It is a bright sunny day on the snowfields in Thredbo New South Wales and twenty eight year old Macy Wellings is enjoying her vacation away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney.
Macy first saw snow when she was six years old on a family holiday and from the start Macy was a natural skier.
She took to skiing like a duck to water and now twenty years later she is back doing what she loves
But her stomach is grumbling so Macy navigates her way through the tourists towards her motel room.
Entering her room Macy is glad that it is hot and toasty the sun might be shining but it is still bloody cold.
After kicking off her boots she makes herself a coffee and ponders whether to stay in her room or go downstairs to the bar.
She cant make up her mind so she runs herself a bath to think it over and while she waits for the water to fill Macy goes out onto the patio to smoke a cigarette
She lights up and takes in the view and is surprised to see a snowman standing in the middle of the carpark three floors below.
‘What a strange place to build a snowman’ Macy takes a last drag and flicks the butt out into the night then she goes back inside for a long soak.
Down in the carpark the snowman takes a few steps forward and extinguishes the cigarette and with a murderous glance up to the third floor he is ready to get down to business.
As Macy relaxes in the hot suds she decides that she will go downstairs who knows maybe Mr Right is down there waiting for her.
She is heading home tomorrow so she might as well have some fun on her last night.
But as she dries off with a fluffy towel Macy thinks about the snowman in the carpark.
There was something about that snowman that made her skin crawl but Macy tells herself that she is being stupid so she gets dressed and turns off the bathroom
But when she enters the living room Macy stops dead in her tracks and starts to tremble in fright.
The living room carpet is covered in huge wet footprints going from one room to another.
Macy steps back into the bathroom in shock maybe if she can make it to the door she can run down to reception and have them call the police.
But before Macy has another thought she is grabbed from behind and dragged into the shower recess.
Macy tries desperately to escape the clutches of her attacker but she feels herself losing strength fast.
She catches a glance of her attacker in the bathroom mirror and isn’t surprised when she sees a snowman choking the life out of her ‘But how can it be it is a snowman for fucks sake’
The snowman’s hunger is so strong so he doesn’t wait for his victim to die.
He starts to feed on Macy’s flesh and bone and soon there is nothing left except for a few toenails and some shattered teeth.
Then the snowman melts down into the drainpipe taking his meal with him.
At 11am o’clock the next morning the manager of the Thredbo Motel is getting annoyed the guest in room 308 was supposed to check out at 9 am but so far she is a no show don’t these people realise I have a schedule to keep.
She has rung room 308 six times already but the calls have all gone unanswered so Mrs Carruthers presses a bell on the counter and a bellboy wanders over.
‘Mr Jenkins please go up to room 308 and see if you can wake up Mrs Wellings she was supposed to check out this morning but she isn’t answering the phone,if there are any problems let me know right away’
Eighteen year old Jake Jenkins or JJ to his friends is pissed off it is Saturday morning and he would rather be hanging with his mates instead he is suck at work ‘OK Mrs Carruthers I will ring if there is a problem’
Jake rides the lift to the third floor and knocks on the door to 308 but gets no reply.
It isn’t the first time a guest has overslept so he knocks a little louder but still there is no answer.
Using the house key Jake enters room 308 ‘Hello Mrs Wellings it is past your check out time’ Jake goes from room to room but there is no sign of Mrs Wellins.
Then Jake notices the wet footprints all over the carpet ‘What the fuck?’ He knows that he should call the old dragon and let her know about the footprints and that there is no sign of Mrs Wellings ,but he doesn’t want to look like a wuss so he decides to have another look around.
There is luggage in the bedroom and dishes in the sink but Jake doesn’t like the look of those footprints they are too big to come from a human so now he is scared and doesn’t care if he looks like a wimp.
He walks toward the phone on the wall near the front door then he hears a noise coming from the bathroom
Jake knows that he should get the fuck out of there but he enters the bathroom and notices blood on the tiles in the shower
He has a closer look and almost throws up when he sees what appear to be toe nails and some bloody teeth.
Then Jake hears a noise coming from down in the drain,Jake feels his bowels loosen as he listens to what sounds like an animal chewing on a big bone.
He rushes over to the toilet drops his pants and releases a torrent of shit that calms his bowel but does nothing to calm his nerves.
The noise from the drain in the shower is getting louder but this time the sound is a growl and it is getting closer.
Jake yelps and runs towards the bathroom door with his trousers still around his ankles but he doesn’t get far before he feels an icy hand grip his ankle
He has a quick look behind him and screams to the heavens when he sees a snowman emerging from the drain
Jakes screams intensify as he feels the snowman chewing on his leg but soon quieten to a whimper as he is quickly eaten alive
But mercifully Jake dies before his remains are pulled down into the drain to be consumed at the snowman’s leisure.
Down stairs at reception Mrs Carruthers is getting worried there is no answer from room 308 and she hasn’t heard a peep from Mrs Wellings or Jake who even though he is young he is a good employee with a lot of common sense so Mrs Carruthers knows she can’t wait any longer.
So she picks up the phone and calls the police.
Twenty minutes later a couple of uniformed cops turn up to investigate and Mrs Carruthers explains the situation.
The policemen take the lift to room 308 and are surprised to find the door wide so they are immediately on their guard
They notice the footprints then they are hit by the stench coming from the bathroom and go to investigate.
The shower recess and tiles are covered in blood and pieces of flesh and bone it looks like a vicious crime scene but there is no signs of a body.
Constable Hughes stands guard on the door to 308 and calls dispatch to report two missing people possibly murdered and the grisly crime scene.
While Constable Coverdale goes downstairs to have the motel closed so no one can come or go.
Detectives Wagnells and Funk arrive and go straight up to room 308 where Constable Hughes is waiting.
They notice the footprints in the carpet as they make their way to the bathroom where the alleged crime scene is located.
Even these two seasoned Detectives are shocked by what they see,the bathroom and especially the shower recess is covered in blood and human flesh but as the Constables reported there are no bodies.
Detective Funk bends down for a closer look and notices that the drain cover is a little bent out of shape plus there are what appear to be human toenails and teeth on the shower floor.
He hears a noise down below in the sewers and puts his ear over the grate and hears what sounds like an animal chewing on a bone and sucking out the marrow.
‘What in the fuck is that?’ Detective Funk knows that he has to close down Thredbo before the shit really hits the fan.
Six year old Kimberly Frazer is oblivious to all the police activity at the Thredbo Motel only two hundred metres away.
She is playing in the snow with her three year old brother Ben while their parents ski nearby.
Then Kimberly sees a snowman only ten feet away Kimberly frowns because she is positive that the snowman wasn’t there a minute ago so where did it come from?
But she also notices that it has a piece of licorice for a mouth and Kimberly loves licorice so she walks closer to grab that licorice before her brother does.
As she reaches out her hand is grabbed by the snowman and before Kimberly can scream she is swallowed down whole.
Then the snowman and his meal melt down into the snow leaving behind nothing but a little snow boot and a tiny patch of blood.
Little Ben screamed in terror and his parents rush over .
Ben points to the patch of blood in the snow and whispers ‘snowman took Kimberly’
Mrs Frazer screams in horror and starts to dig in the snow hoping to find her daughter but Kimberly is long gone.
But parents scream out to Kimberly and soon a crowd gathers to see what is happening.
And that is when the worst massacre in Australian history occurs
One hundred and twenty five people have gathered to search for little Kimberly unawares that they are about to die a horrible death.
All around them Snowmen sprout up like Mushrooms and converge on the people in a feeding frenzy.
They are all ripped to shreds and devoured on the spot.
In room 308 Detectives Wagnells and Funk race out onto the patio and witness a carnage that will haunt them forever.
They watch as people are murdered before their eyes by what appear to be snowmen.
Both Detective finally kick into gear race downstairs but they know that by the time they reach the site of the massacre it will be way too late to stop the carnage.
Their is complete panic on the slopes as people run to escape the murderous snowmen.
They stampede down the mountain in their panic blocking the way of the Detectives who when they finally arrive discover nothing but patches of blood and gristle with not a snowman in sight.
I am writing this story ten years after the Thredbo massacre occurred on 10 August 2008 and to this day no bodies of the victims have been located despite intensive searches.
And so the legend of the killer snowmen lives on.