Thredbo Winter Activities

When it comes to winter Thredbo is in a league of its own with something to keep all standards of skiers and snowboarders charging.  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.

Tickets & Lessons

The team at the Thredbo Snow Sports School are your on-snow teaching experts.  There are over 200 experienced instructors from all corners of the globe showing you the way in all varieties of snow sports.  Everyone is catered for – kids, teenagers, adults, beginners to advanced, skiers, snowboarders, telemarkers and cross country snow lovers.  We want you to enjoy the snow as much as we do, so lessons are highly recommended, even Olympic champions need instruction!





Snow Play Park

This area is open daily for tubing, tobogganing, snow play and snowman building.  The new Snow Play Park is located in the base station area of the village, on the tennis court so visitors can now slide on a toboggan, ride a snow tube, build a snowman, make a snow angel and just generally play in the snow.  Free for all to experience and enjoy, you can bring your own toboggan or hire one from Alpine Sports in Jindabyne.

Thredbo’s Magic – First Timers

Your first trip to the snow is just so exciting, there is a lot to get used to –snow, chairlifts, strange looking gear and of course getting down the mountain.  Beginners in Thredbo have their own area to learn, it’s called Friday Flat.  It has easy to use lifts and a gentle pitch to get you started.  Thredbo’s Magic first timer package gives you a two hour group lesson on Friday Flat an access to the easy to ride Snow Runners all day.

Group Lessons – Beginners

It is really important to get the basics of stopping and turning down pat before taking on bigger slopes.  With a few tips on how to manoeuvre your skis or snowboard you will be off and ready to ride.

Group Lessons – All Abilities

Group lessons are stacks of fun as everyone in your group is of a similar ability, so you can all have a bit of a giggle with each other as you learn.  Group lessons are available for anyone over seven years of age in both ski and snowboard disciplines.

Group lessons are offered daily for adults at 9.30am, 11.30am and 2pm (2hrs duration) and for children at 9.30am and 1pm (3 hrs duration).  Thredbo has special ticketing prices for those trying out skiing or snowboarding for the first time with their first timer lift and lessons pass.  This entitles the holder to a lift pass and group first timer lesson.  There are also lift and group Lesson tickets available for those who want to advance their level of skiing with a group lesson.

Private Lessons – All Abilities

Taking a private lesson is the ultimate mountain experience, it’s one on one and it’s all about you and your outcomes.  They work on your style, sort out your trouble spots, boost your skill levels and your confidence,  It is flexible, you choose the time, length, the day, the instructor and whether you want to ski, board or telemark.  If you have a couple of friends of the same ability, you can share the instructor and the cost so it becomes all about you all.  To top it off you will receive lift priority, so you will jump straight to the head of the queue maximising your time on the snow.

Super sessions – Advanced Skiers

This really is a super deal for advanced skiers.  Super Sessions offer small groups of similar skilled skiers three hours of instruction for around the cost of a one hour private lesson.  Groups are capped at three, so there may be just you, one other or three but you are all at the same level.  Thredbo’s top instructors are allocated to Super Sessions so you get specialised attention, maximum snow time and lift priority as well.

Childrens Program's

Thredboland – 3-6 years skiing only beginners to advanced

Threboland has been designed for the little children aged 3-6 years.  With specialty trained teachers in a fun, safe and happy environment, you will be amazed at how quickly the children progress.

Thredbo Freeriders – 7-14year olds

Choose what you want to do- either ski, board, freeride or even make a switch midweek.  Thredbo’s favourite instructors teach the kids all the fresh moves and tweak their skills to have them quickly cruising with confidence.  With the increasing popularity of terrain parks this program incorporates a parks program for kids to tune their park skills.

Flare run

Look to the skies and the Supertrail for one of Thredbo’s finest traditions, the flare run and fireworks display. It lights up the village on Saturday nights and it’s a sure fire way to kick start a night on the town.

Thredbo Snow Sports School

The Thredbo Snow Sports School offers group and private lessons for all ages and stages, a range of special and all day programs and even a learn to ski or board guarantee. They can take you from those first hesitant steps on snow, to laying them over with style in the off-piste. Lessons are not just for first timers, they are for anyone who wants to sharpen their skills and take their riding to the next level in a fun and exciting environment.

Learn Fast

While they say learning is fun, wouldn't it be nice if you could fast track that learning experience? Well now you can with;

  • Lessons that keep you moving and constantly learning with new teaching methods
  • Purpose-built beginners area
  • Modern and efficient lift system including a number of high-speed quad chairlifts
  • Lighter, easy carve equipment
  • Intermediate runs totalling 67% of the mountain
  • One of the largest snowmaking systems in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Wide, tree-lined super trails
  • Some of Australia's most challenging black diamond terrain
  • Terrain parks to suit all levels

Learn fast, have a ball and we'll guarantee* you'll learn to ride.

Learn to Ski or Board Guarantee*
If you purchase a 5, 6 or 7 day Lift & Lesson Package, you will benefit from the Thredbo Snow Sports Guaranteed Improvement Program.

If you think you are just not getting it and after 5 days you still cannot conquer Friday Flat, then let your instructor know and a video analysis may be given, then you will receive a voucher to attend a make-up group lesson free of charge commencing at 2pm each day during the week of your program.

If, by the end of the program you have still not improved, Thredbo Snow Sports will refund the lesson component cost of your 5, 6 or 7 day package.

In the event that you believe you have not improved and the instructor believes that you have, then a Senior Examiner of the Australian Professional Snowsports Instructors or a nominated qualified examiner will make the final decision.

For lesson prices please see: Thredbo Lift Ticket Prices.

Kids Programs

Everybody loves snowflakes - catching snowflakes on your tongue, building the biggest snowman, throwing snowballs at your friends and making snow angels all capture that magic of the mountains. Combine the sparkle of the snow with a fun mix of instructors and programs and you have one of Australia's best on-snow learning centres.

Thredbo offers a variety of age specific programs for children 3 – 18 years, covering skiing, boarding and new school riding.

Making their snow debut, littlies find their feet in the famous Thredboland program, then as they grow, work their way through Thredbo Freeriders then onto Club Freeride before moving onto the adult programs, so there's a whole lifetime of fun with Thredbo Snow Sports.

Thredbo Child Care caters for children from six months to six years of age. If you’re after a session on the snow but your little one isn’t up to it, then the Thredbo Child Care Centre is the best solution. Staffed by experienced and friendly carers, your child will be well looked after in a safe and fun alpine environment. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea is included in the full day program and morning or afternoon tea is included in the half day program. The Thredbo Child Care Centre is located in the Thredbo Leisure Centre.

Thredboland is for skiers and boarders aged between three and six years. Have you been on the slopes and a child about half the size of your ski pole schusses right past? If so, they are probably the current crop or graduates of Thredboland.

Thredboland is for children aged 3-6 years and is specially designed to not only teach the kids how to ski but it stimulates the child's imagination, encourages learning and creates intrigue. They even have their very own “kids only” area, where they meet, have lunch and chill out during the day. A highlight of the program, apart from the fab teachers and sliding on the snow, is that there are special fun events during the week. There's a kids only flare run, where they ride down Friday Flat with flares waving to an excited group of families below, a race day and the crowd favourite Animal Theatre where the gang from Thredboland comes out to play. Mums, dads, carers - it's great to know that while you are enjoying a day cruising the slopes, the kids are having a ball with the friendly gang at Thredboland. The highly acclaimed Thredboland program includes: specialist tuition and supervision, play centre, hot lunch, child friendly rest and toilet area and a lift pass.

Thredboland program includes:

Kids Only Headquarters at Friday Flat
Adult supervision, play area, hot lunch, snacks and rest area.

Milo Wombat World
Kids teaching area.

Skiing Skills Progress Diary
Encouraged by Thredboland animal characters.

Animal Theatre
Watch the Thredboland Animals come alive and join in with the children to tell a story. These cuddly animals are a big hit with the littlies.

Thredboland Mini World Cup
Watch your kids carve it up in this fun race and clean up at the awards ceremony. All the Thredboland activities are designed to motivate and excite without the pressure. The perfect way for your kids to enjoy riding the snow as much as you do!

A Fibre Optic Flare Run - Watch the light show on the snow as the Thredboland kids slide and glide down Friday Flat, each with their own funky flare.

Milo Friday Flat Freddy
Take the Freddy Express train ride from Thredboland to Milo Wombat World.

For a full list of Thredboland prices please see: Thredbo Lift Ticket Prices.

Thredbo Freeriders caters for 7 to 14 year olds either skiing or boarding. Kids can choose what they want – ski, board or have a go at new school riding. Thredbo’s favourite instructors will teach the kids all the fresh moves, and have them cruising with style in no time. Freeriders program is new school riding – this is where the kids will tune their terrain park skills, learn park etiquette and get the knack of sliding and grinding park features.

Included in this program:

  • Skills diary mapping your improvement
  • Adventure Map
  • Lunch and Refreshments
  • World Cup Race Day with photo
  • Flare Run
  • Extreme Rat Wheel of Prizes


For a full list of Freeriders prices please see: Thredbo Lift Ticket Prices.