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Gondola & Chairlift

Whether you’re hiking, mountain biking or soaking up the stunning mountain views, riding Thredbo’s lifts are a must do in summer.

New this summer, Merritts Gondola is open for scenic rides Friday – Sunday, as well as school holidays! Ride to the Crusier area for mountain views and tasty dining at Merritts Mountain House. Take the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift to the top for amazing alpine vistas, Eagles Nest Restaurant and the start of Thredbo’s alpine hiking tracks including the walkway to Mt Kosciuszko Summit.

Prefer pedaling to walking? Fitted with bike racks, the Merritts Gondola, the Kosciuszko Express and Gunbarrel Express chairlifts take you to the top of Thredbo Mountain Bike Park with over 35kms of adrenaline fueled trails.

Buy your lift passes 7 days or more in advance online and save up to 15%!

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Kosciuszko Express Chairlift | Scenic & MTB

Open Daily

The Kosciuszko Express takes 15 minutes one way and rises 560 vertical metres, offering breathtaking alpine views down the Thredbo Valley. At the top treat yourself to breakfast or lunch at Eagles Nest, Australia’s highest restaurant.

The Kosciuszko Express is the easiest way to access Thredbo’s extensive alpine hiking tracks, including the walkway to Mt Kosciuszko Summit, and some of Thredbo’s best intermediate to advanced mountain bike trails.

Please Note: Kosciuszko Express Chairlift is currently closed for annual servicing and reopens 6 November. Snowgums Chairlift is open for scenic rides from 11 October – 5 November.

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Merritts Gondola | Scenic & MTB

Open Friday – Sunday & School Holidays from Nov 20

New this summer, your Scenic and MTB Lift Pass for Fridays – Sundays as well as school holiday periods includes Merritts Gondola access! Ride to the base of the Cruiser area in the European style Gondola cabins for mountain views and sun soaked drinks and dining on the Merritts Mountain House deck.

Fitted with bike racks, the Merritts Gondola also takes mountain bikers to the start of the new entry-level gravity flow trail Sidewinder.

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Gunbarrel Express Chairlift | MTB Only

Open Daily from Nov 20

The Gunbarrel Express Chairlift takes you and your bike to some of the best alpine riding in the country.

From the top of Gunbarrel Express ride green trail Centre Link and the flowing berms of intermediate gravity trail Ricochet, or take the Lower All-Mountain trail to the Cruiser area and try out the roller coaster fun of new trail Sidewinder. Check out the Mountain Bike Park map here.

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Weather in the Mountains & What to Pack

Located in the heart of Australia’s highest mountains, Thredbo’s weather is changeable and all lifts are weather dependent. We recommend dressing for all weather conditions when riding Thredbo’s lifts.

Essential items to pack:

  • Sturdy walking boots or shoes
  • Long sleeve top or thermal top & puffer or fleece midlayer
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Gloves & warm hat
  • Hat, sunscreen & sunglasses

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