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COVID-19 | Your Thredbo Questions Answered

Thredbo Resort is planning to open on 22 June, conditions permitting

We’re thrilled to announce we are planning an Opening Date of 22 June. Thank you for your patience.

To enable the resort to open for skiing and snowboarding, we will be rolling out a revised operating model that has been developed under the advice provided by the NSW Health Department and the State and Federal Governments – please see further information below.

To assist in the easing of restrictions, the Australian Government is asking all Australians to download the COVIDSafe app. This will provide the Government confidence that they can find and contain the spread and will mean Governments can ease restrictions, thereby keeping our season safe. Please download the COVIDSafe App here.

We’ll be updating this page regularly as more information relating to COVID-19 comes to hand, so please continue to check in here.

Updated on 30 May 2020

General Manager Stuart Diver announces Thredbo’s opening for winter 2020

Let’s Keep Our Season Safe

  • Queue Tip To Tail
  • Two Per Cabin
  • Two Per Quad Chair
  • One Per T-Bar
  • Be Wise, Sanitise
  • Stay 1.5m Apart

Health and Safety

To enable us to ski and snowboard this winter, we’ve needed to implement these preventative measures across the resort this winter:

  • We’re continuing to operate within the Government’s regulations as and when they evolve in response to the COVID-19 situation
  • We’re strictly implementing and promoting social distancing measures. Some of these include:
    • We’re limiting the number of skiers and snowboarders on the mountain each day by no more than 50% of our normal capacity at this point. All guests will need to pre-purchase day lift passes or multi-day passes prior to arrival via the Online Shop. Numbers will be capped at the maximum number of guests we are permitted to have skiing and snowboarding in the resort per day.
    • We’re introducing lift line spacing to adhere to the 1.5m social distancing guidelines. It’s all about keeping it ‘tip to tail’ this season.
    • We’re asking guests to socially distance on lifts with two per quad chair, two per gondola cabin and one per T-bar (with the exception of families which will be able to ride together)
    • We’re only offering private Snow Sport lessons. No group Snow Sport lessons or programs.
    • We’re encouraging contactless payment across the resort.
    • We’re adding clear signage and floor markers in all facilities to keep people 1.5m apart.
    • We’ve installed physical barriers for queues and counters.
    • We’re limiting venue occupancy to align with the Government’s regulations.
    • We’re not planning any events that bring large groups of people together.
    • We’ve closed our indoor facilities that bring groups of people together including the Thredbo Leisure Centre and Thredbo Childcare.
  • We’re strictly adhering to best practises in hygiene and sanitisation across the resort including the following:
    • We’ve installed sanitisation stations throughout the resort.
    • We’ve incorporated new procedures to effectively sanitise high use areas including chairlifts, gondola cabins and rental equipment.
    • We’re further promoting best practice hygiene etiquette amongst staff and guests.
    • We’re following stringent practises in cleaning all resort facilities.
    • We’re asking guests and employees to stay home if they’re unwell.

The Australian Department of Health’s Guidelines can be found here.

How can I book for this winter?

All Thredbo product must be pre-purchased online via our Online Shop.

Remember, numbers are capped at the maximum numbers of skiers and snowboarders we’re permitted to have in the resort each day, so be sure to plan ahead.

1 to 7 consecutive day lift passes will be available. Pricing TBC.

2020 Lift Passes go on sale from 11.59pm on Wednesday 10 June, 2020.

Thredbo will be closed for holiday/tourist visitors over the June Long Weekend (Friday 5 – Monday 8 June 2020). This means that no commercial bookings or holiday/tourist visitors will be granted access to Thredbo Resort from Friday 5 – Monday 8 June 2020.  

 

To allow us to comply with social distancing restrictions, we are unable to offer group lessons this winter.

 

Skis, snowboards, boots and helmet rental will be available, however clothing rental (including jackets and pants) will not be permitted. All rental equipment will be sanitised after use.

A reduced number of lockers that are adequately spaced will be available for rent and these will also be fully sanitised after use.

Thredbo will operate all its rental outlets in compliance with Government’s social distancing requirements.

There will be prominent signage displayed, with floor markers and distance indicators in all our indoor facilities including all our rental outlets.

Thredbo remains open to all levels of skiers and snowboarders this winter. As usual we recommend first timers and beginners participate in lessons.

With no group offerings this winter, first timers and beginners will need to pre-purchase private lessons, which will soon be available for pre-purchase via our Online Shop.

No, accommodation can be purchased through the Thredbo Resort Centre 1300 020 589. Lift passes need to be purchased directly from the Online Shop (when they go on sale at 11.59pm on Wednesday 10 June).

Due to the need to limit Thredbo’s capacity for winter by up to 50% per day, we are unable to prioritise lift passes for guests with pre-booked accommodation. We have considered all our stakeholders in developing our model.

Guests who have pre-purchased accommodation at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel or via the Thredbo Resort Centre will be provided a reminder of the Online Shop going live.

If you purchase your pass 7 or more business days in advance, you can elect to have your MyThredbo card posted out to you for free. Remember to upload a passport style photo to your Thredbo account so we can post your new card. Once you receive it you can head straight to the chairlifts upon arrival.

If you elect to pick up your MyThredbo card in resort, or purchase your pass less than 7 business days in advance, they can also be collected in person from the Friday Flat Booths and at Valley Terminal. Strict queuing restrictions will adhere to all government social distancing guidelines.

 

No, unfortunately this year there will be no promotions such as ‘Buy Early and Save’, ‘Kids Ski Free’, first timer lift passes or discounts offered when you bundle your accommodation with lift passes.

Thredbo will be honouring Mountain Collective and Ikon Passes in winter 2020. Please stay tuned for the booking process for these passes.

For Mountain Collective enquiries, please contact support@mountaincollective.com

For Ikon Pass enquiries, please contact info@ikonpass.com

What our modified season looks like...

We’re excited to be open for skiing and snowboarding from 22 June 2020, conditions permitting.

To access Thredbo’s mountain, all guests will need to pre-purchase day lift passes or multi-day passes prior to arrival.

Please note snow play (including tobogganing) will not be permitted this winter season.

We are still confirming all the finer details of operating our modified snow season but the following activities won’t be on offer when we initially open. We will continue to monitor the situation and advise guests if this changes.

  • Group lessons
  • Thredbo Leisure Centre
  • Thredboland and childcare services
  • Thredbo Seasonal Programs and race training
  • Terrain parks
  • NASTAR course
  • Guided Mountain Tours
  • Night skiing and Thursday night flare runs
  • School holidays activities
  • Events that bring together large groups of people

The Thredbo Alpine Hotel, all commercial and club lodges and self-contained apartments are able to open provided they comply with Government COVID-19 requirements.

Larger accommodation houses with shared facilities may be required to implement additional measures (such as occupancy restrictions and staggered meal times) in order to operate.

We recommend making enquiries directly with your accommodation provider for details that are specific to their property.

Yes, all Thredbo food and beverage outlets will be open subject to official Government advice. Please contact restaurants directly to make a reservation.

To enable us to comply with social distancing restrictions we are not planning for any events that will bring large groups of people together.

This will be revised as the season progresses.

Season Pass Holder information

All guests will need to pre-purchase day lift passes or multi-day passes prior to arrival.

As a 365 Pass Holder, your refund/credit amount has been calculated based on the following:

  • 18-69 yrs: Partial refund (less $50 Summer Access Fee)
  • 5-17 yrs; 70-79yrs: Partial refund (less $50 Summer Access Fee)
  • 4 yrs & under; 80yrs+: Full refund
  • Any Season Pass Protection Add-on will be refunded

We understand this is an inconvenience but this is an important step required to allow us to operate within COVID-19 requirements with a new product range and associated terms and conditions.

All season pass holders eligible for refunds or credits have been emailed with their options.

Regardless of whether a refund or a credit is selected, all guests who had pre-purchased season passes will have access to a discounted 1 Day Lift Passes of up to 75%* on the in-resort rate.

*We have allocated a portion of the daily inventory for Season Pass guests to access at the discounted rate – the more days you ski, the more you save. Discount also varies based on day or the week/seasonality.

All guests will need to pre-purchase day lift passes or multi-day passes prior to arrival.

All Winter 2020 Premium or Base pass holders can choose either a full refund or credit.

We understand this is an inconvenience but this is an important step required to allow us to operate within COVID-19 requirements with a new product range and associated terms and conditions.

All season pass holders eligible for refunds or credits have been emailed with their options.

Regardless of whether a refund or a credit is selected, all guests who had pre-purchased season passes will have access to a discounted 1 Day Lift Passes of up to 75%*.

*We have allocated a portion of the daily inventory for Season Pass guests to access at the discounted rate – the more days you ski, the more you save. Discount also varies based on day or the week/seasonality.

All season pass holders will have access to discounted 1 Day Lift Passes by up to 75%.

We have allocated a portion of the daily inventory for Season Pass guests to access at the discounted rate – the more days you ski, the more you save. Discount also varies based on day or the week/seasonality.

The discount will be available to all season pass holders, regardless of whether they were paid in full or not.

Regardless of whether a refund or a credit is selected, all guests who had pre-purchased season passes will have access to the discount.

*We have allocated a portion of the daily inventory for Season Pass guests to access at the discounted rate – the more days you ski, the more you save. Discount also varies based on day or the week/seasonality.

Due to the need to limit the daily capacity on the mountain by up to 50%, we are no longer able to offer the unlimited skiing and snowboarding that the 2020 season pass product offered.

Instead, all season pass holders will have access to discounted 1 Day Lift Passes by up to 75%.

We have allocated a portion of the daily inventory for Season Pass guests to access at the discounted rate – the more days you ski, the more you save. Discount also varies based on day or the week/seasonality.

The discount will be available to all season pass holders, regardless of whether they were paid in full or not.

We have managed to minimise the increase on 2019 pricing and there will only be a $10 increase on the 2019 1 Day Adult Lift Pass rate (in-resort rate). Stay tuned for more details.

Refunds and Cancellation Policy

We are refunding all winter 2020 product purchased prior to 19 May 2020, including:

  • Lift passes
  • All group lessons
  • Seasonal Programs and Mountain Academy
  • Race training programs
  • Rental equipment
  • Flexibility insurance

We understand this is an inconvenience but this is an important step required to allow us to operate within the revised operating model, with a new product range and associated terms and conditions.

All guests eligible for refunds or credits will be emailed by Thursday 4 June with full details .

 

Subject to the below Terms and Conditions, Thredbo’s COVID-19 Cancellation Policy allows guests to request a cancellation, change of dates or MyMoney Credit for pre-purchased lift, lesson, rental products and/or accommodation purchased via Thredbo Resort Centre or the Thredbo Alpine Hotel if:

  • Thredbo is closed due to COVID-19; OR
  • Government policies due to COVID-19 prevent guests from travelling on the intended dates.

If your circumstances meet the above criteria, please contact the Thredbo Guest Services team via guestservices_thredbo@evt.com

Terms and Conditions for Accommodation Bookings

  1. Cancellation requests under this policy will not be processed or approved until the Government has updated its policies that may or may not affect Thredbo’s winter 2020 season;
  2. Cancellation requests under this policy must be made at least 2 days prior to the product start date or accommodation check-in date;
  3. Guests may be liable to pay any cancellation fees imposed by 3rd party accommodation providers;
  4. This policy should be viewed as an addition to rather than a replacement for travel insurance which is recommended.

For all accommodation booking amendments please contact reservations@thredbo.com.au

Anything else?

If you have any questions that remain unanswered here, please contact our friendly Guest Services team on 1300 020 589 and they’ll be happy to assist.

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