Family Guide | Plan A Snow Trip | Thredbo, NSW

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Family Guide


There’s a tonne of family fun to be had at Australia’s Best Ski Resort this winter. Whether you’re a family of first-timers or dedicated shredders, there’s no better way to enjoy Australia’s highest mountain than a trip to Thredbo.

Thredbo Resort boasts a huge amount of snow terrain for all ages and abilities, a range of amazing lessons and programs to help your family get their snow feet, plus Australia’s biggest and best winter events calendar.

Thredbo was announced Australia’s Best Family Resort in 2020 at the Ski & Snowboard With Kids Awards.

Bringing the family for the first time? Check out our Beginner Guide.

Plan Your Trip

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Getting Here

Thredbo is located in the heart of the Kosciuszko National Park in Snowy Mountains, NSW and is conveniently accessed by car, bus or plane.

Roughly 5.5 hours’ drive from either Sydney or Melbourne and 2.5 hours’ drive from Canberra, Thredbo offers both day and overnight car parking facilities.

Alternatively you can fly direct from Sydney and Brisbane to Snowy Mountains Airport (Cooma).

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The Mountain

Thredbo mountain is the perfect destination for riders of all ages and skill levels. Beginners new to the snow will love Friday Flat, the purpose built area designed to progress skills in a fun and safe environment. Intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders can enjoy Australia’s longest runs and the wide variety of terrain on offer.

Mountain Map

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Lift Pass & MyThredbo Card

Your MyThredbo card is your personal key to Thredbo. Whenever you buy a lift pass or lesson online it will be loaded onto this card. All guests need a MyThredbo Card to access the mountain. Better yet, load MyMoney to your MyThredbo Card and enjoy contactless payment at all Thredbo outlets!

Collect your MyThredbo Card at one of Thredbo’s 24-7 MyThredbo Card Kiosks, conveniently located in Thredbo and Jindabyne, or at Guest Services in Thredbo.

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On Mountain

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Thredboland & Kids Lessons

Thredboland offers a range of kids’ lessons and programs to fit your child’s needs with friendly, experienced instructors to guide them along the way.

The fun doesn’t stop on the mountain with kids meals, exciting themes and activities to enjoy with their new ski buddies.

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Lessons & Programs

Ski and snowboard lessons from Thredbo’s outstanding team of instructors provide the best possible opportunity to learn or improve your skills, build confidence on the mountain and access lift line priority.

Browse our group and private lesson options…

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Thursday Night Kids Flare Run

An iconic evening event for over 30 years. Kids descend the gentle slope of Friday Flat with twinkling LED flares, creating a magical show of light for their families below.

The night is topped off with a spectacular firework display lighting up the evening mountain sky.

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Animal Hideouts

Spot one of the fun and funky animal hideouts located across the beginner slopes at Friday Flat and Cruiser areas. This is a fun feature for all the kids to enjoy and gets them extra excited to learn how to ski or snowboard.

Find them on our trail map…

Trail Map

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Merritts Gondola

Home of Australia’s only alpine gondola, Thredbo makes it easy for those new to snow to get up the mountain, and to Merritts Mountain House faster. The Merritts Gondola is a high speed, eight-person Gondola that takes skiers, snowboarders and scenic passengers from the Village to the base of the Cruiser Area in approximately 6 minutes.

New This Winter | On Saturday nights, ride the gondola under the stars to Merritts Mountain House and enjoy a family-friendly, Bavarian-inspired feast!

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Snowshoe Tours

They say if you can walk you can snowshoe. Walk across the snow and into the big white yonder with your guide pointing out interesting features and landmarks. This is a great alternative to a day of downhilling or perfect for those after a soft adventure and some incredible views of the Australian Main Range.

Tours are for 15 years+

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Off Snow

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The Village

Thredbo’s village is located at the base of the mountain and offers a great range of lodges, bars, restaurants, cafes and shops all within a short walking distance. At night the village transforms into a vibrant alpine environment with live music, action and stunning sights to enjoy with family and friends.

Explore

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Thredbo Leisure Centre

Enjoy the family friendly Thredbo Leisure Centre during your stay, located just a 5-minute walk from Thredbo Village Square.

Open to everyone and offering a variety of activities ranging from the waterslide and Mission Inflatable to trampoline sessions. With a heated pool, indoor sports hall, bouldering wall, squash court and weights gym, Thredbo Leisure Centre is jam-packed with fun.

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School Holidays Festival

There’s something for everyone during the September school holidays. The Kids Snow Festivals are a favourite for kids of all ages with movie and pizza nights, special kids flare runs, night skiing and loads of activities on and off the mountain.

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Alpine Bungee Trampolines

Take your height to a whole new level this winter. Open daily, Alpine Bungee is a high adrenaline experience for all ages and abilities. Visit us under Merritts Gondola at Valley Terminal and get your bounce on!

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Kids Disc Golf

Disc Golf is a fun activity for the kids or family during your stay in Thredbo. Head over to the exciting and scenic course at Thredbo Golf Course and enjoy this fun family game.

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