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Thredbo Wins Australia’s Best Ski Resort

Posted on 25 Nov, 2020 in On the Slopes

We’re excited to announce Thredbo has been voted Australia’s best ski resort at the World Ski Awards for the fourth year in a row.

The World Ski Awards celebrates excellence in ski tourism and every year attracts votes from hundreds of thousands of travel professionals and skiers across the globe.

Thredbo took out the Best Ski Resort (Australia) category at a prestigious ceremony held on Friday at A-ROSA Kitzbuhel, Austria, overlooking the iconic Hanhnenkamm.

In addition to this award, Thredbo was recently also crowned Australia’s Best Family Ski Resort for 2020 in the Ski & Snowboard with Kids Awards.

Thredbo scored points for its variety of terrain for all levels, including a dedicated beginner’s area at Friday Flat, making it the perfect place for kids to learn in a safe environment.

Judges were also impressed by Thredbo’s world-class ski school with a variety of ski and snowboard lessons to choose from and Thredboland, which offers a range of kids and school holiday programs to fit each child’s needs.

Thredbo General Manager Stuart Diver said the accolades were testament to the hard work of hundreds of staff members across resort operations, the spirit of the local community and the support of the thousands of visitors welcomed to Thredbo each year.

 ‘’We’re proud to be Australia’s Best Ski Resort for four years running and to win this title in a challenging year makes it even more special. We’re grateful for the ongoing support of our community and the many visitors who choose to ski at Thredbo each year,’’ Mr Diver said.

This year was a unique winter season for resorts with Thredbo operating under a revised COVID-19 operating plan developed under the advice of the NSW Department of Health. The plan included a range of social distancing, hygiene and sanitisation measures.

This winter also saw the launch of the Merritts Gondola, Australia’s only alpine gondola after two years of planning. The multi-million-dollar development revolutionised travel on the mountain with the high-speed gondola transporting guests up to the Merritts area in only 6 minutes via comfortable European-style cabins that fit up to 8 people.

Boasting the longest run in the country, skiers and snowboarders enjoyed carving turns down the iconic Supertrail as well as access to the highest lifted point in Australia at 2037 metres elevation. For the ultimate bucket list experience adventurers could even tour to the highest summit in the country Mt Kosciuszko on Thredbo’s Backcountry Tours.

Off the mountain, Thredbo entertained guests with weekly fireworks shows and exceptional food and wine at an array of restaurants and bars in the Austrian-inspired alpine village.

 To plan your next winter adventure in Thredbo click here.

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