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Backcountry Tours

This winter, enjoy an exciting day out in the mountains off the beaten path! There’s an adventure for everyone, from beginner to advanced backcountry riders through to snowshoe explorers chasing breathtaking views.

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Backcountry Tours Supported By The North Face


Introduction To Backcountry

Backcountry Basics & Familiarisation
Schedule: Tue, Fri, Sat & Sun
Duration 6 hours
Rider Level: Upper Intermediate to Advanced

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Beyond Boundaries

Explore New Terrain
Schedule: Fri & Sat
Duration 7 hours
Rider Level: Upper Intermediate to Advanced

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Advanced Adventurer

Discover Australia’s Best Backcountry Spots
Schedule: Thu from 4 Aug
Duration 7 hours
Rider Level: Advanced

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Private Tours

Customised Backcountry Adventure
Hire a guide for you and your crew. From $325 pp.

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Avalanche Skills Training AST1 | New in 2022

After this 2 day internationally recognised course, you will develop essential skills and knowledge to make decisions and stay safe in the backcountry.

Schedule: 30-31 July | 3-4 August | 20-21 August

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Snowshoe Tours

Walk across the snow and into the big white yonder as you are guided to some interesting features and landmarks in Australia’s winter wonderland. Along the way, our knowledgeable guides will inform you about our rich ski history, fragile ecosystem and the indigenous heritage of the region.

Schedule: Weekends from 11 June | Daily from 25 June

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Women's Tours

Thredbo Backcountry Tours are proud to provide more women the opportunity to take on adventures beyond the resort boundaries. These all-girls tours are led by females guides and are a great way to connect with like-minded women.

Schedule: Introduction to Backcountry 14 August | Beyond Boundaries 21 August

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Backcountry & Snowshoe Rental

Explore the Main Range with our Backcountry Rental packages (pick up Valley Terminal only). Choose from Vokl touring skis with Mohair skins, a Burton splitboard with Montana skins or Tubbs snowshoes (all packages include collapsible poles). This package is available for rent with a Thredbo Backcountry Tour or if you have prior backcountry experience.

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2022 Tours Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Snowshoe Tour
Weekends only 11-24 June
Introduction to Backcountry
From 25 June
Beyond The Boundaries
From 8 July
Advanced Adventurer
From 4 August
All tours are conditions dependent.

Not sure about your level? Here’s our guide to Backcountry Levels.

First Timer Introduction to backcountry terrain. Learn equipment, skinning, basic navigation and safety. Gentle climbs for maximum fun descent. Can ride off-piste, ungroomed terrain comfortably. Strong intermediate to advanced level in resort.
Intermediate Have ridden the backcountry before. Some more technical climbs and steep terrain. Able to comfortably ride in all snow conditions across resort. Confident on and off-piste.
Advanced Has backcountry experience. Comfortable with technical, steep and challenging terrain for climbs and descent. Master of the Black runs. Comfortable and confident in all conditions on and off-piste.

Backcountry Access Pass


Backcountry Access Pass

If you’re heading out to the backcountry independently, this pass gives you one return trip on the Kosciuszko Chairlift.

Backcountry Access Passes are available for purchase in Thredbo at Guest Services Friday Flat or Valley Terminal.

Please remember to fill out the online Trip Intention Form with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service before heading out.

All Thredbo Backcountry Adventures conducted in Kosciuszko National Park are accredited with Ecotourism Australia at the Advanced Ecotourism level. This reinforces our commitment to using sustainable practices minimising climate change impacts from conducting these activities.

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Thredbo sits on the traditional land of the Monero – Ngarigo people who have looked after this land, water and community for over 70,000 years.  We thank them for all they have done and continue to do to look after their country, a special place which we all love and respect.

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