Thredbo has a wide range of snowy terrain to suit all standards. For beginners learning is easy on the gentle slope of Friday Flat, with a slow speed quad chair and Snow Runner conveyer, making those trips to the top a breeze. Once you're linking turns its time to rip with 67% of Thredbo's terrain dedicated to intermediates. The Merritts area boasts a variety of wide tree-lined trails and with plenty of smooth corduroy you can work on your technique in full confidence.
Thredbo Resort Statistics
Winter Season Dates: 08 June 2013 - 7 October 2013
Riding Terrain: 480 hectares
Vertical Drop: 672 metres
Base Elevation: 1365 metres
Summit Elevation: 2037 metres
Day Ticket: $110 (Discounted multi day & early season tickets available)
Longest Run: 5.9 kilometres (Karels T-bar to Friday Flat.)
Permanent population: 201
Average Snowfall*: 203cm
2012 Top Snow Depth*: 215.5cm
Snowmaking: 75 hectares
* This information is from Snowy Hydro Ltd, Spencers Creek location. It is measured from the highest level of snow recorded at Spencers Creek at 1830metres (height of the Merritts area) from the years 1954 to 2012.
Known best for
Long runs, excellent snowmaking system, natural on-snow features, a range of accommodation options, smooth groomed trails, variety of terrain parks, highest lifted point, cool village atmosphere, being the winter playground of choice for celebrities, great kids on-snow facilities, village facilities, swift lifts, night life, long wide Supertrails, being cosmopolitan, easy access to the Main Range, lots to do both on and off the slopes, free shuttle bus rides to your accom, easy day and overnight parking, close access to slopes, mix of eateries.
Best kept secrets
Golf Course Bowl powder days, Waimea high above the Cruiser, twilight skiing, Bushranger off Snowgums Chair, snow shoeing to Mt Kosciuszko, Thredboland Animals, Friday Flat Freddie train for the kids, Saturday night flare run and fireworks, kids fibre optic flare runs on Thursday nights, exploring the Ramsheads in the back country (then heading for a run into Dead Horse Gap), gondola ride to dinner at Eagle's Nest, Thredbo Ski Museum.
Thredbo's snowmaking system continues to impress even the most dogged snow purists. Year in, year out, ongoing upgrades and advancements continue to provide Thredbo visitors with the best possible snow conditions.
Thredbo's snowmaking covers trails from the heights of the Kosciuszko Express and the Cruiser to the steeps of True Blue and Little Beauty all the way down to the beginner land of Friday Flat. This summer the mountain crew expanded the snowmaking area by installing automated hydrants to the Eagle Way area off the famous Kosciuszko Express and added guns to the Beginner Bowl at Friday Flat.
This expansion, combined with the past three stages, gives Thredbo the most extensive snowmaking coverage in the Southern Hemisphere and now 75 hectares can be covered. The projected output is now up to 600,000 cubic metres of snow a season, this equates to covering around 60 average size football fields in one metre of snow, more than tripling the amount over pre-automated days.
Come season 2013 Thredbo's system will boast a 330 automated guns with the ability to have 215 firing at any one time, covering trails for all abilities.
Over the past four years $8 million has been invested in fully automating Thredbo's snowmaking system this includes laying water pipes, data and electrical cabling and new snow guns. This automation upgrade represents the most significant advances in snowmaking since the first pipes were laid in 1987, to date the cost of building the snowmaking system is over $35 million.
The automation of the snowmaking has been an outstanding success. The snow product just keeps getting better, which is great for customers and great for the future of the snow industry. The standout of this automated system is that it is energy efficient, producing triple the amount of snow with close to the same energy output.
So what does that mean for you? Well, simply… more snow. When conditions allow, Thredbo's mammoth snowmaking system fires up and has the capability to cover trails for all levels of snow rider.
Brochures & Maps
THREDBO 2013 WINTER PLANNER
Filled with all you need to plan one awesome winter.
- Winter stay and ski deals
- This season's hot calender of events
- What's New in Thredbo
- Apres and dining guide
and a whole stack more!
THREDBO 2012 -13 SUMMER PLANNER
Packed with everything you need for the ultimate summer.
- Stay & Play deals
- Summer activities
- Thredbo bike trails
- Kids stay and play FREE offers and more!
Thredbo Mountain Map
Thredbo on the hill map with runs and trails and check out the 'BIG 5′
Thredbo Village Map
Thredbo Village shops, restaurants, bars, services, facilities and more.
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Information on head lease and sub-leases
The Thredbo Property Department is responsible for the business relating to the head lease and some 700 sub-leases in the village. There are two main types of sub-leases at Thredbo. Long term accommodation sub-leases for holiday apartments, chalets and lodges, and retail sub-leases for the shops. If you require further information on property at Thredbo, please e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org
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