Thredbo Alpine Resort

Thredbo Ski Resort - The Snowy Mountains Year - Round Destination!

Thredbo AccommodationMore than just a winter playground, Thredbo is a resort for all seasons.  Set within the unspoiled Kosciuszko National Park in South East NSW, Thredbo offers year round activities to keep everyone enthralled.

When it comes to summer, Thredbo blends a unique mountain environment with cultural events and activites.  You can take a walk by the Thredbo River and discover the fascinating wildlife, or wet a line and test your skill at fly fishing.  For a bit of an adventure catch the chairlift that operates all year round then stroll to the top of Australia and if you’re after some heart racing action, jump on a mountain bike and take a thrilling 6.2km blast down the infamous Cannonball Run.

In winter Thredbo is in a league of its own with something to keep all standards of skiers and snowboarders charging. You can never predict the weather so make sure you pack for all conditions! For the black diamond destroyers Thredbo offers the most vertical runs in Australia, with wicked off piste terrain to get the blood pumping.  The wide and open trails at Merritts are ideal for intermediates and the gentle slope of Friday Flat is the perfect place for beginners with the Snowrunner and Easy Does it lifts to make the learning experience easy.  The new school freestylers are also catered for with a variety of terrain parks for snow riders of all standards and ages.

The Village has a cosmopolitan feel and is dotted with wonderful art works and architecture.  You can relax in one of the many cafes and bars and listen to vibrant live music as it fills the alpine air.

Thredbo has various accommodation options from lodges for the budget conscious traveller including Alpenhorn Lodge, apartments sleeping from 2 to 10 people, or luxury hotel accommodation such as Thredbo's The Denman Hotel. There really is a property to suit all ages, tastes and budgets in Thredbo!

Thredbo Resort Statistics

  • Resort Base Height: 1365m
  • Resort Summit Height: 2037m
  • Vertical Drop: 672m
  • RidingTerrain: 480 hectares
  • Beginner: 16%
  • Intermediate: 67%
  • Advanced: 17%
  • Number of Lifts: 13
  • Longest Run: 5.9kms (Karels T Bar to Friday Flat)
  • Lift Operating Hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Twilight Riding - Every Thursday and Saturday evening through July & August 4.30pm - 7.30pm (weather permitting).
  • Snowmaking: 300 Snow Guns covering 75 hectares
  • Average Snowfall: 203cms
  • 2010 Top Snowdepth: 190cms
  • Speed of Kosciuszko express chairlift: 3.5 metres per sec (in summer). Takes approx 10-15mins to the top which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular views.
  • Distance to Mt Kosciuszko: 6km (from top of chairlift)
  • Distance to Lookout: 2km (from top of chairlift)
  • Summer Visitors: Approximately 300,000 (November – May)
  • Car Parking Capacity: 2500 cars

Driving Times to Thredbo from Major Cities

  • Sydney: 5 - 6.5 hours 500km (approx)
  • Melbourne: 5.5 - 7 hours 500km (approx)
  • Canberra: 2.5 hours 180km (approx)

Thredbo Awards:

  • 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 - Best Australian Ski Resort Luxury Travel Gold List 
  • 2006 - National AHA Awards Best family/casual Dining for Cascades in the Thredbo Alpine Hotel
  • 2000 - NSW Tourism Award of the Decade - ‘Best Major Tourist Attraction’
  • 1997, 1998 and 1999 - Australian Ski Industry Awards - ‘Best Year Round Alpine Resort’.
  • 1996 - NSW Tourism Awards for Excellence - ‘Best Major Tourist Attraction’


Thredbo facilities

Thredbo Village MaThredbo Trail Map

  • ATM’s
  • Bakery
  • BBQs
  • Beautician
  • Bike Hire
  • Bottle Shop
  • Boutiques
  • Cafes
  • Chapel
  • Chemist
  • Childcare
  • Gift Shops
  • Golf Course (AGU Rated)
  • Gymnasium
  • Fire Station
  • Information Centre
  • Internet Access
  • Leisure Centre
  • Medical Centre
  • Massage Services
  • Naturopath
  • Newsagency
  • Pharmacy
  • Photographer
  • Physiotherapy Services
  • Police Station
  • Post Office
  • Service Station
  • Ski & Snowboard Hire
  • Snow Sports School
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Retail Outlets
  • Real Estate Agencies
  • Courtesy Shuttle Bus (between Friday Flat & Valley Terminal as well as around the Village)


Thredbo Winter Activities

  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Snowsports School
  • Twilight Riding
  • Flare Run
  • Thredbo Leisure Centre
  • Walks

Thredbo Summer Activities

  • Bobsled
  • Scenic Chairlif
  • Mountain Biking
  • Climbing and Abseiling
  • Day Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Thredbo Leisure Centre
  • Tennis
  • Walks

Thredbo Bars & Restaurants

 Thredbo Bars:

  • Apres Bar - The Denman
  • Bavarian Beer Hall - River Inn
  • House of Ullr
  • Keller Bar - Thredbo Alpine Hotel
  • Lounge Bar - Thredbo Alpine Hotel
  • Schuss Bar - Thredbo Alpine Hotel
  • The Pub - Thredbo Alpine Hotel


Thredbo Restaurants:

  • Alpen Stuble - River Inn
  • Bernti’s Grill – Bernti’s Mountain Inn
  • Black Bear Inn
  • Candlelight Lodge
  • Cascades – Thredbo Alpine Hotel
  • Knickerbocker Restaurant
  • Sante Churrasco
  • Segreto – Thredbo Alpine Hotel
  • T-Bar Restaurant
  • The Terrace – Denman Hotel

Casual Eating in Thredbo:

  • Alfresco Pizzeria
  • Altitude 1380
  • Avalanche Cafe
  • Bernti’s Tapas Bar
  • Gourmet Forty Two
  • Kebabz
  • Snowflake Bakery
  • The Pub Bar and Bistro - Thredbo Alpine Hotel
  • Ullr Bar and Grill

Eating on the Mountain:

  • Avalanche BBQ Kiosk
  • Black Sallees
  • Eagles Nest
  • Friday's Restaurant and Bar
  • Frost Bite
  • Kareela Hutte
  • Merritt's Mountain House

Need more information?

Contact one of the team at Absolute Alpine on 1300 278 483.   With a combined 40 years of alpine industry experience, and a wealth of local mountain knowledge, we will create the perfect package for you, with unbeatable deals!

Holiday Check List!

Alpine weather is unpredictable and conditions can change quickly. Wear your clothing in layers with insulating clothes on the inside and wind and waterproof clothing on the outer. Several thin layers made of wool or synthetic fibres have insulating properties and are better than thick bulky layers. Never wear jeans, cotton or nylon as these materials will not provide enough protection. Body heat is lost from the head, feet and hands so it is important to wear beanies, warm long thin woollen socks and waterproof gloves. To protect your skin and eyes, do not forget sunscreen, sunglasses and goggles. Don't forget to pack comfortable, waterproof footwear that will offer good grip on slippery conditions.

Quality waterproof outer jackets and pants may be hired however due to health regulations you will need to purchase gloves, goggles and beanies.

Check out the conditions before you start!

It is important you check snow and weather conditions before you set out for the day. Up to date snow weather and grooming reports are updated daily here at Snow reports are broadcast regularly on local radio stations such as FM97.7 Snow FM Cooma, FM94.7 Jindabyne, FM101.9 Perisher, FM88.0 Raw FM Perisher, FM87.6 Raw FM Jindabyne.


When is the best time to take my holiday?

The official opening of the winter snow season is the June Long Weekend. The season official closing snow season is the October Long Weekend. Sometimes this can be extended to include the NSW school holidays conditions permitting.

So....will there be snow?

Well to put it simply Mother Nature is fickle. It's hard to tell when she's going to deliver in the snow department, for how long and where. Add plenty of other weather factors that can affect the snow once it's fallen into the mix and great snow conditions are not always a guarantee. Snowmaking is the saviour of all Australian Ski Resorts.  Without it we would not have the consistent conditions we have today.

Do I need a lesson?

Having a lesson will ensure that your first skiing or boarding experience is safe and enjoyable.  First Timer Lift Tickets include your Lift Ticket and a Daily Lesson program tailored to the needs of those who have never been skiing or boarding before.  Some resorts will offer a free first timer lesson.  Check out the resort information pages for details.