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Thredbo Contributes To A Combined One Billion Dollars Of New And Improved Infrastructure And Experiences At Ikon Pass Destinations

Posted on 20 Sep, 2023 in On the Slopes

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In Winter 23/24, Ikon Pass holders can look forward to over $1 billion in new and improved infrastructure and experiences aimed at enhancing the guest experience, including new terrain expansion, reimagined base areas and lodges, innovative beginner areas, new lifts and gondolas, expanded snow making, imaginative culinary offerings, improved skier services and more. To find out more about the improvements at other Ikon Pass destinations, please click here.

Merritts Gondola and a Wintery Background

Consistently contributing to Ikon Pass’ overall capital investment, Thredbo has completed a number of multi-million dollar developments in recent years to further establish itself as Australia’s premier year-round adventure destination. With more developments currently under construction and planned for the coming years, Thredbo will create even more industry-leading facilities for guests.

In winter 2023, Thredbo contributed to the overall investment across Ikon Pass destinations with the launch of Australia’s newest ski lift, Freddie’s Snowsports Snowrunner. Freddie’s Snowrunner is one of Australia’s longest snow runners at 98 metres long, travelling through a tunnel that will protect children from the elements while they’re enjoying the snow. Dedicated to the resort’s new Kids Learning Area, Freddie’s Snowrunner is a game changer for kids who are learning how to ski or snowboard.

Looking ahead, Thredbo is investing nine million dollars to diversify its recreational offerings through the provision of a year-round all-weather rail-guided toboggan ride. The new Thredbo Alpine Coaster is currently under construction after being granted Development Approval earlier this year.

The Alpine Coaster is approximately 1.5 km in length with a mix of uphill and downhill tracks, a tunnel, bridges and circles that traverse through the alpine environment. Passengers are able to control their speed of up to 40 km/hr. Thredbo Alpine Coaster is planned to be in operation for Winter 2024.

Thredbo is also currently in the midst of a 10-year chairlift replacement plan, designed to update and enhance Thredbo’s lifting infrastructure. In addition to the new Freddie’s Snowrunner this year, last winter Thredbo launched a new Easy Rider T-Bar in the Cruiser Terrain Park Area that increased load capacity by over 35%. Looking ahead, Thredbo will continue to roll out its Chairlift Development Plan over the coming years, with plans to replace Snowgums Chairlift next up on the agenda.

Chairlift in Thredbo

Thredbo has submitted a number of other major development applications to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. These will see substantial investment over the coming years to develop and enhance some of the most popular areas of the resort, including an expansion of the village accommodation with a new sub-division in the Thredbo golf course area, the development of a new Merritts Mountain House and the development of additional mountain biking trails, adding to Thredbo’s extensive network of graded MTB trails.

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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