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Private Backcountry Tours

Customised Backcountry Adventure

For the ultimate freedom and adventure book a private tour for you and your closest mountain mates.

With a private guide you can request to visit Australia’s highest peak, slow it down and get the backcountry basics one on one, discover the steep stuff and more.

$1,299 for a private tour, up to 4 people. For groups larger than 4, additional charges apply.

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Know Your Level

TOUR CATEGORY BACKCOUNTRY LEVEL DESCRIPTION RIDER LEVEL DESCRIPTION
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.

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    What You Need To Know

    Thredbo Backcountry Tours reserve the right to cancel a tour at any time.

    • This may be due to but not limited to any of the following:
      • Lightning
      • Winds over 80km/hr
      • Extreme and continuous weather conditions: rain, hail, snow
      • Medical incident
    • All tours depart promptly. Should participants not be present and prepared at these times the tour will depart. No refunds will be given for late arrivals or no shows.
    • Weather and snow conditions dictate which tours can operate. Should conditions force the cancellation of your chosen tour alternate routes may be offered.
      • If all tours and alternates are forced to be cancelled by conditions and weather a full refund will be issued.
    • No refund will be issued if the tour is cancelled or the goal of the tour is not met during the activity. This includes but is not limited to:
      • Injury sustained to participant or guide resulting in appropriate modification to tour
      • Immediate cancellation of remainder of the tour to affect first aid and evacuation
      • Unforeseen extreme weather or conditions

    Dress for a full day’s riding and carry sufficient clothing to cater for extreme weather conditions. We recommend checking the weather before you head out.

    • Backcountry touring skis or splitboard, climbing skins and collapsible poles.
    • Recommended Alpine Touring ski boots and those that ski opt to not snowshoe and carry skis
    • MyThredbo Card
    • Waterproof jacket and pants
    • Layers to adjust throughout the day (thermals, mid layers, puffer layer)
    • Helmet, goggles, liner gloves, waterproof gloves, beanie, buff
    • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, SPF lip balm
    • Minimum 2L of water per person
    • Have a solid breakfast and bring lunch and snacks
    • Personal medication (e.g. Ventolin)
    • Backpack to carry everything
    • Camera/phone

    Need to hire backcountry equipment? Click here

    It’s important to let your guide know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions (such as motion sickness, fear of heights, heart conditions, pregnancy, asthma and musculoskeletal issues) prior to the tour. This will help us cater the tour to your needs and make your trip more enjoyable.

    We encourage guests to Leave No Trace and observe the Backcountry Responsibility Code:

    • Have the skills and the fitness – know your skiing/riding ability and stay in control at all times.
    • Check the weather and Alpine Hazard Report before departing
    • Have the right gear – including avalanche recue basics
    • Leave what you find – do not pick or remove anything natural
    • Dial it back and space it out
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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.

    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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