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5 Reasons To Do A Backcountry Tour This Winter

Posted on 22 Mar, 2024 in Activities

This winter, enjoy an exciting day out in the mountains off the beaten path! In Thredbo, there is an adventure for everyone, from beginner to advanced backcountry riders through to snowshoe explorers chasing breathtaking views. Here’s our top 5 reasons why everyone should consider trying a backcountry tour in Thredbo this winter…



1. Access New Terrain
Skiers and snowboarders, rejoice! On a guided backcountry tour, you can go beyond the boundaries of the resort and score endless fresh tracks across the Australian Main Range.



2. Chase Breathtaking Views
Get ready for a peaceful experience in nature with mountain views as far as the eye can see! Thredbo’s backcountry guides will lead you to their favourite spots where you’ll be sure to marvel at the big white yonder and snap some incredible photos while you’re at it.



3. Learn About History & Heritage
Thredbo’s local guides are highly knowledgeable about the Snowy Mountains! While on your journey, listen as they tell you about stories about the rich ski history, fragile ecosystem and indigenous heritage of the region.



4. Skill Up And Build Your Confidence
Going backcountry requires some skill and preparation! If it’s your first-time, take an Introduction To Backcountry Tour where your guide will teach you all the basic equipment, navigation, awareness and safety skills that you’ll need to safely venture outside the resort boundaries. To take your skills to the next level, Thredbo’s Beyond Boundaries Tour is the ultimate way to explore new terrain, and the Advanced Adventurer Tour is perfect for discovering Australia’s best backcountry spots.



5. Meet Like-Minded People
Taking a Guided Backcountry tour with a group is a great way to meet new people who share a love for the outdoors. Whether you’re skinning across Ramshead Range or stopping for lunch among the snow gums, there’s plenty of opportunities to get to know your guides and fellow adventurers.



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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 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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