Thredbo is a village and ski resort in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. It is located in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council. The village is built on the Thredbo River, which is fed by the Thredbo Glacier and Snowy River. The resort has 14 lifts, including 2 high-speed quads, 3 fixed-grip quads, 5 double chairs, and 4 surface lifts. It has a vertical drop of 672 metres (2,205 ft) and covers an area of 480 hectares (1,200 acres) .
Thredbo ski resort is located in Mt Kosciusko National Park NSW. Which forms part of the great dividing range of Australia.The village is very much influenced by people who came to work on the snowy river scheme hence its European feel. Many of the runs are named after the people who established it. A lot of the architecture has a Tyrol’s ,Bavarian crossed with early Australian Alpine style .
Thredbo is renowned for its restaurants and nightlife and boasts the longest run in Australia. The mountain has over 50 runs with 16% for beginners,67% for intermediates and the rest are black runs. Friday Flats offers a gentle slope for beginners with special children learn to ski programs .
Thredbo is an all-year resort with the main season being winter and summer. In winter, Thredbo offers skiing and snowboarding on its slopes. In summer, visitors can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, fishing, golfing and other outdoor activities .
Thredbo was originally used by graziers when, in 1955, Tony Sponar had a great vision to transform the mountains into a ski hill. In 1957, the syndicate was incorporated as Kosciuszko Thredbo Limited and the company was granted a lease by the NSW Minister for Lands which gave it various rights to developing Thredbo. 1957 marked the first time skiers were riding a tow from a launching point near Lovers Lap to Kareela, a distance of about a kilometre .
Activities at Thredbo
Thredbo is a year-round destination with plenty of activities to choose from. Some of the activities include skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, backcountry tours and lots more 1. You can also enjoy the magic of Alpine Australia by walking Thredbo’s incredible trails, including Mt Kosciuszko 1. If you’re interested in mountain biking, Thredbo Mountain Bike Park is Australia’s premier biking destination with the only summer long chairlift accessed gravity trails in the country 1. If you’re looking for indoor activities, you can join Thredbo Leisure Centre 1. There are also plenty of events during summer and winter such as parties, concerts and competitions 2.
Thredbo Alpine Resort has a wide range of accommodation options including Hotels, YHA/Hostel , Lodges ,apartments and even houses. Many of the lodges offer European styled accommodation and foods with a bit of bum slapping Austrian dancing , all makes for a good night out. The village is divided into 3 main areas Thredbo Village, Woodridge near Friday Flat and Crackenback Ridge near Thredbo golf course.
Its always worth checking to see if there are accommodation packages that include lift tickets and lesson. This can be quite a saving on the list price. Or ask your accommodation provider to see if they can help.
Thredbo offers a wide range of ski and snowboard hire options with some lodges even doing ski and snow board hire. Some accommodation providers may even have discounts with certain providers.
In winter you have 2 option of getting to Thredbo either by bus or by car.Buses leave Sydney and Canberra on a regular bases see bus tours.From Sydney Thredbo is about 5 to 6 hours drive,from Canberra about 3 hours.
Thredbo Parking & Transport
Theres large designated day and overnight car parks with many of the accommodation houses having on-site parking but for those that don’t offer it, overnight parking is available at Friday Flat. There is a free shuttle bus that operates throughout Thredbo at regular intervals from 7.30am – 9pm (midnight on Friday and Saturday nights).
- Police / Medical Centre / Doctor
- Nightclubs / Bars / Bottle Shop / Restaurants
- Ski/Board Hire & Repair Outlet
- Boutique Shops
- Supermarket / Chemist / Newsagent
- HairdresserSnowsports School / Childcare
- Post Office / Souvenir / Gift Shop