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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.

Winter 2024 Product will be released and available for purchase in March. Please stay tuned across our newsletters and social channels for all winter product updates.

Backcountry Tours Supported By The North Face

Winter

Introduction To Backcountry

Backcountry Basics & Familiarisation
Duration 6 hours
Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Rider Level: Upper Intermediate to Advanced

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Winter

Beyond Boundaries

Explore New Terrain
Duration 7 hours
Schedule: Tuesdays & Saturday
Rider Level: Upper Intermediate to Advanced

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Winter

Advanced Adventurer

Discover Australia’s Best Backcountry Spots
Duration 7 hours
Schedule: Upon request
Rider Level: Advanced

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Winter

Private Tours

Customised Backcountry Adventure
Hire a guide for you and your crew.
Schedule: Upon request

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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.

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Women's Backcountry Weekend presented by The North Face

Thredbo Backcountry Tours and The North Face are proud to present this unique experience aimed at providing more women with the opportunity to gain and develop skills beyond the resort boundaries and connect with those already immersed in the big white wonder.

Introduction to Backcountry

Beyond Boundaries

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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.

Backcountry Access Pass

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Backcountry Access Pass

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

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

 

Know Your Level

TOUR CATEGORY BACKCOUNTRY LEVEL DESCRIPTION RIDER LEVEL DESCRIPTION
First Timer Travel range 4km to 6km and vertical ascent 400m to 600m. Gentle climbs for maximum fun and opportunity for learning backcountry skills and safety. Experience in carrying a daypack for short adventures, like bushwalking. Confident and controlled on all blue runs, groomed and ungroomed. Can safely respond to changes of surface conditions and obstacles. Confident on T-Bars.
Intermediate Travel range 10km to 15km and vertical ascent 700m to 1000m. Previous backcountry experience with the ability to have controlled responses to changes in snow surface conditions. Comfortable carrying a backpack whilst touring all day. Confident on black runs and ungroomed blue runs and can safely respond to changes in snow surface conditions. Comfortable both on and off-piste and T-Bars in resort.
Advanced Travel range within 15km to 20km and vertical ascent range 800m to 1200m. Multiple experiences touring and carrying a backpack down steep descents and climbs. Comfortable to explore technical and challenging terrain. Ability to comfortably ski/board ‘double black’ terrain in resort and have controlled approaches to changes in snow surface conditions both on and off-piste.

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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Any Questions?

For any enquiries please email us at guides_thredbo@evt.com 

Thredbo sits on the traditional land of the Monero – Ngarigo people who have looked after this land, water and community for over 60,000 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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