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Beginner Guide

Looking to hit the snow for the first time? You’ve come to the right place…

Located in the heart of the NSW Snowy Mountains, Thredbo is the perfect place to learn how to ski and snowboard plus enjoy an awesome winter holiday experience!

With a dedicated purpose built beginner’s area offering the perfect slope for first timers, amazing lessons and programs to help you find your snow feet, tonnes of events, parties and activities to enjoy plus a beautiful vibrant village right at the base of the mountain with accommodation, restaurants, bars, cafes and retail shops, it’s easy to see why.

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First Timer Lift & Lesson $99

First time trying skiing or snowboarding? Enjoy this awesome new deal where you can learn to ski or snowboard for only $99.

Spend a fun day with our world-class instructors who will teach you the basics so you can experience the joy of making your first ever turn and help you improve your skills at a relaxed pace.

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How To Get Here

Getting to Thredbo is easy. Thredbo is located roughly 6 hours drive from either Sydney or Melbourne and 2.5 hours drive from Canberra, that can be conveniently accessed by car, bus or plane. Thredbo is located within the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW and offers both day and overnight car parking facilities.

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Lesson & Programs

If it’s your first time getting on skis or snowboard, we recommend having a lesson with one of our incredible instructors.

Thredbo offers a great range of specific ski & snowboard lessons for first timers that you can package together with a lift pass and equipment rental.

We recommend taking a beginners lesson with one of our highly qualified and experienced instructors, who will introduce you to the basics of skiing and snowboarding in a fun, safe and progressive environment.

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Lift Pass & MyThredbo Card

Your MyThredbo Card is your lift pass to ski and snowboard Thredbo. Head over to our online shop and create an account to purchase your lift pass and save money & time.

If it’s your first time, you can collect your MyThredbo Card from either Friday Flat or Valley Terminal Guest Services in Thredbo. You can also purchase your lift pass, lesson and rental equipment from Guest Services if you don’t want to purchase online.

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Equipment Rental & What You Need To Bring

Thredbo Sports Retail and Rental is your one stop shop to getting all the gear you need for your first time skiing or snowboarding. Located in two convenient locations close to the lifts; Friday Flat and Valley Terminal, you will be ready with all the right gear in no time.

Below are a few tips on what to bring in order stay warm and comfortable on your snow holiday. If you don’t have them, you can purchase them in Thredbo:

  • Thermal under layers
  • Beanies
  • Ski socks
  • Goggles
  • Gloves

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Events, Entertainment, Parties & More....

There is more to do in Thredbo than just ski and snowboard. Thredbo is home to a massive line-up of events and a range of activities. From Australia’s best live music acts to firework displays and parties, there is something to always keep you entertained both on and off the mountain.

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Accommodation

Accommodation in Thredbo offers stunning mountain views, convenience and comfort for all guests. You can choose from lodges, hotels, on-snow chalets, luxurious apartments and self-contained units. Everything is within easy walking distance or a quick free shuttle bus to the base of the mountain.

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Toyota Mountain Tours

Explore Thredbo with one of our experienced guides thanks to the free Toyota Mountain Tours. The tours are 2 hours long and take you all over the mountain to explore and get some local Thredbo tips.

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The Mountain

Thredbo mountain is perfect place to learn how to ski and snowboard. Beginners will love the purpose built areas designed to progress skiing and snowboarding skills in a fun and safe environment.

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The Village

Thredbo’s village is truly one of a kind in alpine Australia. Located at the base of the mountain, everything you need is located within a short walking distance, offering a great range of lodges, bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. At night the village transforms into a vibrant alpine environment like no other with live music, action and stunning sights to enjoy with family and friends.

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