ins are welcome or book an individual chalet for a maximum of six people on Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm, and Sundays between midday and 5pm (a $50 per person deposit is required). With premium bubbles, irresistible bites and Brissy’s best views, you’ll be wishing for a miracle so you can be snowed in but be speedy! The igloos are almost full.

Open: July - September

Friday–Saturday from 4pm–late
Sunday from 12pm–5pm


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Article by Dinushka Gunasekara

Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.


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