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Posted on Saturday, 8 Aug, 2020

Thredbo’s Backcountry Tours Make Their Season Debut

Break free! Explore new frontiers! Once you are au fait with inbound slopes, you may become curious for a little more piste and quiet, and while scanning the Australian Main Range from the top of Karels T-Bar, those untracked slopes and limitless space start calling your name. If you’ve been thinking about exploring ‘out there’, but just don’t know how, then a Backcountry Tour is your invitation to an entirely new snow experience.

Whether on skis, snowboard or snow shoes, there are a variety of tours all featuring the backdrop of the raw beauty of gnarled eucalyptus trees, empty mountains and wildlife cameos. In groups of 2 – 5, learn backcountry skills from experienced guides (first aid trained, with avalanche certification, appropriate emergency equipment and mountains of off-piste experience). Tours range from introductory to advanced, so adventures abound whether this is your first uphill step, or you’re a backcountry bandit.

Get Your Skins On – The Introduction To Backcountry Tour

Skins? Huh? They’re the sticky things attached to skis or boards to help you grip the snow while uphilling. The Introduction to Backcountry Tour is for those taking their first foray into alpine touring. This is touring 101 on steroids, your guide will introduce you to the specialist equipment, safety aspects and skills required to negotiate simple backcountry terrain.

You’ll plan an achievable objective and wrap your head around skinning, basic navigation, awareness & safety. Bring the questions, all the questions! The full day, six-hour course is for intermediate to advanced riders and includes Volk ski or Burton split board rental from Thredbo Sports. The cost is $199 and is also a pre-requisite before joining the other more demanding tours.

Beyond The Boundaries Your

If you’ve completed the introductory course it’s time to step it up, literally! This adventure will take you out of the resort boundaries to all our secret spots whether it be for stashes or scenery. Find some of the best and most unique terrain Australia has to offer from Bogong to Mt Kosciuszko or choose your own adventure with a custom combination. Whatever your destination, the mission is to find the perfect line and score fresh snow.

You’ll score not only new knowledge of the area, but experience terrain variety and further develop your backcountry and alpine touring skills. Tours from $299.

Advanced Adventurer Tour

You’re a backcountry bandit and there’s no holding you back! You eat fresh tracks for breakfast, get excited about things like outerwear vent zips and always wonder what’s around the next corner. This tour is for you. This can be highly customised, with all day destinations including Leatherbarrel, Twin Valleys and Etheridge.

Previous backcounty and touring skills essential and advanced ability must be in your bag of tricks as you become more familiar with riding more technical terrain. The bonus? There’s also the chance to to summit and ride some of Australia’s highest peaks. Tours are $299.

The Mt Kosciuszko Summit Tour – New For 2020!

This is the Big Kahuna, a ski or snowboard of Australia’s highest peak, sitting at 2,228 metres and one of the iconic seven summits (the highest on each continent in the world). If after breaking ground adventure this is the tick-all-the-boxes tour; you’ll leave the resort boundaries, experience the majestic Main Range and stand at the very top of Australia. The ultimate bucket list tour and it will be a must-do for snow lovers.

Backcountry Access Past

Are you OK to head out independently? If experienced in backcountry, before heading out don’t forget to fill in an online Trip Intention Form with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service as a safety basic. Load up a Backcountry Access Pass ($42 adults, $10 child 5 – 17 years) onto a MyThredbo card from Guest Services Valley Terminal for a way one trip up Kosciuszko Express Chairlift.

* We recognise the Ngarigo People as the Traditional Custodians of this land. We would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Elders past and present and their traditions and culture.
* All Thredbo Backcountry Adventures conducted in Kosciuszko National Park are accredited with Ecotourism Australia at the Advanced Ecotourism level. This reinforces our commitment to using sustainable practices minimising climate change impacts from conducting these activities.

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Posted on Wednesday, 8 Jul, 2020

Australia’s Oldest Olympian Honoured at Thredbo

When ‘The Tors’ run was re-named Frank’s Face at Thredbo today, it is in honour of Thredbo resident and Australia’s oldest living Olympian Frank Prihoda as he celebrates his 99th birthday. But this is just the ski tip of an incredible story.

The intermediate run from Australia’s highest lifted point is sandwiched between Karel’s T Bar and Sasha’s Schuss, named after Frank’s brother-in-law, Karel Nekvapil and his sister Sasha (who married Nevkapil). “Having the Frank’s Face trail located between Karel’s T-bar and Sasha’s Schuss gives me great pleasure and feels like family,” says Prihoda.

Frank’s legacy, community and contribution was recognised at a small gathering last night at Frank’s home in Thredbo with Ondřej Boháč, Chargé d´Affaires of the Czech Republic to Australia, Thredbo General Manager Stuart Diver, and two-time Winter Olympian and fellow Thredbo resident Jono Brauer representing the Australian Olympic Commission (AOC) in attendance. “I feel especially honoured….it’s something which I don’t quite know how to express” says Prihoda of the run’s new name. “It confirms my connection with Thredbo, my love for this place and my long term residence. It is just such an honour”

From Europe to Australia

The story of this Czech influence in Thredbo began over 70 years ago, when a young Frank fled the former Czechoslovakia and the communist regime. With him was Karel, and later in 1949 his sister Sasha, a ski team member of the communist Czechoslovakian Ski Federation who found her chance to slip away after a Swiss race meet.

Adding to Thredbo’s deep European links is Tony Sponar, who borrowed Prihoda’s Jeep to escape to St Anton in Austria (namesake of Sponar’s T Bar). Reunited in the Arlberg, the trio were integral to the development of skiing in Thredbo and importing the Arlberg technique, the blueprint of many ski schools worldwide.

Frank continued his alpine love after landing in Australia, his sister luring him from Melbourne in 1974. “My sister Sasha and her husband were running a lodge here – Sasha’s lodge, the second ever commercial lodge in Thredbo. Consequently I had a connection to Thredbo and for me it was a place I wanted to be. I love the place, the atmosphere, the skiing and the winter.”

An Olympian and Face of Thredbo

Having competed in the Winter Olympics in Cortina in 1956, Prihoda has also recently been awarded the Snow Medal Australia, a new award from June 2020 to recognise Australians at the highest level of winter sport. In 2014 Frank was also named as one of the Faces of Thredbo, along with his sister and brother-in-law, for significant contributions to skiing and making Thredbo what it is today.

Today his hope is that other’s feel his love for his mountain home. “I wish for Thredbo to prosper and to get over the difficult challenges that it has encountered with the bushfires and now the pandemic. It would be nice for heaven to be kind to us now and send us a lot of snow so Thredbo can give all its visitors the experience they would like.”

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Media Contact: Please email media_thredbo@evt.com

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Posted on Thursday, 2 Jul, 2020

Land Rover Comes Full Circle With Thredbo Sponsorship

A little known fact: the extraordinary engineering feat of the Snowy Hydro Scheme succeeded due to a few factors; intelligence and ambition, the worker’s bravery and Land Rovers. Produced from 1948, these were the only vehicles capable of tackling the rugged terrain and became the backbone of the program. With over 300 in service with the Snowy Mountains Authority, it was lauded as the ultimate alpine car.

Select high-range and fast-forward to 2020, and Land Rover has returned to where it literally helped move mountains, now as the official automotive resort sponsor of Thredbo Resort.

This year represents milestones for both, Land Rover launches the New Defender, the most capable Land Rover ever created, and Thredbo launches the new Merritts Gondola, Australia’s only alpine Gondola.

Thredbo General Manager Stuart Diver says, “More than an alliance, this is a ‘welcome home’ as Land Rover played a huge part in opening up the Snowies. We both celebrate innovation, the off-road, the outdoor and going above and beyond. We are thrilled by this perfect marriage of values.”

Mark Cameron, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Australia commented, “We are delighted to partner with Thredbo Resort and to re-invigorate our long relationship with the Australian Alpine region. Land Rover has always been the vehicle of choice for those Australians who harness the above and beyond spirit of adventure.”

While the original Land Rovers carried engineers, hydrologists, surveyors and medical personnel in the mountains, now skiers and snowboarders are on-board – and the experience is radically different.

Keen and Stoked – Features Skiers Will Love 

No one is more excited by the partnership than Thredbo resort personalities, Captain Keen and Sergeant Stoked, who we are told are doing backflips in excitement after learning about the skier-friendly features of the Land Rover Vehicle line up.

Riders will love the Activity Key1. Ever lost a key on the slope? Strap on this water and shock proof wristband that lets you unlock, lock, start and drive. Ever run over your own skis? When backing out of Thredbo’s new expanded carpark, the ClearSight Ground View2 allows you to view the car underside and wheels. And if you’ve been trapped in a sweaty-sock, post day on the slopes car, the Cabin Air Ionisation removes airborne bacteria and associated odours, while the Four zone climate control, heated steering wheel and heated and cooled seats means that the ‘always cold’ one can score a post slope back seat sauna while you chill up front.

For convenience, Land Rovers can drive steeper than you probably ski with low range gearing3, an active electronic differential4, and an approach angle of 38 degrees5. You can also check out tomorrow’s snow report on the way down with the ‘connected’ 10” touch screen which can display weather updates and give access to online media sources.

  1. Activity Key available on Discovery, Discovery Sport and new Defender
  2. Clearsight ground view available on Discovery Sport and New Defender
  3. Low range gearing available on Range Rover, range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar, Discovery and new Defender
  4. Active Electronic Differential available on Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar, Discovery and new Defender
  5. 38 degrees is the approach angle available on the new Defender fitted with air suspension

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Media Contact: Please email media_thredbo@evt.com

Image Links: Please find the link for hi res snowy Land Rover images and vision of Captain Keen and Sergeant Stoked enjoying Land Rover in Thredbo: here

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Posted on Monday, 22 Jun, 2020

Dignitaries in Thredbo Launch Merritts Gondola

Tourism and Snowy Mountains dignitaries gathered to celebrate the launch of Australia’s only alpine gondola in Thredbo Resort, just in time for the commencement of the 2020 snow season.

Alan Rydge, Chairman of the Board of Event Hospitality and Entertainment Limited (EVT) and CEO Jane Hastings, along with Stuart Diver, General Manager of Thredbo Resort, cut the red ribbon heralding the official opening of Merritts Gondola.

This significant milestone in the history of Australian snow resorts was witnessed by attendees including Nicole Foster, Global PR and Advocacy for Tourism Australia, Steve Cox, CEO Destination NSW and Wayne Kirkpatrick, Chairman, Tourism Snowy Mountains.

The official opening of the 8-person, 1.3km long European-style gondola represents a significant multi-million-dollar investment by EVENT and is the fruition of years of planning and development. The investment aligns with the Group’s key strategic priority to maximise assets to enable growth and deliver the best possible customer experiences. The Thredbo plan is centred on enhancing the skier, hiker and mountain biker experience.

Over the past summer, Thredbo Resort has completed other significant developments including the installation of a fully automated snowmaking system on ‘Dream Run’, a new car park at Friday Flat with 75 additional car parks and an expanded grooming fleet.

“We are very much looking forward to enhancing the guest experience in the resort, as well as working with the various tourism bodies to support the resurgence of domestic tourism during the coming months”, stated Diver. “We are committed to doing everything possible to drive visitation, not only to Thredbo but the wider Snowy Mountains. We have no doubt that the Gondola, which is now Australia’s highest and only alpine gondola will provide just another driver for tourism to the area in both winter and summer.”

Following the launch, attendees marked the occasion by riding the gondola (two to a cabin) to top station and return, before dining in Cascades restaurant in the Thredbo Alpine Hotel.

The small-scale event was held in keeping with current restrictions on gathering sizes.

Thredbo Resort opens for the snow season tomorrow with Friday Flat open for skiing and snowboarding and more terrain planned to open during the week as and when conditions allow.

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Image Links: Please find the link for hi res gondola launch images and newsreel vision here

COVID-19 Best Practice Updates please click here

For further information, please contact:
Caroline Brauer 
Thredbo Marketing Manager
02 6459 4100
media_thredbo@evt.com

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Posted on Monday, 22 Jun, 2020

Thredbo Launches Australia’s Only Alpine Gondola

Thredbo Resort, operated by EVENT Hospitality and Entertainment Ltd, has today announced the completion of several developments. This includes the launch of the Merritts Gondola, the only alpine gondola in Australia. In addition, EVENT has also invested in a new car park, improvements to Dream Run including snowmaking, an expanded grooming fleet, and has continued to introduce new sustainability measures all of which contribute to delivering an enhanced experience for visitors to Thredbo.

Thredbo is Australia’s premier alpine resort and has been voted Australia’s Best Ski Resort in the World Ski Awards for three consecutive years. The Gondola investment will further enhance this position, replacing the Merritts double chairlift and quadrupling capacity. The cabin-style lift is similar to those found in Europe and North America and represents the culmination of two years of planning and development, delivering a new crucial inter-mountain link.

Stuart Diver, General Manager of Thredbo Resort today said: “The investment being made in Thredbo is really exciting to see, and I have no doubt Thredbo customers will agree. The launch of the Gondola is a huge event for Thredbo and the entire community who have worked so hard to make this happen. It is a remarkable engineering achievement thanks to the tenacity and depth of knowledge and expertise at Doppelmayr, the world’s leading manufacturer of ski lifts. The completion of this phase of our development plan will enhance the customer experience and continue to ensure we remain Australia’s premier resort.

“Snow lovers will be thrilled with easier access to the Cruiser area and the Friday Flat beginners’ area, and with the improvements we have made to the popular Dream Run, including a new automated snowmaking system.

“We care deeply about our responsibility of operating in a unique natural environment, which is why being Australia’s first ski resort to be powered exclusively by clean, renewable energy was also an important milestone.”

The Merritts Gondola

Shaun Turner, General Manager of Doppelmayr Australia said, “Doppelmayr is proud to be delivering Merritts Gondola to Thredbo on time for the 2020 winter snow season. Merritts is the first eight-passenger gondola in the Australian snowfields and offers world leading European quality, safety and green technology.

“Thredbo’s new gondola is driven by a massive slow turning motor which is super quiet and more efficient than a conventional gondola. We would like to commend Thredbo for demonstrating their commitment to sustainability and the environment with the uptake of this innovative technology.”

The investment in the Merritts Gondola provides:

Easier access for Village guests of all abilities to the Friday Flat and Cruiser area.

Fast turnaround access from the Gondola Mid-Station to the Top-Station for intermediate and advanced ski and snowboarders accessing the popular Dream Run and its surrounding tree runs.

Easier access for foot and scenic passengers to the Merritts Mountain House.

Reduced pressure on the Kosciuszko Express and Gunbarrel Express chairlifts.

Jane Hastings, Chief Executive Officer of EVENT Hospitality & Entertainment said: “As a Group, a key strategic priority is to maximise our assets to enable growth and deliver the best possible customer experiences. Our Thredbo plan is centred on enhancing the skier, hiker and mountain biker experience with targeted investment on mountain that respects the environment we are operating in. Our recent investments in the Merritts Gondola, snowmaking on Dream Run, an expanded snow grooming fleet and increased carparks will enable more customers to enjoy an even better Thredbo experience. I am incredibly proud of our team at Thredbo for their absolute commitment in overcoming the impact of the bushfires, adjusting our operating model for COVID-19 restrictions, and delivering this phase of our strategic plan.”

Other Developments in Thredbo

The winter stage is set with additional snowmaking, car park expansions and continued commitment from Thredbo Resort to power all its major resort operations with 100% renewable energy:

Snowmaking on ‘Dream Run’. This aptly named popular intermediate to advanced run will have its own automated snowmaking system. This will become a link run allowing better access to Friday Flat and the Mid-Station of the new Merritts Gondola.

Additional car parking at Friday Flat with 75 additional spaces available.

Pistenbully snow groomer. A brand new Pistenbully PB600 Polar Free Grooming Cat has been added to Thredbo’s extensive fleet of snow groomers. The Euro V compliant motor sees increased power over its predecessor, while significantly reducing particulate and nitrogen emission. It’s designed to cover large areas quickly and efficiently whilst delivering the best quality groomed runs for our guests.

SNOWsat snow depth technology. Thredbo has invested in new SNOWsat technology to more accurately measure snow depth across the resort. Developed by the snow groomer machine manufacturer Kassbohrer, the technology involves sensors being placed on the grooming machines that relay snow depth measurements via satellite to our server and provides a detailed snow depth map. The snow depth map will deliver efficiencies in both snow grooming and snow making to further enhance the skiing and snowboarding experience.

Renamed trail ‘Frank’s Face’. One of Thredbo’s iconic trails is being renamed after the incredible Frank Prihoda, Australia’s oldest Olympian and Thredbo local who turns 99 on 8 July 2020. The blue (intermediate) trail runs from the top of Karel’s T-bar from Australia’s highest lifted point of 2037 metres to Basin T-bar.

Environmental initiatives. Together with Red Energy and Snowy Hydro, Thredbo continues to lead the industry as Australia’s first snow resort to have all major resort operations powered by 100% renewable energy. New environmental initiatives for 2020 include sugarcane pulp food packaging (certified compostable and sustainable) and a closed loop organics recycling machine, doubling Thredbo’s food waste recycling capacity. In addition, Thredbo has undertaken an extensive rehabilitation native planting project and used repurposed materials in the construction of the new Friday Flat car park retaining walls.

The official Opening of the Merritts Gondola will take place in Thredbo on Saturday 20 June 2020 with key representatives from EVENT, Government tourism and industry organisations invited to the limited capacity event, in keeping with the current COVID-19 restrictions on gathering sizes.

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Image Links: Please visit the dedicated Media Portal with images video, release and Fun Facts for the Gondola at www.thredbo.com.au/gondolalaunch

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For further information, please contact:
Caroline Brauer 
Thredbo Marketing Manager
02 6459 4100
media_thredbo@evt.com

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Posted on Monday, 22 Jun, 2020

Thredbo Unveils Lift Pass Artwork for 2020

A flamingo pink and hot yellow sky burn behind a gaily-coloured ribbon of gondolas. Lightly coloured eucalyptus trees sprout below petrol-hued mountains. When flipping over the ski pass this winter, these are a few of the innocent features you’ll find on the MyThredbo pass art. And the mini masterpiece isn’t by a big-name artist (yet). Rather this is the winner of the MyThredbo Card Art Competition, 8-year-old Sophie from Jindabyne Central School.

For the past five years, the MyThredbo card has featured commissioned artists who have a strong link to Thredbo, to showcase the depth of talent in the Snowy Mountains and the special relationship each has with the mountains.

Past artists on the lift pass card have included two-time Archibald prize finalist Zoe Young, canvas board creator Imants Tillers and the internationally recognised Andrew ‘Grassi’ Kelaher. Brad Spalding was the inaugural artist, the former Thredbo Snow School Director creating a distinctive series of raincoat-clad ‘sou-wester’ people (winner of the Thredbo Art Prize in 1995).

Celebrating Community

Sophie is in excellent company. This year the artwork celebrates community, with local schoolchildren from Jindabyne Central School and Snowy Mountains Grammar School from Kindergarten to Year 6 invited to join the competition with the theme ‘gondola’.

Sophie, described as a ‘kind and helpful member of her class’ was thrilled to learn she has the successful entry in the MyThredbo Art Competition and her picture channelled her love of the Australian ski fields at Thredbo and her excitement at the building of the new gondola. A keen skier, she says she feels happy when being artistic and enjoys the fact that her art gives her ideas for writing in her journal at home.

And to showcase the rest of the other outstanding entries, Thredbo Resort will also display a colourful selection of the shortlisted entries on the roof of one lucky Gondola cabin – so don’t forget to look up!

Art, Art, Everywhere

This is the latest innovation to thrill art enthusiasts. While the MyThredbo card takes artwork on-slope, off-slope art inspiration continues with a self-guided Art Walk featuring thirty art stops.

Along the wandering trail, art works include Descent by Robert Hague, a winner of The Director’s Prize for Sydney’s Sculpture by the Sea. Commissioned for Thredbo’s 50th anniversary, the bronze and weather steel piece features the imagined path of a skier carving down the mountain. One of Brad Spalding’s ‘sou-westers’ (Enter the World of the Sou Wester) is featured in the Thredbo Alpine Hotel’s lobby, and by the adjacent small pond you’ll be surprised by a bronze nude (Mountain Dance by Thomas Bucich) inspired by the movement and gesture of Snow Gum trees.

The collection is ever evolving, with new additions gracing the nooks and crannies of the village.

Resort information: The MyThredbo card is your personal one-stop shop to Thredbo. Whenever you buy a product online, or in resort, the product will be loaded onto your MyThredbo Card. Products include lift tickets, lessons and gear hire at the Online Shop. Visit Thredbo.com.au.

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Image Links: To view all the shortlisted entries, please see click here. We have a gondola-load of images and content.  Hop onboard at thredbo.com.au/media-centre/

For further information, please contact:
Caroline Brauer 
Thredbo Marketing Manager
02 6459 4100
media_thredbo@evt.com

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Posted on Monday, 22 Jun, 2020

Thredbo Announces Winter Season Opening Date of 22 June

Skiers and snowboarders, start tuning your edges and melting wax, this is the news snow lovers have been waiting for. With the easing of regulations, Thredbo is thrilled to announce it is planning to open for the winter season from 22 June 2020, conditions permitting.

To enable the resort to open for skiing and snowboarding, Thredbo will be implementing a revised operating model that has been developed under the advice provided by the NSW Health Department and the State and Federal Governments. The revised model includes reduced daily capacity limits by up to 50% on usual capacity at this stage and the implementation of a range of social distancing and sanitisation measures.

On the mountain, daily capacity will be limited to enable the resort to open under the Government restrictions. As a result, all guests will need to pre-purchase day lift passes or multi-day passes prior to arrival. Season Pass holders will be offered the choice of a refund or credit for their pre-purchased passes and will be provided with access to discounted day passes*. Thredbo will be communicating with all Season Pass holders by Thursday 4 June in relation to their options. Throughout the season, guests will be encouraged to use contactless payment using MyThredbo cards across all Thredbo outlets.

Other measures include 1.5m ‘ski tip to tail’ social distancing in lift queues and a limit of two per quad chair, two per gondola cabin and one per T-bar. Given the limited capacity, it is expected that skiers and snowboarders will incur wait times similar to a normal season. In addition, only private skiing and snowboarding lessons are able to be offered. Thredboland will be unable to open at the time of the season opening, but this will continue to be monitored as restrictions ease. Restaurants and bars will operate in alignment with Government restrictions as they continue to evolve.

The resort has invested in best practice hygiene and sanitisation measures including installing sanitisation stations throughout the resort and has incorporated new procedures to effectively sanitise high use areas including chairlifts, gondola cabins and rental equipment. The resort has also enhanced its stringent approach to cleaning all resort facilities and venues.

Thredbo Resort General Manager Stuart Diver says the resort is looking forward to welcoming guests back and has implemented an operating model to allow guests to ski and snowboard this winter.

“The wellbeing of our guests and our people is always our highest priority at Thredbo. We have worked hard with the relevant authorities to be able to open Thredbo this winter, which will look quite different to previous years. Our revised operating model is necessary for us to operate within the NSW Government’s social distancing restrictions and capacity restraints, to allow us to open.

“We would really appreciate if guests could exercise patience as we navigate through the season and play their part in respecting social distancing requirements. We’ll be communicating all safety messages to our guests prior to arrival and remind guests they should not visit the resort if they are unwell.

“After such a challenging start to 2020 with the bushfires and now COVID-19, we are so pleased to open and we’re confident we will continue to deliver Australia’s best skiing and snowboarding this winter. We will be opening our new Merritts Gondola, Australia’s only alpine gondola, as well as the enhanced ‘Dream Run’ experience with a new snowmaking system installed along with increased car parking.”

Thredbo’s revised product offering including day passes, private lessons, ski and snowboard rental and accommodation will be available for pre-purchase from 11.59pm on Wednesday 10 June 2020 by visiting Thredbo.com.au**.

Thredbo is providing a flexible COVID-19 cancellation Policy (terms & conditions apply), allowing a cancellation, change of dates or credit for pre-purchased lift, lesson, rental products and/or accommodation purchased via Thredbo Resort Centre or The Thredbo Alpine Hotel if:

  • Thredbo is closed due to COVID-19 or;
  • Government policies due to COVID-19 prevent guests from travelling on intended dates.

For more information, visit: https://www.thredbo.com.au/about-thredbo/covid-19-update/

 See you on the slopes! Now we know when we can open, it’s a date.

 *A portion of the daily inventory of tickets will be allocated to Season Pass holders at the discounted rate. Season Pass holders will also be given access to a program that offers a greater discount on the daily rate the more days that are purchased.

 **Updated Terms and Conditions of visiting Thredbo will include requirements for guests to comply with COVID-19 restrictions during their visit.

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For further information, please contact:
Caroline Brauer 
Thredbo Marketing Manager
02 6459 4100
media_thredbo@evt.com

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Posted on Monday, 9 Mar, 2020

Thredbo’s The Place to Be These Easter School Holidays!

Thredbo Easter Family Adventure highlights:

  • Free family activities every day of the week over the entire Easter school holidays 11-25 April 2020.
  • Major cash prizes at the famous $10,000 Golden Easter Egg Hunt supported by Lindt.
  • One of Australia’s Biggest Easter Egg Hunts with 5000 Lindt chocolate Easter eggs.
  • An extensive hiking and biking trail network full of gravity defying fun, iconic walks and stunning views for all.
  • Incredible conditions in Thredbo with green and lush natural landscapes – the perfect outdoor playground for kids of all ages.

Thredbo’s the place to be these Easter school holidays with a mega mountain of fun over the entire Easter school holiday period.

Thredbo’s famous $10,000 Golden Easter Egg Hunt supported by Lindt headlines the festival with major cash prizes up for grabs. This huge event is Australia’s highest Easter egg hunt and features one golden egg worth $5000 and five golden eggs worth $1000 each. On top this, kids will have heaps of fun at the Lindt Giant Kids Easter Egg Hunt featuring over 5000 Lindt chocolates.

The Easter Family Adventure Festival offers something for everyone with a huge range of scheduled crafts, games and adventure activities from 11 – 25 April. Active families will enjoy the Thredbo Leisure Centre’s daily K7 Bouldering Clinics, Mission Inflatable fun and ACE Trampoline classes as well as outdoor Disc Golf, free Family Kids Yoga and tree planting. Kids imaginations will run wild with the Book Teepee, Craftworks, face painting and much more.

Thredbo’s incredible hiking and biking trails are also filled with gravity defying thrills and stunning views for all ages and abilities. Make it a family tradition and stand on top of Australia on the bucket list 13km Mt Kosciuszko Summit Hike. The Thredbo Mountain Bike Park offers excitement for downhill enthusiasts with creative trails and Australia’s only summer long lifted alpine access plus cross-country adventurers will have hours of fun on the picturesque Thredbo Valley Track.

Families can stay close to the action for less with the 3 for 2 Family Escape accommodation deal and the kids play for $10 Summer Resort Pass. With a bursting Easter Family Adventure Festival calendar and great accommodation options for all budgets and tastes, Thredbo is the perfect family getaway destination these Easter school holidays.

For more information visit thredbo.com.au/events.

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For further information, please contact:
Richie Carroll 
Thredbo Brand and Marketing Manager
02 9373 6766

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Posted on Monday, 10 Feb, 2020

Thredbo Summer Developments On Track For Completion Ahead Of Winter 2020

Construction of Australia’s only alpine Gondola is well underway and on target for completion ahead of the upcoming 2020 winter snow season at Thredbo Resort. This exciting development will see the Merritts double chairlift replaced with a high speed, eight-person Gondola that will quadruple the capacity of the previous lift and further enhance the award-winning Thredbo experience.

In addition to the Gondola, a fully automated snowmaking system on the popular ‘Dream Run’ is being installed as well as other slope works ahead of the upcoming winter. This development will allow more reliable access to Friday Flat and the mid-station of the new Merritts Gondola as well as better access to a wide variety of intermediate and advanced tree runs.

Stage One of Thredbo’s carparking expansion plan is also on schedule for completion prior to winter 2020. This addition will see an additional carparking lot at Friday Flat, providing enhanced access for Thredbo’s day trip market.

“After years of planning, it is so great to see these developments finally come to life. We are hugely excited to be the first Australian alpine resort to offer a new level of transportation with the Merritts Gondola, and we look forward to opening it ahead of the 2020 winter,” explained Stuart Diver, General Manager Thredbo Resort.

“Thredbo prides itself on providing our guests with the best experience possible. The new Gondola, snowmaking on Dream Run and the additional carparking facility will allow us to do that better than ever.”

Construction on the immense Merritts Gondola project is being carried out by the company Doppelmayr and will run until May 2020. The Gondola cabins, which were made by CWA in Olten, Switzerland have arrived in the resort, and other specialised equipment has been in production since March 2019 in Wolfurt, Austria.

The scale of the project will see over 45 containers of equipment, 20 truckloads of reinforcing and steel, and 150 truckloads of concrete delivered to Thredbo. Over 170 people will be directly and indirectly involved in the construction process with approximately 25-30 people working on-site on the project.

“This is the first project of its kind to be completed in Australia and we’re very excited to be involved. An immense effort is required, however with the best in European equipment and a great team we are confident of delivering this project on time and budget. We know that the end result will be a massive asset to Australia’s snow resorts and will be operational for the 2020 winter season,” said Shaun Turner, General Manager of Doppelmayr Australia.

Construction that has been completed to date includes the demolition of the existing Merritts Chairlift towers and stations, excavation and foundation work at the bottom, mid and top station locations before installation of everything from the carrier parking sheds to the towers and stations themselves.

Once completed the new Gondola will span over 1.3 kilometres, rise 298 vertical metres, and be able to lift 2,000 people per hour. Travel time on the Gondola from Thredbo Village to the Cruiser area will be approximately six minutes, saving 15 minutes on current times and carrying up to eight people per cabin in comfort and full protection from the weather.

Guests visiting Thredbo from winter 2020 will experience the following benefits of the Merritts Gondola development:

  • Easier access for Village Guests of all abilities to the Friday Flat area. Guests travelling from the Village to the popular Friday Flat beginners and Thredbo Snow Sports School base can travel from the Village and alight at the mid-station of the Gondola just above Friday Flat.
  • Easier access for Village Guests of all abilities to the Cruiser area. Beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers and snowboarders can continue to the Cruiser area for a variety of wide-open terrain
  • Fast turnaround access from the Gondola mid-station to the top station for intermediates and advanced wanting to ski or snowboard the popular Dream Run and its surrounding tree runs.
  • Foot/scenic passenger access to the scenic location of Merritts Mountain House.

For access to our media gallery of images and video please click here.

To celebrate these exciting developments including the Merritts Gondola, Thredbo is running a #MyGondola Snap & Win promotion until March 31 2020. Guests simply snap a photo of their favourite Thredbo moment and post it on Instagram with #MyGondola and tag @thredboresort for their chance for their photo to feature inside a Gondola cabin. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to Thredbo including three nights’ accommodation, a three-day lift pass and rental during winter 2020.

For further information contact:

Richie Carroll, Brand and Marketing Manager media_thredbo@evt.com

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Posted on Monday, 25 Nov, 2019

Thredbo announced as Best Australian Ski Resort at the 2019 World Ski Awards

After a hugely successful winter, Thredbo has stamped its mark as Australia’s top alpine tourist destination by winning the prestigious accolade of the Best Australian Ski Resort at the World Ski Awards held in Kitzbühel, Austria over the weekend.

The World Ski Awards, voted on by professionals in the snow industry and skiers & snowboarders worldwide, is a global initiative that recognises, rewards and celebrates excellence in the snow industry. It aims to drive up standards within snow tourism industry by rewarding the organisations that excel in their field.

This is the third consecutive year that Thredbo has been named Australia’s Best Ski Resort at these prestigious global awards.

“What an amazing award to win. The recognition of Thredbo as the best in Australia for the third year running is testimony to the dedication and professionalism of the whole Thredbo team…plus the incredible combination of our vibrant village and the significant vertical offered by Australia’s longest runs and most exciting terrain” said Stuart Diver, Thredbo Resort General Manager.

“We’re preparing for an even bigger winter ahead for 2020 with exciting new developments such as the Merritts Gondola that will see us continue to bring customers the best possible snow experience,” continued Stuart.

This award caps off some other huge acknowledgments and sits alongside other recently presented awards this year including the Best Australian Ski Resort for Families in the Family Travel – Best of Family Travel Awards.

With a highly acclaimed children’s snow sports school, family fun nights, kids festival, dedicated child care and easy to get around village, Thredbo is a favourite for families.

These awards are a reflection of Thredbo’s ongoing commitment to create holidays to remember with exceptional experiences both on and off the mountain. With a great village, mountain facilities and an unrivalled ambience plus new and exciting developments Thredbo, continues to shine.

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Posted on Friday, 13 Sep, 2019

Australia’s Biggest, Richest and Raddest Mountain Bike Event is Back for 2019

The seventh instalment of the famous Thredbo Cannonball MTB Festival is back 4-8 December with legends, superstars and everyday riders lining up for their share of the $100,000 in cash and prizes. See full release here Thredbo Cannonball MTB Festival is back for 2019

 

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Posted on Thursday, 5 Sep, 2019

First Gondola in Alpine Australia makes its way to Thredbo

Here’s your chance to be featured…
Visitors to Thredbo this spring can step inside and sample the new Merritts Gondola with a display cabin now on show at Friday Flat.  The first cabin has arrived, ahead of alpine Australia’s first Gondola being constructed ready for next winter.
The Gondola, that will replace the Merritts Double Chairlift, will transport skiers, snowboarders and sightseers from the village to the intermediate and beginner terrain of the Cruiser area in just six minutes with a convenient mid-station. Read all about it here Media release – First Gondola in Alpine Australia

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Posted on Thursday, 15 Aug, 2019

Season Pass Sale Now On…

A Pass for All | Unlimited Riding | Global Benefits | Summer Adventures – Secure the lowest price guarantee with a $49 deposit…
August has been full of fresh snow and today Thredbo is launching the annual Season Pass Sale with a line-up of fresh options and benefits. The three pass choices will suit winter warriors, international powder chasers and year round adventurers. See here for the full release Thredbo Season Pass Sale 2019 NOW ON

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Posted on Tuesday, 9 Jul, 2019

Thredbo is powered by Renewable Energy

In an Australian snow industry first, Thredbo is excited to announce that all its major resort operations are now powered by renewable energy. Thredbo has signed an agreement with Red Energy to obtain the resort operations’ electricity supply from renewable sources, reinforcing Thredbo’s core commitment to the environment.

In a three year deal with Red Energy, the resort has purchased 9 gigawatt hours of energy per year, the equivalent to the electricity consumed by 1,500 average homes. With Thredbo located in the Snowy Mountains, electricity consumption peaks in the winter months with the addition of snowmaking, heating and guest amenities so this agreement goes a long way to preserving the backyard we love, for future generations.

“Becoming powered by renewable energy has been our goal for some time now and by achieving this we’ve set the environmental benchmark for Australian resorts. We are extremely proud to be at the forefront of reducing our carbon footprint into the future,” said Stuart Diver, General Manager of Thredbo.

Red Energy is 100% owned by Snowy Hydro, making this a valuable partnership with two local environmentally conscious businesses.

Paul Broad, Managing Director of Snowy Hydro said, “This landmark Energy Supply Agreement with Thredbo represents one of the first direct off-takes for ‘firmed’ renewable electricity of this type. On-demand hydro from the mighty Snowy Scheme will underpin our contracted wind and solar generation, meaning Red Energy can supply Thredbo with reliable renewable energy. It’s really satisfying to play our part in Thredbo’s commitment to reducing their carbon footprint”.

The announcement coincides with the launch of Thredbo’s Environmental Week taking place 22 – 28 July 2019. The week is designed to raise awareness of the amazing environment Thredbo is located within; together with the initiatives the resort has in place to protect it. Highlights of Thredbo’s Environmental Week include:

Hike to Kosciuszko with Torah Bright

Celebrate the environment with Thredbo’s favourite Ambassador Torah Bright. The community will come together in nature’s playground to showcase the environment and what we need to do to take care of it. The mass hike to the top of Mt Kosciuszko will be open for all backcountry snow enthusiasts to show their support for their backyard.

National Tree Day

Thredbo has teamed up with Toyota and Greenfleet to make a positive impact on the local community and the environment. Across the weekend of 27-28 July 2019, guests can purchase a tree for $4.00 that will offset the emissions of their travel to the snow that is then planted regionally. It’s double good news as Thredbo will match all weekend donations dollar for dollar. Since 2014, Thredbo guests have offset nearly 8,000 tonnes of carbon emissions by planting over 30,000 trees.

Thredbo understands caring for the environment is a team effort so in collaboration with Protect Our Winters (POW), residents, guests and local businesses, we aim to preserve, protect and prioritise the mountain and its surrounding environment everyone values so much.

For images and videos see here.

The full Thredbo Environmental Initiatives can be viewed here.

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For further information, please contact:
Susie Diver, Thredbo Communications Manager
PH: 02 6459 4185
Email: susie_diver@evt.com

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Posted on Sunday, 21 Apr, 2019

Thredbo’s Golden Easter – Record Numbers Hop to Thredbo

Perfect autumn alpine weather, a mass of activities and events plus chocolate galore saw record numbers head to Thredbo this Easter Long Weekend.

Stunning April weather drew record numbers of visitors to the outdoors with Mt Kosciuszko, a big attraction.  Thredbo Mountain Bike Park was a bustling with riders enjoying the 50km of gravity trails across the weekend.

It was all about surprise and delight Easter Sunday as the fifth annual Giant Easter Egg Hunt filled the pockets of the crowd with thousands of dollars in cash and just as many Lindt choc delights. Read more here Thredbo’s Golden Easter

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Posted on Tuesday, 16 Apr, 2019

Mt Buller joins the Ikon Pass Global Community.

Ikon Pass Now Offers Access to 39 Global Destinations – 2019/20 Ikon Pass Pricing Goes Up April 24.

The enviable list of the world’s best resorts in the Ikon Pass alliance has been expanded with Mt Buller joining Thredbo in the Ikon global community.

“We are thrilled to have another favourite Australian resort added to the Ikon Pass, this gives skiers and boarders the ability to shred Australia’s and the world’s best resorts” said Angus Thomson, Director of Marketing Thredbo.

Mt Buller is one of Australia’s best-loved ski destinations offering lifted skiing to winter visitors since 1949. An easy three hour drive north-east from Melbourne Mt Buller attracts a cosmopolitan crowd to its picturesque 300 ha ski area and vibrant alpine village.  Full details are here Mt Buller joins Ikon

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Posted on Wednesday, 3 Apr, 2019

Mt Buller Join The Mountain Collective…. Welcome to the Family

Aussie Dollar Offer to Australians & New Zealanders
Only $449 AUD | 37 total days at the world’s best resorts | PLUS 50% off additional days at full Mountain Collective partner resorts.

Thredbo is excited to welcome another Australian favourite, Mt Buller, to the family of world class resorts that make up The Mountain Collective – an alliance of some of the best skiing and riding destinations on the planet.

Boasting Victoria’s largest lifting network and just three hours from Melbourne, Mt Buller joins the popular Mountain Collective pass that includes Thredbo, Coronet Peak – The Remarkables and Mt Hutt across the Tasman in New Zealand, Niseko United in Japan and top shelf resorts across North America including Alta, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Big Sky, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Mammoth, Revelstoke, Snowbird, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Sugarbush, Taos, along with Valle Nevado in South America and Chamonix in France (Global Affiliate) Read the full release here Media Release – Thredbo welcomes Mt Buller to the Mountain Collective

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Posted on Wednesday, 6 Mar, 2019

Taste of the Snowies, Thredbo Food and Wine Festival this weekend

If you are after a weekend of beautiful food, amazing wines and live entertainment you are in luck as Thredbo are hosting Taste of the Snowies: The inaugural Thredbo Food and Wine Festival. Read all about it here Media Release – Thredbo to host the inaugural Taste of the Snowies this weekend

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Posted on Friday, 1 Mar, 2019

Thredbo’s massive Easter Adventure Festival

$10,000 Golden Easter Egg Hunt

This autumn the mountains are action packed with events, activities and adventures.   Thredbo has so much planned for the Easter School Holidays with an experience for the whole family.

Headlining is Thredbo’s Golden Easter Egg Hunt by Lindt, April 21, where six hidden Easter Bunnies represent cash. There will be a jackpot Bunny worth $5,000 and five other golden Bunnies worth $1,000 each. With six opportunities to take home to cash this Easter could be extra $pecial.  For the littlies there will also be the famous Giant Kids Easter Egg Hunt, where over 5,000 Lindt chocolate eggs will be ready to be found.  Bring your own basket or create one at the craft workshops. Check out the program here.  Full release Easter and School Holiday Adventures in Thredbo.19

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Posted on Monday, 25 Feb, 2019

Record Riders for the Thredbo Super Enduro

It was a sunshine showdown for the third instalment of the Thredbo Super Enduro presented by Maxxis.  A record field of riders, perfect mountain weather, a $25,000 prize pool and three big gravity trails made for a huge day of racing.

Clouds of dust hovered above Thredbo’s trails – as over 400 riders lapped the Cannonball Downhill, Kosciuszko Flow and the All-Mountain Trail over a five hour period.

There was a great mix of women and men, amateurs, pro’s, young pinners and master riders, the highly competitive masters 2 category saw close to 100 riders.
Read the full race wrap here Thredbo Super Enduro wrap 2019

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Posted on Thursday, 21 Feb, 2019

Thredbo Super Enduro is back

Bring your A game and tactics to Thredbo Mountain Bike Park this weekend for the third instalment of the Thredbo Super Enduro presented by Maxxis.  Riders take on three gravity tracks, on one bike, over a five hour period and with $25K in cash and prizes across 21 categories, there are plenty of podium places up for grabs.  The event showcases the great riding on offer in the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park, with riders racing the three signature gravity trails – the All-Mountain, Kosciuszko Flow and Cannonball Downhill.  Read about it here Thredbo Super Enduro 2019 is back

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Posted on Thursday, 22 Nov, 2018

Thredbo announced as Best Australian Ski Resort at the 2018 World Ski Awards

After a hugely successful winter, Thredbo has stamped its mark as Australia’s top alpine tourist destination by winning the prestigious accolade of the Best Australian Ski Resort at the World Ski Awards held in Kitzbühel, Austria over the weekend.

The World Ski Awards, voted on by professionals in the snow industry and skiers & snowboarders worldwide, is a global initiative that recognises rewards and celebrates excellence in the snow hospitality. It aims to drive up standards within the snow tourism industry by rewarding the organisations that excel in their field. Check it  out here Press Release – Thredbo announced as Best Australian Resort at the 2018 World Ski Awards

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Posted on Tuesday, 13 Nov, 2018

Thredbo Mountain Bike Opens this Weekend – Cannonball Festival is just Around the Corner

This weekend, Thredbo Mountain Bike Park opens for summer chairlift assisted gravity mountain bike riding.

After an amazing winter, Thredbo is now ready to welcome an influx of mountain bikers for a massive summer of adrenaline fuelled fun. Running from November 17 to April 28, Thredbo will be a mecca for two wheeled action with the famous Kosciuszko Express chairlift ready to take riders 1,937 metres above sea level to access over 20 kilometres of gravity mountain biking trails.

The trails are in great condition, with the refurbished areas packing in nicely with recent rain.  The retail store is fully stocked, new top line bikes are ready for hire, there will be lessons and clinics all season long available for all levels of riders, as usual Thredbo will be looking after the après side of things with festivities, parties, giveaways and entertainment throughout the summer.

The opening of the Thredbo’s mountain biking season also means that Australia’s biggest mountain biking event, the Cannonball MTB Festival, 5-9 December, is not too far away. The scene is set for one of the hottest on mountain showdowns in the Southern Hemisphere with over 1,000 riders expected for the sixth instalment of the festival. See the full release here Thredbo Mountain Bike Park opening this weekend…Cannonball MTB Festival Coming

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Posted on Thursday, 8 Nov, 2018

Thredbo Yoga and Wellness Mountain Retreat

3 days immersed in yoga, meditation and mountain experiences

Thredbo has joined hands with Jane Corben of Jindabyne Yoga Shala to host a Yoga and Wellness Retreat that will have you at nature’s heart, high in the sky amongst the breathtaking Snowy Mountains.

The Retreat will see you flee the busyness of everyday and the distractions of the daily grind and immerse you in the great outdoors where you can refresh, recharge and reconnect.

Staying in the heart of the Thredbo’s charming village, your weekend away includes mountain top sunrise yoga amongst the giant boulders, guided hikes to the rooftop of Australia, meditation in the snowgums, healthy meals and snacks and a quiet session on the banks of the sparkling Thredbo River.  See the full program here Thredbo Yoga and Wellness Mountain Retreat.program release

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Posted on Thursday, 18 Oct, 2018

Thredbo Blues Festival celebrates 25 years of rocking in the Snowies with an amazing line-up of artists

The Thredbo Blues Festival turns 25 this January, so organisers gathered together some of the country’s top Blues and Roots artists who will unleash their rocking and swinging tunes across the mountains 18-20 January, 2019.

This year’s silver celebration festival features a Blues honour roll of artists. Russell Morris returns by popular demand along with the Backsliders, at last I hear you say, Jeff Lang, Cyril B Bunter Band with Mal Eastick have been rocking around the traps, a fantastic Motown revue – Dancing in The Shadows, Thredbo crowd favourites 19Twenty return with their raging dance thang, the renowned Fiona Boyes with her band, the amazing Gail Page and up and comers, Ivor S K and the Sammy Owen Blues Band, to name a few. Read all about it here Thredbo Blues Festival celebrates 25 years of rockin

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Posted on Wednesday, 26 Sep, 2018

World’s Best Mountain Bikers Head to Thredbo

Cannonball MTB Festival | 5 Days | 5 Events | Massive $100k Prize Pool

With $100K on the prize table, some of the world’s biggest names in the line-up and a fired up format, the 2018 Thredbo Cannonball MTB Festival 5-9 December, is set to stamp its mark as Australia’s biggest, richest and most prestigious mountain bike event.

The award winning event, now it in its sixth year, is not only on the radar to some of the biggest names in the sport, the format attracts amateurs and rising stars of all ages, mountain bike styles and abilities. There’s 20 categories in each event ranging from groms in under 13’s to the most experienced over 50’s, the Cannonball Festival caters to all and is a great introduction to mountain bike competitions. See the full release here Cannonball Festival – World’s best head to Thredbo

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Posted on Tuesday, 10 Jul, 2018

Torah Bright Spreads the Stoke During School Holidays

All-Star Olympic line-up for the Torah Bright Mini Shred in Thredbo supported by Toyota

The school holidays have kicked off with amazing conditions.  Now the most anticipated and fun event of the school holidays is just around the corner, the Torah Bright Mini Shred supported by Toyota in Thredbo on Sunday July 15.

Torah has gathered an all-star line-up of Australian Olympians and legends to be guest coaches for the 2018 event, after inspiring us all in Pyeongchang they are sure to bring plenty to this year’s Torah Bright Mini Shred.

The coaches are some of Australia’s best from the Pyeongchang including Olympic silver medallist Jarryd Hughes, Toyota Ambassador Belle Brockoff, Jess Rich, plus other Olympic legends including six time Para Olympic Gold Medallist Michael Milton, Dual Olympians Manuela Berchtold and Scott Kneller…Plus local legends including Jye Kearney, Charles Beckinsale and many others.
Read all about it here Torah Bright Mini Shred.all star olympic line-up

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Posted on Tuesday, 26 Jun, 2018

Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes, announces partnership with Australia’s premier ski destination, Thredbo

Ikon Pass Valid for 2018 Winter Season at Thredbo

THREDBO, NSW, June 26, 2018 – Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes, announces Thredbo as its newest partner, now offering access to nearly 26,000 hectares (more than 64,000 acres) at 27 premier mountain destinations across the globe. The Ikon Pass is available for purchase at www.ikonpass.com and through selected travel partners.

In addition to access to 26 destinations in North America, all Ikon Pass holders can enjoy skiing and riding throughout Thredbo’s 2018 winter season. Ikon Pass holders will have seven-day access to Thredbo on the Ikon Pass with no black-out dates, and five-day access on the Ikon Base Pass, with selected black-out dates.

Thredbo, Australia’s premier snow destination, offers an incredible snow experience with its impressive mountain accessing 480 hectares of varied terrain and its 672 vertical meters providing the country’s longest snow runs, combined with its picturesque alpine village at the base of the mountain which creates a vibrant après atmosphere.

“As we continue to curate partners for the Ikon Pass, we look for destinations that share our passion for the mountains and are dedicated to creating enduring memories for their guests. Thredbo fits right in and we are thrilled to welcome the leading destination in the Southern Hemisphere to the Ikon Pass community,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer of Alterra Mountain Company. “Australia is full of passionate skiers and riders who can now take advantage of an endless winter with the Ikon Pass as they hit the slopes of Thredbo throughout their winter, before experiencing more iconic destinations in the Northern Hemisphere.”

Thredbo joins a group of North American industry leaders that make up the Ikon Pass – Alterra Mountain Company, Aspen Skiing Company, Boyne Resorts, POWDR, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Sugarbush Resort. Each demonstrates integrity, character and independence that is reflected in their mountains and guests.

“Thredbo is thrilled to join the Ikon Pass as its Australian partner and we feel privileged to be the first Southern Hemisphere destination offered to pass holders,” said Jordan Rodgers, General Manager, Thredbo. “The Ikon Pass is a sensational option for skiers and snowboarders who love to travel to incredible mountain experiences and we look forward to providing Ikon Pass holders access to Australia’s premier snow destination.”
IKON PASS PRODUCTS

To provide the best experience possible, two pass products are available for purchase, the Ikon Pass and the Ikon Base Pass, with varying levels of access and benefits.

IKON PASS: Offering unlimited access to 12 destinations plus 7-days and 7-days combined at 14 destinations with no black-out dates, for $999 USD Adult (approximately $1,345 AUD).
ACCESS:

Unlimited: Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort, June Mountain, Stratton, Snowshoe Mountain, Tremblant, and Blue Mountain

7-Days: Thredbo, Deer Valley Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, Killington Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort

7-Days Combined:

  • Aspen Snowmass: Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk
  • AltaSnowbird
  • SkiBig3: Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay
  • Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain

More Benefits

  • 10 Friends & Family lift tickets offering 25% off of the window rate at any Ikon Pass destination (excluding CMH), with no blackout dates
  • Free one-year $50-value membership to Protect Our Winters that includes POW die cut stickers, 20% off POW store merchandise, a monthly POW newsletter, and a subscription to the biweekly email newsletter, “The Line”
  • Additional destination benefits and discounts are available at ikonpass.com

IKON BASE PASS: Offering unlimited access to 10 destinations plus 5-days and 5-days combined at 16 destinations with blackout periods at North American and Australian destinations, for $699 USD Adult (approximately $940 AUD).

ACCESS:

Unlimited: Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows (holiday restrictions), Mammoth Mountain (holiday restrictions), Big Bear Mountain Resort, June Mountain, Tremblant, Blue Mountain, Snowshoe Mountain

5-Days: Thredbo, Steamboat, Deer Valley Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, Stratton, Killington Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort

5-Days Combined

  • Aspen Snowmass: Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk
  • AltaSnowbird
  • SkiBig3: Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay
  • Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain

BLACKOUT DATES: Dec. 26 – 31, 2018; Jan. 19 – 20, 2019; and Feb. 16 – 17, 2019. Thredbo Black-Out Dates: July 7-22, 2018

More Benefits

  • 8 Friends & Family lift tickets, good for 25% off the window rate at any Ikon Pass destination (excluding CMH), with select blackout dates
  • Free one-year membership to Protect Our Winters ($50-value) that includes POW die-cut stickers, 20% off POW store merchandise, a monthly POW newsletter, and a subscription to the biweekly email newsletter, “The Line”
  • Additional destination benefits and discounts are available at ikonpass.com

Ikon Pass Destinations by Location
California: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort
Colorado: Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain, Eldora Mountain Resort
Maine: Sugarloaf, Sunday River
Montana: Big Sky Resort
New Hampshire: Loon Mountain
Utah: Deer Valley Resort, AltaSnowbird
Vermont: Stratton, Killington Resort, Sugarbush Resort
West Virginia: Snowshoe
Wyoming: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Alberta, Canada: SkiBig3
Ontario, Canada: Blue Mountain
Quebec, Canada: Tremblant
British Columbia: Revelstoke Mountain Resort, CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures
New South Wales, Australia: Thredbo

IKON PASS BY THE NUMBERS    
Destinations: 27
Continents: 2
States: 9
Canadian Provinces: 4
Total Acres: 64,163
Trails: 3,354
Lifts: 495
*Does not include CMH stats   
For more information please visit www.ikonpass.com

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About Ikon Pass
The Ikon Pass is the new standard in season passes, connecting the most iconic mountains across North America and Australia, delivering authentic, memorable snow adventures. Brought to you by Alterra Mountain Company, the Ikon Pass unlocks access to a community of diverse destinations you want to ski and ride, including Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain and Eldora in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming; Big Sky in Montana; Stratton, Killington and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; SkiBig3 in Alberta, Canada; Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada; Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine; Loon Mountain in New Hampshire; Deer Valley Resort, Alta and Snowbird in Utah; and Thredbo in New South Wales, Australia. Special offers are available at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, the world’s largest heli-skiing operation. For more information on the Ikon Pass, visit www.ikonpass.com.
About Alterra Mountain Company
Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 12 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation, offering the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes. The company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real-estate development, food and beverage and retail businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado with destinations across the continent, we are rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company’s family of diverse playgrounds spans five U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Deer Valley in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. We honor each destination’s unique character and authenticity and celebrate the legendary adventures and enduring memories they bring to everyone. Alterra Mountain Company also owns Honua Kai Resort and Spa in Hawaii. For more information, visit www.alterramtnco.com.

About Thredbo
Thredbo is Australia’s premier snow resort and year-round alpine destination. Open 365 days a year its home to Australia’s longest snow runs, best mountain bike tracks and beautiful hiking trails. Its charming European alpine village provides a vibrant après scene and is situated in a picturesque valley at the heart of the iconic Kosciuszko
National Park.

Media Contacts
Alterra Mountain Company (USA) 
Kristin Rust : KRust@alterramtnco.com : +1 303 801 7271
Alterra Mountain Company (Australia)
Mary-Lou Alvarez : marylou@alvarez.net.au : +61 412 569219
Thredbo
Susie Diver : susie_diver@thredbo.com.au : +61 6459 4185

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Posted on Thursday, 10 May, 2018

Thredbo What’s New Winter 2018

Season 2018 is shaping up to be a big one, take a look at what is new in Thredbo for this winter. Read all about it here Thredbo Winter 2018- What’s New

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Posted on Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017

It’s Official…Thredbo Is Australia’s Best Ski Resort

Winner – Best Australian Ski Resort – 2017 World Ski Awards
Winner – Australia’s Best Ski Resort – 2017 Snowsports Industry of Australia
Winner – Best Australian Ski Resort – 2017 Luxury Travel Gold List

Record breaking snowfalls, incredible conditions, more après than ever before and now officially named Australia’s Best Ski Resort…What a way to celebrate Thredbo’s 60th season.

Over the weekend Thredbo was announced as the ‘Best Australian Resort’ at the 2017 World Ski Awards™ held in Kitzbühel Austria joining a prestigious roll call of the world’s best ski resorts.

The World Ski Awards are voted on by thousands of travel professionals and skiers who select their favourite resorts, chalets and hotels. They are a global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in ski tourism, with a mission to serve as a definitive benchmark of excellence and to foster a new era of growth in ski tourism.

“We were thrilled to be nominated and now ecstatic with the 2017 win, this is the second time we have won this accolade, it is testament to a great team who strive to provide guests with an exceptional experience.  It’s more than just the snow, the village gives Thredbo that edge of difference, the après atmosphere, events  and facilities are unrivalled in the Australian snow industry” said Jordan Rodgers, General Manager Thredbo.

Earlier in the year Thredbo was also presented the award for ‘Best Australian Ski Resort’ in the prestigious Luxury Travel Magazine 2017 Gold List Awards.  This is the twelfth win, cementing Thredbo’s spot in the Luxury Travel Hall of Fame.

Rounding out the awards Thredbo was also voted as ‘Australia’s Best Ski Resort for 2017’ by key members in the snow industry at the Snowsports Industry Awards (SIA) held in Canberra in October. The SIA is the trade association for the snowsports equipment industry in Australia. Its members include wholesalers, importers, manufacturers, retailers, rental businesses, other trade buyers and the media.

No other Australian resort has packed as much action into a season and when the season is on, like it was in 2017, Thredbo really is the place to be in winter thanks to Australia’s longest runs, variety of terrain, big vertical, epic alpine village and jam-packed events and entertainment calendar. Bring on another awesome winter in 2018.

For images and vision of the recent World Ski Awards please click here.

Please click here to download a copy of the press release.

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Posted on Thursday, 16 Nov, 2017

Ready To Roll…Australia’s Premier Bike Park Opens This Weekend

Thredbo Mountain Bike Park – A Huge Summer Ahead 

Biking season in Thredbo is here…. Australia’s premier mountain biking destination, Thredbo Mountain Bike Park, kicks off its season with a bang – it’s packed with promise with refreshed trails, a new bike fleet, clinics, events and special programs.

Excitedly, this Saturday sees the opening of the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park this includes the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift for easy access to the top of the mountain and the feast of gravity trails. The famous Cannonball Downhill, Kosciuszko Flow Trail and All-Mountain Trail will open for riding, but with the large amounts of snow still around the higher areas of the All-Mountain Trail, riders will only have access from the mid-section to the village.

“We are stoked to have all gravity trails opening for the start of the season, considering the mega winter the trail crew has done an outstanding job. With our signature events getting bigger and bigger, exciting trails changes and new fleet of bikes, this summer is stacking up to be one of the best. See you at the party Saturday” said Danny Taliana – Thredbo MTB Operations Manager.

Trail masters, Dirt Art, in collaboration with the Thredbo Trail Crew, have given the tracks a makeover and are in the process of creating link trails that will connect the current routes together giving riders the option to mix up their style and type of trail over the 600m vertical decent. A favourite for Enduro riders will be the Central Spur link making its way from the All-Mountain at the top of the Gunbarrel Express chairlift across the valley to the middle slopes of the Kosciuszko Flow and Cannonball Downhill.

On the lower slopes there will be a more direct access from the All-Mountain finish at Creek Station, bringing riders directly back to Valley Terminal and base of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift.

It is shaping up to be a huge opening with riders anxiously waiting six months to hit Thredbo’s gravity trails. Here’s a rundown of what to expect this weekend.

  • The Kosciuszko Flow Trail is receiving a fairly comprehensive rebuild of a lot of the berms and features making riding the trail a lot more fluid and fun. The lower section will see things open up abit with some mild take off’s for the jump options. There will be a completely rollable line also next to the lips.
  • The Cannonball Downhill will remain the most challenging of trails. From the rocky technical sections, riders will be welcomed with the fast and more open sections on the lower slopes. The features are carefully sculpted to be smoothly hit at speed. Look out for the monster drop in the finish area.
  • The All Mountain Trail is looking manicured and tailor made for the rider looking for adventure. It takes you through three diverse ecosystems delivering flowing single-track, challenging rock-gardens and supreme views down the Thredbo Valley. The All-Mountain Trail will open for riding, but with the large amounts of snow still around the higher areas, riders will only have access from the mid-section to the village.
  • The Thredbo Valley Track is one of the most talked about tracks in the region and offers a beautiful and exciting 19 kilometre ride from Thredbo following the iconic Thredbo River to Lake Crackenback Resort, with scenic undulating terrain, woodlands, forests, grasslands and impressive suspension bridges. New for summer 17/18 the 6.5km extension of the Thredbo Valley Track – this sees the track get a little more technical, still hugging along the river, you ride through all kinds of vegetation and terrain, very spectacular.

What’s New for 2017 in Thredbo MTB Park
MTB Clinics for all levels
Every weekend and daily throughout school holidays, morning three hour junior ride clinics will be available for children aged 10 – 15 years of age. Utilising the beginner skills park at the Valley Terminal base, the kid’s clinics include free lift access during the clinic and are designed to give young dirt demons an introduction to the trails of Thredbo in a fun and laidback environment.
Riders can up their skills this summer with 2 hour beginner, intermediate and advanced clinics running daily along with 2.5hr personalised private clinics tailored to the specific needs of the rider.

Gravity Girls and Downhill Dudes
Thredbo MTB has two clinics on offer this summer to up skill guys and girls on the mountain.
Gravity Girls is a women’s specific clinic designed to give girls a non-intimidating intro to downhill riding on the resorts gravity trails. Covering all aspects of riding, this clinic is a great way to meet other riders, build confidence and take away new skills to enhance riding in the future.
Downhill Dudes is a boy’s day out on the hill with expert instructors on hand to improve riding. A nice mix of social and skills this clinic is great way to get to know Thredbo Mountain Bike Park and pick up tips along the way.

Events
This season’s event calendar will see the biggest MTB events in the country in Thredbo. High on any mountain bikers must do list is the Cannonball Mountain Bike Festival 6-10 December 2017. There’s $70,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, five massive events across five action packed days plus a village full of entertainment – this will be big.

Coming into its second year the Thredbo Super Enduro will test the true all-rounder utilising all three gravity trails, Feb 24-25. The battle of the schools continues with the 2018 Australian interschool’s MTB champs March 15-18. The Rocky Trail Entertainment State Round rolls back into Thredbo April 7-8.
Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned pro there’s plenty of mountain biking stoke this summer in the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park.

Please click here for all images and trail preview videos

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For further information, please contact:
Susie Diver – Thredbo Communications Manager
(02)6459 4185
susie_diver@evt.com
For release 16 November 2017

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Posted on Monday, 23 Oct, 2017

Thredbo Blues Festival – Big Blues and Big Mountains meet for the 24th Thredbo Blues Festival

International and Australia’s best Blues artists head to the mountains 19-21 January 2018
Early Bird Festival Passes Available Until November 30

The Thredbo Blues Festival is back 19-21 January 2018 for its 24th year with an amazing line-up of exceptional Australian and International Blues artists getting up close and personal in a music festival like no other.  Thredbo’s completely taken over by the Blues, you can enjoy live music throughout the village in intimate bars and restaurants, spectacular outdoor venues creating an atmosphere that musicians and Blues fans love. Read all about it here 18 Thredbo Blues Festival big Blues and big mountains meet

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Posted on Monday, 16 Oct, 2017

Get On Your Bike and Help Cure Cancer Snowy Ride 2017 – raising funds for research into childhood cancer.

Snowy Ride 2017 – raising funds for research into childhood cancer.

The idyllic Snowy Mountains will play host to over 2,000 motorbike riders November 4th as the 17th annual Snowy Ride rolls through the mountains to raise funds for vital research into a cure for childhood cancer.

The Snowy Ride has been a favourite among motorbike riders since its inception in 2001 and the bikers are certainly a generous lot, with the ride pivotal in raising more than $7 million for research into childhood cancer. Read all about it here Snowy Ride 2017

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Posted on Thursday, 12 Oct, 2017

Australia’s Largest Gravity Mountain Bike Festival Returns to Thredbo

Cannonball MTB Festival | 5 Days | 5 Events | Massive $70k Prize Purse

The Thredbo Cannonball MTB Festival, Australia’s biggest and richest mountain bike event, celebrates five massive years in 2017 and with a packed program of gravity events and non- stop entertainment, this year’s event, 6-10 December, promises to be the biggest and the best yet.

The famous event, twice ranked Australia’s best event by the MTBA will see amateurs, rising stars and the world’s best descend on Thredbo for five days of dirt defying action and the chance to take home their share of a whopping $70k in cash and prizes. This is the biggest prize purse ever seen at an Australian gravity inspired event.

The five mega events are set to showcase the diverse terrain on offer in the Snowy Mountains, and highlight why Thredbo is Australia’s home of gravity mountain biking. There’s something for all styles of MTB riding, with the festival attracting riders of all levels in a mix of events including the prestigious wearelusty Australian Open Downhill, Canyon Flow Motion Cup, Maxxis All Mountain Assault, SRAM Whip Wars Big Air and the RockShox Pump Track Challenge on the Village Green.

There’s over 15 categories in each event, so no excuses – the Cannonball Festival caters to all and is a great introduction to the growing popularity of mountain bike competitions, just choose an event that aligns with your skill and ability.

Participation across all events is crucial for the pro field as these riders will have the chance to be crowned King or Queen of Cannonball. Points scored across each event will determine this factor.

The weekend offers just as much action off the trails as on them, with both sides of the resort pumping during the iconic mountain biking celebration. Thredbo’s famous village will play host to an awesome line-up of DJ’s and live gigs with the region’s stellar offering of bars and restaurants also open.

A massive prize pool, a roll call of big names and some of the best gravity tracks in the country, the Cannonball Festival is one not to be missed. Event registrations are now open with a 15% early bird competitor discount for those signing up before midnight 31 October 2017. Click here to register now. Visit thredbo.com.au/cannonballfestival for full event details.

To get a taste of all the action from last year’s event click here for the full event recap. All promotional images, video and artwork for the 2017 Cannonball MTB Festival are located here. Feel free to use across your various channels.

Event Information

wearelusty Australian Open Downhill | Sunday 10 December
The wearelusty Australian Open DH will be raced on Thredbo’s famous Cannonball Downhill Trail the old school way, meaning we will include the upper fast and furious summer road. Riders will then be thrown into a technical masterpiece comprising of rocky chutes, features that launch and fast open sections with speeds not dis similar to those found on a World Cup course. This event also boasts the biggest pay day for a DH race in Australia. New to this year’s main event will be a seeding day for all categories which will go down on Friday 8th Dec. This will give riders a chance to see where they stand among the rest of the field, before heading back up to the start gate on Sunday Dec 10th for downhill finals.

Canyon Flow Motion Cup | Saturday 9 December
Saturday morning will see the Canyon Flow Motion Cup go down on Thredbo’s famous 5km Kosciuszko Flow Trail. Although not super technical, this race requires a fit efficient type of rider. A stack of steep banked berms and rolling traverses ensures that cornering and pedalling ability will be paramount. The Flow Motion Cup is also a great introduction to gravity racing.

SRAM Whip Wars | Saturday 9 December
The crowd pleasing SRAM Whip Wars will again hit centre stage Saturday afternoon, with some of the best mountain bikers from different genres sending it sideways on the super booter at the finish arena. The biggest sideways whip bought back will take the honours. A crowd pleasing trick will also fill your pockets with cash.

ROCKSHOX Pump Track Challenge | Friday 8 December
Get ready for the ROCKSHOX Pump Track Challenge, see Thredbo’s Pump Track in full flight as the smooth momentum masters set the perfectly sculpted course on fire. A test of ultimate skill and stamina, as riders pump, double and manual around the 2-3 lap course without a single pedal stroke.
Maxxis All-Mountain Assault | Thursday 7 December The Maxxis All-Mountain Assault returns to 1800m above sea level at the top of the Gunbarrel Express Chairlift. The iron men and women of mountain biking will embark on a gruelling 7km undulating descend on a trail designed for a short travel mountain bike with times around 13 minutes to aim for. The All-Mountain trail has everything a rounded rider could ask for, technical descends, natural obstacles, smaller jump options and pinch climbs to push even the most avid enduro purist.

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For further information, please contact:
Susie Diver – Thredbo Communications Manager
(02) 6459 4185
susie_diver@evt.com
For release 10 October 2017

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Posted on Wednesday, 30 Aug, 2017

Blooming Great Spring in Thredbo

Springtime in the mountains is a cheeky little pocket of fun on the Australian alpine calendar.  With a massive line-up of events, sunny weather and great conditions – this September in the mountains is shaping up to be one of the best.

The 2017 winter snowfall totals eclipsed 300cm’s this week and with very cold temperatures, visitors are raving about the snow quality and trail coverage.   The Snowy Hydro snow depth recorded at Spencers Creek 24th August was 185cm, the highest recorded depth since 2013.

Following on from an awesome August, that saw over 200 centimetres of snow fall across the month, is super September.  There is 100% of the mountain open – that’s all lifts, all trails, all terrain parks plus a packed program of special events, there is lots to love about this spring in Thredbo. Read more here Spring in Thredbo

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Posted on Friday, 25 Aug, 2017

Thredbo Launches 2018 Season Pass Sale…

Hi,

To celebrate the incredible snow conditions Thredbo has just launched its 2018 Season Pass Sale…offering skiers & snowboarders the ultimate in flexibility, choice and savings with a winter only 2018 Season Pass or the Thredbo 365 Pass that includes winter, summer and Mountain Collective benefits around the world.

Winter enthusiasts can secure their ideal pass and a lowest price guarantee by purchasing by Sept 1 with a small $49 deposit.

Winter 2018 Season Pass – Only $749

Enjoy unlimited skiing & snowboarding at Thredbo all winter long with the 2018 Winter Season Pass for only $749. It’s the perfect pass for those who want to get the most out of the season at the lowest price. If you skied or snowboarded more than 6 days this season and plan to do the same next season then this pass is the best option.

Thredbo 365 Pass (17/18) – Only $849

This is the ultimate pass for the ultimate mountain. The best thing about the Thredbo 365 Pass (17/18) is that it is valid for 12 months giving  you unlimited summer 17/18 (including mountain biking), winter 2018 lift access, Thredbo Leisure Centre access and 50% off all Mountain Collective partner resorts. It’s unbelievable value for year-round Thredbo access and global benefits for only $849.

Mountain Collective™ Resorts include Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Mammoth Mountain, Alta Ski Area, Banff Sunshine, Coronet Peak & The Remarkables, Lake Louise Ski Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Snowbasin Resort, Snowbird, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Sugarbush, Sun Valley, Taos Ski Valley & Telluride Ski Resort.

Plus you receive 50% off up to 5 days at each of the 4 Mountain Collective Global Affiliate resorts which include Hakuba Valley and Niseko United in Japan, Valle Nevado in Chile and Chamonix Mont-Blanc in France.

Along with  year-round Thredbo access and Mountain Collective benefits,  the Thredbo 365 Pass also provides pass holders Six (6) x 1 Day “Bring a Friend Discount Vouchers” for the 2018 winter with discounts ranging from 20% to 50% off the full in resort rate:

Beat The Price Rise – Secure a lowest price guarantee by Sept 1 with a $49 deposit

For more information on Thredbo’s season pass sale click here https://www.thredbo.com.au/passes-rentals/season-passes/

For the latest video and images click here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mtrwh1s6jw7v5qx/AAAaoy3tsYtWlNFKCriphygNa?dl=0

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Posted on Saturday, 12 Aug, 2017

Top 2 Bottom Racers Brave Gnarly Conditions

Australia’s longest downhill race, the 26th Thredbo GH Mumm Top2Bottom, was run and won in challenging conditions today.
The winds were high, as were the excitement levels as 260 riders lined-up to race from top to bottom to cross the finish line first, with $20,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs there was plenty on the line. Read all about it here top 2 bottom wrap

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Posted on Friday, 28 Jul, 2017

Jeremy Jones launches Thredbo & POW partnership Raising awareness to Protecting Our Winters

Thursday 27 July, marked a great step forward for skiing and snowboarding in Australia as Thredbo announced its official partnership with Protect Our Winters (POW) alongside its founder and snowboarding legend, Jeremy Jones. POW is a passionate crew of snow enthusiasts, professional athletes and industry partners who are all collaboratively working together to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change on our mountain environment. Read all about it here Jeremy Jones launches Thredbo & POW partnership

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Posted on Wednesday, 19 Jul, 2017

30cm of snow in Thredbo…more to come

The forecast cold front delivered Thredbo the biggest snowfall of the season so far with more snow expected over the next couple of days.

Thredbo received around 30cm’s of fresh snow, while the village was dusted with 5 cm. Strong winds blew snow in from the Main Range creating huge wind-drifts and transforming the mountain delighting holiday makers who jumped at the chance to set fresh tracks this morning. Read all about it here Thredbo 30cms snowfall more to come

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Posted on Thursday, 13 Jul, 2017

Commemoration of the Road Collapse

This July marks the 20th anniversary of the Thredbo Road Collapse, a Commemorative Flare Run and Ecumenical Remembrance service will be held to remember those who lost their lives. Read full release here. Anniversary advice

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Posted on Monday, 10 Jul, 2017

Snowboarding is Bright Torah Bright Mini Shred…Inspiring the next generation

“Seeing the talent level of these little Aussie shredders was amazing…It was awesome to share advice, tips and the stoke with all the kids and have snow flurries falling all day long…absolutely magical” said Torah Bright.

The Torah Bright Mini Shred, held in Thredbo Sunday, saw the biggest ever line-up of snow grommets yet, with 250 kids turning out for a big day out with Torah.  The weather turned on its wintry best, with snow falling for most of the day. Read a wrap of the event here. Torah Bright Mini Shred wrap

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Posted on Saturday, 8 Jul, 2017

Toyota One Hit Wonder Mountain Festival 2017: The world’s best skiing, snowboarding, après and air time!

The Toyota One Hit Wonder Mountain Festival is taking over Thredbo again from Tuesday the 5th of September through to Saturday the 9th and is set to be one huge week of high flying action! This year, snowboarding has been thrown back into the mix, allowing for the world’s best to push the benchmark of what’s possible to pull off in the air…we can’t wait.

The Toyota One Hit Wonder Mountain Festival boasts the biggest jump in the Southern Hemisphere, averaging at just over 100ft, the world’s best skiers and snowboarders put their skills to the test and bodies on the line, as they battle it out for their chance at the $20k prize purse that’s up for grabs. With the winter Olympics just around the corner, athletes will be pushing the limits on this year’s jump to put them at the forefront of skiing and snowboarding progression.

The competition side of the event consists of a big air session for both skiers and snowboarders followed by a newly introduced challenge, The GoPro Team Challenge. Each randomly drawn team of pro skiers and snowboarders will be handed a bag of GoPro cameras and mounts with 24 hours to session the jump to their heart’s content and upload a 60 second clip. All the clips will be published online and then it’s up to the public to vote for their favourite clip, ultimately deciding the One Hit Wonder GoPro Challenge winners.

Although now in its ninth year running, snowboarders haven’t officially competed in the Toyota One Hit Wonder Big Air since 2010. “In a time when competition is often criticized for producing podium runs that are barely distinguishable between one another, it’s an incredible feat for Australia to now have one of the only snowboard events with a jump big enough to actually push the global benchmark of Big Air tricks.” -Richard Hegarty, Snowboard Director.

“We are very excited to build a jump feature that caters for both disciplines. It’s twice as much fun for both the riders and the crowd having everyone up at the top of Thredbo in perfect Spring conditions showcasing what the world’s best can do, especially ahead of an Olympic season.” -Timothy Myers, Media Director.

The best thing about this years One Hit Wonder is that it’s an insight into what we could expect to see from the South Korean stadium-based Olympics next February.

The athletes however aren’t in the air  for the entire week, they, just like the rest of us, like to indulge in post event celebrations and après, so Thredbo’s putting on some huge live concerts and entertainment to accompany the high flying action. On Wednesday the 6th of September in the Keller Bar, Thredbo is throwing a Full Moon Party for all guests, spectators and athletes to enjoy…get ready to howl under the moon! Following the final day of competition on Saturday the 9th of September, First Base is putting on a party at Poolside to keep the good times going. Enjoy your afternoon après with help from Hugo Gruzman (Flight Facilities), Tom Tilley (Triple J) and Luke Million as they play sweet tunes into the night. Following on from First Base at 6pm is the final Heineken Village Concert Series, make sure you save some energy for this one, as Strange Associates, Panama and Winston Surfshit take over the village for some spring après celebrations.

Images:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gj5yxsjwv0e4alp/AAAqJ-WsXkcPQ3FQYnhw0YcAa?dl=0

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do3H0FyuJ_M 

For more information on the event please head over to https://www.thredbo.com.au/events/2017/one-hit-wonder-mountain-festival/

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Posted on Tuesday, 4 Jul, 2017

Shred with Torah these holidays in Thredbo. Torah Bright Mini Shred – Sunday July 9

Young shredders are invited to big day out in Thredbo, riding with the Olympic gold and silver medallist Torah Bright and her snow pro friends at the Torah Bright Mini Shred.

A highlight on the school holiday calendar, the July 9 Mini Shred is for all intermediate and above riders under the age of 18.  It will be a great day out on the boards, where the kids will be picking up tips, jibbing in the park and hanging out with other junior riders. See full release here. Shred with Torah in Thredbo

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Posted on Tuesday, 27 Jun, 2017

Massive Events Calendar for July…

Thredbo, well recognised as the event and après capital of alpine Australia, is taking it to the next level in 2017 with an enviable line up of entertainment that is sure to fire up the snow crowd. Both sides of the mountain are well covered boasting events, celebrations and entertainment all season long. Here are some of the après highlights not to be missed…

First Base: A Vintage Après Ski Soiree – August 5

New for winter 2017, record label Falcona and Canadian Club have teamed up with Thredbo to bring together two of Australia’s hottest DJ’s to create, First Base, the best thing that’s happened to the après snow scene since fluorescent one pieces, a fitting tribute to Thredbo’s 60th anniversary.

Hugo Gruzman from Flight Facilities and Triple J’s Tom Tilley are the dynamic duo that is, First Base and their goal is to keep the good vibes flowing after a big day of skiing and boarding with their nostalgic throwback DJ tunes.  First Base is sure to take you back to the early 80’s and set the tone for a great night on the town.  Tom and Hugo are bringing along some of their friends to the party, who also happen to be some of Australia’s best artists of the moment. Luke Million, Hayden James and Confidence Man are all joining in on the fun and are sure to keep the good vibes going into the night.  So make sure to leave some energy for the First Base poolside parties after a big day on the slopes, as it will be a highlight of Thredbo’s event calendar this winter.

First Base event dates & guest artists:

  • August 5, Confidence Man
  • September 9, Luke Million

G.H. Mumm Top to Bottom Weekend: August 11-12

 The Thredbo G.H. Mumm Race Weekend returns to Thredbo and it promises to be the party of the season with fast paced action both and off the slopes.  In the village there is a massive roll call of DJ’s, set to play in mini festival atmosphere at the base of the mountain. Headlining is Sydney’s Jesse Porsches, who after teaming up with some of Australia’s top artists is breaking out solo, so expect a sneak peek of his debut single.  Also playing across the weekend is electronica dance DJ Elizabeth Rose, Moza, Commandeur and KLP.

On the mountain – slip into your speed suit and wax up as Saturday sees the iconic Top to  Bottom downhill race, that has over $20,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs.

The Top to Bottom sees skiers and snowboarders battle it out for on-snow supremacy as they conquer Australia’s longest, fastest and most iconic downhill snow race. Some race to win, some for the experience and some to tick it off their snow bucket list but the exhilaration and free champagne at the finish make it a must do.

The race starts as the sun peeks over the horizon to allow competitors to use the full width and length of the Supertrail. Riders line up at the top of the 3.2 kilometre course with their skis and boards in hand and run to launch line where they strap and click in for a fast-paced blast to the bottom. This is where the battle begins as riders head to the village below, dropping 600 vertical metres navigating, gates, straights and other racers – it’s adrenalin packed action.

The event draws everyday heroes as well as past and current Olympians including Scott Kneller and Thredbo snow ambassador, Torah Bright, who will both be competing in this year’s race. Top2Bottom features seven categories including pro, women’s, amateur and veterans.

The Thredbo Top2Bottom is Australia’s longest, fastest and most iconic downhill snow race. Some race to win, some for the experience and some to tick it off their snow bucket list but the exhilaration and free champagne at the finish make it a must do.

Highlights of G.H. Mumm Race Weekend in 2017:

Great line-up of DJ’s

Sunrise Breakfast

Free champagne pop up bar at the race finish

Kareela Hutte Apres Sessions with a DJ on the deck

Heineken Concert Series in Thredbo Village

 The Thredbo Village Concert Series is back again for 2017 thanks to Heineken. The Thredbo Village Square will play host to the concert series, where snow going music lovers can slide off the slopes and into an amazing line-up of Australia’s best music acts and pop-up Heineken bars. The concerts are for all-ages and free of charge with free buses running from Jindabyne, that can be booked via the Thredbo eStore. Enjoy some great tunes after a big day of skiing and snowboarding the mountain…the perfect way to end your day.

Hot Dub Time Machine: July 29

 You must be in Thredbo July 29 as Hot Dub Time Machine hit the stage for concert two of the Heineken Concert Series. Hot Tub Time Machine is the World’s First Time Travelling Dance Party, taking festivals, theatres, rooftops and venues all over the world on a transcendent dance through pop music history and now they are heading to Thredbo to shake up the Village Square.

Their Songs are played in “strict” chronological order from 1954 to 2015 with enormous mashed visuals all scratched live from vinyl turntables. Created and performed by DJ Tom Loud Hot Dub is all about singing, dancing and having the best, party, ever – a perfect fit for Thredbo.

Winston Surfshirt & Panama: September 9

What a way to swing into spring with Winston Surfshirt and Panama playing up a storm in the Village Square wrapping up the Thredbo Heineken Series.

The six piece Winston Surfshirt’s unmistakable sound is a unique blend of soul and hip hop  – they say it is the auditory equivalent of A Tribe Called Quest splitting spliffs with your parent’s favourite band.

Over the past few years, Winston Surfshirt have become vital members of Sydney’s underground live scene, with past performances ranging from sold out headline shows to festival appearances, warehouse gigs and block parties. In 2016 Winston teamed up with label buddies Polographia providing the buttery vocals for their triple j and Majestic Casual approved track “Sly”. 

 They have turned it up a notch in their recently released their new single “Ali D”, the new sound will be winning crowds over everywhere in coming months and in Thredbo come September.

Popular five piece band Panama round out a solid double up of bands, with the distinct sounds of lead singer Jarrah McCleary sure to impress the Thredbo crowds.

  • Transfer Banked Slalom featuring Client Liaison: August 19

They call it the days of days for snowboarders, etched from history the Transfer Banked Slalom in Thredbo has carved itself into a highlight of the Australian winter.

The event embodies the very essence of snowboarding, with the Thredbo event bringing together the snowboard community – the old shredders showing the young guns old school moves while the fit and fearless float effortlessly through the carefully crafted course.

Consisting of berms, turns and jumps riders need to bring their A game to manoeuvre the technical but fun course to cross the line.  Features such as Galina’s Gully, a sweeping section, natural half pipe and a wall ride are sure to test riders on the day.  If there any tip to offer to get you over the line with a chance…wax that board and hold on.

The good times don’t stop on your last turn, Saturday night head to Poolside at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel where Client Liaison fresh off a sold out national tour will take over the party. From the studio to the top end of town, Client Liaison’s sound plays out like a long lunch followed by a round of cocktails, a definite Thredbo crowd favourite.

The Transfer Banked Slalom is one event the guys at the establishment will never be able to get their hands on, so leave the competitive hunger at home and replace it with an 80’s inspired après outfit and a big smile.

So what do you need to do now in order of priority to attend the Transfer Banked Slalom?

Lock in the date 19th of August

Book your trip and enter via the Thredbo eStore

Put in your leave form

Practice your turns

Go op-shopping to grab an outfit

Prep yourself for a weekend of fun

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Posted on Tuesday, 27 Jun, 2017

60 Years of Stoke Series

Hi All,

Our favourite season is here!  And to help celebrate and get everyone stoked for a big winter ahead we have just released the 3rd instalment of our Thredbo, 60 years of stoke series….The Next Generation…with Torah Bright.

In this video we take a look at Thredbo in the 90s/2000s/Today through the eyes of Thredbo Ambassador and Olympic Gold Medallist Torah Bright. Torah takes us on her journey from her first days on snow at Friday Flat, to winning Olympic Gold and now inspiring the next generation.

Watch as Torah throws back to the early 90’s where snowboard legend Terje Haakonsen competed at the Coke Classic alongside Thredbo locals, how the Olympic torch made its way through Thredbo for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and how Torah now shares her love of snowboarding and Thredbo with her family, friends and future generations.

https://www.thredbo.com.au/blog/2017/thredbo-60-years-stoke-next-generation/

Here is a convenient link to the whole series: https://www.thredbo.com.au/about-thredbo/history/

Below are all the assets if you wish to feature.

60 Years of Stoke: The Next Generation  w/ Torah Bright

Download Link https://www.dropbox.com/s/dmnp1j811ha1onp/TORAH_60_YEARS_V5.mp4?dl=0

YouTube Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9RyJXZfDaU

Blog Story

https://www.thredbo.com.au/blog/2017/thredbo-60-years-stoke-next-generation/

60 Years of Stoke: The Coming of Age w/ Randy Wieman

Download Link https://www.dropbox.com/s/bgt9qz7uxqdg4l1/60_YEARS_COMING_OF_AGE_V3.mp4?dl=0

YouTube Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwar4EkLHBI

Blog Story

https://www.thredbo.com.au/blog/2017/thredbo-coming-age/

60 Years of Stoke: The Early Years w/ Frank Prihoda

Download Link https://www.dropbox.com/s/p4dg71n0w4vtfl8/60_YEARS_THE_EARLY_DAYS_FINAL.mp4?dl=0

YouTube Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqGD8AmRbp8&t=2s

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Posted on Thursday, 22 Jun, 2017

Excitement Building for LEGO Friends Snow Festival

School holidays are here and excitedly Thredbo has teamed up with LEGO to host the LEGO Friends Snow Festival July 1-15.

The fun takes kids onto the mountain for their very own snow hunt, where they need to help the LEGO Friends stars Stephanie, Olivia, Emma, Mia and Andrea find their skis and snowboard hidden at secret locations on the mountain. Then it’s time for creating après magic in the LEGO Friends Play Zone where the kids can build and bring Heartlake City to life.

Along with the LEGO fun, there is a mountain of other free activities and après entertainment to please kids of all ages. See full release Thredbo Lego Snow Festival release

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Posted on Wednesday, 8 Mar, 2017

The 2017/18 Mountain Collective Pass – Now on Sale

Your invitation to join the greatest secret society on the mountain…
The 2017/18 Mountain Collective Pass – Now on Sale
Ski & snowboard in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, North America, South America & Europe on the one pass
In some great news for Australian & New Zealand skiers and snowboarders, the Mountain Collective has just announced that the 2017/18 Mountain Collective Pass is now on sale. Offering more days, at more destinations than ever before, it provides pass holders with the ability to ski & snowboard in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, North America, South America & Europe on the one pass. Read all about you world class resort pass here Mountain Collective Pass_2017_PressRelease (AUS_NZ)

 

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Posted on Wednesday, 1 Mar, 2017

Thredbo Jazz Festival 2017 – Celebrating 30 years of Jazz on the rooftop of Australia

Thredbo Jazz is turning 30 and the 2017 festival is set to be one to remember with a big celebration of the best in Australian Jazz and Roots Music on the rooftop of Australia.  Thredbo will be swinging April 28- 30 as this year’s line-up is outstanding and is sure to delight lovers of all jazz genres.

Lisa Hunt and Forever Soul will make a debut appearance in Thredbo with Lisa’s extraordinary voice setting the soul free for some late night partying.   Australian Jazz Legend Bob Barnard is back with the Barnard Family Jazz Band and for more dancing than a cuban conga line Chukale is bringing the Latin Big Band back to the village.

Thredbo crowd favourites the Kirrawee High Band return with their youthful energy and prodigious talent and for lovers of modern improvisation the Matt McMahon Trio will weave their spontaneous spell.

Some fresh faces to the Thredbo Jazz program – traditional Jazz Fans will love the Thredbo debut of the Unity Hall JazzBand along with Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentleman who will bring their Baltic bravado and good times to town. A must see is Gregg Arthur who is reviving Nat King Cole and the dinner suit.

Thredbo regulars George Washingmachine, Liza Ohlback and Lionel Robinson are sure to wow the crowds.

The festival program will see 17 bands playing in a variety of venues from the village to the top of the mountain, so festival goers can catch performers in different settings across the weekend.

See full line-up and release Jazz 2017 Media Release

 

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Posted on Tuesday, 13 Dec, 2016

Thredbo wraps massive Cannonball MTB Festival

Record numbers take on Thredbo’s gravity trails

The stakes were high, the world’s best lined up and some of the hottest mountain bike action was guaranteed – the 2016 Cannonball Festival took gravity events in Australia to the next level.  Over 600 riders raced in five big events across the weekend making this the biggest gravity inspired event ever seen in Australia. Read all about it here 16-cannonball-wrap-release

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Posted on Monday, 5 Dec, 2016

Thredbo School Holiday Adventure Festival

Mountain Adventures these Holiday’s in Thredbo

Thredbo is gearing up for another action-packed school holidays with an impressive line-up of summer activities and adventures to entertain the whole family and kick off the New Year with endless fresh air and new experiences. Read here to find out more –  kids-adventure-festival-media-release

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Posted on Monday, 21 Nov, 2016

Thredbo Mountain Bike Park Opens for Summer

New trails and perfect weather welcome a record number of riders for opening weekend of the mountain bike season.

Build it and they will come! And they certainly did, in record numbers, for the opening of the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park over the weekend.  Sunny November skies and a mountain of freshly built trails saw over 500 riders of all ages and abilities hitting the trails for their first runs of the season. Read all about it here thredbo-mountain-bike-season-opening-201617

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Posted on Monday, 24 Oct, 2016

Australia’s richest mountain bike event is back in Thredbo

Five events – four days – one mountain – over $50,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs
The richest and most exciting event on the Australian mountain bike calendar, the Thredbo Cannonball Festival, is back with a fresh line-up of events and entertainment plus a massive prize purse of $50,000 up for grabs.

The mountain will be alight 8-11 December 2016, as amateurs, rising stars and the world’s best descend on Thredbo for four days of non-stop gravity action.  There’s plenty on the line as riders hit the tracks for their chance to take home their share of the cash and prizes and the prestige of being placed top of the podium.
Read more about the Thredbo Cannonball Festival 2016 thredbo-2016-cannonball-media-release

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Posted on Wednesday, 19 Oct, 2016

The 23rd annual Thredbo Blues Festival – Live Blues from the top of Australia

Thredbo, high in the Snowy Mountains, is set to transform into a Blues town come 20—22 January 2017, as some of Australia’s best and Internationally acclaimed artists play the Thredbo Blues Festival over three big days and nights.

The 23rd annual Festival is a celebration of the best in Australian Blues. Home grown blues guitar prodigy James Southwell is back with a power house band including Atlanta (USA) bassist extraordinaire Charlie Wooton. Jeff Lang with tabla player Bobby Singh is set to take audiences on an eastern blues journey.

The Foreday Riders return to Thredbo for their 50th anniversary as one of Australia’s best blues outfits. Other music legends on the program include Kevin Borich, Phil Manning, Mal Eastick, Mick Pealing and Nick Charles and crowd favourite Ray Beadle performs his solo show.

With an incredible line-up of music, an easy to get around village and unique venues – this Festival is a standout amongst Blues lovers. All venues are within easy strolling distance from the village centre and they range from intimate bars and dining settings, big band concert style, outdoor Poolside performances to shows at the top of the chairlift, some 2000m above sea level.

Read more here the-2017-thredbo-blues-festival

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