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Posted on Saturday, 20 Jul, 2024

Thredbo Resort Receives 27cm Of Fresh Snow Overnight And It’s Still Coming Down!

  • Thredbo Resort received a massive 27cm of fresh snow overnight and Mother Nature isn’t showing any sign of slowing down today.
  • The entire mountain and village have been covered in a thick blanket of fresh white snow, creating magical wintry scenes.
  • The snowstorm rolled in yesterday evening bringing heavy snowfall, blizzard conditions and strong winds.
  • Last night’s snowfall takes Thredbo’s total 7-day snowfall count this week to a total of 43cm so far.
  • Experts forecast that this low-pressure system could bring another 50cm over the next 10 days.
  • This significant snowfall is getting skiers and snowboarders excited to shred fresh powder this weekend.
  • The skiing and snowboarding conditions are expected to attract many visitors to plan a last-minute visit over the coming weeks.
  • This storm isn’t finished yet and snow is still falling at Thredbo.
  • We’ll be continually updating a master folder with fresh media imagery and vision of the snowfall as the day progresses. Please see the folder HERE.  

Thredbo Resort received a massive 27cm of fresh snow overnight and it’s still coming down this morning.

The entire mountain and village have been covered in a thick blanket of fresh white snow, creating magical wintry scenes for guests to wake up to this morning.

The snowstorm rolled in yesterday evening bringing heavy snowfall, blizzard conditions and strong winds.

Last night’s snowfall takes Thredbo’s total 7-day snowfall count this week to 43cm in total.

Experts forecast that this low-pressure system will continue to bring lots more snow in the coming weeks. Mountain Watch is calling for 82cm over the next 7 days and Snowatch predicts 78cm for the next two weeks.

This significant snowfall is getting skiers and snowboarders excited to shred fresh powder this weekend. The snow conditions are also expected to entice many visitors to plan a last-minute snow trip in the coming weeks.

This storm isn’t showing any signs of slowing down yet and snow is still continuing to dump at Thredbo this morning! Stay tuned for more snowfall updates.

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Posted on Tuesday, 16 Jul, 2024

14cm & Counting! Polar-Powered Storm Continues To Deliver Fresh Snow To Thredbo Resort

  • Thredbo Resort received another 9cm of fresh snow overnight, taking this snowstorm’s total accumulation to 14cm so far.
  • The storm rolled in on Sunday afternoon and isn’t showing any signs of finishing yet, delivering fresh snow, blizzard conditions and freezing temperatures.
  • The entire village awoke to a blanket of white this morning, creating a stunning winter wonderland scene for families enjoying the second week of the NSW school holidays.
  • Snow was still falling this morning but the wintry conditions didn’t stop skiers and snowboarders from getting out there and enjoying the fresh snow today.
  • Forecasts predict that this low-pressure system will continue throughout the next two weeks with experts calling for a fresh snow accumulation of up to 80cm.
  • These freezing temperatures are also ideal for Thredbo’s snowmaking operations. The snowmaking crew have been able to fire up over 100 snowmaking guns for up to 14 hours every night over the last three days.
  • Please see media imagery and vision HERE

Thredbo Resort received another 9cm of fresh snow overnight, taking this snowstorm’s total accumulation to 14cm so far.

The entire village awoke to a blanket of white this morning, creating a stunning winter wonderland scene for families enjoying the second week of the NSW school holidays.

Snow was still falling this morning but the wintry conditions didn’t stop skiers and snowboarders from getting out there and enjoying the fresh snow today. Yesterday’s strong winds have blown significant snow drifts into the resort from the main range, creating plenty of powder stashes for riders to enjoy this week.

The polar-powered storm rolled in on Sunday afternoon and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down yet. Experts forecast that this low-pressure system will continue to deliver lots more fresh snow to Thredbo over the next two weeks. Mountain Watch is calling for up to 59cm over the next 7 days, The Bureau of Meteorology says 70cm+ and Snowatch is predicting up to 82cm over the next 14 days.

These freezing temperatures also create ideal conditions for snowmaking operations. Thredbo’s snowmaking crew have been able to fire up over 100 snowmaking guns for up to 14 hours every night over the last three days.

The recent snowfall and upcoming forecast are getting skiers and snowboarders excited to ride fresh powder and explore new terrain in the coming weeks.

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Posted on Monday, 15 Jul, 2024

Polar-Powered Snowstorm Sets In At Thredbo Resort! 5cm & Counting With Plenty More In The Forecast

  • A cold polar air mass heading north has brought an intense snowstorm to Thredbo Resort.
  • The storm rolled in yesterday afternoon, delivering 5cm of fresh snow so far, blizzard conditions, strong winds, and freezing temperatures.
  • Experts predict that this low-pressure system will continue throughout the week, forecasting a fresh snow accumulation of up to 80cm for Thredbo.
  • Thanks to these subzero temperatures, Thredbo’s snowmaking crew was able to fire up 195 snowmaking guns for over 13 hours last night.
  • The storm forecast is getting skiers and snowboarders excited to ride fresh powder and explore new terrain later this week.
  • The snowfall timing couldn’t be better for families with the second week of the NSW school holidays beginning today.
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A polar-powered snowstorm has set in at Thredbo Resort thanks to a cold polar air mass heading north.

The storm rolled in yesterday afternoon, delivering 5cm of fresh snow so far, blizzard conditions, strong winds, and freezing temperatures.

The polar-powered storm isn’t done yet! Experts forecast that this low-pressure system will continue to deliver lots more fresh snow to Thredbo over the next two weeks. Mountain Watch is calling for up to 59cm over the next 7 days, The Bureau of Meteorology says 70cm+ and Snowatch is predicting up to 82cm over the next 14 days.

The storm’s subzero temperatures are also ideal for snowmaking operations, allowing Thredbo’s snowmaking crew to fire up 195 snowmaking guns for over 13 hours last night. The combined force of fresh snow from mother nature and the artificial snowmaking ensures the best possible outcome for skiers and snowboarders this winter.

A dusting of snow fell all the way down to the village overnight and this morning, guests awoke to a beautiful wintery scene.

The snowfall timing couldn’t be better for families with the second week of the NSW school holidays beginning today.

The forecast is getting skiers and snowboarders excited to ride fresh powder and explore new terrain in the coming weeks.

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Posted on Thursday, 11 Jul, 2024

Thredbo Resort Announces Exciting New Premier Partnership With Range Rover for Winter 2024 and Beyond

  • Today, Thredbo Resort announces that Range Rover will be the resort’s official vehicle partner for winter 2024 and beyond.
  • This winter, Thredbo and Range Rover will join forces to elevate the guest experience with a series of exclusive events and unique activations.
  • From July 29 – August 5,  the highly anticipated Range Rover House will return to Thredbo, transforming a luxurious lodge in the heart of the village into a celebration of modern sophistication and peerless design.
  • Range Rover will offer a curated lineup of luxury experiences within the house and throughout the resort during this time, inviting guests to indulge in the most desirable winter alpine moments.

Thredbo Resort is thrilled to unveil an exciting new partnership with Range Rover for Winter 2024 and beyond. This prestigious collaboration marks the beginning of a new chapter for both brands, blending Thredbo’s alpine charm with Range Rover’s sophisticated elegance.

“Our partnership with Range Rover represents an incredible alignment of luxury and adventure. We’re excited to offer our guests exceptional experiences this winter and explore new opportunities together in the future,” said Thredbo’s Brand and Marketing Manager, Richie Carroll.

A New Era of Luxury Begins

This winter, Thredbo Resort and Range Rover are set to elevate the guest experience with a series of exclusive events and unique activations. From July 29 – August 5,  the highly anticipated Range Rover House will return to Thredbo, transforming a luxurious lodge in the heart of the village into a celebration of modern sophistication and peerless design.

Experience the Range Rover Lifestyle at Thredbo

Range Rover House offers a curated lineup of luxury experiences,  inviting guests to indulge in the most desirable winter alpine moments in Thredbo. Invited guests can look forward to:

  • Wellness and Spa Sessions: Rejuvenate with exclusive wellness treatments designed to refresh and relax.
  • Design Series: Be inspired by a series of events featuring industry leaders Steve Cordony, Almira Armstrong, and SIR the label co-owners Sophie Coote and Nikki Campbell.
  • Guided Alpine Adventures: Enjoy sunrise sessions, backcountry tours, and guided mountain excursions.
  • Private On-Mountain Dining: Indulge in exceptional dining experiences against the stunning alpine backdrop.
  • Fireside Après-Cocktail Evenings: Unwind with exquisite cocktails in a cozy, fireside setting.

Range Rover will also take over the Lounge Bar at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel during this week with a signature cocktail on offer.

An Enhanced Winter Experience

In addition to Range Rover House, Range Rover will present a selection of Thredbo’s Unique Alpine Experiences in winter including Sunrise Sessions, Backcountry Tours, and Guided Mountain Tours.

A Shared Commitment to Luxury and Sustainability

Both Thredbo Resort and Range Rover are committed to offering luxurious yet sustainable experiences. Thredbo’s 11 renewable electric vehicle chargers support eco-friendly transportation options for guests driving Range Rover’s hybrid and electric vehicles.

Looking Ahead

As we embark on this exciting new partnership, Thredbo will continue its celebrated relationship with Defender during the summer seasons. The resort looks forward to future collaboration opportunities through this partnership and is excited to offer unparalleled guest experiences this winter and into the future.

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Posted on Tuesday, 25 Jun, 2024

The Ultimate Winter Playground! Thredbo Resort Unveils Premier Family Fun For Upcoming School Holidays

  • Voted Australia’s Best Ski Resort For Families for the sixth year running and Australia’s Best Ski Resort for seven consecutive years, Thredbo Resort is the ultimate winter playground for kids and parents alike.
  • Thredbo’s family offering is even bigger these school holidays with the recent launch of the Southern Hemisphere’s first Alpine Coaster and a selection of specially curated family events and experiences.
  • Taking over the resort from July 4 – 21, Thredbo’s Kids Snow Festival features a jam-packed lineup of free family-friendly events, entertainment and activities.
  • Thanks to recent snowfall and freezing temperatures ideal for snowmaking, skiing and snowboarding conditions are consistently improving with more terrain and lifts opening weekly.
  • Experts are forecasting more snow and freezing temperatures over the next week leading into school holidays.

Thredbo Resort has unveiled its biggest-ever family offering this winter as it prepares to welcome families to the mountains for the school holiday period.

The ultimate winter destination for families, Thredbo boasts the Southern Hemisphere’s first Alpine Coaster, Australia’s best skiing and snowboarding for all ages and abilities,  Australia’s only alpine gondola, one of the country’s best snowsports schools and the country’s biggest winter line-up of family-friendly events and entertainment.

Thredbo General Manager Stuart Diver said that he is excited for families to enjoy even more of Thredbo’s world-class winter experiences these school holidays.

“I love watching families make once-in-a-lifetime memories together here in winter. Whether it’s riding our brand-new Alpine Coaster, seeing your kids ski down Friday Flat for the first time or experiencing magical moments like our family flare run and fireworks, we work hard to ensure our school holiday offering is really special,” said Stuart.

The Southern Hemisphere’s first Alpine Coaster launched in Thredbo this winter, offering families an exciting new way to experience the mountain. Passengers can control their speed of up to 40 kilometres per hour as they ride along a 1.5-kilometre track through a tunnel, bridges and circles. Children can ride the Alpine Coaster on their own if they are aged 8 years or older and over 135 cm tall. Kids aged 3 to 8 can ride with a responsible person over 15 years.

Thredbo’s hugely popular Kids Snow Festival is taking over the resort these school holidays from July 4 – 21 with a huge lineup of family-friendly events and free activities including kids-only movie nights, Lindt Chocolate s’mores making, family fun nights, kids flare runs and fireworks and more.

This year’s July Kids Snow Festival will also feature multiple new events and experiences including Kids Astronomy Sessions, a free Live Alpine Kids Concert featuring a performance by The Beanies on July 11 and a new Youth Development Backcountry Tour presented by The North Face on July 6.

On July 13, Thredbo’s hugely popular Project Shred skiing and snowboarding event will return to the kid-friendly terrain park. Aimed at supporting the next generation, kids can spend the day learning from some of Australia’s best Olympic athletes including Thredbo ambassadors Valentino Guseli and Tess Coady.

Thanks to recent snowfall and freezing temperatures ideal for snowmaking, Thredbo’s skiing and snowboarding conditions are consistently improving. More terrain and lifts have been opening each week including the popular top-to-bottom High Noon trail which opened on Saturday. What’s more, experts are forecasting more snow and subzero temperatures across the next two weeks leading into school holidays.

Voted Best Australian Ski Resort for Families at the Out & About with Kids annual Readers’ Choice Awards for six consecutive years, Australia’s Best Ski Resort at the World Ski Awards for seven years in a row and Best Australian Family Ski Resort at the 2024 Ski and Snowboard with Kids Awards, Thredbo is the perfect winter playground for kids and parents alike.

Book Early & Save Up To 15%: Book lift passes early and save up to 15% during the July School Holidays.

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Posted on Wednesday, 12 Jun, 2024

13cm Of Fresh Snow At Thredbo Resort Overnight With More In The Forecast!

  • Thredbo Resort has received 13cm of fresh snow up top overnight.
  • The storm begun to roll in on Tuesday afternoon with snow continuing to fall through to Wednesday morning.
  • By mid-morning on Wednesday, the upper half of the mountain was covered in a layer of white with a light dusting of snow falling all the way down to the village.
  • The forecast looks promising with experts calling for more fresh snow and cold temperatures ideal for snowmaking over the next two weeks.
  • Thredbo is currently offering skiing and snowboarding in the Friday Flat area. With this recent snowfall combined with the upcoming snowmaking conditions, Thredbo will be looking to expand the skiing and snowboarding terrain on offer as soon as possible.
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Thredbo Resort has received 13cm of fresh snow up top overnight.

The storm begun to roll in on Tuesday afternoon with snow continuing to fall through to Wednesday morning.

By mid-morning on Wednesday, the upper half of the mountain was covered in a layer of white with a light dusting of snow falling all the way down to the village.

The temperature has dropped significantly over the past two days and is forecast to dip as low as minus six degrees on multiple evenings this week. These subzero conditions are ideal for Thredbo’s snowmaking operations and it is expected that the snowmaking guns will be fired up each night.

The two week forecast looks promising with experts predicting there is more fresh snow to come.

Thredbo is currently offering skiing and snowboarding in the Friday Flat area. With this recent snowfall combined with the upcoming snowmaking conditions, Thredbo will be looking to expand the skiing and snowboarding terrain on offer as soon as possible.

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Posted on Tuesday, 11 Jun, 2024

Non-Stop Celebrations At Thredbo Resort’s Winter 2024 Opening Weekend!

  • Thredbo Resort is celebrating a successful Winter 2024 Opening Weekend.
  • Guests enjoyed non-stop celebrations all weekend with the launch of the Southern Hemisphere’s first Alpine Coaster plus a massive lineup of live music, entertainment, free kids’ activities and more.
  • Excited guests queued up to score their first rides on the Thredbo Alpine Coaster on Saturday morning with the attraction being hugely popular all weekend.
  • Thredbo’s first après party of the season brought a massive crowd to Alpine Bar on Saturday night with Client Liaison taking to the stage as guests danced underneath the fireworks.
  • On Sunday, Thredbo hosted the iconic Thredbo Long Lunch presented by Pommery in the village where guests enjoyed flowing champagne and canapes in the sunshine before moving inside for a beautiful chef-curated lunch.
  • Beginner skiers and snowboarders enjoyed nailing their first turns at Friday Flat.
  • The 7-day forecast looks promising with experts predicting a significant snowfall this week plus freezing temperatures ideal for snowmaking.
  • Please see media imagery and vision HERE

Thredbo Resort is celebrating a successful Winter 2024 Opening Weekend.

Kicking off on Saturday 8 June, guests enjoyed non-stop celebrations all weekend with the launch of the Thredbo Alpine Coaster, the first days of skiing and snowboarding, a massive lineup of live music, entertainment, free kids’ activities and more.

The Southern Hemisphere’s first Alpine Coaster officially opened on Saturday morning and became a hugely popular attraction all weekend.

Excited guests queued up early in the morning on Saturday to score their first rides including 13-year-old William Thompson who waited 3 hours to be first in line.

“The Alpine Coaster was really fun! The corners turn really fast and it was just so good. I’ve already ridden it twice and I’m definitely going to do it again,” said William.

Open 365 days a year, the Thredbo Alpine Coaster is an all-weather, action-packed way to experience the mountain. At 1.5 kilometres in length, guests can control their speed of up to 40km per hour as they travel through a tunnel, bridges and circles that traverse the stunning alpine environment.

On Saturday night, Thredbo hosted the first of its famous après events for winter 2024 presented by Balter. Kicking off with a bang, pop duo Client Liaison took to the stage for a high-energy DJ set while a huge number of guests danced the night away under the fireworks.

On Sunday, Thredbo hosted the iconic Thredbo Long Lunch presented by Pommery. Guests gathered in the village to bask in the sunshine and enjoy flowing champagne before moving inside for a gourmet three-course lunch curated by Thredbo’s Executive Chef.

For families, there was a massive lineup of free activities on offer all weekend including arts and crafts, face painting, s’mores making, giant games, fireworks and more.

Wombats Snow Runner and Freddie’s Snow Runner were operating in the Friday Flat area this weekend, allowing beginner skiers and snowboarders to learn the basics and get their first turns in of the season.

Experts are forecasting a significant snowfall this week plus freezing temperatures ideal for snowmaking, enabling the resort to open more terrain for skiers and snowboarders in the coming weeks.

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Posted on Sunday, 9 Jun, 2024

The Southern Hemisphere’s First Alpine Coaster Is Now Open At Thredbo Resort!

  • The Southern Hemisphere’s first Alpine Coaster officially opened at Thredbo Resort today.
  • Excited guests queued up to score their first rides this morning, generating many positive reviews shortly after.
  • Open 365 days a year, the Southern Hemisphere’s first-ever Alpine Coaster diversifies Thredbo’s recreational offering as an all-weather, action-packed way to experience the mountain.
  • At 1.5km in length,  passengers can control their speed of up to 40km/h as they travel along a mix of uphill and downhill tracks featuring a tunnel, bridges and circles that traverse the alpine environment.
  • Today was the Opening Day for Thredbo’s 2024 winter season with guests enjoying a huge line-up of live music, entertainment, free kids’ activities and more.
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Thredbo Resort is thrilled to announce that the new Thredbo Alpine Coaster is officially open.

Excited guests queued up to score their first rides this morning including 13-year-old William Thompson who waited 3 hours to be first in line.

“The Alpine Coaster was really fun! The corners turn really fast and it was just so good. I’ve already ridden it twice and I’m definitely going to do it again,” said William.

On Friday afternoon, Thredbo hosted a Grand Opening event for the Alpine Coaster with media, stakeholders and members of the community. EVT Chairman Alan Rydge and Thredbo General Manager Stuart Diver officially cut the ribbon to open the new attraction and guests enjoyed their first rides before it was opened to the public on Saturday.

Thredbo General Manager Stuart Diver said the Alpine Coaster aligns with the resort’s focus on providing a premium guest experience and EVT’s overarching strategic focus to create experiences that escape the ordinary.

“The Alpine Coaster is a world-class attraction for the Snowy Mountains and will greatly support year-round local tourism. It provides a fun new on-snow experience in winter, will build upon our wide range of outdoor adventures in summer and will be a drawcard in the shoulder seasons.”

“The Alpine Coaster is a testament to our ongoing commitment to growth and development, solidifying Thredbo as Australia’s premier year-round adventure destination,” said Mr Diver.

Open 365 days a year, the Southern Hemisphere’s first-ever Alpine Coaster diversifies Thredbo’s recreational offering as an all-weather, action-packed way to experience the mountain.

The Alpine Coaster features 40 carts that can reach a maximum speed of 40km per hour and a maximum acceleration of 19.6km per second. The altitude difference between the bottom and top station is 130 metres with an uphill track length of 410 metres and a downhill track length of 1.4 kilometres. Amassing a total length of 1.5 kilometres, the Alpine Coaster track takes guests through a tunnel, bridges and circles that traverse the stunning alpine environment.

Passengers can control their speed while riding, creating a personalised experience with wide-spread appeal. For thrill-seekers, keeping their hands off the brake guarantees an adrenaline fix whereas for chill cruisers, taking it slow and enjoying the scenery is a great option.

Construction on the Thredbo Alpine Coaster commenced in October 2023 and was completed in May 2024. As part of the construction, the Alpine Coaster has undergone safety testing by independent third-party engineers.

Including the Alpine Coaster, Thredbo has now completed seven significant developments since 2022 as part of its ongoing wide-scale development plan. With several projects currently in construction and planned for the coming years, Thredbo will create even more industry-leading facilities for guests, offering world-class recreation right here in the Australian snowfields.

Thredbo Resort is committed to preserving, protecting, and prioritising its unique alpine environment. Together with Red Energy, Thredbo is proud to power the Alpine Coaster and all resort operations with 100% renewable energy.

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Posted on Monday, 3 Jun, 2024

First Days Of Winter Bring Fresh Snowfall & Snowmaking To Thredbo Resort With More In The Forecast

  • The first days of winter have delivered fresh snowfall, ideal snowmaking conditions and freezing temperatures to Thredbo Resort.
  • The wintry conditions kicked off on Saturday night with a dusting of fresh snow and a big night of snowmaking thanks to subzero temperatures.
  • Mother nature continued to deliver on Sunday night with 5cm of fresh snowfall up top plus a dusting of snow all the way down to the village.
  • The forecast looks promising with experts calling for more fresh snow over the next two weeks.
  • There are only 5 days to go until Thredbo’s Opening Day for the 2024 winter season on June 8.
  • With first rides on the new Thredbo Alpine Coaster, the first days of skiing and snowboarding plus a non-stop line-up of entertainment, dining, kids’ activities and more, the 2024 Opening Weekend is set to be Thredbo’s biggest yet.
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The first days of winter have delivered fresh snowfall, ideal snowmaking conditions and freezing temperatures to Thredbo Resort.

The wintry conditions kicked off on Saturday night with a dusting of fresh snowfall and a big night of snowmaking thanks to freezing temperatures.

Mother nature continued to deliver on Sunday night with 5cm of fresh snowfall up top plus a dusting of snow all the way down to the village.

The snow forecast looks promising with experts calling for more fresh snow for Thredbo Resort over the next two weeks. Additionally, the weather forecast is showing multiple nights with subzero temperatures ideal for snowmaking operations.

Winter 2024 Opening Weekend
There are only 5 days to go until Thredbo’s Opening Day for the 2024 winter season on June 8.

With first rides on the brand-new Thredbo Alpine Coaster, the first days of skiing and snowboarding plus a non-stop line-up of entertainment, dining, kids’ activities and more, the 2024 Opening Weekend is set to be Thredbo’s biggest yet.

To get the winter party started, the first après event will take over Alpine Bar on Saturday night with Client Liaison presented by Balter.

Book Now & Save Up To 30%
Book lift passes early, maximise Value Season, and enjoy savings of up to 50% off kids and 30% off adult mid-week multi-day lift passes.

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Posted on Wednesday, 29 May, 2024

Scotty James Announced As Thredbo’s Newest Ambassador!

  • Thredbo is thrilled to announce that Australian pro snowboarder and Olympic medalist Scotty James has come on board as the resort’s newest ambassador.
  • Thredbo will be the first-ever Australian resort to build a 22ft Halfpipe for Olympic training during the Southern Hemisphere’s winter snow season.
  • To support athletes and Thredbo ambassadors including Scotty ahead of the 2026 Olympics, Thredbo and the Stomping Grounds are creating a world-class training facility this winter, featuring a 65ft jump and the 22ft Halfpipe.
  • Scotty has generously donated a mini pipe cutter to Thredbo, enabling the resort to build an all-new Mini Pipe this winter and for many seasons to come.
  • The new 13ft MOOKi’s Mini Pipe will provide skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to have fun and progress their skills, while also serving as a resource to cultivate a new generation of aspiring Australian snowsport athletes by providing them the infrastructure to train and compete at the highest level.

Thredbo is thrilled to announce that Australian pro snowboarder and Olympic medalist Scotty James has come on board as its newest ambassador. The best halfpipe rider in the world currently with both silver and bronze Olympic medals, Scotty James is a four-time Winter Olympian, a three-time world champion, a nine-time X Games medalist and served as Australia’s flag bearer at the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Scotty grew up competing in Thredbo and has returned to visit, ride and compete many times since. Now coming on board as the resort’s newest ambassador, Scotty James and Thredbo are joining forces to support the development of the next generation of Australian snowsport athletes.

As part of his new ambassadorship, Scotty James has personally donated a mini pipe cutter to the community, enabling Thredbo to build the all-new 13ft MOOKi’s Mini Pipe this winter and for many seasons to come. Located in Thredbo’s Cruiser area, MOOKi’s Mini Pipe will provide skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to have fun and progress their skills. The name MOOKi holds special significance for Scotty, as MOOKi was Scotty’s childhood nickname and has evolved into a character that symbolizes always shooting for the moon and dreaming big – an ethos he hopes MOOKi’s Mini Pipe at Thredbo will represent for current and future snowsport athletes.

As I join Thredbo as an ambassador, I’m very excited to be part of a partnership that not only supports my journey toward the 2026 Olympics but also invests in the future of snowsports in Australia,” said Scotty James. “Through the development of both the full size and mini pipe, our goal is to create opportunities for the next generation of athletes to train, thrive and excel. It’s really special for me to be helping contribute to the growth of the sport right here in Thredbo where I grew up competing. It’s a full circle moment.”

Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver said that he is proud to have Scotty on Team Thredbo.

“Supporting Australian athletes and our ambassadors like Scotty James to train on home snow is a huge achievement. Scotty is a front-runner for an Olympic gold medal in 2026 and we’re honoured to be part of his journey.” 

He has donated a 13ft Mini Pipe to our community so the partnership is already incredibly mutually beneficial. We thank Scotty for his generous donation and look forward to welcoming him to Thredbo as an official ambassador this winter,” said Mr Diver.

To support athlete development ahead of the 2026 Winter Olympics, Thredbo is working with the Stomping Grounds Project to build a world-class on-snow training facility. Set to be the new training ground for athletes including Thredbo ambassadors Scotty James, Valentino Guseli, Tess Coady, Abi Harrigan and more, Thredbo is proud to enable Australians to train for the Olympics in their backyard.

Situated at the top of the Cruiser area from August through to mid-September, the new facility will feature Australia’s first-ever 22ft winter halfpipe for Olympic training during the Southern Hemisphere’s winter snow season.

For the second year running, the facility will also feature a 65ft jump for athletes to train on. Last winter, this jump attracted an elite rider lineup including Mark McMorris, Anna Gasser, Clemens Millauer and the national teams from Australia, the United States, Canada, Austria, Japan and China.

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Posted on Wednesday, 22 May, 2024

The Ultimate Winter Playground! Thredbo Unveils Biggest-Ever Family Offering For Winter 2024

Thredbo will be the ultimate winter playground for families in 2024, launching the Southern Hemisphere’s first Alpine Coaster plus offering Australia’s best skiing and snowboarding for all ages and abilities,  Australia’s only alpine gondola, one of the country’s best snowsports schools, a dedicated beginner area and the country’s biggest winter line-up of family-friendly events and entertainment.

What’s On For Families This Winter?

Thredbo Alpine Coaster | New For Winter 2024!
An exciting new offering for families, Thredbo is launching the Southern Hemisphere’s first-ever Alpine Coaster this winter. Open from June 8, the Thredbo Alpine Coaster will diversify Thredbo’s year-round recreational offering as an all-weather, action-packed way to experience the mountain.  At 1.5km in length,  passengers can control their speed of up to 40km/h as they travel along a mix of uphill and downhill tracks featuring a tunnel, bridges and circles that traverse the alpine environment.

To ride the Alpine Coaster on their own, children must be 8 years of age or older and over 135 cm tall. For kids aged 3 to 8, they can double up with a responsible person over 15 years.

Live Family Entertainment | New For Winter 2024! 
Entertainment isn’t only for the young at heart in Thredbo! For the first time this winter, Thredbo is hosting a free Kids Live Alpine Concert ft. The Beanies on July 11 where kids can dance their hearts out while the parents enjoy drinks by the fire.

Skiing and Snowboarding
Thredbo is the ultimate skiing and snowboarding destination for all ages and abilities. Beginners will love Friday Flat, a fun and safe environment designed for skill progression. Intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders will have fun exploring the wide variety of terrain including Australia’s longest ski runs.

Ski And Snowboard Programs
With Thredboland for the little ones (3 – 6-year-olds), Adventure Camps for mini-shredders aged 5 – 12 and Freeriders for kids under 14, Thredbo offers a skiing and snowboarding program to suit every child. Led by an outstanding team of instructors, these programs are the best possible opportunity for children to build their skills and confidence while having fun. When they’re not ripping up the trails, kids can enjoy a special menu of children’s meals plus a schedule of fun activities with their ski buddies.

Saturday Night Flare Run & Fireworks Spectacular
Gather your friends and family to watch Thredbo’s iconic Flare Run and Fireworks Spectacular. An iconic Thredbo experience for over 30 years, watch our expert skiers and snowboarders wind their way down Supertrail with flares before the sky comes to life with fireworks that dance across the mountain. Held every Saturday night during winter (weather dependent), the Flare Run and Fireworks Spectacular is a magical way to finish a great day in Thredbo.

Thredbo Kids Snow Festivals
During the July and September school holidays, Thredbo hosts its Kids Snow Festivals where families can enjoy a specially curated lineup of kid-friendly activities and entertainment. Featuring kids-only movie nights, kids concerts, Lindt Chocolate s’mores, family fun nights, kids flare runs and fireworks plus lots more activities, the fun is non-stop.

On-Snow Events
The action is non-stop on the mountain for little shredders with many action-packed events that kids can get involved with!

The hugely popular Project Shred event is returning on July 13 to offer kids the chance to spend the day in the terrain park learning tips and tricks from some of Australia’s best skiers and snowboarders.

Thredbo offers a range of age categories for kids across its huge calendar of skiing and snowboarding races and competitions including Thredbo Triple Crown, Battle On The Bluff, Thredbo Ridercross and more. Registrations are now open at thredbo.com.au.

Merritts Mountain Haus Feasts
Ride under the stars in Australia’s Only Alpine Gondola to Merritts Mountain House to enjoy a Bavarian-inspired feast! The ride down is an unforgettable one with views of the Thredbo Village lights below. Bookings are essential.

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

European-Style Village 
Located within walking distance from the base of the mountain, Thredbo’s European-style village offers a great range of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. In the evening, the village comes to life with live music and entertainment for visitors to enjoy with family and friends.

Thredbo Leisure Centre
Located just a 5-minute walk from Thredbo Village Square, the Thredbo Leisure Centre offers a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy. With a waterslide, Mission Inflatable, a heated pool, table tennis, trampoline sessions, an indoor sports hall, a bouldering wall, a squash court and a weights gym, Thredbo Leisure Centre is jam-packed with fun for kids and adults alike.

Kids Disc Golf
Disc Golf is a fun activity for the whole family to do together in Thredbo. Head over to the stunning Thredbo Golf Course to see who’s got what it takes to be the new king or queen of the disc!

Winter 2024 Opening Weekend
There are only 17 days to go until Thredbo’s Opening Day for the 2024 winter season on June 8. With first rides on the brand-new Thredbo Alpine Coaster, the first days of skiing and snowboarding plus a non-stop line-up of entertainment, dining, kids’ activities and more, the 2024 Opening Weekend is set to be Thredbo’s biggest yet.

Kids Ski From $44/Day! Book Now & Save Up To 50%
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Posted on Monday, 20 May, 2024

A Very White Weekend! First Big Nights Of Snowmaking Plus Fresh Snowfall At Thredbo Resort

  • Over the weekend, Thredbo was transformed into a white winter wonderland thanks to snowmaking and fresh snowfall.
  • Friday and Saturday were the first two big nights of snowmaking for 2024 with guns blasting across the mountain including the Cruiser area.
  • With 5cm of fresh snowfall up top and snow falling all the way down to the village on Saturday morning, Mother Nature also played a big part in turning the mountain white on the weekend.
  • There are only 19 days to go until Thredbo’s Opening Day for the 2024 winter season on June 8.
  • With first rides on the new Thredbo Alpine Coaster, the first days of skiing and snowboarding plus a non-stop line-up of entertainment, dining, kids’ activities and more, the 2024 Opening Weekend is set to be Thredbo’s biggest yet.
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Across the weekend, Thredbo was transformed into a white winter wonderland after two big nights of snowmaking and fresh snowfall.

Thanks to freezing temperatures, Friday and Saturday allowed for the first two big nights of snowmaking for 2024. Guns were blasting across the mountain each night to begin building the base, including in the Cruiser area and Friday Flat.

With 5cm of fresh snowfall up top and snow falling all the way down to the village on Saturday morning, Mother Nature also played a big part in turning the mountain white on the weekend.

With more sub-zero temperatures in the forecast, Thredbo will continue to ramp up its snowmaking operations in the lead-up to winter.

Further strengthening the snowmaking fleet ahead of this season, Thredbo has replaced the pipeline snowmaking gun and added three new fan guns towards the base of the Kosciuszko Chairlift,  building upon the fifteen snowmaking guns added in 2022 and 2023.

Winter 2024 Opening Weekend
There are only 19 days to go until Thredbo’s Opening Day for the 2024 winter season on June 8. With first rides on the brand-new Thredbo Alpine Coaster, the first days of skiing and snowboarding plus a non-stop line-up of entertainment, dining, kids’ activities and more, the 2024 Opening Weekend is set to be Thredbo’s biggest yet. To get the winter party started, the first après event will take over Alpine Bar on opening night with Client Liaison presented by Balter.

Book Now & Save Up To 30%
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Posted on Friday, 17 May, 2024

Australia’s Biggest Après Calendar! Thredbo Reveals Massive Winter 2024 Lineup

  • Today, Thredbo reveals its highly-anticipated lineup of music artists that will headline this winter’s famous après event series.
  • This winter 2024 après calendar will be Thredbo’s biggest ever with nine straight weekends of major headline events, two new events added to the calendar and more headline acts on the lineup than ever before.
  • The massive lineup features 18 headline music acts including Bag Raiders, Client Liaison (DJ set), The Jungle Giants (DJ set), KLP, Peking Duk (DJ set), Poof Doof Ski Club, Sneaky Sound System, The Knocks (USA), Stace Cadet and more.
  • There are just over three weeks to go until Thredbo’s Opening Day for the 2024 winter season on June 8 where Client Liaison will headline the first après event of the season presented by Balter.
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Today, Thredbo Resort reveals the highly-anticipated lineup of music artists that will headline this winter’s calendar of après events.

The massive lineup features 18 headline music acts including Bag Raiders, Client Liaison (DJ set), The Jungle Giants (DJ set), KLP, Peking Duk (DJ set), Poof Doof Ski Club, Sneaky Sound System, The Knocks (USA), Stace Cadet and more.

Boasting Australia’s biggest winter calendar of live music and entertainment, Thredbo is renowned for its huge music events that rival the international après scene, and this winter will be even bigger.

For the first time, Thredbo will host nine straight weekends of major après events this winter. Taking the total number of headline events to ten, Thredbo has added two new events to the calendar, enabling even more guests to experience the incredible atmosphere of Thredbo’s winter après scene.

Australia’s Biggest Après Calendar

  • June 8: Client Liaison (DJ set) presented by Balter
  • July 22: Thredbo Uni Week ft. Discovery Daft Punk Tribute presented by Kosciuszko Pale Ale
  • July 27: First Base ft. Peking Duk (DJ set) presented by Canadian Club
  • August 3: The Jungle Giants (DJ set) presented by Smirnoff
  • August 9 – 10: Rainbow Mountain ft. Poof Doof Ski Club & GiRLTHING presented by Brookvale Union
  • August 17: Sneaky Sound System presented by White Claw
  • August 24: Alpine Bar Après ft. special guest
  • August 31: Bag Raiders presented by Pirate Life
  • September 7: KLP & Stace Cadet presented by Monster Energy
  • September 14: First Base ft. The Knocks (USA) presented by Canadian Club

Non-Stop Live Music And Entertainment 
In addition to the major headlining après events, Thredbo’s winter calendar features a daily schedule of live music and entertainment for guests to enjoy throughout the entire season.

Pirate Life Deck Sessions
Live music will take over the mountain every Sunday afternoon with Pirate Life Deck Sessions on the Merritts Mountain House Deck. Skiers and snowboarders can stop into the Merritts deck, grab a Pirate Life and enjoy a DJ set with all their favourite tunes.

Big Deck Energy At Black Sallees
One of the hottest spots on the mountain, Black Sallees is a crowd-favourite après destination for a reason. Now with live music every Saturday and Wednesday from July 27 – September 14, guests can enjoy a great après ski atmosphere with delicious Japanese food and drinks alongside stunning mountain views.

New This Winter | Après For The Whole Family
Apres isn’t only for the young at heart in Thredbo! On July 11, Thredbo will host a free Kids Live Alpine Concert ft. The Beanies where kids can dance their hearts out while the parents enjoy drinks by the fire. Returning this winter, Thredbo’s Kids Snow Festivals offer a huge lineup of family-friendly après activities during school holidays including Lindt Chocolate s’mores, kids-only movie nights, kids-only flare runs & fireworks, family fun nights and more.

Flare Run And Fireworks Spectacular
Thredbo will continue to host its iconic Flare Run and Fireworks Spectacular every Saturday night during winter. Whether you are dancing underneath the fireworks to one of your favourite DJs at Alpine Bar or watching the mountain come to life with the family, this Thredbo experience is not to be missed.

Winter 2024 Opening Weekend
There are only 22 days to go until Thredbo’s Opening Day for the 2024 winter season on June 8. With first rides on the brand-new Thredbo Alpine Coaster, the first days of skiing and snowboarding plus a non-stop line-up of entertainment, dining, kids’ activities and more, the 2024 Opening Weekend is set to be Thredbo’s biggest yet.

To get the winter party started, the first après event will take over Alpine Bar on opening night with Client Liaison presented by Balter.

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Posted on Wednesday, 8 May, 2024

One Month To Go! Countdown is On For The Launch Of Thredbo’s New Alpine Coaster

  • The countdown is on! There is only one month to go until Thredbo’s Winter 2024 Opening Weekend and the launch of the new Thredbo Alpine Coaster
  • The Alpine Coaster is now in its final stages of construction ahead of the launch on June 8
  • With several new offerings and developments launching, the country’s largest winter events and experiences calendar and Australia’s best skiing and snowboarding, this winter is set to be Thredbo’s biggest yet 

Today marks exactly one month until Thredbo Resort’s 2024 winter season begins on June 8, 2024.

The Winter 2024 Opening Weekend is set to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, kicking off with the launch of the brand-new Thredbo Alpine Coaster, the first days of skiing and snowboarding and non-stop celebrations.

Thredbo Alpine Coaster | New For Winter 2024!

The Southern Hemisphere’s first-ever Alpine Coaster will diversify Thredbo’s year-round recreational offering as an all-weather, action-packed way to experience the mountain.  At 1.5km in length,  passengers can control their speed of up to 40km/h as they travel along a mix of uphill and downhill tracks featuring a tunnel, bridges and circles that traverse the alpine environment.

Construction on the Thredbo Alpine Coaster commenced in October 2023 and is on track to be completed later this month. The track structure has now been fully installed and the final stages of construction are underway including the installation of electrical and control systems, the addition of walkways and handrails, finishing details on the top and bottom stations, fencing, site cleaning and revegetation.

As part of the construction, the Alpine Coaster will undergo safety testing by independent third-party engineers, ready for the first customers in winter this year.

Winter 2024 Opening Weekend

Kicking off on June 8, Thredbo’s Winter 2024 Opening Weekend is set to be the biggest yet. In addition to scoring the first rides on the Alpine Coaster, guests can enjoy the first days of skiing and snowboarding plus a huge lineup of live music, entertainment, dining experiences, family activities and more.

From dancing underneath the fireworks at the first Alpine Bar Après Party of the season to kicking back on the deck at a Merritts Mountain House DJ session or celebrating in true Thredbo style at the annual Long Lunch presented by Pommery, the celebrations are non-stop all weekend.

Plus, there’s plenty of fun planned for all ages this opening weekend with a stacked family itinerary featuring giant games, arts & crafts, Lindt Chocolate s’mores making, fireworks, face painting, alpine bungee and more.

More Ways To Save In June | Kids Ski From $44 A Day

Thredbo is offering new ways guests can save this winter including:

  • Value Season discounts of up to 50% for kids and up to 30% for adults on 3-to-5-day mid-week lift passes between June 8 – 28 and September 9 – October 7.
  • Great value discounts all season by booking lift passes 7 days in advance, plus 20% off rental hire when bundled with their pass.

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Posted on Monday, 29 Apr, 2024

That’s A Wrap! Thredbo MTB Park Celebrates An Incredibly Successful 2023 – 24 Season

  • Thredbo has officially wrapped up its 2023-24 MTB season with riders enjoying their last laps on Sunday 28 April.
  • It was another incredibly successful season at Thredbo MTB Park with huge rider numbers, record-breaking events and a consistently positive guest experience.
  • A massive number of riders turned out to celebrate the closing weekend, getting in their last laps, competing in the final race of the Thredbo Gravity Series and sending off the season at the Closing Party.
  • Thredbo MTB Park will re-open on November 16, 2024.
  • Thredbo is thrilled to announce it will be debuting two new trails next season plus realigning and rebuilding several trails in the existing network.

Yesterday was the final day of the 2023-24 MTB season at Thredbo MTB Park, with the resort announcing that it will re-open to riders on November 16, 2024.

MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said that this MTB season at Thredbo was a testament to the bright future of mountain biking in Australia.

“Thredbo MTB Park has really grown into a world-class mountain biking destination now. With Australia’s only lift-accessed MTB trails, the country’s biggest MTB events and all the recent trail development, we’re incredibly proud to offer such a high-quality MTB experience right here in the Snowy Mountains,”

“With the Australian MTB community continuing to grow and strengthen, we saw increased participation in all our MTB events this season including the Cannonball MTB Festival, Interschools and Thredbo Gravity Series. It’s awesome to watch this sport continue to take flight in Australia with Thredbo as the home of downhill racing,” said Mr Windshuttle.

Closing celebrations drew in big rider numbers across the weekend, offering a huge line-up of riding, racing and live music. On Saturday, the final round of the Thredbo Gravity Series presented by Fox took over the MTB Park. The famous Maxxis Chainless Champs event saw competitors get in costume and hit the course for a hilarious yet heated race before enjoying presentations, a fashion parade and a Closing Party at the Schuss Bar with a set from DJ FIN. On Sunday, everyone took to the trails to get in their last laps before the MTB Park officially closed for another season.

New Trails Announced For 2024-25 Season

Thredbo MTB Park is excited to announce that it will be debuting a range of exciting developments to complement the expanding trail network next season.

Two new sections of trail accessed by the Kosciuszko Chairlift are set to give riders more variety and options on that popular side of the bike park.

Other exciting upgrades include a huge realignment on the Kosciuszko Flow moving some of the trail off the open ski slopes and into the trees, a new small section of trail on the Lower All-Mountain trail as well as massive rebuilds on existing trails including Kosciuszko Flow, All-Mountain & Grasshopper.

An exciting new intermediate jumps trail will also open in 2025 with some further major trail developments to be announced soon.

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Posted on Tuesday, 2 Apr, 2024

Once-In-A-Lifetime Winter Moments! Thredbo Launches Bookings For 2024 Alpine Experiences

  • Thredbo Resort announces that a limited number of bookings are now available for this winter’s highly-anticipated series of Alpine Experiences.
  • A way for guests to elevate their winter holiday, this year’s Alpine Experiences calendar includes a range of unique on-snow adventures plus several premium on-mountain dining experiences.
  • For adventure lovers looking for a new way to experience the mountain, Range Rover presents Sunrise Sessions, Dead Horse Gap Tours and Guided Mountain Tours. 
  • Taking dining to new heights, Thredbo will offer a range of luxury dining experiences at the iconic Kareela Hutte restaurant plus a series of family-friendly feasts at Merritts Mountain House.


Thredbo Resort is excited to announce that bookings are now available for its winter 2024 series of Alpine Experiences at thredbo.com.au.

From watching the sunrise over the mountains and scoring first tracks to riding in a snowcat after dark to Australia’s most iconic on-snow restaurant, Thredbo offers a curated mix of alpine experiences that will elevate a guest’s visit to new heights this winter.

Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver says Thredbo is proud to offer these unique winter experiences that guests cannot have elsewhere.

“Whether it’s taking people up the mountain at sunrise or after dark, or off the beaten track to explore new terrain, this offering provides a new and awe-inspiring way for our guest’s to experience the mountain. This premium offering is a testament to our commitment to delivering a world-class experience, right here in the Snowy Mountains of Australia,” said Mr Diver.

While Thredbo has increased booking numbers again this year to meet demand, availability is limited and Alpine Experiences are expected to sell out. Guests are encouraged to plan ahead and book in advance to avoid missing out.

Sunrise Sessions presented by Range Rover
Australia’s most iconic on-snow experience. Start the day in a snowcat up the mountain to watch the sunrise at Australia’s Highest Lifted Point. Indulge in a mimosa breakfast at Eagles Nest before scoring first tracks down Supertrail – all before the lifts start spinning.

Kareela Snowcat Dinners
Ride in a snowcat after dark to the Snowy Mountains’ most iconic restaurant. Transforming into the ultimate evening destination with a 4-course gourmet dining experience, this is the definition of alpine luxury.

Kareela Supper Club presented by Pommery
Elevate Saturday night après. Ride the Gondola under the stars before hopping in a snowcat to the final destination – the iconic Kareela Hutte. From the deck, experience an all-new perspective of the flare run and fireworks show from above, accompanied by champagne and canapes.

Merritts Mountain Haus Feast
An unforgettable experience for the whole family. Ride the Gondola under the stars to Merritts Mountain House for a Bavarian-inspired feast. Enjoy unforgettable views of the Thredbo Village lights as you ride back down.

Dead Horse Gap Tour presented by Range Rover
The ultimate backcountry tour for maximum downhill riding and stunning views. Learn basic backcountry skills and soak up local knowledge about the area while being guided through the snowgums of Dead Horse Gap. A Range Rover will meet you at the end of the tour to take you back to Thredbo.

Guided Mountain Tours presented by Range Rover
Score an exclusive skiing or snowboarding tour of Thredbo. With an expert guide at the helm, uncover the best-kept secrets of the mountain, learn all about the area and discover your new favourite runs.

 

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Posted on Thursday, 21 Mar, 2024

Thredbo’s Winter 2024 Season Passes Go On Sale With A Huge New Range Of Benefits!

  • Thredbo Resort announces that a limited number of season passes, lift passes, rentals, lessons, backcountry tours and more are now available to purchase for winter 2024.
  • Kicking off 8 June, this winter will be Thredbo’s biggest yet with several new offerings and developments launching including the new Alpine Coaster, the country’s largest winter events and experiences calendar and Australia’s best skiing and snowboarding.
  • Winter 2024 season passes will include access to the largest-ever benefits program, offering huge discounts across the resort. 
  • Thredbo has unveiled new ways for guests to save this winter, offering discounts on Value Season lift passes, advanced bookings and rental equipment bundles.

Australia’s Best Ski Resort is excited to launch its winter 2024 offering today with its new benefit-loaded season passes, lift passes, rentals, lessons, backcountry tours and more now available to purchase at thredbo.com.au.Kicking off on June 8 through to October 7, Thredbo will provide the Southern Hemisphere’s most premium winter experience with access to Australia’s best skiing and snowboarding, the launch of the Southern Hemisphere’s first Alpine Coaster, a curated winter events, entertainment, and experiences calendar boasting Australia’s biggest acts plus lots more. Voted Australia’s Best Ski Resort for the seventh year in a row at the 2023 World Ski Awards, Thredbo makes significant upgrades every year to ensure each season is better than the last and 2024 will be no different. With the all-new Thredbo Alpine Coaster, snowmaking upgrades, new on-mountain machinery, new dining options plus lots more, Thredbo has elevated many aspects of its offering to ensure this will be the biggest and best winter to date. Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver says that the success of the resort’s recently redesigned premium business model coupled with the new developments puts Thredbo in a strong position this winter. “Our focus on prioritising capacity utilisation on the mountain is continuing to drive a more premium experience overall. Combine this with the new Alpine Coaster, Australia’s biggest winter events calendar plus our incredible skiing and snowboarding offering, and we’re confident that this winter will be one of our best. We can’t wait to welcome all our guests back to make more once-in-a-lifetime memories in the mountains,” said Mr Diver. Huge New Benefits With The Winter 2024 Season PassesA limited number of winter 2024 season passes are now available to purchase from today including the Thredbo Season Pass, the Thredbo Season Pass + Ikon Base Pass, and the Value Season Pass (includes blackout dates from 6 – 21 July 2024). Purchasing a 2024 winter season pass will provide access to Thredbo’s largest benefits program ever including significant discounts on Alpine Coaster rides, private lessons, food and drinks, rental, retail, backcountry tours, bring a friend vouchers, unlimited access to the Leisure Centre and lots more. A great value option for those who also want to ski and snowboard overseas is the Thredbo Season Pass + Ikon Base Pass. Enjoy huge savings when you combine the benefits of both passes, providing unlimited access to Thredbo’s winter 2024 season plus unlimited access at 14 destinations and up to 5 days at a further 36 destinations.More Ways To Save This Winter!New this winter, Thredbo is offering ways guests can save including:

  • Value Season discounts of up to 50% for kids and up to 30% for adults on 3-to-5-day mid-week lift passes between June 8 – 28 and September 9 – October 7.
  • Great value discounts all season by booking lift passes 7 days in advance, plus 20% off rental hire when bundled with their pass.

A limited number of lift passes, rentals, lessons, backcountry tours and more are now available to purchase for winter 2024. To improve guests’ experiences on the mountain and throughout the resort, Thredbo limits the amount of daily tickets sold and therefore recommends planning ahead and booking early to avoid missing out. New Alpine Coaster, Snowmaking Upgrades, More Snowcats Thredbo is committed to continued growth and a premium experience for guests, completing six significant developments since 2022.Construction is progressing for the Southern Hemisphere’s first-ever year-round Alpine Coaster, opening this winter season. The new Thredbo Alpine Coaster will diversify the resort’s year-round recreational offering as an all-weather, action-packed way to experience the mountain. At 1.5km in length, passengers will be able to control their speed of up to 40km/h as they travel along a mix of uphill and downhill tracks featuring a tunnel, bridges and circles that traverse the alpine environment.  Thredbo is further improving its skiing and snowboarding technology, growing its existing snowmaking, grooming and parks building fleets. Thredbo will replace the pipeline snowmaking gun and add three new fan guns towards the base of the Kosciuszko Chairlift, building upon the fifteen snowmaking guns added in 2022 and 2023. There will also be a new Pisten Bully snowcat and Prinoth Demo snowcat added to the fleet, ensuring Thredbo machinery remains top of the line for grooming and terrain park building.As part of this wide-scale development plan, Thredbo has a chairlift infrastructure upgrade program in place, launching Freddie’s Snowrunner in 2023 plus the Easy-Rider T-Bar and the Merritts Gondola in 2022. The Snowgums Chairlift is the next lift to be replaced in 2025 as part of this plan. Australia’s Biggest-Ever Winter Events and Experiences CalendarBoasting Australia’s largest winter calendar every year, Thredbo’s curated lineup of events, experiences and entertainment will be its biggest and most diverse to date this winter. Elevating the customer experience, guests will enjoy daily live music and entertainment, the weekly flare run and fireworks show, a huge lineup of its famous après events, kid’s festivals, skiing and snowboarding events and a series of once-in-a-lifetime on-mountain experiences.Thredbo will be sharing further details on the 2024 winter events and experiences calendar over the coming weeks.

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Posted on Monday, 11 Mar, 2024

Over 1200 Students From 300 Schools Compete In Thredbo For The 2024 Boost Mobile Australian MTB Interschools

The 2024 Boost Mobile Australian MTB Interschools event was a record-breaker last week with the highest-ever number of students descending on Thredbo to compete. To check out the media imagery and vision, please click here.From Monday 4 – Friday 8 March, over 1200 kids from 300 schools around the country turned out to Thredbo MTB Park to race in four events across five days last week at the 2024 Boost Mobile Australian MTB Interschools.The record-breaking number of students at this year’s Interschools reflects the fast-growing nature of mountain biking in Australia with participation in both the female divisions and the junior school divisions experiencing huge growth since last year.Thredbo MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said it was incredible to watch the next generation of mountain biking talent in action last week. “The number of kids who came to compete this week is a testament to the bright future this sport has in Australia. The level of skill these young riders bring to the table improves greatly each year and there are now junior school kids competing at a really high level. This event has been a starting point in the careers of many pro riders in Australia and I believe there were many future stars on this week’s lineup too,” said Mr Windshuttle. With five divisions for school children between year 3 to year 12, the event schedule featured four race events including the Oakley Downhill, Fox Flow, Norco All-Mountain and Rockshox Pump Track. There was some incredibly strong talent on the start lines with Thredbo Junior Ambassador Maddy Lloyd and Reid Armstrong both taking out the wins in all of their races. Both students are from the local area and were competing for Snowy Mountains Grammar School, scoring lots of points that helped contribute to the school’s overall win of the event. For all event results, please click here.

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Posted on Thursday, 29 Feb, 2024

Southern Hemisphere’s first Alpine Coaster Coming to Thredbo in Winter 2024!

EVT’s Thredbo Resort has announced that construction is underway for the Southern Hemisphere’s first-ever year-round Alpine Coaster, set to open in winter this year. The new Thredbo Alpine Coaster will diversify the resort’s year-round recreational offering as an all-weather, action-packed way to experience the mountain.   At 1.5km in length, from thrill-seekers to leisure cruisers, passengers will be able to control their speed of up to 40km/h as they travel along a mix of uphill and downhill tracks featuring a tunnel, bridges and circles that traverse the alpine environment.   Thredbo General Manager Stuart Diver said this development is in alignment with the resort’s focus on providing a premium guest experience and EVT’s overarching strategic focus to create experiences that escape the ordinary.  “The Alpine Coaster is set to add a new dimension to every guest’s visit. It will be a hugely exciting on-snow experience in winter, and it will build upon our wide range of outdoor adventures in summer as a drawcard for new tourists to the village in the shoulder seasons. This new development is a testament to Thredbo’s commitment to provide a premium experience for our guests 365 days a year,” said Mr Diver. Construction commenced in October last year, and there has been considerable progress with the bulk civil excavation works and concreting now complete, and the track installation currently in progress. As part of the construction, the Alpine Coaster will undergo safety testing by independent third-party engineers in the later part of Autumn, ready for the first customers in winter this year.

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Posted on Monday, 19 Feb, 2024

That’s A Wrap On Australia’s Biggest Mountain Biking Festival For 2024 | Check Out All The Action From The 10th Cannonball MTB Festival

Thredbo’s 2024 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile was a huge success this week with over 3000 people turning out for a non-stop week of racing and good times. To check out the media imagery and vision, please click here.

The 10th Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile took over Thredbo this week from Monday February 12 – Saturday February 17.

Over 800 competitors and thousands of spectators descended on the Snowy Mountains to enjoy an action-packed lineup of events and entertainment.

Thredbo MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said he couldn’t believe this was the 10th year of the Cannonball MTB Festival.

“Seeing this incredible event grow into what it is has been a huge highlight of my career. Thredbo’s downhill field now looks like a World Cup start line, right here in the Snowy Mountains of Australia. It’s awesome to watch our local riders and ambassadors put up such a strong fight on home turf against the internationals.”

“Bringing back the iconic 90’s style Dual Slalom event this year was such a nostalgic experience for me and the wider MTB community. The crowds were huge and the park conditions were as good as they get this week. It’s been one of our biggest and best Cannonballs so far,” said Mr Windshuttle.

The Cannonball MTB Festival is bringing in a more elite level of rider to Australia every year with this year’s lineup of international pros and heavy-hitting locals including Jackson Goldstone, Laurie Greenland, Nina Hoffman, Amaury Pierrion, Myriam Nicole, Dylan Maples, Jack Moir, Troy Brosnan, Connor Fearon, Sian A’Hern, Kye A’Hern, Caroline Buchanan, Luke Meier-Smith, Remy Meier-Smith, Oliver Zwar, Jackson Connelly, Jackson Frew, Tegan Cruz, Oisin O’Callaghan, Vali Hoell and Kasper Wooley.

Day 1 | Monday February 12
On day one, riders turned out to the park to practice for the Osprey All-Mountain Assault, Fox Flow Motion Cup and Oakley Australian Open Downhill race events. The sun was shining and the festival atmosphere was in full swing as everyone geared up for a massive week of racing ahead.

Day 2 | Tuesday February 13
Tuesday was the first official day of racing, kicking off with the Osprey All-Mountain Assault. Competitors put their stamina to the test across a 6 kilometre racetrack that challenged even the most avid enduro purist with rock rolls, pinch climbs and steep switchbacks. While the final times were tight, it was ultimately Ryan Gilchrist and Ellie Smith who took out the wins in the Pro Division.

Day 3 | Wednesday February 14
With perfect conditions for a heated day of gravity racing, day 3 saw the first round of competitors take to Thredbo’s famous 5km Kosciuszko Flow Trail for the Fox Flow Motion Cup. Ellie Smith took out her second win of the week in the Pro Women category and in the Pro Men category, it was Luke Meier-Smith who came out on top of the podiums.

Day 4 | Thursday February 15
With the qualifying Pump Track laps in the morning, followed by the second round of Fox Flow Motion Cup racing and the Official Practice laps for the Oakley Australian Open Downhill, and then the electric Rockshox Pump Track Challenge Finals in the evening, day 4 was absolutely jam-packed for racers and spectators.

Ultimately, it was Thredbo Ambassador Caroline Buchanan who took out the win in the Pro Women division with Connor Mielke in second and Ellie Smith taking out her third podium of the week in third place. In the Pro Men division, Ryan Gilchrist took out first place in a heated final race followed by Bailey Meares in second place and Luke Meier-Smith in third place.

Day 5 | Friday February 16
To celebrate 10 years of the Cannonball MTB Festival this year, Thredbo added a brand new race to the schedule – the Maxxis Dual Slalom. On Friday, this old-school dual racing format saw riders go head to head on the grass at Friday Flat with the qualifying laps in the morning followed by the final races in the evening.

The huge crowd of spectators were treated to an exciting evening of thrills and spills as riders were pitted against each other and put it all on the line to score a winning time. After some fiery heats, it was Thredbo Ambassador Caroline Buchanan who took out the win in the Pro Women Category and Luke Meier-Smith who won the Pro Men’s Division.

Day 6 | Saturday February 17
The energy in the resort was absolutely electric on Saturday with the biggest crowd Cannonball has ever seen. Over 3000 people turned out for the famous Oakley Australian Open Downhill Racing Finals and the high-energy Deity Whip Wars event.

Kicking off at 11AM, the Oakley Australian Open Downhill saw the world’s best riders take on the iconic Cannonball Downhill trail to fight for the highly sought after title of Downhill Champion. After a battle for the ages, it was ultimately Nina Hoffman who took out the win in the Pro Women’s Division and Jackson Frew who claimed first place in the Pro Men’s Division at the 2024 Oakley Australian Open Downhill.

After the downhill finals, everyone headed to the event hub for the invite-only Deity Whip Wars event. As always, this spectacle brought in an insane crowd with thousands of spectators turning out to witness the pro riders send it on the jump. After a huge show of whips and tricks, it was young riders 14-year-old Archie Young and 13-year-old Indi Lambert who impressed the judges the most and took out the wins.

Finally, at last night’s presentations, it was Luke Meier-Smith and Ellie Smith who had tallied up the most points at each event throughout the week and were officially crowned as the King and Queen of Cannonball 2024.

For all event results, please click here.

Non-Stop Entertainment, Live Music & Activations 
It’s not just the on-mountain action that draws the MTB community to Thredbo for this event. With a non-stop lineup of entertainment, live music and activations, the good times don’t stop rolling all week.

This year’s schedule offered multiple pro athlete signing sessions, DJ sets every day, and a massive Balter Brewers Cannonball Closing Party featuring the Terrys Band on Saturday night followed by the Official After Party at the Keller Bar.

The atmosphere was electric throughout the entire resort all week as the best MTB brands set up shop in Cannonball’s pit village and offered non-stop games, giveaways and product demo activations.

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Posted on Monday, 19 Feb, 2024

Oakley Australian Open Downhill Champions And Cannonball King & Queen Are Crowned For 2024

Today was the sixth and final day of the 2024 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile, which saw Jackson Frew and Nina Hoffman take out the wins at the Oakley Australian Open Downhill, and Luke Meier-Smith and Ellie Smith crowned as the King and Queen of Cannonball 2024. 

Today was an incredible day at Thredbo Mountain Bike Park for the sixth and final day of the 2024 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile.

The key events on today’s schedule were the highly-anticipated Oakley Australian Open Downhill Racing Finals and the high-energy Deity Whip Wars event.

The prospect of winning today’s Downhill race brought a huge lineup of the world’s best riders to Thredbo with the likes of Jackson Goldstone, Laurie Greenland, Nina Hoffman, Amaury Pierrion, Myriam Nicole, Ryan Gilchrist, Dylan Maples, Jack Moir, Troy Brosnan, Connor Fearon, Sian A’Hern, Kye A’Hern, Caroline Buchannan, Luke Meier-Smith, Remy Meier-Smith, Oliver Zwar, Jackson Connelly, Jackson Frew, Tegan Cruz, Oisin O’Callaghan and Kasper Wooley all here to compete.

After a huge spectacle of world-class racing, it was ultimately international rider Nina Hoffman who took out the win in the Pro Women’s Division at the 2024 Oakley Australian Open Downhill with Thredbo Ambassador Sian A’Hern in second place and Myriam Nicole in third.

In the Pro Men’s Division, it was Thredbo Ambassador Jackson Frew who claimed first place with Kye A’Hern in second place and Connor Fearon in third. With so many international riders on the start list, it was incredible to see an all Australian lineup on the Pro Men Downhill podiums this year.

At this evening’s presentations, it was Luke Meier-Smith and Ellie Smith who tallied up the most points at each event this week and were officially crowned as the King and Queen of Cannonball 2024.

After the downhill finals, everyone headed to the event hub for the invite-only Deity Whip Wars event. As always, this spectacle brought in an insane crowd with thousands of spectators turning out to witness the pro riders send it on the jump. After some next level whips and tricks, it was young riders 14-year old Archie Young and 13-year old who impressed the judges and took out the top spots on the podium.

For the full event results today, please click here.

Tonight, spectators and competitors are heading to Alpine Bar to celebrate the end of an amazing week and 10-years of Cannonball at the Cannonball Closing Party featuring The Terrys Band followed by the Official After Party at the Keller Bar.

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Posted on Saturday, 17 Feb, 2024

Plenty Of Thrills And Spills As Riders Go Head To Head In The All-New Maxxis Dual Slalom Race | Check Out All The Action From Day 5 Of The Cannonball MTB Festival

Day 5 of Thredbo’s 2024 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile delivered a whole new level of old school fun with the new Maxxis Dual Slalom Race. To check out the media imagery and vision, please click here.To celebrate 10-years of the Cannonball MTB Festival this year, Thredbo added a brand new race to the schedule; the Maxxis Dual Slalom. Yesterday, the all-new dual racing format saw riders go head to head on the grass at Friday Flat with the qualifying laps in the morning followed by the final races in the evening. Thredbo had taken a laid-back approach to the old-school course, utilising Friday Flat’s natural amphitheater and off camber grass turns top to bottom.The huge crowd of spectators were treated to a huge evening of old-school thrills and spills as riders were pitted against each other and put it all on the line to score a winning time. After some fiery heats, it was ultimately Thredbo Ambassador Caroline Buchanan who took out the win in the Pro Women Category and Luke Meier-Smith who won the Pro Men Division. In addition to the evening’s fun, yesterday also saw racers take on the famous Cannonball trail for the Oakley Australian Open Downhill seeding races ahead of today’s highly anticipated Downhill Finals at 11AM. The prospect of winning today’s Downhill race has brought a huge lineup of the world’s best riders to Thredbo with the likes of Jackson Goldstone, Laurie Greenland, Nina Hoffman, Amaury Pierrion, Myriam Nicole, Ryan Gilchrist, Dylan Maples, Jack Moir, Troy Brosnan, Connor Fearon, Sian A’Hern, Kye A’Hern, Caroline Buchannan, Luke Meier-Smith, Remy Meier-Smith, Oliver Zwar, Jackson Connelly, Jackson Frew, Tegan Cruz, Oisin O’Callaghan and Kasper Wooley all here to compete.If the practice laps and seeding races are anything to go by, today’s Oakley Australian Open Downhill Final races will be a battle for the ages with last year’s champions Jackson Goldstone and Sian A’Hern both back to fight for their champion title in 2024.Following the Downhill finals today, the iconic invite-only Deity Whip Wars event will kick off. Always bringing in a huge crowd, this event puts on a spectacular show with a lineup of the greatest mountain bikers sending it sideways on a massive jump in the heart of the event hub. Once all the action is done, everyone will head to Alpine Bar for presentations, where the winners will be announced for the Oakley Australian Open Downhill and the Deity Whip Wars plus the Cannonball King and Queen will be officially crowned for 2024. Presentations will then roll into a night of live music and celebrations with the free Cannonball Closing Party featuring The Terry’s Band taking over Alpine Bar followed by the Official After Party at the Keller Bar. It’s sure to be a fun evening as everyone celebrates 10-years of the Cannonball MTB Festival and the end of an awesome week. To check out the jam-packed schedule for today, please click here.

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Posted on Friday, 16 Feb, 2024

What A Show! Over 1000 Spectators Turn Out To The Pump Track For A Heated Night of Racing | Check Out All The Action From Day 4 Of The Cannonball MTB Festival

There was non-stop action at Day 4 of the 2024 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile with more racing and practice going down all day followed by the Rockshox Pump Track Challenge Finals which brought the village to life in the evening. To check out the media imagery and vision from today, please click here.Day 4 of the 2024 Cannonball MTB Festival yesterday saw over a thousand spectators and hundreds of competitors take to Thredbo’s Village Green for the RockShox Pump Track Challenge. With the qualifying Pump Track laps in the morning, followed by the second round of Fox Flow Motion Cup racing and the Official Practice laps for the Oakley Australian Open Downhill, and then the Rockshox Pump Track Challenge Finals in the evening, day 4 was absolutely jam-packed for racers and spectators. Thredbo’s Pump Track came to life under the lights last night as the smooth momentum masters set the perfectly sculpted course on fire. A test of skill and stamina, riders pumped and doubled to fight for their spot on the podiums.Ultimately, it was Thredbo Ambassador Caroline Buchanan who took out the win in the Pro Women division with Connor Mielke in second and Ellie Smith taking out her third podium of the week in third place. In the Pro Men division, Ryan Gilchrist took out first place in a heated final race followed by Bailey Meares in second place and Luke Meier-Smith in third place. With competitors gaining points at every event throughout the week, these wins put competitors in a good position to fight for the ultimate title of Cannonball King and Queen. Ellie Smith and Ryan Gilchrist are currently the front runners on the leaderboard but with three more heated events to come, it’s still anyone’s game. The ultimate spectator event, last night’s RockShox Pump Track Challenge saw over a thousand spectators gather around the course, cheering for competitors and enjoying the atmosphere with a barbecue, live music and lots of brand activations with giveaways, games and free samples. After the Pump Track Challenge ended at around 7:30PM last night, everyone headed to Alpine Bar for the presentations and live music plus the opportunity to mingle with a huge number of the world’s best riders. Two More Massive Days AheadThe Cannonball week is heating up with lots more action to come including the all-new Maxxis Dual Slalom race today followed by the famous Oakley Australian Open Downhill Finals and the Deity Whip Wars tomorrow. With a huge variety of terrain remaining open to the public every day throughout the festival, guests are encouraged to bring their bikes and get in some laps in between watching the pros each day. The fun doesn’t stop on the race course at Cannonball either with a huge lineup of entertainment, live music and activations happening every day. With daily DJ sets, a huge Cannonball Closing Party at Alpine Bar featuring a set from The Terry’s on Saturday night followed by the Official After Party at The Keller Bar, the live music lineup is stacked with free events.The incredible atmosphere of the Cannonball Pit Village is back in action all week with a huge variety of the best MTB brands setting up shop, offering deals and discounts, and hosting activations each day. To check out everything on offer for spectators at Cannonball MTB Festival, please click here.

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Posted on Thursday, 15 Feb, 2024

Perfect Conditions For A Heated Day of Pure Gravity Racing | Check Out All The Action From Day 3 Of The 10th Cannonball MTB Festival

The tenth Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile is in full swing with world-class riders bringing the heat to the track at the Fox Flow Motion Cup today. To check out the media imagery and vision from today, please click here.Day 3 of the 2024 Cannonball MTB Festival saw the first round of competitors take to Thredbo’s famous 5km Kosciuszko Flow Trail for the Fox Flow Motion Cup today. The sun was shining and overnight rainfall meant the race course was running nice and tacky compared to yesterday’s dusty conditions.Although not super technical, this race requires an efficient type of rider and definitely put all the competitor’s fitness to the test. A stack of steep banked berms and rolling traverses meant that cornering and pedaling ability was paramount.Ellie Smith took out her second win of the week today, claiming first place in the Pro Women category at today’s Fox Flow Motion Cup as well as yesterday’s Osprey All-Mountain Assault. These two wins put her in prime position to take out the title of Queen of Cannonball at the end of the week. In the Pro Men category, it was Luke Meier-Smith who came out on top of the podiums, followed by Ryan Gilchrist in second place and Jack Moir in third.After the racing finished, racers and spectators headed to Alpine Bar for live music, presentations and an Athlete Poster Signing session. Some of the world’s best riders were gathered together to meet excited fans including the likes of Jackson Goldstone, Laurie Greenland, Nina Hoffman, Amaury Pierrion, Myriam Nicole, Dylan Maples, Jack Moir, Troy Brosnan, Connor Fearon, Sian A’Hern, Kye A’Hern, Caroline Buchanan, Luke Meier-Smith, Remy Meier-Smith, Oliver Zwar, Jackson Connelly, Jackson Frew, Tegan Cruz, Oisin O’Callaghan, Vali Hoell and Kasper Wooley. More Action To ComeThe Cannonball week is only just getting started with the Group B Fox Flow Motion Cup race and the RockShox Pump Track Challenge going down tomorrow, the all-new Maxxis Dual Slalom race on Friday, plus the famous Oakley Australian Open Downhill Finals and the Deity Whip Wars on Saturday. With a huge variety of terrain remaining open to the public every day throughout the festival, guests are encouraged to bring their bikes and get in some laps in between watching the pros each day. The fun doesn’t stop on the race course at Cannonball either with a huge lineup of entertainment, live music and activations happening all week.With daily DJ sets, a huge Cannonball Closing Party at Alpine Bar featuring a set from The Terry’s on Saturday night followed by the Official After Party at The Keller Bar, the live music lineup is stacked all week with free events.The incredible atmosphere of the Cannonball Pit Village is back in action all week with a huge variety of the best MTB brands setting up shop, offering deals and discounts, and hosting activations each day. To check out everything on offer for spectators at Cannonball MTB Festival, please click here.

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Posted on Wednesday, 14 Feb, 2024

The 10th Cannonball MTB Festival Has Taken Over | The World’s Best Riders Descend On Thredbo As Racing Officially Kicks Off For 2024

The tenth Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile has officially kicked off at Thredbo Resort. To check out the media imagery and vision from days 1 & 2, please click here.

Kicking off yesterday and running until this Saturday February 12, Australia’s Biggest Mountain Biking Festival has returned to Thredbo for 2024.

With over 800 riders registered to compete and thousands of spectators expected to turn out and enjoy the action, the Cannonball MTB Festival offers six non-stop days of racing, live music and activations that showcases everything the mountain biking world has to offer.

A huge range of the world’s best riders are in town to compete this week including Jackson Goldstone, Laurie Greenland, Nina Hoffman, Amaury Pierrion, Myriam Nicole, Dylan Maples, Jack Moir, Troy Brosnan, Connor Fearon, Sian A’Hern, Kye A’Hern, Caroline Buchannan, Luke Meier-Smith, Remy Meier-Smith, Oliver Zwar, Jackson Connelly, Jackson Frew, Tegan Cruz, Oisin O’Callaghan, Vali Hoell and Kasper Wooley.

Day 1 | Monday February 12
On day one, riders turned out to the park to practice for the Osprey All-Mountain Assault, Fox Flow Motion Cup and Oakley Australian Open Downhill race events. The sun was shining and the festival atmosphere was in full swing as everyone geared up for a massive week of racing ahead.

Day 2 | Tuesday February 13
Today was the first official day of racing for the 2024 Cannonball MTB Festival. Kicking off with the Osprey All-Mountain Assault Race, competitors put their stamina to the test across a 6 kilometre racetrack that challenged even the most avid enduro purist with rock rolls, pinch climbs and steep switchbacks.

While the final times were tight, it was ultimately Ryan Gilchrist and Ellie Smith who took out the wins in today’s Pro Division. For the full event results, please click here.

The Thredbo Ambassador crew brought out some killer results today with Junior Ambassador Maddie Lloyd absolutely smashing her division to take out the win and Jack Moir taking out third place in the Pro Men category.

A Huge Week Ahead 
The action is only just getting started with the Fox Flow Motion Cup race going down tomorrow and Thursday, the RockShox Pump Track Challenge on Thursday evening, the all-new Maxxis Dual Slalom race on Friday, plus the famous Oakley Australian Open Downhill Finals and the Deity Whip Wars on Saturday.

With a huge variety of terrain remaining open to the public every day throughout the festival, guests are encouraged to bring their bikes and get in some laps in between watching the pros each day.

The fun doesn’t stop on the race course at Cannonball either with a huge lineup of entertainment, live music and activations happening all week.

Tomorrow evening at 5PM, bring the kids and come along to Alpine Bar to meet the pros at the athlete poster signing session.

With daily DJ sets, a huge Cannonball Closing Party at Alpine Bar featuring a set from The Terry’s on Saturday night followed by the Official After Party at The Keller Bar, the live music lineup is stacked all week with free events.

The incredible atmosphere of the Cannonball Pit Village is back in action all week with a huge variety of the best MTB brands setting up shop, offering deals and discounts, and hosting activations each day.

To check out everything on offer for spectators at Cannonball MTB Festival, please click here.

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Posted on Thursday, 1 Feb, 2024

Winter Dreaming Starts Now! Thredbo Launches Up To 20% Savings On Accommodation With Winter Early Bird Deal

Thredbo Resort is excited to launch its Winter Early Bird Deal, offering guests up to 20% off accommodation booked this month. 

Thredbo Resort has launched a Winter Early Bird Deal, offering guests great value and savings on accommodation for the 2024 winter season.

Running every day until February 29, the Winter Early Bird Deal includes up to 20% off bookings across a wide range of self-service apartments, cabins and chalets.

Voted Australia’s Best Ski Resort at the World Ski Awards for the seventh consecutive year in 2023, Thredbo Resort is excited to welcome guests back for another massive winter of skiing and snowboarding in 2024.

Winter season passes, lift passes, lessons, rentals and more will all be going on sale in March.

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Posted on Wednesday, 31 Jan, 2024

Six Days Of World-Class Racing, Entertainment And Activations! Check Out What’s On At Cannonball MTB Festival 2024

Thredbo Resort is gearing up to host a massive 2024 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile, offering competitors and spectators an action-packed week of racing, entertainment and activations. Celebrating its tenth year, Australia’s Biggest MTB Festival will return to Thredbo Mountain Bike Park from February 12 – 17, 2024. Expected to draw thousands of people to the Snowy Mountains, including a number of the world’s best mountain bike riders, the 2024 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet. Not just for competitors, this event is the ultimate spectator experience. With the opportunity to witness the biggest names in mountain biking compete and enjoy a non-stop lineup of entertainment and activations every day, everyone is invited to come along and immerse themselves in everything the Australian MTB world has to offer. Thredbo is excited to reveal its star-studded list of Cannonball competitors for 2024 including Jackson Goldstone, Laurie Greenland, Nina Hoffman, Steve Peat, Amaury Pierrion, Myriam Nicole, Dylan Maples, Jack Moir, Troy Brosnan, Connor Fearon, Sian A’Hern, Kye A’Hern, Caroline Buchannan, Luke Meier-Smith, Remy Meier-Smith, Oliver Zwar, Jackson Connelly, Jackson Frew, Tegan Cruz, Oisin O’Callaghan, Vali Hoell and Kasper Wooley. With a start list this strong, spectators are in for an incredible show at every race but the Rockshox Pump Track Finals on Thursday February 15, the all-new Maxxis Dual Slalom Finals on Friday February 16, as well as the Oakley Australian Open Downhill Finals and Deity Whip Wars on Saturday February 17 are all events that are not to be missed. With a huge variety of terrain remaining open to the public every day throughout the festival, guests are encouraged to bring their bikes and get in some laps in between watching action each day. The fun doesn’t stop on the race course at Cannonball either with a huge lineup of entertainment, live music and activations happening all week.On Wednesday February 14 at 5PM, bring the kids and come along to Alpine Bar to meet the pros at the athlete poster signing session. With daily DJ sets, a huge Cannonball Closing Party at Alpine Bar featuring a set from The Terry’s on Saturday night followed by the Official After Party at The Keller Bar, the live music lineup is stacked all week with free events.The incredible atmosphere of the Cannonball Pit Village will be back in action all week with a huge variety of the best MTB brands setting up shop and hosting activations each day. To check out everything on offer for spectators at Cannonball MTB Festival, please click here.

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Posted on Tuesday, 23 Jan, 2024

Non-Stop Blues! Over 1000 Music Lovers Descend On The Snowy Mountains For 29th Thredbo Blues Festival

Thredbo is celebrating a successful 29th Blues Festival this weekend which saw over a thousand blues lovers descend on the Snowy Mountains for 3 huge days of live music and good times. For media imagery and vision, please click here.

Thredbo Resort hosted the 29th Thredbo Blues Festival this weekend, attracting guests to the Snowy Mountains from all over the country to enjoy a huge 3 day program featuring over 60 performances from more than 20 of Australia’s best blues acts.

The unique festival atmosphere took over the entire resort this weekend with a non-stop lineup of shows running from morning to night at 15 venues across the mountain and the village.

With huge headline acts including Ray Beadle, Karen Lee Andrews, Jeff Lang and Alison Ferrier, 19Twenty, Dom Turner & The Rural Blues Project, and Geoff Achison, festival goers were treated to lively gigs and intimate performances by some of the country’s best blues acts.

In addition to the headline acts, the festival supported a range of up-and-coming performers, with the youngest act being 12 year old LilG who impressed audiences with her incredible talent at such a young age.

Kicking off on Friday night and rolling all the way through to Sunday, guests enjoyed everything the festival had to offer including gourmet blues-style dining experiences, kicking back with friends at large festival-style outdoor shows, and hitting the dance floor into the early hours at iconic venues like the Keller Bar and Schuss Bar.

Looking forward, Thredbo’s summer events calendar won’t be slowing down anytime soon, with Cannonball MTB Festival kicking off on February 12, the third installment of the Thredbo Gravity Series on February 3, and the Taste of the Snowies Food & Wine Festival on March 2.

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Posted on Wednesday, 6 Dec, 2023

Thredbo Boasts Biggest Ever Summer Events Calendar – Live Music, Kids Adventure Festivals, Mountain Biking, Festive Events + More

Thredbo’s summer events line-up is non-stop throughout December and January, set to attract strong visitation to the Snowy Mountains with live music and entertainment, festive events, Kids Adventure Festivals during school holidays, mountain biking, outdoor activities and more.

Australia’s premier year-round adventure destination is preparing to host a huge number of lively summer events throughout December and January, expected to attract a wide variety of visitors to the mountains.

Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver said that the summer events calendar is continuing to drive strong visitation and deliver an exceptional customer experience each year.

“With lots of Australian’s looking for adventurous domestic destinations, we’re expecting the resort to be operating at its best over this holiday period. Our events continue to add another layer to our guests’ and the local community’s experience in-resort, and I can’t wait to feel the lively atmosphere they bring to the mountains again this summer.”

Thredbo Gravity Series #1 & #2: December 16
The first two of five rounds of MTB racing for Thredbo Gravity Series will see competitors compete in the Osprey Ricochet Rumble and the Rockshox Pump Track Party on December 16. This fun style of racing is all about racing your mates and having a laugh while still pushing the boundaries in a more regionally geared competition.

Kids Summer Adventure Festival: December 22 – January 14
Kids are about to take over the mountain these school holidays! With MTB School Holiday Camps, treasure hunts, arts and crafts, alpine bobsled, Mission Inflatable, rock-climbing, circus workshops, movie nights, sports sessions, face painting and lots more, there is something for all ages at Thredbo’s Kids Summer Adventure Festival.

Christmas Eve Carols: December 24
Join us at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel on the 24th of December for the free annual Christmas Eve Carols. From 6pm, Thredbo will be filled with the sound of Christmas as the local community turns out for carols and cheer. Keep a lookout for Santa Claus, rumor has it that he might be dropping by to say hi…

Christmas Day Lunch: December 25
Sleigh bells will be ringing this as we welcome you to celebrate with your loved ones this Christmas Day. To get into the festive spirit, the Thredbo Alpine Hotel has put together a range of Christmas Day Lunch experiences to make your day memorable. Celebrate in style with a mouth-watering lunch and premium beverage package at Cascades Restaurant, or have a family feast in the Kosciuszko Room that’s sure to please kids and parents alike.

New Years Eve Degustation Dinner: December 31
Executive Chef Paul Starley has been working his magic in the kitchen to put together a five course degustation event for you to enjoy at Cascades Restaurant this New Years Eve. Sit back, relax, take in the sweeping views of the mountains and indulge in a 3hr bottomless beverage package. Following dinner, dust off those dancing shoes for some late night entertainment in the Alpine Bar.

Thredbo Summer Music Series ft. Steve Edmonds Band: December 31
The hills are alive with the sound of music! The Thredbo Music Series is back at Alpine Bar for its first installment of live music and mountain vibes this New Years Eve. Catch legendary guitarist Steve Edmonds and his band rock the stage with their list of classic guitar anthems and a respectful nod to some of the greatest bands and songs of your generation.

New Year’s Day Party: January 1
Start the new year with good tunes and great vibes at our New Year’s Day Party presented by Balter. Relax in the mountain air at Alpine Bar with your favourite drink and tunes from Steve Edmonds Band. Cheers to the New Year!

Thredbo Summer Music Series ft. Tusk: January 5
The second Thredbo Summer Music Series of the season is set to be a hit with a tribute to everyone’s favourite band. Tusk are celebrating half a century of hits from the legendary Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks, bringing the big concert experience to you in one incredible afternoon. With an all-star line up and over 10 years of touring Tusk is Australia leading Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Experience, get ready for all the chart-topping songs including Gypsy, Go Your Own Way, Little Lies, Landslide, Dreams, Don’t Stop, Edge Of Seventeen, Rhiannon and more.

Thredbo Summer Music Series ft. Felipe Baldomir: January 13
The final edition of Thredbo Summer Music Series, catch Felipe in the Alpine Bar for an intimate afternoon set of mountain sounds and coastal tributes as he brings his talents to Thredbo. The Indie-Folk singer and songwriter from Uruguay is a multi-instrumentalist musical architect, who takes his audience on soulful sonic journeys.

Thredbo Blues Festival: January 19 – 21
The iconic Thredbo Blues Festival is set to descend upon the Snowy Mountains once again. Get set for another amazing program curated to include some of the country’s best blues artists, as well as up and comers to match the familiar faces. Enjoy 3 huge days filled with the best of the blues, good food and wine and awesome times! With intimate bars and restaurants, spectacular outdoor venues and the whole of Thredbo Village given over to the blues, Thredbo sets the stage for an atmosphere that musicians and blues fans love.

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Posted on Monday, 4 Dec, 2023

Thredbo Crowned Australia’s Best Ski Resort At The World Ski Awards For The Seventh Consecutive Year!

Thredbo has been crowned ‘Australia’s Best Ski Resort’ for the seventh year in a row at the prestigious World Ski Awards in addition to receiving a suite of other awards for winter 2023. 

Thredbo Resort is proud to announce that it has won ‘Australia’s Best Ski Resort’ at the 2023 World Ski Awards for the seventh consecutive year, in addition to receiving the ‘Australia’s Best Ski Resort For Families’ award at the 2023 Out And About With Kids Awards for the sixth year in a row, the ‘Best Australian Resort’ award at the 2023 Snowsports Industries of Australia Awards for the second year in a row and more.

Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver said it is an honour that Thredbo has been awarded ‘Australia’s Best Ski Resort’ at the World Ski Awards for the seventh year in a row.

“Our premium business model continues to give Thredbo a leading edge, ensuring we remain at the forefront of the industry here in Australia and around the world. Our 2023 award wins are a result of the hard work of so many and we’re extremely grateful for the support of our community and the guests who choose to visit Thredbo each winter,” said Mr Diver.

As Australia’s Best Ski Resort, Thredbo makes significant upgrades every year to ensure each winter is better than the last and 2023 was no different with the resort introducing new events and experiences, boosting booking numbers for its hugely popular on-mountain experiences, debuting Australia’s newest ski lift, adding to the already significant snowmaking fleet plus lots more.

2023 World Ski Awards: Australia’s Best Ski Resort
Thredbo has been awarded ‘Australia’s Best Ski Resort’ for the seventh consecutive year at the 2023 World Ski Awards. The most prestigious awards program in the ski tourism industry, the World Ski Awards is the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in ski tourism globally. Despite variable snow conditions this winter, this win reflects the world-class customer experience that Thredbo consistently delivered through its strong offering of unique on-mountain experiences, the country’s biggest winter events calendar and Australia’s best skiing and snowboarding.

2023 Out And About With Kids Readers’ Choice Awards: Australia’s Best Ski Resort For Families
Thredbo is proud to have taken out the title of ‘Australia’s Best Ski Resort For Families’ at the 2023 Out And About With Kids Readers’ Choice Awards for the sixth year in a row. Voted by Australian families, this win is a result of Thredbo’s incredible family offering with its huge variety of snow terrain for all ages and abilities, Australia’s only alpine gondola, one of the country’s best snowsports schools, a dedicated beginner area and a massive line-up of family-friendly events.

2023 Snowsports Industries of Australia Awards: Best Australian Resort
At the tradeshow in October, SIA hosted the Snowsports Industries of Australia Awards, awarding Thredbo with the title of ‘Australia’s Best Ski Resort’ for the second consecutive year.

Skiresort.info Awards: Best Ski Resort In Australia
During winter 2023, a number of Australian ski resorts received a visit from a Skiresort.info representative. The largest ski resort test portal in the world, Skiresort.info awarded Thredbo with the award for the ‘Best Ski Resort In Australia’ in addition to a number of other awards for ‘Top Slope Offering’, ‘Top Ski Lifts’, ‘Top Staff Friendliness’, ‘Top For Families’, ‘Top For Beginners’, ‘Top For Advanced Skiers’, ‘Top Restaurants’, ‘Top Accommodation Offering’ and more.

Environmental Recognition And Awards
Alongside its incredible winter offering, Thredbo takes pride in its long list of environmental initiatives and embraces the opportunity to lead the industry and community towards a more sustainable future, today.

This focus on environment and sustainability has resulted in Thredbo being the first Australian snow resort to receive EarthCheck Gold certification in 2023 for the third year running. EarthCheck is the world’s leading environmental certification and benchmarking program for the travel and tourism industry. The internationally-recognised certification positions Thredbo a leader of sustainable alpine tourism destinations worldwide.

As the only ski resort to be nominated, Thredbo is also extremely proud to be one of four finalists for the Sustainable Tourism Award at the 2023 Banksia Foundation NSW Sustainability Awards supported by the NSW Government. A celebration of sustainability and ingenuity, these awards recognise NSW individuals, communities, businesses and government for their innovation and excellence in environmental and social stewardship. Thredbo looks forward to celebrating the sustainability achievements of those who are working towards a more sustainable future for NSW at the Awards Ceremony on December 7, 2023.

Looking Forward
Continually improving its offering, Thredbo is currently making even more resort-wide developments with construction now well and truly underway for a new year-round Alpine Coaster that will be ready to ride for winter 2024, as well as continuing to rollout its 10-year chairlift replacement plan to update and improve existing infrastructure.

In addition to current developments, Thredbo also recently lodged a development application (DA) with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for a new accommodation sub-division for the Thredbo Golf Course. This submission has carefully considered the NSW Government’s objectives to boost activity in the region whilst respecting and preserving the unique Alpine environment. As Australia’s Best Ski Resort for the past seven years, this development aims to continue delivering experiences that support this position.

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Posted on Thursday, 23 Nov, 2023

Bring It On! Registration Is Now Open For 2024 Boost Mobile Australian Mountain Biking Interschools

The Boost Mobile Australian MTB Interschools will return to Thredbo in 2024 for another week of action-packed riding, racing and good times among classmates. 

Thredbo is thrilled to announce that registration is now open for the 2024 Boost Mobile Australian MTB Interschools. Taking over Thredbo from 4 – 8 March, the 2024 Boost Mobile Australian MTB Interschools will see school kids from all over the country descend on the Snowy Mountains to compete with their classmates. MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said he can’t wait to see the next generation of the sport hitting the trails. “We love supporting the growth and development of the future mountain biking stars. Interschools is a great opportunity for kids to grow their confidence in a competitive environment while also having a great time with their mates. The talent among junior riders is becoming more and more impressive each year,” said Mr Windshuttle. The 2024 Boost Mobile Australian MTB Interschools will feature five divisions for school children between year 3 to year 12, offering four race events throughout the week including the Oakley Downhill, Fox Flow, Norco All-Mountain and Rockshox Pump Track. This year’s interschools will see a split schedule with dual racing days. Divisions 3, 4 & 5 will race from Monday to Wednesday, while Divisions 1 & 2 will race from Wednesday to Friday. Competitors can compete as an individual or as a part of their school team and are able to choose which of the five race disciplines to compete in.

Race Divisions

  • Division 5 – School Years 3 & 4
  • Division 4 – School Years 5 & 6
  • Division 3 – School Years 7 & 8
  • Division 2 – School Years 9 & 10
  • Division 1 – School Years 11 & 12

Race Schedule

  • Monday 4 March – Division 3, 4 & 5 | Norco All-Mountain
  • Tuesday 5 March – Division 3, 4 & 5 | Fox Flow & Rockshox Pump Track
  • Wednesday 6 March – Divisions 3, 4 & 5 | Oakley Downhill
  • Wednesday 6 March – Divisions 1 & 2 | Norco All-Mountain
  • Thursday 7 March – Division 1 & 2 | Fox Flow & Rockshox Pump Track
  • Friday 8 March – Division 1 & 2 | Oakley Downhill
Registration Is Now OpenRegistration for the 2024 Boost Mobile Australian MTB Interschools is now open. All event entry costs $309 which includes 4 days of lift access that is valid on the competitor’s race days and one practice day the day prior to racing. Season pass holders will receive a 20% discount on the cost of all event entry. All MTB Interschools competitors must be at least 7 years of age as of 4 March 2024. Registration is expected to fill up fast and accommodation is booking quickly so families are encouraged to plan ahead and book online in advance.Head to thredbo.com.au to find out more and register now.
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Posted on Saturday, 18 Nov, 2023

Thredbo MTB Park Celebrates A Massive Opening Day!

Thredbo MTB Park is celebrating a successful opening day today with a massive number of guests turning out to ride over 40 kilometres of lift-accessed gravity terrain. For media imagery and vision from day one, please click here

Thredbo MTB Park officially reopened today with a huge number of riders turning out to kick off the 2023/24 season.

It’s the first time in history that Thredbo MTB Park has been able to open nearly every trail on an opening day. With such a wide variety of terrain on offer, all four MTB lifts spinning and incredible weather, opening day vibes were at an all-time high!

A testament to the huge turnout, today was Thredbo’s biggest season pass day ever with a record number of season pass holders turning out to ride.

Guests enjoyed everything the bike park had to offer today with awesome riding conditions, live music, a free premiere MTB movie screening and the chance to win a stack of prizes.

Thredbo’s massive team of MTB ambassadors have been ripping the trails all weekend including Jack Moir, Sian A’Hern, Kye A’Hern, Tim Eaton, Jackson Frew, Jackson Connelly, Tom Crimmins, Tegan Molloy and Maddy Lloyd.

The ambassador crew tested out the trails yesterday before they were opened to the public and then could be seen enjoying the first laps of the season with guests this morning.

To celebrate opening day, the ambassadors hosted a massive giveaway on the mountain, hiding a huge stack of prizes around the trails for guests to find. The hero prize was a limited edition gold can of Monster Energy, with the lucky recipient winning a ride session tomorrow with Jack Moir, one of the biggest names in mountain biking worldwide.

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Posted on Thursday, 9 Nov, 2023

A Decade Of Australia’s Biggest MTB Festival! Thredbo’s 10th Cannonball MTB Festival Returns In 2024

Thredbo will celebrate a decade of the iconic Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile next year, with the iconic mountain biking competition returning from Monday 12 – Saturday 17 February 2024. 

Thredbo is thrilled to announce that registrations are now open for the 2024 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile.

Marking a decade of Australia’s largest mountain biking festival, the tenth Cannonball MTB Festival will take over Thredbo MTB Park from Monday 12 – Saturday 17 February 2024.

In honour of the tenth year, Cannonball 2024 will see a brand-new Maxxis Dual Slalom race added to the event schedule. A crowd-favourite that is set to appeal to riders across the country and worldwide, the new Maxxis Dual Slalom will take this year’s total number of action-packed events to six. Other highly-anticipated events returning to the lineup include the Fox Flow Motion Cup, the Osprey All-Mountain Assault, the Rockshox Pump Track Challenge, the invite only Deity Whip Wars and the Oakley Australian Open Downhill.

For 2024, the Oakley Australian Open Downhill will double as round two of the AusCycling DH National Series. The amalgamation of both races will see competitors racing for National Series points in addition to the Cannonball title and a huge stack of cash and prizes in one singular race.

This year’s Cannonball MTB Festival will offer competitors the chance to claim their stake in a huge $120,000 cash and prize purse plus the highly sought after titles of Cannonball King and Queen.

Thredbo MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said “We’re incredibly proud that 2024 will be the 10th year of the Cannonball MTB Festival. We’re so excited for our loyal MTB community to celebrate the occasion with us across our biggest and best week of racing yet.”

Cannonball MTB Festival Event Schedule

Osprey All-Mountain Assault | Tuesday 13 February
The Osprey All-Mountain Assault is a true test of stamina and will see the iron men and women of MTB tackle the 6km enduro style racetrack. The course has everything a rounded rider could ask for with rock rolls, pinch climbs & steep switchbacks to push even the most avid enduro purist.

Fox Flow Motion Cup | Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 February
Wednesday & Thursday will see the Fox 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.

Rockshox Pump Track Challenge | Thursday 15 February
Get ready for the Rockshox Pump Track Challenge on Thursday night. See Thredbo’s Pump Track on the Village Green 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 perfectly sculptured course. Riders will lay down a qualifying run on Thursday morning, with the top riders going through to the final heats held under lights!

Maxxis Dual Slalom | Friday 16 February
To celebrate 10 years of Cannonball, we’re bringing back a crowd favourite race to the schedule for 2024. The Maxxis Dual Slalom will see racers go head to head in an exciting format with a heavy emphasis on foot out, flat out fun. Taking a laid-back approach to the course build, the course utilises the Friday Flat natural amphitheatre and will feature off camber grass turns top to bottom. It will be sure to display plenty of thrills & spills with riders laying down a qualifying run on Friday morning, with the top riders going through to head to head finals format.

Oakley Australian Open Downhill | Friday 16 & Saturday 17 February
The Oakley Australian Open DH will be raced on Thredbo’s famous Cannonball Downhill including the upper fast and furious fire road. Riders will then be thrown into a high speed downhill track comprising of rock gardens, rough chutes, large jumps & raw terrain. This event also boasts the biggest pay day in Australian DH history!

Invite-Only Deity Whip Wars | Saturday 17 February

The crowd pleasing & fan favourite Deity Whip Wars will again hit centre stage Saturday afternoon, with some of the greatest mountain bikers of all time sending it sideways on the super booter in the heart of the event hub. The biggest ‘moto style’ whip brought back will take the honours with bonus points going to riders that send it past 90 degrees. A crowd pleasing trick will also earn you some cold hard cash from the judges!

For the full event schedule, please click here.

Cannonball MTB Festival Event Registration
Event registration for the Cannonball MTB Festival is now open with single event entry and multi-event entry options. The Boost Mobile multi-event entry is the best value when competing in the Cannonball MTB Festival and puts riders on the start line of 5 out of the 6 events including the Osprey All-Mountain Assault, Fox Flow Motion Cup, Rockshox Pump Track Challenge, Oakley Australian Open Downhill and the all-new Maxxis Dual Slalom.

Registration numbers are limited. To register, head to thredbo.com.au.

Non-Stop Good Times
The action won’t stop on the track during Cannonball! It is the ultimate event for spectators and competitors alike with incredible high-energy racing to watch in addition to a huge lineup of activations, daily live music and non-stop good times. To close out the festival on Saturday February 17, there will be a live performance from a headliner special guest. Stay tuned across our channels for the announcement of the special headline act announcement soon.

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Posted on Friday, 3 Nov, 2023

5 Huge Rounds Of MTB Racing With $50K On The Line | Registration Now Open For Thredbo Gravity Series

With $50,000 worth of cash and prizes on the line, riders will fight for their points across five rounds of racing this summer as Thredbo Gravity Series presented by Fox makes its return. 

Thredbo MTB Park is excited to announce that the much-loved Thredbo Gravity Series presented by Fox will be bringing the fun back to the track this summer.

With five rounds of racing taking place on four select days between Saturday 16 December 2023 and Saturday 27 April 2024, riders will compete on a creative mix of Thredbo’s MTB trail network.

This style of racing is all about having a good time and racing your mates while still pushing the boundaries in a regionally geared competition.

The Thredbo Gravity Series provides a great opportunity for riders of all abilities to get involved with MTB racing and build their confidence competing. With progressive race tracks and a supportive environment, it’s not all about the professional riders with $50,000 of cash and prizes to be won across multiple categories and overall series champions.

Racking up points at each race throughout the season, riders will ultimately compete for the coveted title of Gravity Series Champions.

Further fostering the ever growing MTB community, Thredbo will be hosting social presentations after the races with light-hearted banter encouraged.

Registration for Thredbo Gravity Series is now open.

Osprey Ricochet Rumble | 16 December
The Ricochet Rumble is first up with racers looking to get some early season points in the bank. Utilising Ricochet, this event is your chance to turn up the speed dial and push the limits on a super flowy and fast racecourse.

Rockshox Pump Track Party | 16 December
Momentum is key as racers generate as much speed as possible without a single pedal stroke. From the start mound you will be unweighting through a series of perfectly placed rollers and berms. The fastest lap time will see you take the honours at this crowd-pleasing event.

Crankbrothers Cruiser Crusher | 3 February
A slightly new event to the Gravity Series, the Cruiser Crusher will see a brand-new racecourse utilising Paparazzi into the Lower All-Mountain with the race finishing at the base of the Cruiser Chairlift.

Oakley Supertrail Scramble | 23 March
It’s Cannonball time folks! Taking on the easier sections of the Cannonball DH with a mix of the Kosciuszko Flow, this racecourse is hugely popular among many and brings with it some huge bragging rights.

Maxxis Chainless Champs | 27 April
It’s time to go chainless for the final round of the series! The Chainless Champs will see all competitors remove their chain before pumping and holding speed down Centre Link to lower Kosciuszko Flow. With overall points on the line, expect banter from the sidelines and tactics to determine who will come out as the series champion!

Registration Is Now Open
Head to thredbo.com.au to register for Thredbo Gravity Series now.

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Posted on Monday, 30 Oct, 2023

Iconic Thredbo Blues Festival Returns In 2024 For Its 29th Year | Early Bird Festival Passes On Sale Now

Early Bird Festival Passes are now on sale for the 29th iconic Thredbo Blues Festival, set to take over the Snowy Mountains with three days of soulful performances from 19 – 21 January 2024. 

Thredbo Resort is excited to announce that its iconic Thredbo Blues Festival is returning for its 29th year this summer, offering three non-stop days of soulful tunes and good times from 19 – 21 January 2024.

Bringing the entire village to life with the sound of the blues, Australia’s highest mountains create a spectacular backdrop for guests to enjoy the specially curated program on offer.

This year’s Thredbo Blues Festival is set to be one for the books with a huge number of the country’s best blues acts taking over more than fifteen restaurants, bars and outdoor venues with intimate shows and lively gigs.

The massive 2024 lineup features more than 20 different acts with headliners including Ray Beadle Band, Karen Lee Andrews, Jeff Lang & Alison Ferrier, 19-Twenty, Dom Turner’s Rural Blues Project, Geoff Achison and Frank Sultana Blues Band as well as many more up-and-coming Australian artists.

Whether you’re a lifelong blues lover or looking to add another special experience to your Snowy Mountains visit, the Thredbo Blues Festival creates a unique atmosphere in Thredbo’s village that is enjoyed by all. In addition to the non-stop live music lineup, guests can look forward to enjoying gourmet food and wine, soaking up the natural surroundings and experiencing the resort’s wide range of outdoor activities including mountain biking and hiking.

A limited number of discounted Early Bird festival passes are available to purchase now for $199.

The best way to enjoy the festival is to stay in Thredbo Village where you will be close to all the action. Accommodation is booking fast so guests are encouraged to plan ahead and book online in advance.

Early Bird Festival Passes are now on sale for the 29th iconic Thredbo Blues Festival, set to take over the Snowy Mountains with three days of soulful performances from 19 – 21 January 2024. 

Thredbo Resort is excited to announce that its iconic Thredbo Blues Festival is returning for its 29th year this summer, offering three non-stop days of soulful tunes and good times from 19 – 21 January 2024.

Bringing the entire village to life with the sound of the blues, Australia’s highest mountains create a spectacular backdrop for guests to enjoy the specially curated program on offer.

This year’s Thredbo Blues Festival is set to be one for the books with a huge number of the country’s best blues acts taking over more than fifteen restaurants, bars and outdoor venues with intimate shows and lively gigs.

The massive 2024 lineup features more than 20 different acts with headliners including Ray Beadle Band, Karen Lee Andrews, Jeff Lang & Alison Ferrier, 19-Twenty, Dom Turner’s Rural Blues Project, Geoff Achison and Frank Sultana Blues Band as well as many more up-and-coming Australian artists.

Whether you’re a lifelong blues lover or looking to add another special experience to your Snowy Mountains visit, the Thredbo Blues Festival creates a unique atmosphere in Thredbo’s village that is enjoyed by all. In addition to the non-stop live music lineup, guests can look forward to enjoying gourmet food and wine, soaking up the natural surroundings and experiencing the resort’s wide range of outdoor activities including mountain biking and hiking.

A limited number of discounted Early Bird festival passes are available to purchase now for $199.

The best way to enjoy the festival is to stay in Thredbo Village where you will be close to all the action. Accommodation is booking fast so guests are encouraged to plan ahead and book online in advance.

Head to thredbo.com.au to purchase your 2024 Thredbo Blues Festival pass and book accommodation now.

Head to thredbo.com.au to purchase your 2024 Thredbo Blues Festival pass and book accommodation now.

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Posted on Thursday, 26 Oct, 2023

Find Your Inner Wild | Thredbo Launches New Campaign Ahead of Massive 2023/24 Summer Season

Australia’s Premier Adventure Destination has launched a new marketing campaign today, encouraging everyone to find their inner wild in the mountains this summer. 

With opening day for the 2023-24 summer season of mountain biking and hiking quickly approaching on November 18, Thredbo has launched an exciting new marketing campaign today.

The campaign comes a week after Thredbo launched its biggest and best summer offering yet, with season passes, day passes, MTB lessons, hiking experiences, rentals and more all becoming available to purchase last Thursday.

From chasing downhill thrills while exploring Australia’s Only Lift-Accessed MTB Park to stargazing on the rooftop of Australia on a unique night hike, summer in Thredbo offers adventures that can’t be experienced anywhere else in the country.

Australia’s Premier Adventure Destination has launched a new marketing campaign today, encouraging everyone to find their inner wild in the mountains this summer. 

With opening day for the 2023-24 summer season of mountain biking and hiking quickly approaching on November 18, Thredbo has launched an exciting new marketing campaign today.

The campaign comes a week after Thredbo launched its biggest and best summer offering yet, with season passes, day passes, MTB lessons, hiking experiences, rentals and more all becoming available to purchase last Thursday.

From chasing downhill thrills while exploring Australia’s Only Lift-Accessed MTB Park to stargazing on the rooftop of Australia on a unique night hike, summer in Thredbo offers adventures that can’t be experienced anywhere else in the country.

Plan your adventure now at thredbo.com.au.

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Posted on Thursday, 19 Oct, 2023

Australia’s Premier Adventure Destination | Thredbo Launches Massive 2023-24 Summer Offering

From ascending Mt Kosciuszko by foot to descending over 40kms of thrilling downhill mountain bike trails, Australia’s Highest Mountains are the ultimate place to experience an adventure-filled summer holiday. 

Today, Australia’s Premier Adventure Destination launched its biggest and best summer offering yet, encouraging people from near and far to escape to the mountains and find their inner wild.

From chasing downhill thrills while exploring Australia’s Only Lift-Accessed MTB Park to stargazing on the rooftop of Australia on a unique night hike, Thredbo offers summer adventures that can’t be experienced anywhere else in the country.

Unveiling a new and improved mountain biking and hiking offering as well as a bigger and better lineup of activities, entertainment and events, Thredbo is the place to be this summer.

Thredbo’s 2023/24 summer season of mountain biking and hiking will begin on 18 November 2023 and run through to 28 April 2024, with season passes, day passes, adventure passes, rentals, lessons and more becoming available to purchase from today.

Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver said Thredbo is gearing up for another massive summer season in line with growing demand for active outdoor adventures such as mountain biking and hiking.

“From adventure-seeking families to wellness-focused travellers and our loyal mountain biking community, our summer visitation and the number of repeat guests is increasing each year across multiple demographics. Last year, we sold a record number of MTB season passes and had more than half of our previous MTB season pass holders come back for another season. We believe this strong number of guests coming back each year is a testament to our incredible summer offering.”

“Whether it’s reconnecting with themselves, others or nature, I love seeing everyone getting outdoors in summer and experiencing the magic of the mountains. We can’t wait to welcome our guests back for another massive summer of adventures,” said Mr Diver.

Experience Pure Gravity At Australia’s Only Lift-Accessed MTB Park
Boasting Australia’s Only Lift-Accessed MTB Park, over 40 kilometres of downhill terrain for all abilities, an MTB School offering daily clinics with Australia’s top instructors, an extensive range of quality bikes and gear for rental or purchase and a huge calendar of MTB events, Thredbo is a world-class mountain biking destination.

Set to improve the current MTB experience, Thredbo is making some exciting new realignments and updates to sections of the existing trail networks. These updates will see more trail riding accessible off the open ski slopes in the trees and new features added to existing trails.

Thredbo has committed to opening three chairlifts every day this season, weather permitting. While these three chairlifts may change throughout the season, having at least three lifts spinning at all times will ensure that riders can always access an exciting variety of terrain.

Designed with progression in mind, Thredbo Mountain Bike School boasts Australia’s top instructors and offers clinics, lessons & programs for all levels. In addition to our wide range of existing MTB clinics and programs, Thredbo will offer an exciting new specialty kids’ program on select days this summer. The new Gravity Groms sessions are a one-day program designed for kids aged between 5 – 13 to refine their gravity riding and racing skills with our PMBIA certified Instructors.

Last summer, Thredbo transformed the first-timer MTB experience by ensuring there was enough suitable terrain for beginner and intermediate riders. With the debut of three new trails in the Cruiser area; Easy Rider, Paparazzi and Grasshopper that were specifically designed for less experienced riders, Thredbo’s first-timer MTB experience was improved significantly. With this whole area dedicated to beginner and intermediate skill progression, convenient bike and protective equipment rental and an MTB School offering daily introductory clinics, Thredbo will continue to focus on providing a fun, safe and supportive environment for beginner riders this summer.

A limited number of 2023/24 MTB Season Passes are available to purchase now, with Adult Season Passes for $699 and One-Day Adult Passes starting from $89. To ensure a positive guest experience, passes are limited so guests are encouraged to plan and book online in advance. From today, bookings are available for a wide range of clinics and programs at Thredbo MTB School with Introduction to MTB lessons from $59, and progressive clinics from $89.

From Sunset To Starry Nights: Experience Australia’s Highest Hikes
With the picture-perfect Alpine Lakes Hike for keen photographers, the Aries Tor Hike for budding ecologists, the challenging Mt Townsend Hike for fit adventurers, and New Moon Hikes, Sunset Hikes and Meteor Shower Hikes for astrology lovers, Thredbo offers a unique hiking adventure that is suited to everyone’s interests and abilities.

In response to strong demand last summer, Thredbo Hikes has expanded its range of unique evening hikes, announcing a new series of Aries Tor At Sunset Hikes and New Moon Hikes. From stargazing underneath the Milky Way to watching the full moon rise over the mountains and witnessing rare astrological events, Thredbo’s evening hikes are expected to be a popular offering this summer.

Thredbo Hikes offers a range of Self-Guided Hikes as well as Guided Hikes and Private Hikes led by Thredbo’s knowledgeable local guides. Both private and guided hikes help guests get more out of their hiking experience as they can be safely guided through adventurous terrain to access beautiful landscapes while learning about history, ecology and more along the way. Thredbo’s Private Hikes offering is continuing to increase in popularity as it allows more flexibility with dates and times and provides a more personalised hiking experience that is tailored to guests’ interests and abilities.

With the NSW Government’s Snowies Alpine Walk project currently on track for completion in 2024, Thredbo is set to become the base camp for adventurers who undertake this new hiking experience. Expected to significantly boost summer visitation to the region, the Snowies Alpine Walk will deliver a world-class, multi-day walk across the alpine roof of Australia. The new tracks are building upon Thredbo’s existing tracks that start from the top of Kosciuszko Chairlift, further establishing Thredbo as the hiking hub of the Snowy Mountains.

Most alpine hiking trails start from the top of the resort which can be accessed via the Kosciuszko Chairlift. Adult 2023/24 Hiking Season Passes are available to purchase now for $449, with Adult One-Day Scenic Lift Passes starting from $59. Thredbo Guided Hikes start from $59 for adults and $19 for children and include a One-Day Scenic Lift Pass.

New For 2023/24: Save With The Summer Adventure Pass Upgrade
This summer, Thredbo is excited to launch a new Summer Adventure Pass Upgrade where guests can upgrade their MTB or Scenic Lift Pass by adding unlimited access to the Alpine Bobsled, Thredbo Leisure Centre, Australia’s highest golf course and the tennis courts for an extra $10 per day.

A Massive Summer Of Events
From adventure lovers to chill seekers, Thredbo’s summer events calendar has something for everyone with a non-stop lineup of events, competitions, live music and activities. To find out more about Thredbo’s summer events calendar, please click here.

Coming In 2024: Thredbo Alpine Coaster
This summer, Thredbo will continue construction on Australia’s first Alpine Coaster. Planned to open for winter 2024, the coaster will diversify Thredbo’s recreational offering through the provision of a year-round all-weather rail-guided toboggan ride. The coaster is approximately 1.5 km in length with a mix of uphill and downhill tracks, a tunnel, bridges and circles that traverse through the alpine environment with passengers able to control their speed of up to 40 km/hr.

Thredbo is dedicated to ensuring a continuous plan of development is in place. Due to annual chairlift maintenance and the construction of the Alpine Coaster, the Kosciuszko Chairlift, Snowgums Chairlift and Merritts Gondola will be closed from 9 October – 14 November and there will be no scenic lift access during this period, with further closures potentially required from 29 April 2024 to 26 May 2024.

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Posted on Tuesday, 19 Sep, 2023

That’s A Wrap For Winter 2023! Thredbo Celebrates A Successful Season

That’s a wrap for winter 2023! Despite variable snow conditions, Thredbo consistently delivered a world-class customer experience for guests with exclusive premier on-mountain dining experiences, a huge calendar of free events, Australia’s biggest après lineup and of course, access to Australia’s best skiing and snowboarding. To check out the best moments from winter 2023, please see HERE.

On Monday September 18, Thredbo Resort officially closed to skiers and snowboarders two weeks earlier than expected.

Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver said that winter 2023 was a testament to the success of Thredbo’s premium business model.

“Despite variable snow conditions, we consistently delivered a world-class customer experience for guests through our unique on-mountain experiences, our biggest-ever calendar of events and of course, access to Australia’s best skiing and snowboarding. From the many guests who visited our beautiful mountain to all of our amazing staff, we thank everyone who helped make this winter so special,” said Mr Diver.

A World-Class Winter Experience
While the snow arrived a little later than usual, the good times kicked off from the get-go! The 2023 Winter Opening Weekend proved that Thredbo’s massive winter events calendar ensures that the guest experience remains high no matter the weather. Despite not being able to ski or snowboard from day one, the atmosphere was incredible as guests enjoyed non-stop celebrations throughout the village and across the mountain. Mother Nature joined the party soon after with snowfall that allowed skiing and snowboarding to kick off in full force from June 20.

On-Snow Action
There was lots of fun to be had on the mountain this winter with multiple powder days, immaculately groomed runs, and lots of bluebird days.

This season, Thredbo officially launched Australia’s newest ski lift, Freddie’s Snowsports Snowrunner. Dedicated to the resort’s new Kids Learning Area, Freddie’s Snowrunner was a game changer for kids who are learning how to ski or snowboard. Freddie’s Snowrunner is one of Australia’s longest snow runners at 98 metres long, travelling through a tunnel that protects children from the elements while they’re enjoying the snow.

Thredbo’s terrain parks offered professional-level facilities for guests to enjoy with a 65-foot jump, Australia’s Only Halfpipe and three terrain park set-ups with a huge range of rails, jumps, picnic benches and boxes. This winter, Thredbo teamed up with world-renowned parks builder Charles Beckinsale to bring the Stomping Grounds Project to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. Charles built a 65-foot jump for the elite training sessions, drawing in a huge number of the world’s best riders to Thredbo including Mark McMorris, Anna Gasser and Clemens Millauer as well as the national teams from the United States, Canada, Austria, Japan, China and Australia.

Over 160 Events In 16 Weeks
Thredbo hosted over 160 events within fourteen weeks this season, achieving record-breaking numbers and receiving incredible feedback from guests about their experiences.

On the mountain, highlights included unveiling the brand-new Thredbo Triple Crown series, hosting over 50 of the world’s best snowboarders at the 2nd Annual Monster Energy Bush Doof, selling out of registrations for the Transfer Banked Slalom weeks in advance, and providing kids with an incredible opportunity to shred with their heroes at the inspiring Project Shred event.

Boasting Australia’s biggest après calendar, Thredbo took its live music and entertainment events to another level this winter. With eight of Thredbo’s famous festival-style après events taking over Alpine Bar almost every Saturday night, we hosted a massive lineup of Australian headline acts including Sneaky Sound System, L D R U, Anne Lunoe, the Poof Doof DJs, Wongo and Kinder. After a multiple-year hiatus, the return of Rainbow Mountain was an experience that had to be seen to be believed. With three non-stop days of sparkly events celebrating love, community and diversity, the atmosphere was incredible as the whole resort got involved with the celebrations from start to finish. In between the headline après events, guests were able to experience the iconic flare run and fireworks spectacular show every week, get involved with the Kids Snow Festivals during school holidays, and enjoy daily après on the mountain at Black Sallees and Merritts Mountain House, and in the village at Lounge Bar, Schuss Bar, the Keller Bar and more.

In August, Thredbo and Land Rover Australia’s strong corporate partnership continued to grow, joining forces to unveil a new snow-covered Range Rover House in the heart of the resort. While Range Rover House experiences have occurred at numerous destinations around the world including Park City in Utah, Courmayeur in the Italian Alps and Pebble Beach in California, Thredbo is proud to be the latest host and first alpine setting of Range Rover House in Australia. From August 10 – 20, Thredbo’s luxurious Rockpool Lodge was transformed into an exclusive alpine sanctuary that echoed the design philosophy of Range Rover.

To meet previous demand, we boosted the number of bookings available for our extensive range of Unique On-Mountain Experiences this winter. However, they proved to be as popular as ever, with the Sunrise Sessions, Kareela Hutte Dining Experiences and Merritts Mountain House Feasts all continuing to sell out in advance.

Coming Soon: Thredbo Alpine Coaster
Renders: HERE
Video: HERE

Now that winter is finished, construction will be ramping up for Thredbo’s Alpine Coaster. The coaster will diversify Thredbo’s recreational offerings through the provision of a year-round all weather rail-guided toboggan ride. The coaster is approximately 1.5 km in length with a mix of uphill and downhill tracks, a tunnel, bridges and circles that traverse through the alpine environment. Passengers are able to control their speed of up to 40 km/hr. Planned to be in operation for Winter 2024.

A Big Summer Ahead
Looking forward, Thredbo is gearing up for a massive 23/24 summer season of mountain biking and hiking that kicks off on November 18. Season passes, day passes, lessons, rentals and more are going on sale in early October. To find out more about Thredbo’s summer offering, please click here.

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Posted on Saturday, 9 Sep, 2023

Powder Day! Skiers And Snowboarders Excited As Storm Delivers 17cm Of Fresh Snow To Thredbo

A storm has delivered 17cm of fresh snow to Thredbo since Thursday with guests enjoying off-piste powder skiing and snowboarding conditions today. To check out all the action, please see the media imagery & vision HERE.

A storm came through and delivered Thredbo with 17cm of fresh snow since Thursday, covering the mountain in white and getting skiers and snowboarders excited for more spring fun ahead.

On Friday, Thredbo was transformed into a winter wonderland with snow continuing to fall all the way down to the village throughout the entire day. As the storm cleared, skiers and snowboarders delighted in riding fresh off-piste powder and great groomer conditions on Saturday.

In addition to the fresh snow, colder temperatures on Friday night allowed for 76 snowmaking guns to fire throughout the evening. With more suitable temperatures in the forecast, Thredbo expects to continue its snowmaking operations on multiple nights this week.

The fresh snow and snowmaking has improved the snow conditions and is a promising sign that there’s lots more spring fun to come this month.

In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Thredbo’s huge 2023 winter events calendar isn’t finished yet! Next weekend, the highly anticipated final First Base Presented By Canadian Club event of the season will be taking over Alpine Bar on Saturday night. Featuring Aussie DJ legends Sneaky Sound System, the event is set to draw some big numbers to Thredbo to dance under the fireworks after enjoying some fun spring skiing conditions.

For guests looking to score some great savings, Thredbo is offering some exciting Spring Deals with up to 30% off lift passes & 35% off accommodation. For more information on Spring Deals, please click here.

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Posted on Friday, 8 Sep, 2023

It’s Snowing All The Way Down To The Village! Mother Nature Delivers An Exciting September Snowfall

Thredbo’s Village has been transformed into a winter wonderland today as Mother Nature delivers an exciting September snowfall that has covered the mountain in white. Please see imagery & vision HERE.

Thredbo Resort is currently receiving a fresh dumping of snow all the way down to the village as a storm sweeps the Snowy Mountains. Last night, the mountain received a fresh 2cm top-up of snow however the real snow storm came through this morning, covering the mountain in white with no signs of slowing down yet.

The fresh snowfall has delighted guests with a winter wonderland scene throughout the village today as well as getting skiers and snowboarders excited for some fun spring conditions ahead.

With snow continuing to fall all the way down to the village, the experts from Mountain Watch have forecast that Thredbo’s “late season comeback storm” will deliver between 15cm and 25cm today.

Following today’s wild and wintry weather, skiers and snowboarders will be eager to get on the mountain for some fresh turns this weekend as the storm clears over the next few days.

Thredbo’s huge 2023 winter events calendar isn’t finished yet! Next weekend, the highly anticipated final First Base Presented By Canadian Club event of the season will be taking over Alpine Bar on Saturday night. Featuring Aussie DJ legends Sneaky Sound System, the event is set to draw some big numbers to Thredbo to dance under the fireworks after enjoying some fun spring skiing conditions.

For guests looking to score some great savings, Thredbo is offering some exciting Spring Deals with up to 30% off lift passes & 35% off accommodation. For more information on Spring Deals, please click here.

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Posted on Tuesday, 5 Sep, 2023

50 Of The World’s Best Snowboarders Descend On Thredbo For The 2023 Monster Energy Bush Doof Hosted By Tess Coady

Thredbo and Monster Energy hosted a massive two days of snowboarding and parties on the weekend with over 50 of the world’s best riders competing. Please see the imagery & vision HERE.

The 2nd Annual Monster Energy Bush Doof hosted by Tess Coady took over Thredbo on the weekend with two huge days of snowboarding and parties.

Over 50 of the world’s best snowboarders came down under from across the globe to compete in the event. Some big names included Tess Coady, Zoi Synnott, Mia Brooks, Annika Moran, Kokomo Murase, Anna Gasser, Lolo Dermino, Juliette Pelechet, Livia Tanno, Judd Henkes, Sven Thorgren, Rene Rinnekangas, Truth Smith, Darcy Sharpe, Finn Finestone, Tiarn Collins, Freddie Perry and Torgier Bergem.

On Friday, there was a Shred Session and a Challenger Jam which saw guests turn out to the Monster Energy Terrain Park to ride with the pros and even win themselves a spot in Saturday’s Pro Rail Jam.

Saturday’s Pro Rail Jam was the one to watch with a huge number of spectators coming out to watch the action. Charles Beckinsale and the Thredbo Parks team had completely transformed the area above the Cruiser Chairlift with an incredible course that impressed the highest level of riders. With light winds and the sun shining, the atmosphere couldn’t have been better with many describing it as the best day of the season.

Saturday’s level of snowboarding was world-class with riders putting on a show of spins, flips, grabs and corks as they hit the rails, jumps and features. Ultimately, it was Mia Brookes and Patrick Hoffman who took out the awards for Best Trick, and Livia Tanno and Liam Brealey who impressed the judges to take out the Best Overall awards.

This year’s event was a huge step up from the first Bush Doof event last year with a much bigger list of pro riders, lots more spectators, a double-sized course and X-Games level rail features.

Following all of the on-snow action, Thredbo threw a massive aprés event at Alpine Bar with huge numbers turning out to dance under the fireworks at Bush Doof Party featuring Australian music act LDRU.

Thredbo has become the winter action sports hub of the Southern Hemisphere this winter. In addition to the Bush Doof event, Thredbo and world-renowned terrain park builder Charles Beckinsale teamed up to bring Charles’ Stomping Grounds Project to Australia for the first time. For four weeks throughout August and September, national teams from the United States, Canada, Austria, Japan, China and Australia came out to join The Stomping Ground’s high-performance camps and train on Thredbo’s 65-foot jump ahead of the 23/24 Northern Hemisphere winter season.

Renowned as one of the greatest snowboarders of all time, Thredbo’s impressive park set-up this winter even scored the resort a visit from Mark McMorris. Thredbo is honored that Mark chose to come here for his first day back on the snow after breaking his fibula six months ago.

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Posted on Thursday, 31 Aug, 2023

Thredbo And Range Rover Bring Range Rover House: Alpine Edition To Life In The Snowy Mountains

Thredbo and Land Rover Australia’s strong corporate partnership has continued to grow this winter, joining forces to unveil a new snow-covered Range Rover House in the heart of the resort. Please see the imagery & vision HERE.

Thredbo and Land Rover Australia have been corporate partners since 2020, collaborating closely to promote Defender, and now growing the partnership to showcase Range Rover.

While Range Rover House experiences have occurred at numerous destinations around the world including Park City in Utah, Courmayeur in the Italian Alps and Pebble Beach in California, Thredbo is proud to be the latest host and first alpine setting of Range Rover House in Australia.

“Our partnership with Land Rover Australia has consistently been an incredible fit for the resort. Our adventurous guests resonate with both the Range Rover and Defender vehicles that are well-designed for our mountain terrain. The success of Range Rover House: Alpine Edition is a testament to the strength of this relationship,” said Thredbo Brand and Marketing Manager Richie Carroll.

From August 10 – 20, Thredbo’s luxurious Rockpool Lodge was completely transformed into an exclusive alpine sanctuary that echoed the design philosophy of Range Rover. Nestled in the peaceful Woodridge area of the resort, Range Rover House perfectly reflected the vehicles’ modern and luxurious brand.

Throughout the activation, snow fell on Thredbo’s village and dusted Range Rover House, creating an unrivalled winter atmosphere for those who were cosied up inside, as well as a unique opportunity for guests to experience the dynamic capability of Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

Range Rover invited VIP guests and loyal clients to the house to enjoy a curated itinerary that featured Range Rover Sport Experience Drives, skiing and snowboarding tours hosted by Olympian and Thredbo Ambassador Tess Coady, wellness sessions such as sound healing and alpine cold-water immersion, as well as exclusive dining experiences and après ski events in the evening.

Looking ahead, Thredbo looks forward to continuing its strong partnership with Land Rover Australia this summer through the Defender brand. Defender vehicles play a significant role in the summer operations of the resort, providing transfers for guests back to the resort after their hikes. Thredbo will once again be offering Defender Off-Road Adventures to guests this summer, providing the opportunity to drive through unsealed roads and river crossings while discovering remote areas of Kosciuszko National Park in a private car. To find out more about Thredbo’s summer offering, please click here.

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Posted on Thursday, 31 Aug, 2023

Spring Is Almost Here! A Fresh Dusting Of Snow, Fun Skiing & Snowboarding Conditions And An Action-Packed Events Calendar

Thredbo received a surprise dusting of fresh snow last night with 3cm falling across the mountain ahead of a bluebird day today. With spring arriving to the Snowy Mountains tomorrow, skiers and snowboarders are welcoming sunny days with lots of fun conditions and an action-packed events calendar. Please see imagery HERE.

Thredbo is excited to welcome guests to enjoy sunny days, non-stop events and fun skiing and snowboarding conditions this September.

The resort received a surprise dusting overnight with 3cm of fresh snow delighting guests who have woken up to a bluebird day and fresh tracks. The snow conditions are currently soft and forgiving across the mountain which is great for families, beginners and those who are looking to progress their turns. With bluebird days, suitable snowmaking temperatures and some more snow showers in the forecast, spring is shaping up to be lots of fun!

In addition to skiing and snowboarding, guests visiting Thredbo in September can look forward to enjoying a massive calendar of events with on-mountain action, kid’s festivals, live music and more.

Get ready for some serious spring fun! Thredbo is now offering up to 30% off lift passes and 35% off on accommodation for September. To find out more about Thredbo’s Special Deals, please click here.
September Events

September 1 – 2 | Monster Energy Bush Doof
This weekend, the Monster Energy Bush Doof hosted by Tess Coady will return to Thredbo, bringing a number of the world’s best snowboarders to the resort for two non-stop days of high-energy snowboarding and parties. Featuring a Shred Session with the Pros, a Challenger Jam, a Rail Jam and an official Bush Doof Party ft. LDRU, this weekend is action-packed from start to finish.

September 8 – 9 | Women’s Backcountry Weekend 
Thredbo Backcountry Tours and The North Face have partnered to host this unique experience aimed at providing more women with the opportunity to develop skills beyond the resort boundaries and connect with like-minded people. Led by all-female guides, guests can choose between an Introduction to Backcountry tour and a Beyond the Boundaries tour to upskill and explore the beauty of the backcountry. In between adventures, there will be lots of time for attendees to get to know each other at social events in the evenings.

September 9 | Breast Cancer National Awareness Day
In honour of Breast Cancer National Awareness Day, Thredbo will be helping to raise awareness through a series of in-resort activities including snow sculptures, fireworks and activations

September 16 | First Base ft. Sneaky Sound System
The last of this season’s iconic First Base après ski party series, Canadian Club will be bringing Sneaky Sound System to Thredbo’s stage. A free event in the afternoon at Alpine Bar, dancing under the fireworks in Thredbo is an experience like no other.

September 22 – October 1 | September Kids Snow Festival 
There’s something for everyone these September school holidays, with a mountain of terrain to explore, a huge lineup of free activities and plenty of après for mum and dad. Thredbo’s Kids Snow Festival is a favourite for kids of all ages with movie nights, special kids flare runs, loads of activities on and off the mountain plus lots more.

October 1 – Pond Skim And Spring Fling Closing Celebrations
Thredbo will be closing out the 2023 winter season with a bang on October 1. Kicking off with the hilarious Thredbo Pond Skim and rolling into a Hawaiian themed fiesta at Merritts Mountain House, there will be DJs, best dressed prizes and drink specials thanks to Pirate Life.

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Posted on Tuesday, 15 Aug, 2023

5cm Of Fresh Snow As Thredbo Celebrates Massive Events Weekend | Hosting Transfer Banked Slalom, Rainbow Mountain & First Base Across Two Huge Days

Thredbo has received another 5cm of fresh snow overnight as it celebrates hosting one of its biggest events weekends ever. The resort hosted the Transfer Banked Slalom, the Rainbow Mountain Festival and First Base presented by Canadian Club over two massive days on August 11 & 12 in addition to unveiling a new Range Rover House activation that runs until August 20. Please see imagery & vision HERE.

It was a massive weekend at Thredbo after the resort hosted three of its biggest events over two days and unveiled a new Range Rover House activation that is running until August 20.

Thredbo received another 5cm of fresh snow on Sunday night with snow continuing to fall this morning. After another 5cm fresh snow top-up last Thursday and multiple nights of snowmaking last week, the atmosphere was electric over the entire weekend with guests enjoying the huge variety of events in addition to fun skiing and snowboarding conditions.

On Friday 11, Thredbo hosted the 9th Annual Transfer Banked Slalom which saw 285 snowboarders turn out to High Noon to race down the purpose-built slalom course. The sun was shining and it was a great day for the snowboarding community with many describing it as the best Transfer Banked Slalom to date. Snowboarders of all ages and abilities came from all over to compete with the oldest rider being 62 and the youngest being 7. International riders competed from all over the globe including Canada, Sweden, Japan, Great Brittain and the United States. A number of the world’s best snowboarders raced with the likes of Valentino Guseli, Scotty James, Tess Coady, Jarryd Hughes, Josie Baff, Nate Johnston, Robbie Walker, Marguerite Cossettini, Freya Hammerlein and Juliette Pelchat. After a heated battle, it was international rider Karel van Goor and Australian Olympian and Thredbo Ambassador Tess Coady who were the Open Mens and Womens Champions for 2023.

From August 10 – 12, the Rainbow Mountain Festival took over Thredbo with 3-Days of pride-filled celebrations. With welcome drinks, a Rainbow On-Mountain Cocktail Party, a Pride Ride down Supertrail, a Cloud-9 inspired Rainbow Room lunch at Kareela Hutte and Big Deck Energy DJ sessions at Black Sallees, it was an incredible celebration of diversity, inclusivity, visibility, community and love. One lucky attendee even won an all inclusive trip to Aspen Snowmass for two, supported by Aspen Snowmass, Delta Airlines and Limelight Hotel.

On Saturday night, Thredbo hosted one of its biggest-ever First Base après events presented by Canadian Club. The Poof Doof DJs were the talent for the evening, returning to the stage at Alpine Bar with a high energy performance like no other. Capping off the Rainbow Mountain Festival, the event saw huge numbers turn out to dance under the fireworks with glitter, rainbows and sparkles aplenty.

On Friday, Thredbo and Range Rover unveiled a brand-new Range Rover House experience. Running until August 20, this curated activation has taken over the luxurious Rockpool Lodge to give guests the opportunity to partake in Range Rover Sport Experience Drives before relaxing in the lodge. After driving through beautiful alpine roads and hitting the slopes, attendees can embrace the après ski lifestyle with wellness programs such as sound healing, breathwork, saunas, cold water immersion and more. Evening entertainment includes live music, exclusive dining events and wine and spirit tastings.

With fresh snow and more in the forecast, skiers and snowboarders are getting excited for upcoming conditions with snowfall expected to continue throughout this entire week plus colder temperatures forecast to remain, allowing for suitable snowmaking conditions.

The fun isn’t finished yet with lots more events still to come on Thredbo’s massive winter events calendar. This Friday, Battle on The Bluff will be bringing the action for a freeride skiing and snowboarding competition with 20K cash and prizes on the line. Next weekend, White Claw Weekend is taking over Alpine Bar with a line-up of female DJs taking to the stage to deliver more of Thredbo’s famous après entertainment.

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Posted on Thursday, 10 Aug, 2023

Snow Falling At Thredbo With More In The Forecast Ahead Of The Biggest Weekend Of The Season

For immediate release: 10/08/2023

Snow has started falling all the way down to the village with more in the forecast for all of next week as Thredbo heads into its biggest weekend of the season. Thredbo’s 3-Day Rainbow Mountain Festival kicks off today, the Banked Slalom is on tomorrow and First Base presented by Canadian Club is taking over Alpine Bar on Saturday night plus a brand-new Range Rover House Experience begins tomorrow until August 20. Media imagery and vision are available here.

Mother Nature has come to the party with snow beginning to fall all the way down to the village at Thredbo Resort this morning with lots more snow and cold temperatures in the forecast for all of next week.

Thredbo Brand and Marketing Manager Richie Carroll said that the timing couldn’t be better as the resort gears up for its biggest events weekend of the season.

“There is an air of excitement in the resort ahead of this weekend’s events and this morning’s snowfall has further added to the electric atmosphere. We can’t wait for our guests to experience an incredible weekend on-and-off the mountain with the exciting weather forecast combined with the non-stop line-up of world-class events that we are offering all weekend,” said Mr Carroll.

The fresh dusting of snow has gotten skiers and snowboarders excited for upcoming conditions with snowfall expected to continue throughout all of next week. This week, suitable snowmaking conditions allowed for up to 162 snowmaking guns to fire from Monday to Thursday, topping up the runs on the lower mountain. Colder temperatures are expected to remain throughout the next week, with the forecast showing a low of minus five degrees next Monday.

This Weekend’s Event Schedule

August 10 – 12 | Rainbow Mountain
Celebrating diversity, inclusivity, visibility, community and love, Thredbo’s famous pride festival is making its return this weekend and it’s set to be bigger than ever. This three day festival is packed with on-and-off snow events including an on-mountain cocktail party, non-stop après, a huge live concert, a champagne lunch and more. Plus, every Rainbow Mountain ticket purchased puts the attendee in the draw to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Aspen Snowmass including return Delta Airlines flights, accommodation at Limelight Hotel, lift passes and rentals.

August 11 | Transfer Banked Slalom
The 9th Annual Transfer Banked Slalom is back tomorrow! This race holds a special place in the hearts of snowboarders around the country. Rekindling competitive rivalries between friends and foe alike, this race brings out the need for speed with a side of fun. All snowboarders are encouraged to enter as the creative course caters to intermediate to advanced abilities ranging with a huge stack of prizes to be won.

August 11 & 12 | Big Deck Energy presented by Canadian Club
Black Sallees has become the ultimate on-mountain après destination this winter thanks to our new Big Deck Energy DJ sessions presented by Canadian Club on select afternoons. This Friday and Saturday, get warmed up for a fun night ahead with groovy tunes, cold beverages and a delicious new Japanese-inspired menu.

August 12 | First Base ft. Poof Doof
Returning for another flamboyant First Base, the Poof Doof DJs are set to cap off a fabulous Rainbow Mountain weekend at Alpine Bar this Saturday night. The now-famous First Base presented by Canadian Club events are the jewel in the crown of Thredbo’s après calendar where guests can dance under the fireworks to some of Australia’s hottest music acts.

August 10 – 20 | Range Rover House
Thredbo is excited to have partnered with Land Rover to unveil a brand-new Range Rover House experience. Running from tomorrow until August 20, this curated activation will see the luxurious Rockpool Lodge taken over to give guests the opportunity to partake in Range Rover Sport Experience Drives before relaxing in the lodge. After driving through beautiful alpine roads and hitting the slopes, attendees can embrace the après ski lifestyle with wellness programs such as sound healing, breathwork, saunas, cold water immersion and more. Evening entertainment will include live music, exclusive dining events and wine and spirit tastings. To see previous Range Rover House experiences, please click here.

Live Music, Fireworks & More
In addition to the headline events, there is a non-stop line-up of entertainment happening all weekend. Guests can enjoy live music every day and night at a stack of venues throughout the resort plus the iconic Flare Run & Fireworks Spectacular Show and an Official Keller Bar After Party to keep the good times rolling on Saturday night.

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Posted on Thursday, 27 Jul, 2023

Festivals, Après & Action-Packed Racing | Thredbo’s Biggest Ever Month Of Events Is Coming in August

August is shaping up to be a massive month at Thredbo with a non-stop line-up of events running on-and-off the mountain every single day. Media imagery is available here.

Thredbo Resort is preparing to host its biggest-ever month of events in August with a non-stop calendar of action-packed skiing and snowboarding races, huge live music events, on-mountain après, dining experiences and a massive pride festival.

Thredbo Brand and Marketing Manager Richie Carroll said that August is known to be a massive month of events in Thredbo but this line-up will be bigger than ever before.

“Our events calendar gets bigger every year as we strive to elevate the customer experience both on and off the mountain year-round, we’re excited to take our guest’s visit to Thredbo to new heights this season. We’re hosting a range of world-class events that rival what is offered at resorts in the Northern Hemisphere and we can’t wait to see guests interact with these over the next month,”  said Mr Carroll.

Our Biggest Ever Month Of Après 
The fun really doesn’t stop on the slopes at Thredbo and we’ve got the après to show for it.

August 5 | Mashd N Kutcher presented by Smirnoff
Get ready for a massive après party at Alpine Bar where a collective of DJs will be taking to the stage with a unique live electronic set.

August 10 – 12 | Rainbow Mountain
Celebrating diversity, inclusivity, visibility, community and love, Thredbo’s famous pride festival is making its return this winter and it’s set to be bigger than ever. This three day festival is packed with on-and-off snow events including an on-mountain cocktail party, non-stop après, a huge live concert, a champagne lunch and more. Plus, every Rainbow Mountain ticket purchased puts the attendee in the draw to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Aspen Snowmass including return Delta Airlines flights, accommodation at Limelight Hotel, lift passes and rentals.

August 12: Big Deck Energy presented by Canadian Club
Black Sallees has become the ultimate on-mountain après destination this winter thanks to our new Big Deck Energy DJ sessions presented by Canadian Club on select Saturday afternoons. Get warmed up for a fun night ahead with groovy tunes, cold beverages and a delicious new Japanese-inspired menu.

August 12: First Base ft. Poof Doof
Returning for another flamboyant First Base, the Poof Doof DJs are set to cap off a fabulous Rainbow Mountain weekend at Alpine Bar on August 12. The now-famous First Base presented by Canadian Club events are the jewel in the crown of Thredbo’s après calendar where guests can dance under the fireworks to some of Australia’s hottest music acts.

August 19: White Claw Weekend ft. Anna Lunoe
The girls are hitting the decks! White Claw is coming to town for a massive weekend of après, headlined by a huge party at Alpine Bar featuring female DJs Anna Lunoe and Michelle Owen.

On-Mountain Dining, DJs, Fireworks & More
In addition to the headline events, there is a non-stop line-up of entertainment, dining experiences and activations happening all month including a Merritts Beer Dinner presented by Pirate Life on August 4, Pirate Life DJ Deck Sessions every Friday and Saturday afternoon, the iconic Flare Run & Fireworks Spectacular Show every Saturday night, Keller Bar After Parties following every big après event plus live music at a stack of venues every night.
On-Snow Action
The competition really heats up in August with a huge calendar of action-packed skiing and snowboarding races and development programs.
August 11: Transfer Banked Slalom
The 9th Annual Transfer Banked Slalom is back for 2023! This race holds a special place in the hearts of snowboarders around the country. Rekindling competitive rivalries between friends and foe alike, this race brings out the need for speed with a side of fun. All snowboarders are encouraged to enter as the creative course caters to intermediate to advanced abilities ranging with a huge stack of prizes to be won.

August 14: Battle On The Bluff
Carve out unique lines and match them with style as you flow down Thredbo’s unmatched freeride terrain. Whether it’s sending big drops or slashing the wave and wind lips, this is the competition to strut your stuff! Set to become Australia’s Premier freeride competition, all Open Ski & Snowboard podiums will take home $1000 for 1st, $750 for 2nd and $500 for 3d place plus lots of prizes from Oakley, Burton and Rossignol on offer.

August 18 – 19: Women’s Backcountry Weekend presented by The North Face

Thredbo Backcountry Tours and The North Face are proud to present this new experience aimed at providing more women with the opportunity to gain and develop skills beyond the resort boundaries and connect with those already immersed in the big white wonder. Led by all-female guides, this exclusive women’s experience is split into two separate tours run on the same day. Choose between an Introduction to Backcountry tour and Beyond the Boundaries tour to upskill and boost confidence in exploring all the beauties of the backcountry. In between the adventures, there will be lots of time to get to know each other with social events on each evening.

August 25 & 28: Thredbo Triple Crown Slopestyle & Big Air
The all-new Thredbo Triple Crown is set to challenge skiers and snowboarders across three massive freestyle events with their own unique set up with Slopestyle on August 25 and Big Air on August 28. With a huge $60k cash and prize pool on offer. competitors will throw down for the panel of judges, showing off some of the best up and coming talent in the country.
Throughout August: Thredbo Village Race Series
Set to bring the local community together through fun and healthy competition, this is a great opportunity to develop your racing skills, meet new people and race your mates. Taking place on Wednesdays throughout August, challenge yourself across a variety of Thredbo’s iconic race courses with a variety of terrain to test competitors of all levels.

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Posted on Monday, 17 Jul, 2023

That’s A Wrap On The Kids Snow Festival! Thredbo Celebrates A Massive July School Holiday Period

Thredbo Resort was the place to be these school holidays with a massive number of families enjoying everything the July Kids Snow Festival had to offer including great skiing and snowboarding conditions, a non-stop line-up of free events and entertainment, a shred day with Olympians and professional athletes, and more.  Check out the media vision and imagery HERE.

Thredbo Resort is celebrating the end of a hugely successful school holiday period which saw a massive number of families descend on the Snowy Mountains to enjoy everything Australia’s Best Ski Resort has to offer.

Thredbo Brand and Marketing Director Richie Carroll said that there was a magical feeling in the resort during school holidays.

“There’s nothing better than seeing families have a great time together both on-and-off the mountain. We’re extremely proud to offer such a diverse and unique family snow holiday experience with our huge calendar of events and entertainment. Skiing and snowboarding truly is just the beginning here!” said Mr Carroll.

From July 1 – 16, Thredbo hosted its hugely popular July Kids Snow Festival, providing families with a non-stop calendar of free events and entertainment to enjoy in addition to great skiing and snowboarding conditions. With kids flare runs and fireworks every Thursday night, free Lindt Chocolate s’mores making, kids-only movie nights, music, dancing, games, prizes, Thredboland animal visits and more, the family fun was non-stop.

On the final day of the school holidays yesterday, Thredbo hosted a brand-new kid’s skiing, snowboarding and workshopping event called Project Shred. The event was a big success with a huge number of kids turning out to the kid-friendly terrain park to ride with some of Australia’s best pro athletes and Olympians and learn all their tips and tricks on the snow. After the shred session, everyone headed down to the village for a workshop where the athletes sat down to inspire the next generation and share their secrets to success and happiness.

Thredbo received 51cm of fresh snow throughout the school holiday period, taking the total season snowfall count to 177cm so far. During school holidays, families enjoyed magical mornings where the village had been transformed into a white winter wonderland plus lots of sunny bluebird days on the mountain in-between.

Looking ahead, Thredbo will continue to roll out Australia’s biggest winter events calendar. Uni Week kicks off today, offering tertiary students 30% off lift passes plus 15 après parties for them to enjoy with their classmates over 5 days. The après will continue this weekend with the iconic First Base presented by Canadian Club event taking over The Alpine Bar next Saturday 22 July.

For families that missed out these school holidays, Thredbo’s famous Kids Snow Festival is returning during the September school holidays from September 16 – October 1.

Score the best value on lift passes when you book online with multi-day passes from $162 per day. Plus, you can save 20 per cent on your rental equipment when you bundle it together with your lift pass online. Visit  Thredbo.com.au now to score great savings on your next visit.

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Posted on Sunday, 9 Jul, 2023

Welcome To The Snow Globe! Snowstorm Delivers 48cm & Counting…

A snowstorm has delivered 48cm of fresh snow to Thredbo Resort this weekend. The best part? Mother Nature isn’t finished yet. Check out this weekend’s fresh snowfall content HERE

Thredbo Resort has been transformed into a picture-perfect snow globe after a snowstorm rolled through this weekend, bringing a total of 48cm of fresh snow to the mountain and 15cm throughout the village.

Thredbo Brand and Marketing Director Richie Carroll said the snowfall created an absolutely magical atmosphere this weekend.

“It’s awesome to see our guests experiencing the resort at its absolute best. It truly is a white winter wonderland in Thredbo right now,” said Mr Carroll.

The fresh snow has provided exciting conditions for skiers and snowboarders, with a significant amount of guests deciding to jump in the car for a last-minute trip after seeing the forecast last week.

It’s shaping up to be another strong season of skiing and snowboarding at Thredbo Resort. So far this winter, Thredbo has received 174cm of snow, a 14cm increase YoY. On this day last year (July 9 2022), our total season snowfall was sitting at 160cm. The fresh snow has created a strong base for this season’s snowpack, helping to ensure Thredbo will have a long and successful winter ahead.

Experts forecast that another 10cm of fresh snow will fall over the next 24 hours before sunny skies return throughout the week. Looking ahead, there is more snow forecast for the coming weeks, with experts saying another storm will be coming through in around 10 days.

This weekend’s snow came just in time for the final week of the NSW school holidays this week, providing families with great skiing and snowboarding conditions in addition to Thredbo’s massive line-up of free family-friendly events, entertainment and activities on offer as part of the July Kids Snow Festival. Check out the non-stop schedule of family fun HERE.

Score the best value on lift passes when you book online with multi-day passes from $162 per day. Plus, you can save 20 per cent on your rental equipment when you bundle it together with your lift pass online. Visit  Thredbo.com.au now to score great savings on your next visit.

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Posted on Saturday, 8 Jul, 2023

The Storm Has Set In! 22cm Of Fresh Snow And Counting

This weekend’s highly-anticipated snowstorm has well and truly hit Thredbo Resort, bringing 22cm of fresh snow in the last 24 hours with lots more in the forecast. Check out the media vision and imagery HERE
Thredbo Resort has entered the eye of the snowstorm, experiencing non-stop snowfall all day today.

Guests awoke to 6cm of fresh snow this morning and the snow hasn’t stopped coming down since, delivering another 17cm by 2PM. The fresh snow total of the storm so far is 22cm and it isn’t showing signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Skiers and snowboarders enjoyed riding fresh tracks all day today as mother nature refreshed the snow by the time people got back up the chairlift.

The village is now covered in over 10cm of snow, creating a magical snow globe experience for all guests in resort.

The best news is, the storm certainly isn’t finished yet with experts saying that the snow is set to continue falling all the way through to Sunday evening, resulting in some exciting powder days ahead.

The fresh snow comes mid-school holidays, providing exciting snow conditions for another big week of family-fun ahead. In addition to Australia’s Best Skiing And Snowboarding, Thredbo offers non-stop free events, activities and entertainment for families during school holidays as part of its famous Kids Snow Festival.

The mountains are calling! Score the best value on lift passes when you book online with multi-day passes from $162 per day. Plus, you can save 20 per cent on your rental equipment when you bundle it together with your lift pass online. Head to Thredbo.com.au now to score great savings on your next visit.

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Posted on Friday, 23 Jun, 2023

Thredbo Welcomes Australia’s Newest Ski Lift Just In Time For School Holidays… Introducing Freddie’s Snowsports Snowrunner!

Today, Thredbo launched Australia’s newest ski lift – Freddie’s Snowrunner. With the July school holidays around the corner, the new snow runner is dedicated to the new Kids Learning Area and will be a game changer for children’s skiing and snowboarding lessons.

  • Today, Thredbo Resort is excited to announce that it launched Australia’s newest ski lift, Freddie’s Snowrunner.
  • Bringing the resort’s total number of lifts to 14, Freddie’s Snowrunner is set to be one of Australia’s longest snow runners at 98 metres long.
  • Dedicated to the new Kids Learning Area, the new snow runner will be a game changer for children’s skiing and snowboarding lessons.
  • Voted Australia’s Best Ski Resort For Families for five consecutive years, Thredbo is gearing up for a big July school holiday period with strong bookings following consistent snowfall over the past week.
  • From July 1-16, Thredbo’s Kids Snow Festival will take over the resort with a non-stop schedule of family events, activities and entertainment including weekly kids flare runs and fireworks, kids-only movie nights and Lindt chocolate smores by the fire plus Australia’s Best Skiing And Snowboarding.
  • Please see media imagery and social assets HERE.

 

Today, Thredbo Resort is excited to officially launch Australia’s newest ski lift, Freddie’s Snowsports Snowrunner.

Freddie’s Snowrunner is one of Australia’s longest snow runners at 98 metres long, travelling through a tunnel that will protect children from the elements while they’re enjoying the snow.

Dedicated to the resort’s new Kids Learning Area, Freddie’s Snowrunner is set to be a game changer for kids who are learning how to ski or snowboard.

Taking the resort’s total number of lifts to 14, Freddie’s Snowrunner will add to Thredbo’s premium snowsport lesson experience with small class sizes and highly qualified instructors.

In addition to a fun ride up Friday Flat, kids will also be able to interact with exciting obstacles on both sides of the tunnel while they ride down. A new office space will also house on-hand supervisor staff and provide more convenient toileting facilities for children in their lessons.

Voted Australia’s Best Ski Resort For Families for five consecutive years at the Out And About With Kids Readers Choice Awards, Thredbo Resort is gearing up for a massive July school holiday period ahead. Booking numbers are strong following consistent snowfalls over the past week plus there is more snow in the forecast for the next few days.

Thredbo’s hugely popular Kids Snow Festival will take over the resort from July 1 – 16 with non-stop family events, activities and entertainment including weekly kids flare runs and fireworks, kids-only movie nights and Lindt chocolate smores by the fire in addition to great skiing and snowboarding.

Coming Soon: Thredbo Alpine Coaster
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Looking ahead to future developments, Thredbo’s Alpine Coaster has been granted Development Approval with construction now underway. The coaster will diversify Thredbo’s recreational offerings through the provision of a year-round all weather rail-guided toboggan ride. The coaster is approximately 1.5 km in length with a mix of uphill and downhill tracks, a tunnel, bridges and circles that traverse through the alpine environment. Passengers are able to control their speed of up to 40 km/hr. Planned to be in operation for Winter 2024.

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Posted on Tuesday, 20 Jun, 2023

Fresh Snow & Bluebird Conditions For Day One! Thredbo Officially Opens For Skiing & Snowboarding

Thredbo Resort officially opened for skiing and snowboarding today (Tuesday 20 June) following multiple nights of snowmaking and a storm that brought a layer of fresh snow all the way down to the village. What’s more, experts are forecasting over 40cm of snow by the end of the week. 

  • Today, Thredbo Resort officially opened the mountain for skiing and snowboarding.
  • Thredbo received 15cm of fresh snow over the last twenty-four hours, taking the total count to 39cm.
  • There were 189 snowmaking guns firing across the mountain last night from 4pm to 9am, strengthening up the base for the first day of skiing and snowboarding.
  • Skiers and snowboarders enjoyed light and dry snow conditions for their first laps of the season, with the sun popping out to create a beautiful bluebird day.
  • The Gunbarrel Chairlift, Merritts Gondola and Cruiser Chairlift were all spinning today, providing skiing and snowboarding access to Walkabout and Ballroom in the Cruiser area.
  • The snow quality is expected to remain high with more nights of snowmaking ahead thanks to consistent subzero temperatures. What’s more, experts are forecasting another 40cm of snow by the end of the week.
  • Please see media imagery and vision from the first day of skiing and snowboarding HERE.

Today, Thredbo Resort officially opened the mountain for skiing and snowboarding.

It was an incredible first day on the slopes following 15cm of fresh snowfall over the last twenty-four hours and multiple strong nights of snowmaking. Last night, there were 189 snowmaking guns firing across the mountain from 4pm yesterday afternoon to 9am this morning.

Skiers and snowboarders enjoyed light and dry snow conditions for their first laps of the season today, with the sun coming out to create a beautiful bluebird day.

The Gunbarrel Chairlift, Merritts Gondola and Cruiser Chairlift were all spinning today, providing skiing and snowboarding access to Walkabout and Ballroom in the Cruiser area.

There snow quality is expected to remain high and there are more snowmaking nights ahead thanks to consistent subzero temperatures. What’s more, experts are forecasting another 40cm of snow by the end of the week.

Thredbo is expecting to open more terrain by the end of the week. Stay tuned across our social channels for updates.

Looking forward, Thredbo is gearing up for a massive July school holiday period. During school holidays, Thredbo’s Kids Snow Festivals take over the resort, offering families a mountain of terrain to explore, a huge line up of free activities and plenty of après for mum and dad. The Kids Snow Festivals are a favourite with kids of all ages, offering a non-stop line-up of activities on and off the mountain including kids-only movie nights, special kids flare run and fireworks.

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Posted on Monday, 19 Jun, 2023

The Blizzard Is In Full Force… Thredbo Announces It Will Be Opening For Skiing & Snowboarding Tomorrow!

Thredbo Resort has announced that it will be opening for skiing and snowboarding tomorrow (Tuesday 20 June) following multiple nights of snowmaking and blizzard conditions on Sunday and Monday that brought fresh snow all the way down to the village. What’s more, experts are forecasting over 40cm of snow for the rest of the week.

  • Today, Thredbo Resort announced that it will be opening for skiing and snowboarding from Tuesday 20 June.
  • Blizzard conditions across Sunday and Monday brought fresh snow all the way down to the village, and it isn’t showing any signs of slowing down yet.
  • Freezing temperatures on Sunday night created ideal snowmaking conditions, allowing 147 snow guns to fire from 4pm through to 6am on Monday morning.
  • On Tuesday, the Cruiser and Gunbarrel Chairlifts will be open to skiers and snowboarders, providing access to Walkabout in the Cruiser Area.
  • Experts are forecasting another 40cm of snow over the next week.
  • Please see media imagery and vision from today’s snowfall HERE.

Today, Thredbo Resort announced that it will be opening for skiing and snowboarding from tomorrow, Tuesday 20 June.

Thredbo Brand & Marketing Manager Richie Carroll said that he can’t wait for skiers and snowboarders to hit the slopes tomorrow.

“The entire Thredbo team has been working day and night to get the mountain ready and now that mother nature is playing ball, it’s go time! The forecast just keeps getting better so we’re very excited for a massive winter season ahead, ” said Mr Carroll.

Blizzard conditions across Sunday and Monday brought fresh snow all the way down to the village, and mother nature isn’t showing any signs of slowing down yet.

Subzero temperatures on Sunday night created ideal snowmaking conditions, allowing 147 snow guns to fire from 4pm through to 6am on Monday morning.

On Tuesday, the Cruiser and Gunbarrel Chairlifts will be open to skiers and snowboarders, providing access to Walkabout in the Cruiser Area.

Experts are forecasting freezing temperatures and another 40cm of snow over the next week.

Stay tuned across our channels for more updates on terrain openings.

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Posted on Tuesday, 13 Jun, 2023

Non-Stop Celebrations At Thredbo Resort’s Winter 2023 Opening Weekend | Snow In The Forecast!

While there may not have been any skiing or snowboarding at Thredbo’s 2023 winter opening weekend, that certainly didn’t put a stop to the fun with guests enjoying non-stop celebrations across the mountain and throughout the village.

  • Thredbo Resort is celebrating a successful Winter 2023 Opening Weekend.
  • Guests enjoyed a fun-filled weekend despite there being no skiing or snowboarding, enjoying a massive calendar of live music, entertainment and events on the mountain and in the village.
  • Thredbo’s first après party of the season, Heineken Saturday ft. Kinder Sounds, brought a massive crowd to the Alpine Bar on Saturday night with live music, dancing and fireworks aplenty.
  • On Sunday, Thredbo hosted the iconic G.H. Mumm Long Lunch, with attendees enjoying canapes and drinks in the village before moving inside for a beautiful custom lunch by our executive chef.
  • Colder temperatures created suitable snowmaking conditions over the weekend and the 7-day forecast is looking promising with more snow and snowmaking conditions ahead. Stay tuned across our social channels and website for skiing and snowboarding updates.
  • Please see media imagery and vision HERE.

Thredbo Resort is celebrating a successful Opening Weekend for its 2023 Winter Season.

Guests enjoyed a fun-filled weekend despite there being no skiing or snowboarding, with a massive calendar of live music, entertainment and events on the mountain and throughout the village.

Thredbo Brand & Marketing Manager Richie Carroll said that it was incredible to see guests back in resort to celebrate the start of winter.

“Thredbo truly transformed into a winter playground for all ages on Opening Weekend. Our non-stop schedule of live music, events and entertainment ensured that even without skiing or snowboarding, everyone was able to celebrate and have a great time all weekend long.”

Thredbo’s first après party of the season, Heineken Saturday ft. Kinder Sounds, brought a massive crowd to the Alpine Bar on Saturday night, celebrating the start of the season with live music, dancing and fireworks.

On Sunday, Thredbo hosted its iconic G.H. Mumm Long Lunch, with attendees enjoying canapes and drinks in the village before moving inside for a beautiful custom lunch by our executive chef.

Across the weekend, guests also enjoyed scenic rides on the Kosciuszko Chairlift and Merritts Gondola, on-mountain dining and après at Eagles Nest and Merritts Mountain Haus, ice sculpting by Kenji, a Meet & Greet with Thredbo’s Olympic Ambassadors, non-stop live music, alpine bobsled rides, fireworks, alpine bungee, a magic show, face painting, Thredboland animal selfies, Lindt Chocolate s’mores, giant games and arts & crafts.

Colder temperatures also created suitable snowmaking conditions over the weekend and the 7-day forecast is looking promising with more snow and snowmaking conditions ahead. Stay tuned across our social channels and website for skiing and snowboarding updates.

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Posted on Thursday, 1 Jun, 2023

Bigger And Queerer Than Ever! Rainbow Mountain Returns To Thredbo This Winter

Thredbo’s infamous LGBTQIA+ festival, Rainbow Mountain is back and bigger than ever this winter with three days of on-and-off snow celebrations.

  • Thredbo Resort is excited to announce that it has partnered with Aspen Snowmass, Cloud Nine, Delta Airlines and Double Rainbouu to bring Rainbow Mountain back this winter from Thursday 10 – Saturday 12 August 2023.
  • Rainbow Mountain is Thredbo’s infamous LGBTQIA+ festival, celebrating diversity, inclusivity, visibility, community and love.
  • The three-day festival offers a packed schedule of events on and off the snow including skiing and snowboarding, parties, après parties, live music, dining experiences and more.
  • Guests who attend the event will go in the draw to win a trip for two to Aspen Snowmass, supported by Aspen Snowmass, Delta Airlines and Limelight Hotel.
  • This inclusive event is open to all of Thredbo’s LGBTQIA+ guests and allies. Head to thredbo.com.au to find out more and book now.
  • Please see event posters, vision and media imagery HERE.

Thredbo’s LGBTQIA+ festival, Rainbow Mountain is back and bigger than ever this winter, celebrating diversity, inclusivity, visibility, community, and love over three pride-filled days.

From 10 – 12 August, Thredbo has partnered with Aspen Snowmass, Cloud Nine, Delta Airlines and Double Rainbouu to transform the mountain into a queer winter wonderland for all LGBTQIA+ guests and allies.

Thredbo Events & Partnerships Manager Damian Goninan said that he is thrilled that the unique festival atmosphere of Rainbow Mountain will take over Thredbo again this winter.

“Thredbo truly is a winter playground for everyone. We’ve planned an incredible schedule of events for this year’s Rainbow Mountain and we can’t wait for the community to come together and celebrate here.”

This year’s Rainbow Mountain schedule features non-stop events on and off the mountain with skiing and snowboarding, dining experiences, DJ sessions, après parties, live music, entertainment and more. Costumes mandatory!

Rainbow Mountain attendees will go into the draw to win a trip to Aspen Snowmass for two, including four day lift passes and equipment rental from Aspen Snowmass, return economy flights from Delta Airlines and 5 nights of twin share accommodation at Limelight Hotel.

Rainbow Mountain Event Schedule

Thursday 10 August: First-night fever! Get the party started on Thursday night with the official Rainbow Mountain Welcome Party at Lounge Bar.

Friday 11 August: Start the day on a wholesome note with a free Guided Mountain Tour and then roll into Black Sallees for the Big Deck Energy DJ party. Get in a few more runs before heading back down for an après afternoon at Lounge Bar. To finish off the day, we’ll be heading up the gondola to Merritts Mountain Haus for RainbowFest.

Saturday 12 August: Get your skis or snowboard on and head to the top of Snowgums Chairlift for our iconic Pride Ride. After a big morning on the slopes, ski into the iconic Kareela Hutte for the Rainbow Room dining experience. After a very long lunch, slide straight into Alpine Bar for First Base presented by Canadian Club featuring Poof Doof. Not finished yet? Keep the good vibes going with our After Party at the Keller Bar.

Some events are expected to sell out so guests are encouraged to plan in advance. For the full schedule and to book now, please head to thredbo.com.au.

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Posted on Friday, 26 May, 2023

15cm Of Snow At Thredbo With 15 Days To Go!

Thredbo Resort is celebrating an incredible night of snowfall and snowmaking as excitement builds for the 2023 winter season.

  • Thredbo Resort has received another 15cm of snow up top, with snow falling all the way down to the village overnight.
  • Cold temperatures created ideal conditions for snowmaking, adding upon what has already been a really strong start to Thredbo’s snowmaking operations for winter 2023.
  • The sun came out this morning, creating a beautiful bluebird day in the Snowy Mountains area.
  • There is more snow in the forecast for Thredbo over the next week as temperatures continue to drop in the lead-up to winter.
  • There are only 15 days to go until Thredbo’s Opening Day for the 2023 winter season on June 10.
  • Please see vision and imagery of the snowfall HERE.

Thredbo Resort is celebrating a great night of snowfall and snowmaking in the lead-up to the 2023 winter snow season.

Thredbo received 15cm of snow on the upper half of the mountain, getting skiers and snowboarder excited for a great snow season ahead.

Cold temperatures created ideal snowmaking conditions overnight, adding to what has already been a really strong start to snowmaking operations for winter 2023.

The temperature is continuing to drop in the lead-up to winter, with more snowfall and snowmaking conditions in the forecast for the coming week. To check the live snow cams, please click here.

There are only 15 days to go until Thredbo’s Opening Day on June 10, kicking off what will be a massive long weekend of celebrations on and off the mountain. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Thredbo’s Winter 2023 Opening Weekend features a non-stop line-up of après, dining, live entertainment, kids’ activities and more.

And the fun won’t stop there! Thredbo’s infamous winter events and entertainment calendar is bigger and more diverse than ever this year, with new events added to the line-up, old favourites returning and more bookings available for the hugely popular on-mountain experiences. For the full winter events calendar, please click here.

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Posted on Thursday, 25 May, 2023

Australia’s Biggest Après Calendar! Thredbo Reveals Music Artist Lineup For Winter 2023

For immediate release: 25/05/2023

Today, Thredbo Resort announced its highly-anticipated music artist lineup for this winter’s infamous series of après events.

  • Today, Thredbo announced the highly-anticipated lineup of music artists that will be headlining this winter’s infamous après event series.
  • A huge number of iconic Australian acts will be taking to Thredbo’s stage this winter across eight festival-style àpres events.
  • This year’s headliners include Anna Lunoe, Kinder, L D R U, Mashd N Kutcher, Mell Hall, Pat Stevenson, Poof Doof, Rich Penny, Side Boob, Sneaky Sound System, Wongo and Tori Levett.
  • Thredbo boasts Australia’s biggest winter calendar of live music and entertainment, renowned for hosting huge events that rival the international après scene.
  • There are only 16 days to go until Thredbo’s Opening Day for the 2023 winter season on June 10, featuring the first après event of the season with Heineken Saturday ft. Kinder.
  • Please see event posters, vision and media imagery HERE

Today, Thredbo Resort revealed the highly-anticipated lineup of music artists that will be headlining its infamous series of après events this winter.Boasting Australia’s biggest winter calendar of live music and entertainment, Thredbo is renowned for its huge festival-style music events that rival the international après scene.There are a huge number of iconic Australian acts set to take to Thredbo’s stage this winter across eight big events. Artists on this year’s lineup include Anna Lunoe, Kinder, L D R U, Mashd N Kutcher, Mell Hall, Pat Stevenson, Poof Doof, Rich Penny, Side Boob, Sneaky Sound System, Wongo, Tori Levett and more.

Thredbo is excited to announce that it will be keeping the dance floor alive into the night this winter, opening the doors of the notorious Keller Bar after every major après event.

Australia’s Biggest Après Calendar

Non-Stop Live Music And Entertainment 
In addition to the major headlining après events, Thredbo’s winter calendar features a non-stop schedule of live music and entertainment that runs throughout the entire season.

Pirate Life Deck Sessions
Live music will take over the mountain every weekend throughout winter with Pirate Life Deck Sessions on the Merritts Mountain House Deck every Friday and Saturday. Skiers and snowboarders can stop in to the Merritts deck, grab a Pirate Life and enjoy all of their favourite tunes.

Black Sallees Après Sessions
Quickly becoming a new hot spot on the mountain, Black Sallees is set to be another great après destination this winter. Now with live music every Saturday from midday, visitors can get excited to enjoy a great après ski atmosphere with delicious food and drinks plus a stunning view. It is the perfect spot to warm up before skiing down to Alpine Bar to hit the dance floor and see your favourite DJ perform.

Flare Run And Fireworks Spectacular
Thredbo will continue to host its iconic Flare Run and Fireworks Spectacular this winter, bringing the village to life every Saturday night. Whether you’re watching the fireworks as you dance the evening away at Alpine Bar or from the balcony with the family, this Thredbo experience is not to be missed.

2023 Winter Events Calendar
And the fun doesn’t stop at après with on-snow action, unique experiences and family-friendly fun aplenty this winter! Thredbo’s infamous events and entertainment calendar is bigger and more diverse than ever this year with new events for all ages, old favourites returning and more bookings available for the hugely popular on-mountain experiences.

2023 Opening Weekend
There are only 16 days to go until Thredbo’s Opening Day for the 2023 winter season on June 10. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Thredbo’s Winter 2023 Opening Weekend features a non-stop line-up of entertainment, dining, kids’ activities and more.

On opening night, the first après event of the season, Heineken Saturday ft. Kinder, is set to take over the Alpine Bar and get the party started for 2023. 

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Posted on Wednesday, 17 May, 2023

More Early Season Snowfall At Thredbo Resort! The Countdown Is On For Winter 2023… 24 Days To Go

Thredbo Resort received another early-season snowfall overnight as temperatures drop and snowmaking conditions continue in the lead-up to the 2023 winter snow season.

  • Thredbo Resort received another early-season snowfall overnight with snow falling all the way down to the village.
  • The sun came out this morning, creating a beautiful bluebird scene across Mt Kosciuszko.
  • There is more snow in the forecast for Thredbo this weekend as temperatures continue to drop in the lead-up to winter.
  • There are only 24 days to go until Thredbo’s Opening Day for the 2023 winter season on June 10.
  • Please see media vision and imagery of the snowfall HERE.

Thredbo Resort received another early-season snowfall overnight, awakening this morning to a beautiful bluebird day with the sun shining over a snow-covered Mt Kosciuszko.

The temperature is continuing to drop in the lead-up to winter, with more snowfall and snowmaking conditions in the forecast for the coming week.

The early season snowfalls are getting skiers and snowboarders excited for a great snow season ahead. To check the live snow cams, please click here.

There are only 24 days to go until Opening Day on June 10, kicking off what will be a massive long weekend of celebrations on and off the mountain. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Thredbo’s Winter 2023 Opening Weekend features a non-stop line-up of après, dining, live entertainment, kids’ activities and more.

And the fun won’t stop there! Thredbo’s infamous winter events and entertainment calendar is bigger and more diverse than ever this year, with new events added to the line-up, old favourites returning and more bookings available for the hugely popular on-mountain experiences. For the full winter events calendar, please click here.

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Posted on Sunday, 7 May, 2023

Snowmaking Officially Begins And More Early-Season Snowfall At Thredbo Resort Overnight… Winter 2023 Is Looking Good!

Thredbo Resort has received more early-season snowfall this weekend, with colder temperatures allowing for an exciting early start to snowmaking operations overnight.

  • Thredbo Resort received more early-season snowfall overnight, building upon a number of recent snowfalls in the last few days.
    Last night’s colder temperatures also allowed for an exciting early start to snowmaking operations for winter 2023.
  • Snowmaking and snowfall are forecasted to continue at Thredbo over the next few days, getting everyone excited for a great winter season ahead.
  • There are only 34 days to go until Thredbo’s Opening Day for the 2023 winter season on June 10.
    Please see media vision and imagery from the fresh snowfall and overnight snowmaking operations HERE.

Thredbo Resort is getting excited for a great winter season ahead, receiving more early-season snowfall and officially beginning its snowmaking operations overnight.

The mountain is now covered in a blanket of white, with a number of recent snowfalls continuing to build upon each other to create a base over the past week.

Last night’s colder temperatures created suitable conditions for an exciting early start to Thredbo’s snowmaking operations for winter 2023.

Thredbo’s snowmaking fleet remains world-class following continual enhancements each year. This winter, Thredbo has added a new pipeline gun on the Sundowner trail as well as four new fan guns on the infamous Supertrail and last winter, Thredbo added six new fixed snowmaking guns and four mobile snowmaking guns to its fleet. The mobile snowmaking guns significantly enhanced Thredbo’s ability to make snow across Friday Flat as well as across the entire resort last winter.

There is more snow and snowmaking conditions in the forecast for Thredbo in the coming days as a cold front continues to sweep the area, with temperatures set to drop as low as minus seven tomorrow.

There are only 34 days to go until Opening Day on June 10, kicking off what will be a massive long weekend of celebrations on and off the mountain. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Thredbo’s Winter 2023 Opening Weekend features a non-stop line-up of après, dining, live entertainment, kids’ activities and more.

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Posted on Thursday, 4 May, 2023

The Countdown is On! Thredbo Resort Wakes Up To A Winter Wonderland With More Early-Season Snow

Thredbo Resort received more early-season snowfall overnight as the excitement grows for the Winter 2023 Opening Weekend.

  • Thredbo Resort received more early-season snowfall overnight, adding to the snow from yesterday’s storm.
  • The sun came out to play this morning, shining over a snow-covered Mt Kosciuszko.
  • There is more snow in the forecast with temperatures expected to drop as low as -7 degrees Celsius over the coming week.
  • The early-season snowfall is getting everyone excited for a massive winter ahead with only 37 days to go until Opening Day on June 10.
  • Please see media vision, imagery and social assets from today’s snowfall HERE

Thredbo Resort received more early-season snow overnight, adding to the snowfall from yesterday’s storm.

The sun came out to play this morning, creating a beautiful bluebird day as it shone over a snow-covered Mt Kosciuszko.

There is more snow in the forecast for the coming week with temperatures forecasted to drop as low as minus seven degrees Celsius on Monday.

The fresh snowfall is getting everyone excited for Thredbo’s upcoming 2023 winter season.

There are only 37 days to go until Opening Day on June 10, kicking off what will be a massive long weekend of celebrations on and off the mountain. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Thredbo’s Winter 2023 Opening Weekend features a non-stop line-up of après, dining, live entertainment, kids’ activities and more.

Keep an eye on your inbox as we will be sharing more updates on the early season snowfall as it happens.
 

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Posted on Wednesday, 3 May, 2023

The Countdown Is On For Winter 2023! Thredbo Resort Receives A Fresh White Dusting With More Snow Forecasted Throughout The Week

As temperatures drop and snow starts to fall, the countdown for Thredbo’s 2023 winter season is well and truly on with only 38 days to go until Opening Weekend. 

  • There was some wild and wintry weather at Thredbo Resort this morning with high winds and snow falling across the mountain.
  • The top of the mountain is now covered in a fresh dusting of white.
  • There is more snow in the forecast with temperatures expected to drop as low as -7 degrees celsius in the coming week.
  • The countdown is on for Thredbo’s 2023 winter season with only 38 days until Opening Day on June 10.
  • Please see media vision and imagery of this morning’s snowfall HERE

The temperature has dropped and early-season snow is falling at Thredbo Resort today. The storm rolled in this morning, covering the top of the mountain with a fresh dusting of white.

More snow is forecasted for the coming week with temperatures forecasted to drop as low as minus seven degrees celsius.

The fresh snowfall is getting everyone excited for Thredbo’s upcoming 2023 winter season. There are only 38 days to go until Opening Day on June 10, kicking off what will be a massive long weekend of celebrations on and off the mountain. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Thredbo’s Winter 2023 Opening Weekend features a non-stop line-up of après, dining, live entertainment, kids’ activities and more.

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Posted on Thursday, 27 Apr, 2023

An Action-Packed Season Ahead! Thredbo Turns Up The Heat With New Skiing & Snowboarding Events

Thredbo Resort will take the on-snow action to the next level this winter, launching a jam-packed calendar of skiing and snowboarding events featuring a number of new competitions. 

  • Registrations are now open for Thredbo’s huge calendar of skiing and snowboarding events, offering competitions for all ages, abilities and disciplines.
  • Today, Thredbo announced a number of new on-snow events including the Thredbo Triple Crown series presented by Boost Mobile, The Battle on The Bluff presented by Flip Insurance and Project Shred Powered By The Chumpy Pullin Foundation.
  • There are also a number of crowd favourites returning to the line-up this winter including Thredbo Ridercross, the 9th Annual Transfer Banked Slalom and the Monster Energy Bush Doof hosted by Tess Coady.
  • Competitors can get excited to win big with up to $60,000 cash and prize pools up for grabs at different events throughout the season.
  • Please see the full winter events calendar HERE
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Thredbo will be the home of on-snow action in Australia again this winter, announcing a huge line-up of skiing and snowboarding events to suit all ages, abilities and disciplines.

There are a number of exciting new events on the calendar this season, including the Thredbo Triple Crown series presented by Boost Mobile, The Battle on The Bluff presented by Flip Insurance and Project Shred powered by The Chumpy Pullin Foundation.

In addition to the new events, this winter will also see the return of crowd favourites including the snowboarder’s day of days, the 9th Annual Transfer Banked Slalom, and the Monster Energy Bush Doof hosted by Tess Coady, as well as a wide range of community and school race events.

Thredbo Events & Partnerships Manager Damian Goninan said he is excited for skiers and snowboarders to experience these new events.

“We work really hard to keep our events calendar fresh and exciting each season. This year, we’ve really re-imagined what our skiing and snowboarding competitions will look like and we can’t wait to see them come to life this winter,” said Mr Goninan.

Registrations for Thredbo’s on-snow events are open from today.

New For 2023

Project Shred powered by the Chumpy Pullin Foundation
Saturday 15 July 2023
One for the kids! Thredbo is proud to partner with the Chumpy Pullin Foundation to host a progressive day of skiing, snowboarding & workshopping, helping to develop the next generation of superstar shredders and raise awareness around the foundation. A fun day out in Thredbo’s child-friendly terrain park, kids can learn tricks and tips from some of Australia’s best skiers and snowboarders, followed by a workshop with top-tier athletes about becoming a pro and succeeding at the highest level, all while enjoying the ride. There’s a signing session with the athletes and coaches, a sausage sizzle, live music plus heaps of giveaways and prizes.

Thredbo Triple Crown Presented By Boost Mobile
Select dates throughout July & August

The Thredbo Triple Crown presented Boost Mobile will challenge skiers and snowboarders across three massive freestyle events including Slopestyle, Big Air & Rails. Competitors will throw down for the judging panel to win their share of the $60K cash and prize pool, showing off some of the country’s up-and-coming talent. The Thredbo Triple Crown is all about a friendly atmosphere, allowing the athletes to push themselves in a fun and supportive environment.

The Battle on The Bluff Presented By Flip Insurance
14 August 2023

With a $20K cash and prize pool on the line, get ready to carve out unique lines, match it with style and flow down Thredbo’s unmatched freeride terrain. Whether it’s sending big drops or slashing the wave and wind lips, this is the comp to break down barriers and strut your stuff!

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Posted on Wednesday, 26 Apr, 2023

Last Laps! Thredbo Celebrates Hugely Successful 2022-23 Mountain Bike Season

Thredbo Resort is celebrating the end of a massive 2022-23 summer season of mountain biking, announcing that the MTB Park will re-open to riders on November 18 2023. 
  • Thredbo Resort has officially wrapped up its 2022-23 mountain biking season with riders enjoying their final laps on Tuesday 25 April 2023. 
  • Thredbo is celebrating a hugely successful summer season after a wide range of riders came to experience Australia’s only  lift-accessed MTB Park, ride brand-new trails in the new Cruiser MTB area and compete in some of the country’s biggest MTB events.
  • Closing weekend celebrations were non-stop with visitors enjoying a packed line-up of riding, racing and live music. 
  • Monday was the final round of racing for the hotly contested Thredbo Gravity Series. The event saw a massive turn-out of competitors hit the track in costume for the infamous Chainless Champs event.
  • Thredbo is excited to announce that the MTB Park will re-open on November 18 2023. 
  • Please see media vision and imagery of closing weekend HERE

Thredbo is celebrating the end of a hugely successful mountain bike season, officially closing the MTB Park to riders on Tuesday 25 April 2023.Thredbo MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said that the 2022-23 MTB season has undisputedly been one of the best so far.

“We really took things to the next level this summer. It was awesome to see riders continue to progress their gravity riding skills, enjoying a whole new area of beginner and intermediate trails, and competing in some of the country’s biggest MTB events like Cannonball. We can’t wait to raise the bar even higher next season,” said Mr Windshuttle.

Closing celebrations were a big hit with riders over the weekend, offering a non-stop line-up of riding, racing and live music all the way through to closing day on Tuesday 25 April.

The final round of Thredbo Gravity Series took over the MTB Park on Monday 24 April, with a massive turn-out of competitors getting in costume and hitting the track for the infamously fun Chainless Champs event.

Thredbo MTB Park is excited to announce that it will officially re-open to riders for the 2023-24 MTB season on 18 November 2023.

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Posted on Thursday, 20 Apr, 2023

The Ultimate Winter Playground! Thredbo Unveils Massive Family Offering For Winter 2023

Voted Australia’s Best Ski Resort For Families for the fifth year in a row, Thredbo is the ultimate winter playground for kids and parents alike with a non-stop line-up of family-friendly events and activities.

  • Voted Australia’s Best Ski Resort For Families for the fifth year running, Thredbo Resort is set to offer more family fun than ever in winter 2023.
  • Boasting a huge variety of snow terrain for all ages and abilities, Australia’s only alpine gondola, one of the country’s best snowsports schools, a dedicated beginner area and a massive line-up of family-friendly events and entertainment, Thredbo is the ultimate winter destination for kids and adults alike.
  • During the July and September school holidays, families can enjoy a non-stop line-up of family-friendly events at the Kids Snow Festivals plus a number of action-packed on-snow events and unique experiences that run on select dates throughout the season.
  • Thredbo has won Best Australian Ski Resort for Families at the Out & About with Kids annual Readers’ Choice Awards for five consecutive years, Australia’s Best Ski Resort at the World Ski Awards for six years in a row and Best Australian Resort at the 2022 Snowsports Industries of Australia Awards.
  • Today, Thredbo Resort launched a new digital ‘Family Guide’ to assist parents with easily and effectively planning their snow holiday. Please see the new Family Guide HERE.
  • Availability is limited during school holiday periods so guests are encouraged to plan their visit in advance at thredbo.com.au.

Thredbo is set to be the ultimate winter playground for families in 2023, offering Australia’s best skiing and snowboarding for all ages and abilities,  Australia’s only alpine gondola, one of the country’s best snowsports schools, a dedicated beginner area and the country’s biggest winter line-up of family-friendly events and entertainment.

What’s On For Families This Winter?

Skiing and Snowboarding
Thredbo is the ultimate skiing and snowboarding destination for all ages and abilities. Beginners will love Friday Flat, a fun and safe environment designed for skill progression. Intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders will have fun exploring the wide variety of terrain including Australia’s longest ski runs. Availability is limited during school holiday periods so guests are encouraged to plan their visit in advance.

Ski And Snowboard Programs
With Thredboland for the little ones (3 – 6-year-olds), Adventure Camps for mini-shredders aged 5 – 12 and Freeriders for kids under 14, Thredbo offers a skiing and snowboarding program to suit every child. Led by an outstanding team of instructors, these programs are the best possible opportunity for children to build their skills and confidence while having fun. When they’re not ripping up the trails, kids can enjoy a special menu of children’s meals plus a schedule of fun activities with their ski buddies.

Saturday Night Flare Run & Fireworks Spectacular
Gather your friends and family to watch Thredbo’s iconic Flare Run and Fireworks Spectacular. An iconic Thredbo experience for over 30 years, watch our expert skiers and snowboarders wind their way down Supertrail with flares before the sky comes to life with fireworks that dance across the mountain. Held every Saturday night during winter (weather dependent), the Flare Run and Fireworks Spectacular is a magical way to finish a great day in Thredbo.

Thredbo Kids Snow Festivals
Kids run the mountain during the July and September school holidays with Thredbo’s Kids Snow Festivals. Featuring a specially curated line-up of family-friendly activities plus lots of après for mum and dad, families can enjoy movie and pizza nights, special kid’s flare runs, fireworks and loads more activities on and off the mountain.

On-Snow Events
The action is non-stop on the mountain for little shredders, with a number of events that kids can get involved with including a brand new skiing, snowboarding and workshopping event, Project Shred powered by the Chumpy Pullin Foundation and a number of new race competitions including Thredbo Triple Crown and Battle of The Bluff as well as the return of some classic events.

Merritts Mountain Haus Feasts
Dates: Select Fridays from 23 June – 1 September
Ride under the stars in Australia’s Only Alpine Gondola to Merritts Mountain House to enjoy a Bavarian-inspired feast! The ride down is an unforgettable one with views of the Thredbo Village lights below.

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

European-style Village 
Located within walking distance from the base of the mountain, Thredbo’s European-style village offers a great range of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. In the evening, the village comes to life with live music and entertainment for visitors to enjoy with family and friends.

Thredbo Leisure Centre
Located just a 5-minute walk from Thredbo Village Square, the Thredbo Leisure Centre offers a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy. With a waterslide, Mission Inflatable, a heated pool, table tennis, trampoline sessions, an indoor sports hall, a bouldering wall, a squash court and a weights gym, Thredbo Leisure Centre is jam-packed with fun for kids and adults alike.

Kids Disc Golf
Disc Golf is a fun activity for the whole family to do together in Thredbo. Head over to the stunning Thredbo Golf Course to see who’s got what it takes to be the new king or queen of the disc!
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Posted on Wednesday, 12 Apr, 2023

Thredbo Launches Premium On-Mountain Experiences & Events For Winter 2023, Increasing Booking Numbers To Meet Demand

From watching sunrise at Australia’s Highest Lifted Point to special dining experiences at Kareela Hutte and the infamous G.H.Mumm Long Lunch, Thredbo’s hugely popular series of unique on-mountain experiences and premium events are returning this winter to elevate the guest experience to the next level.

  • Today, Thredbo Resort announced that bookings are now available for this winter’s highly anticipated series of unique on-mountain experiences and premium events.
  • Kicking off on 10 June and running through to 2 October 2023, Thredbo’s premium events and experiences deliver a 360 degree winter holiday experience to guests alongside Australia’s best skiing and snowboarding.
  • In response to the huge demand in 2022, Thredbo has increased the number of bookings available for a number of on-mountain experiences in 2023.
  • Thredbo’s hugely popular range of unique on-mountain experiences include Sunrise Sessions, Dead Horse Gap Tours and Discovery Tours presented by Defender, Kareela Supper Club and Kareela Snowcat Dinners presented by G.H. Mumm and Merritts Mountain Haus Feasts.
  • Bookings are now open for the infamous G.H. Mumm Long Lunch which is returning on June 11 for the Winter 2023 Opening Weekend.
  • Availability is limited so guests are encouraged to visit Thredbo.com.au to book now.

 

Today, Thredbo Resort has announced that bookings are now available for its hugely popular series of unique on-mountain experiences and premium events for winter 2023.

From adventurous tours to immersive dining experiences, Thredbo’s unique on-mountain experiences deliver guests with a 360 degree winter holiday alongside Australia’s best skiing and snowboarding.

In response to the huge demand for premium on-mountain experiences in 2022, Thredbo has increased the number of bookings available this year however guests are still encouraged to book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver said he is thrilled that more guests will be able to enjoy Thredbo’s unique on-mountain experiences this winter.

“We love blowing our guests away with unique experiences that they cannot have elsewhere. These experiences and events play an integral role in elevating our guests’ holidays to the next level, ensuring that we are delivering a premium experience,”‘ said Mr Diver.

G.H. Mumm Long Lunch
Date: 11 June

Bookings are now available for the infamous G.H. Mumm Long Lunch. Join us in the Kosciuszko Room & Cascades Restaurant to celebrate the start of the winter season in true Thredbo style.
To book now, please click here.

Kareela Supper Clubs presented by G.H. Mumm
Dates: Select Saturdays from 8 July – 26 August 

Take your Saturday night to a whole new level with the Kareela Supper Club! Ride the Gondola to Merritts Mountain House where your snowcat awaits. Travel across the mountain to Kareela Hutte to watch the iconic Thredbo Flare Run and Fireworks Show from the deck! Enjoy a G.H.Mumm champagne and canape package before your ride back down to the village.
To book now, please click here.

Kareela Snowcat Dinners presented by G.H. Mumm
Dates: Select Wednesdays from 12 July – 30 August

Travel in style to the iconic Kareela Hutte on-mountain restaurant via passenger snowcat for a 4-course dinner and wine experience overlooking the lights of Thredbo Village below. A true premium experience that will take your Thredbo visit to the next level. To book now, please click here.

Merritts Mountain Haus Feasts
Dates: Select Fridays from 23 June – 1 September 

Ride under the stars in Australia’s Only Alpine Gondola to Merritts Mountain House to enjoy a Bavarian-inspired feast! The ride down is an unforgettable one with views of the Thredbo Village lights below.
To book now, please click here.

Sunrise Sessions presented by Defender
Dates: Every Tuesday from 25 July – 29 August

Hands down, the best way to start an Australian snow day! Now cemented as Australia’s most iconic on-snow experience, we will take you above & beyond to enjoy sunrise at Australia’s Highest Lifted Point, an on-mountain breakfast accompanied with a G.H. Mumm mimosa, then score first tracks down Supertrail – Australia’s longest run.
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Discovery Tours presented by Defender
Dates: Thursdays through Sundays from 3 July – 10 September

Back for 2023, Discovery Tours presented by Defender are a chance for guests to enjoy an exclusive guided skiing or snowboarding tour of Thredbo. Uncover the best-kept secrets of Thredbo’s mountain, learn all about Thredbo’s iconic history and discover, first-hand why Thredbo has been voted Australia’s Best Ski Resort for five years’ running with an expert guide at the helm.
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Dead Horse Gap Tour presented by Defender
Dates: Thursdays through Sundays from 3 Aug – 10 September

Get a taste of Australia’s beautiful backcountry with maximum downhill riding on this half day tour. Be guided through the iconic snowgums of Dead Horse Gap and told about the history of the area. Learn basic backcountry safety and cruise down to a Land Rover Defender that will take you back to Thredbo.
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Posted on Monday, 10 Apr, 2023

Winter Is Coming! Thredbo Resort Celebrates Exciting Early Season Snowfall

Thredbo has been transformed into a white wonderland this weekend, with snow continuing to fall all the way down to the village on Sunday and Monday. 

  • Thredbo Resort is celebrating an exciting early-season snowfall this weekend as excitement builds for winter 2023.
  • The mountain was covered in a blanket of white on Sunday morning with snow continuing to fall all the way down to the village on Monday.
  • Kicking off on 10 June and running through to 2 October, Thredbo’s 2023 winter season is set to be the biggest ever, providing added value and leveraging capacity management to deliver a premium guest experience alongside Australia’s best skiing and snowboarding.
  • Please see media imagery and vision from the weekend’s snowfall HERE
Excitement is building for Thredbo’s 2023 snow season, with the resort celebrating an early-season snowfall this weekend. The mountain was covered in a blanket of white from top to bottom on Sunday morning, with snow continuing to fall all the way down to the village throughout Monday.
Voted Australia’s Best Ski Resort for the sixth year in a row at the 2022 World Ski Awards, Thredbo is gearing up for another huge snow season in 2023. Beginning on 10 June and running through to 2 October 2023, Thredbo looks forward to welcoming guests back to enjoy Australia’s Best Skiing and Snowboarding.

Thredbo recently launched its winter product range with season passes, lift passes, lessons, rentals and more now available to purchase. Guests are encouraged to buy early and save up to 35% on lift passes.

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Posted on Wednesday, 22 Mar, 2023

Australia’s Best Ski Resort Launches Season Passes, Lift Passes, Lessons & More For Winter 2023

Thredbo Resort will deliver Australia’s most premium guest experience this winter, revealing that its winter product range is available to purchase from today. 

  • Today, Thredbo Resort announced that season passes, day passes, snowsports lessons and equipment rentals are available to purchase for winter 2023.
  • Kicking off on 10 June and running through to 2 October 2023, Thredbo’s offering will be the biggest ever this winter season, providing added value and leveraging capacity management to deliver a premium experience alongside Australia’s best skiing and snowboarding.
  • Thredbo’s 2023 winter events and entertainment calendar will be its biggest and most diverse to date, adding new events to the line-up, bringing back old favourites and increasing bookings for the hugely popular on-mountain experiences.

Thredbo Resort has revealed that its winter offering will be the biggest and best to date in 2023, further cementing its position as a world-class skiing and snowboarding destination.

Voted Australia’s Best Ski Resort for the sixth year in a row at the 2022 World Ski Awards, Thredbo will remain focused on delivering a premium guest experience this winter following the record-breaking success of last year’s snow season.

Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver said he is confident that the recently redesigned business model will ensure that Thredbo continues to deliver this “premium snow experience”.

“Every year, we’re improving Thredbo’s offering. This winter, we’ll continue to prioritise capacity utilisation on the mountain. We’ll provide guests with even more added value through our biggest-ever winter calendar of events and experiences. We’re continuing to roll out developments across our lifts, snowmaking system and more. We know that the upgrades we make each year are building upon each other to create an unrivalled winter experience in Australia,” said Mr Diver.

2023 SEASON PASSES, DAY PASSES, LESSONS & RENTALS 

Today, Thredbo Resort announced that it has launched the 2023 winter product range, with season passes, day passes, snowsports lessons and equipment rentals all available to purchase from today. Beginning on 10 June and running through to 2 October 2023, Thredbo looks forward to welcoming guests back to enjoy Australia’s Best Skiing and Snowboarding this snow season.

A lift pass provides access to Thredbo’s entire lift network, including Australia’s only alpine gondola, plus a huge variety of terrain for all skill levels, including a dedicated beginner area, Australia’s longest runs and Australia’s highest lifted point.

2023 full-day lift passes are now available to purchase. For pricing, please click here.

For guests intending to ski or snowboard for eight days or more throughout the season, Thredbo recommends a season pass that offers greater value for money. 2023 winter season passes start from $1,399 for adults and $865 for kids with several options to choose from: Thredbo Season Pass, Thredbo Season Pass + Ikon Base Pass, Value Season Pass (excludes 1 – 16 July school holidays), and Midweek Value Season Pass (excludes weekends and 1 – 16 July school holidays). For all season pass pricing, please click here.

A great value option for skiers and snowboarders who intend to ride at Thredbo as well as some of the world’s best domestic and international resorts is the Thredbo Season Pass + Ikon Base Pass, combining the benefits of both passes with unlimited access to Thredbo’s 2023 winter plus access to over 50 global destinations across five continents.

A limited number of winter 2023 season passes are now available to purchase as well as day passes, equipment rentals and skiing and snowboarding lessons. To book, please visit thredbo.com.au.

Guests are encouraged to plan their visit early and book in advance to avoid disappointment.

2023 EXPERIENCES, EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT 

Boasting Australia’s largest winter calendar, Thredbo’s line-up of events, experiences and entertainment will be its biggest and most diverse to date this year. Elevating the customer experience to the next level, guests can enjoy non-stop live music and entertainment, a number of infamous après events, kid’s festivals, skiing and snowboarding events and a series of once-in-a-lifetime on-mountain experiences.

From beginners to pros, the skiing and snowboarding action will be non-stop all season with events for all ages and abilities.

With a line-up of infamous après events that rival the international scene, the action certainly doesn’t stop on the mountain. This winter, live music and entertainment will take over the European-style village in a bigger way than ever with a star-studded line-up of Australian music acts set to be announced as headliners.

During the July and September school holidays, families can look forward to enjoying a tailored experience with the return of the popular Kids Snow Festivals, in addition to fireworks and flare runs every Saturday night.

Thredbo Village has over 30 places to relax, sip and dine, a range of shopping options and plenty of accommodation.

Back For 2023: Rainbow Mountain Returns  

After a recent hiatus, this winter will see the highly-anticipated return of Thredbo’s LGBTQIA+ event; Rainbow Mountain, featuring four days of events that celebrate diversity, inclusivity, visibility, community, and love from 10 – 13 August 2023.

New For 2023: Women’s Backcountry Program 

Thredbo is partnering with The North Face to offer a Women’s Backcountry Tour program, giving more women the opportunity to connect, gain confidence and experience the excitement that lies beyond resort boundaries. From Snowshoe Tours to Advanced Backcountry Tours, there’s an option for every guest to experience the mountain in new ways this winter.

More For 2023: Unique On-Mountain Experiences 

In response to the huge demand for Unique On-Mountain Experiences in 2022, Thredbo will increase the number of bookings that are available this year. With once-in-a-lifetime Sunrise Sessions, family-friendly Merritts Mountain Haus Feasts, and exclusive Kareela Supper Clubs and Kareela Hutte Dinners, Thredbo’s premium experiences will continue to elevate guests’ visits to the next level.

Unique On-Mountain Experiences will be available to book in April for winter 2023. Availability is limited so guests are encouraged to sign up for our e-newsletter and follow our social channels for updates.

Keep an eye on your inbox as we will be sharing further details on the 2023 winter events calendar and experiences over the coming weeks. 
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Posted on Friday, 10 Mar, 2023

What A Week! Thredbo Mountain Bike Park Hosts Over 1400 School Kids For 2023 Australian MTB Interschools

Today, Thredbo Mountain Bike Park has wrapped up a massive week of racing, hosting over 1400 kids for the 2023 Australian MTB Interschools. 
  • Thredbo Resort is celebrating a hugely successful week of mountain bike racing, events, live music and entertainment as it wraps up the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival.
  • This week, Thredbo Mountain Bike Park played host to the 2023 Boost Mobile Australian MTB Interschools.
  • Across five days, over 1400 school students raced against their classmates in an array of disciplines including Cross Country, Downhill, Flow, Pump Track, and All-Mountain.
  • Please see media content from the 2023 Australian MTB Interschools HERE. 

This week, Thredbo Mountain Bike Park played host to over 1400 school students for the 2023 Boost Mobile Australian MTB Interschools.

Across 5 days, the future stars of the sport battled it out for their schools in an array of disciplines including Cross Country, Downhill, Flow, Pump Track and All-Mountain.

Thredbo MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said that there is some serious talent among the next generation of mountain bike riders.

“Interschools is a great opportunity for school students to experience the enthusiasm and energy of this rapidly growing sport in a competitive yet fun and supportive environment. It’s great to see that participation and interest in competitive biking is continuing to build each year among the younger riders,” said Mr Windshuttle.

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Posted on Monday, 20 Feb, 2023

That’s A Wrap On Cannonball MTB Festival For 2023! Thredbo Celebrates Record-Breaking Week Of Mountain Biking Events

Thredbo has officially wrapped up the Cannonball MTB Festival for 2023, celebrating a hugely successful week of mountain biking after record numbers turned out to compete and spectate throughout the event.
  • Thredbo Resort is celebrating a hugely successful week of mountain bike racing, events, live music and entertainment as it wraps up the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival.
  • The numbers were record-breaking for the 9th Cannonball Festival with over 900 registered competitors and over 3000 spectators turning out throughout the week.
  • 2023 was the first year that Thredbo has partnered with AusCycling to combine the National MTB Championships into the Cannonball event schedule, meaning the stakes were higher than ever for competitors as they raced for two titles in the one event.
  • The skills that could be seen across the event is continuing to improve significantly with more heavy hitting riders registering year on year.
  • This year, some of the world’s best riders could be seen in Thredbo including Greg Minaar, Sam Hill, Camille Balanche, Jackson Goldstone, Nina Hoffman, Laurie Greenland, Sian A’Hern, Josh Arcus, Tim Eaton, Jackson Frew and Benoit Coulanges.
  • Thredbo Mountain Bike Park has seen a 380% increase in unique mountain bikers since 2019, with the growing size and popularity of the Cannonball MTB Festival being a reflection of these numbers.
  • Please see media vision and imagery from the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival HERE. 
Thredbo Resort is celebrating record breaking numbers after hosting the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile last week from 13 – 18 February.

This year’s festival was the biggest one yet with over 900 registered riders competing across five events and over 3000 spectators turning out to watch the action throughout the week. Thredbo Mountain Bike Park has seen a 380% increase in unique mountain bikers since 2019, and the growing size and popularity of the Cannonball MTB Festival is a reflection of these numbers.

This year, some of the world’s best riders could be seen in Thredbo, including Greg Minaar, Sam Hill, Camille Balanche, Jackson Goldstone, Nina Hoffman, Laurie Greenland, Sian A’Hern, Josh Arcus, Tim Eaton, Jackson Frew and Benoit Coulanges.

Thredbo MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said that he is absolutely thrilled with how the festival turned out this year.

“The 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival was a testament to the bright future of mountain biking in Australia. The event atmosphere was on another level and with higher numbers and more pros registering to race at Cannonball every year, it’s clear that the sport is only continuing to grow stronger here,” said Mr Windshuttle.

The stakes were higher than ever at this year’s Cannonball after Thredbo and AusCycling partnered together to combine the National MTB Championships into the Cannonball event schedule, with competitors racing for two titles in the one event.

2023 Cannonball MTB Festival: Daily Event Overview

  • Day 1 // Monday 13 February: On Monday, competitors hit the course to practice for their races throughout the week, enjoying great riding conditions across the park thanks to recent moisture and cooler temperatures.
  • Day 2 // Tuesday 14 February: Tuesday was the first official day of racing with competitors putting their stamina to the test in the Osprey All Mountain Assault. While the final times were tight, it was ultimately Tim Eaton and Harriet Harnden who took out the wins for the Pro Division.
  • Day 3 // Wednesday 15 February: Day 3 saw a host of the country’s best riders compete in the Fox Flow Motion Cup. Tim Eaton and Harriet Harnden took out the wins and claimed the National Championship titles in the Pro Divisions, making it a double win after both riders won All Mountain Assault on Tuesday as well,
  • Day 4 // Thursday 16 February: The energy was electric in Thredbo on Thursday night with record-breaking riders and spectators turning out to Thredbo’s Village Green to get involved with the action at the RockShox Pump Track Challenge. The Final Races in the Pro Divisions was an incredible show for spectators, resulting in Jayce Cunning and Anna Newkirk becoming the new King and Queen of the Pump Track for 2023.
  • Day 5 // Friday 17 February: The key event on Friday’s schedule was the Official Seeding race for the highly-anticipated Oakley Australian Open Downhill event on Saturday, resulting in Thredbo Ambassador Sian A’Hern taking number one seed in the Pro Women’s Division and international rider Jackson Goldstone in the Men’s Division.
  • Day 6 // Saturday 18 February: The sixth and final day of the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile featured a massive line-up of mountain bike racing & action, live music and entertainment. In the Oakley Australian Open Downhill event, it was number one seeds Sian A’Hern who took out the win in the Pro Women’s Downhill and Jackson Goldstone in the Men’s Division. After the Downhill races, Thredbo hosted the invite-only Deity Whip Wars event, with Patrick Butler and Eleni Turkovic putting on the best show for thousands of spectators to win the gold. Once all the racing was finished, Thredbo hosted presentations with Timmy Eaton and Harriet Harnden being crowned the overall King & Queen of Cannonball 2023, before rolling into the Official Cannonball Closing Party with a live DJ set from North East Party House.
Media Content: For imagery & vision from the 2023 Cannonball Festival, please click here.
Cannonball Event Results: For event results, please click here.
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Posted on Saturday, 18 Feb, 2023

Cannonball Festival Day 6 | Australian National & Cannonball Champions are Crowned

Today was the sixth and final day of the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile, featuring a massive line-up of high-energy mountain biking, live music & entertainment. 
  • Today was the sixth and final day of the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile at Thredbo Mountain Bike Park.
  • The schedule today featured a massive line-up of MTB action with the highly-anticipated Oakley Australian Open Downhill Racing and the invite-only Whip Wars event.
  • Harriet Harnden and Timmy Eaton have officially been crowned the King and Queen of Cannonball 2023.
  • Sian A’Hern took out the win for the Oakley Australian Open Downhill event in the Pro Women’s Downhill and Jackson Goldstone took out the win in the Men’s Division.
  • Patrick Butler and Eleni Turkovic took out the wins in the invite only Deity Whip Wars events.
  • Tonight is the Official Cannonball Closing Party featuring a live DJ set from North East Party House.
  • Please see media vision and imagery from Day 6 of Cannonball 2023 HERE. 

Today was an incredible day at Thredbo Mountain Bike Park for the sixth and final day of the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile at Thredbo Mountain Bike Park.

At this evening’s presentations, it was Harriet Harnden and Timmy Eaton who have officially been crowned the King and Queen of Cannonball 2023.

The key events on today’s schedule were the Oakley Australian Open Downhill Racing and the high-energy Deity Whip Wars event.

The stakes were higher than ever at this year’s Cannonball MTB Festival as riders compete for the Cannonball title and the AusCycling National Championship title in one race.

After some hugely heated races, Sian A’Hern took out the win for the Oakley Australian Open Downhill event in the Pro Women’s Downhill and Jackson Goldstone took out the win in the Men’s Division.

The invite-only Deity Whip Wars event saw record-breaking crowds with over 2000 spectators turning out to get involved with the pro action, with Patrick Butler and Eleni Turkovic taking out the wins.

For the full event results today, please click here.

Media Content: For imagery & vision from Day 5 of Cannonball Festival, please click here.
Cannonball Event Results: For event results, please click here.
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Posted on Friday, 17 Feb, 2023

Cannonball MTB Festival Day 5: Riders Fight For Their Position In The Oakley Australian Open Downhill

Today was the Official Seeding for tomorrow’s highly-anticipated Oakley Australian Open Downhill race at the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival. The competition was heated with a huge number of international and national heavy-hitting riders taking to the course to fight for their position in what could be a make or break race for this year’s festival. 
  • Today was Day 5 of the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile at Thredbo Mountain Bike Park.
  • The key event on today’s schedule was the Official Seeding race for the highly-anticipated Oakley Australian Open Downhill event tomorrow.
  • The stakes are higher than ever at this year’s Cannonball MTB Festival as riders compete for the Cannonball title and the AusCycling National Championship title in one race.
  • Today saw Thredbo Ambassador Sian A’Hern take number one seed in the Pro Women’s Division and international rider Jackson Goldstone in the Men’s Division.
  • Please see media vision and imagery from Day 5 of Cannonball 2023 HERE. 

 

Today was Day 5 of the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile at Thredbo Mountain Bike Park.

The key event on today’s schedule was the Official Seeding race for the highly-anticipated Oakley Australian Open Downhill event tomorrow.

The stakes are higher than ever at this year’s Cannonball MTB Festival as riders compete for the Cannonball title and the AusCycling National Championship title in one race.

Today’s Official Seeding saw Thredbo Ambassador Sian A’Hern take number one seed in the Pro Women’s Division and international rider Jackson Goldstone in the Men’s Division. For the full seeding results, please click here.

Tomorrow is the final day of the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival with over 3000 spectators expected to turn out for a massive line-up of pro racing during the day with the Oakley Australian Open Downhill Finals and the invite-only Whip Wars events. When all the racing is done, the Official Cannonball Closing Party will take over the Alpine Bar with a live DJ set from North East Party House at night. For the full schedule, please click here.

Media Content: For imagery & vision from Day 5 of Cannonball Festival, please click here.
Cannonball MTB Festival Schedule: For the upcoming event schedule, please click here.
Cannonball Event Results: For event results, please click here.
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Posted on Friday, 17 Feb, 2023

Day 4 Of The Cannonball MTB Festival Takes Pump Track To The Next Level With Record Numbers

The energy was electric in Thredbo for Day 4 of the Cannonball MTB Festival, with record-breaking riders and spectators turning out for a high-energy night of riding at the RockShox Pump Track Challenge.  

  • Yesterday was Day 4 of the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile at Thredbo Mountain Bike Park.
  • The energy was electric throughout the resort with record-breaking riders and spectators turning out to get involved with the Pump Track Challenge in the village.
  • The stakes were higher than ever at last night’s Rockshox Pump Track Challenge as riders competed for the Cannonball title and the AusCycling National Championship title in one event.
  • The Pro Division Finals were an incredible battle for spectators to watch, with Jayce Cunning and Anna Newkirk putting on a show to become the new King and Queen of the Pump Track for 2023.
  • Today was also the Official Practice for the highly-anticipated Australian Open Downhill event that is coming up tomorrow which will see a host of the world’s best riders compete.
  • Please see media vision and imagery from Day 4 of Cannonball 2023 HERE. 
Yesterday was Day 4 of the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile at Thredbo Mountain Bike Park.

The energy was electric throughout the resort from morning to night with record-breaking riders and spectators turning out to get involved with the RockShox Pump Track Challenge in the village.

The stakes were higher than ever at last night’s Pump Track Challenge as riders competed for the Cannonball title and the AusCycling National Championship title in one event.

The Pro Division Finals were an incredible battle for spectators to watch, with Jayce Cunning and Anna Newkirk putting on a show to become the new King and Queen of the Pump Track for 2023. For the full Pump Track event results, please click here.

Yesterday was also the Official Practice for the highly-anticipated Oakley Australian Open Downhill event that is coming up this Saturday. Set to be a super heated race, there is a massive range of heavy-hitting national and international riders in the mix, including but not limited to Sam Hill, Camille Balanche, Jackson Goldstone, Nina Hoffman, Laurie Greenland, Sian A’Hern, Josh Arcus, Tim Eaton, Jackson Frew and Benoit Coulanges.

Today, the Official DH Practice will continue as guests also enjoy non-stop entertainment throughout the village with live music and athlete signings. Tomorrow is the final day of the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival with over 3000 spectators expected to turn out for a massive line-up of pro racing during the day and the Official Cannonball Closing Party featuring a live DJ set from North East Party House at night. For the full schedule, please click here.

Media Content: For imagery & vision from Day 4 of Cannonball Festival, please click here.
Cannonball MTB Festival Schedule: For the upcoming event schedule, please click here.
Cannonball Event Results: For event results, please click here.
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Posted on Thursday, 16 Feb, 2023

Double Wins, Pure Gravity Racing & Good Vibes At Day 3 Of Cannonball MTB Festival

Day 3 of the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile saw a number of the country’s best riders take on the Kosciuszko Flow Trail for the Fox Flow Motion Cup, with two athletes already taking out double wins for the week. 

  • Day 3 of the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival saw a host of the country’s best riders compete in the Fox Flow Motion Cup event at Thredbo Mountain Bike Park today.
  • For the first time ever, the AusCycling National Championships have been integrated with the Cannonball MTB Festival events, upping the stakes for riders as they competed for two titles in the one race.
  • Tim Eaton and Harriet Harnden took out the wins & claimed the National Championship titles in the Fox Flow Motion Pro Divisions today. This was a double win for both riders after they won the Osprey All Mountain Assault yesterday too.
  • Today was also the Official Practice for the highly-anticipated Australian Open Downhill event that is coming up this Saturday.
  • Please see media vision and imagery from Day 3 of Cannonball 2023 HERE. 
  • Make sure to keep an eye on your inbox over the next few days as Thredbo’s media team will continue to share updates with content from the Cannonball MTB Festival.

Day three of Australia’s biggest mountain biking event, the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile, was jam-packed with pure gravity riding, high-energy racing and good times.

On the Cannonball schedule today was the Fox Flow Motion Cup event, which saw some of the country’s best riders take on Thredbo’s famous 5-kilometre Kosciuszko Flow Trail to fight for the win and take out the National Championship title. The stakes were higher than ever this year after the AusCycling National Championship events were integrated into the Cannonball MTB Festival event schedule for the first time, meaning riders were competing for two titles with one race.

The Fox Flow Motion Cup event saw Tim Eaton and Harriet Harnden become National Champions and take out their second wins in the Pro Divisions, making that two out of two events that they have now both entered and won this week. For the full event results, please click here.

In addition to the racing, today was also the official practice for the highly-anticipated Oakley Australian Open Downhill event on Saturday, which is set to be a hugely heated race with some heavy-hitting international riders registered to compete.

Tomorrow, the Rockshox Pump Track Challenge will take over the village and the final Fox Flow Motion Cup races will keep running on the mountain. With daily live music, entertainment, and activations, the good vibes are rolling every day of the festival, closing out with the Cannonball Closing Party featuring a live DJ set from North East Party House on Saturday, February 18.

Media Content: For imagery & vision from Day 3 of Cannonball Festival, please click here.
Cannonball MTB Festival Schedule: For the upcoming event schedule, please click here.
Cannonball Event Results: For event results, please click here.

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Posted on Wednesday, 15 Feb, 2023

Cannonball Week Has Taken Over! Thredbo’s Huge 7-Day Mountain Bike Festival Kicks Off With A Bang

The 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile has officially kicked off with a non-stop week of mountain bike racing, live music & good times running through to this Saturday February 18. 
  • The 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival officially kicked off yesterday on Monday February 13, running through to this Saturday February 18.
  • There are over 900 riders registered for the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival with over 3000 spectators expected throughout the week.
  • Monday saw riders descend on Thredbo MTB Park to practice ahead of their races throughout the week, with the first races kicking off today with the Osprey All Mountain Assault event.
  • Competitors put their stamina to the test today and the results were tight with Tim Eaton and Harriet Harnden bringing home the wins in the Pro Division.
  • Please see media vision and imagery from the first two days of Cannonball 2023 HERE. 

The 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile officially kicked off in Thredbo yesterday, running through to Saturday February 18.

Featuring seven non-stop days of racing, live music and entertainment, this action-packed week will see a number of the world’s best riders take on Thredbo Mountain Bike Park to fight for their titles.

On Monday, the first official day of the festival saw competitors hit the courses to practice for their races throughout the week, enjoying great riding conditions across the park thanks to recent moisture and cooler temperatures.

Today was the first day of racing with competitors putting their stamina to the test in the Osprey All Mountain Assault. While the final times were tight, it was ultimately Tim Eaton and Harriet Harnden who took out the wins in today’s Pro Division. For the full event results, please click here.

Tomorrow will kick off the first day of the Fox Flow Motion Cup event where riders will take on a stack of steep banked berms and rolling traverses down Thredbo’s famous 5km Kosciuszko Flow Trail.

Media Content: For imagery & vision from Day 1 and 2 of Cannonball Festival, please click here.
Cannonball MTB Festival Schedule: For the upcoming event schedule, please click here.
Cannonball Event Results: For event results, please click here.

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Posted on Monday, 13 Feb, 2023

Racers Go To Battle For The Cross Country National Championships With Thredbo Playing Host For The First Time In Over A Decade

The past few days have seen Thredbo Resort and AusCycling team up to host the Cross Country National Championships, with over 450 riders battling it out on what was described as a challenging course by one of the world’s best racers. 
  • The past few days have seen Thredbo Resort and AusCycling team up to host the Cross Country National Championships.
  • The competition was heated with over 450 riders turning out to race for the Cross Country National Championship titles, including some of the world’s best riders with the likes of Sam Fox, Jack Ward, Cam Ivory, Dan McConnell, Cameron Wright, Brent Rees, Rebecca Henderson, Ruby Dobson, Zoe Cuthbert and Katherine Hosking.
  • It’s the first time that Thredbo has played host to the National MTB Championships in more than a decade, with the Downhill, Trials & Pump Track National Championship events set to run as part of the Cannonball MTB Festival schedule this week.

Kicking off today and running through to 18 February, Thredbo Resort is hosting 10 straight days of MTB racing, combining the AusCycling 2023 National Championships with the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile for the first time.

Thredbo Resort and AusCycling teamed up to host the Cross Country National Championships from 9 – 12 February 2023.

The weather turned it on for over 450 competitors who descended on Thredbo to race in the Cross Country events.

A number of the world’s best riders turned out to fight for their National Championship titles including Sam Fox, Jack Ward, Cam Ivory, Dan McConnell, Cameron Wright, Brent Rees, Rebecca Henderson, Ruby Dobson, Zoe Cuthbert and Katherine Hosking.

AusCycling Executive General Manager of Sport, Kipp Kaufmann, said Thredbo has been the ideal location to host the AusCycling Mountain Bike National Championships.

“Competitors, officials and supporters have all had a great time in Thredbo and have enjoyed all elements of the Cross Country events, on and off the bike. We can’t wait for the Pump Track, Downhill and Trials riders to be in Thredbo competing next week,” said Mr Kaufmann.

It’s the first time that Thredbo has played host to the National MTB Championships in more than a decade, with the Downhill, Trials & Pump Track National Championship events set to run as part of the Cannonball MTB Festival schedule this week from February 13 – 18.

Day One: Tough Conditions & Good Sportsmanship
The XC National Championships kicked off on Thursday with Cross-Country Team Relay, Adaptive and E-Bike. The course was extremely slippery following overnight rainfall, creating tough conditions for the first events. Despite it being his first ever MTB race and making a quick stop mid-race to help a fellow racer with their chain, Dean Mcsporran took out the Adaptive XCO title with an impressive time of 1:01:48. The fight for the E-Bike title was heated across both the Men’s & Women’s Divisions. In the end, Jon Odams (1:08:04) and Jess Hoskin (1:00:01) took out the wins, followed by Caleb Dodds (1:11:47) and Caroline Buchanan (1:06:42) respectively.

Day Two: A Quick Race Is A Good Race
Friday was an exciting day for spectators, with the mass starts and fast-paced Short Track format making for great sideline entertainment. The XCC Elite Women’s race was one to watch with Zoe Cuthbert and Katherine Hosking looking to take the title from defending Champion Rebecca Henderson. While they almost succeeded on multiple occasions, Rebecca remains undefeated, reaching the finish line with an impressive time of 21:47:10. The result of the Elite Men’s XCC proved incredibly tight too, with Sam Fox winning (26:19:27) and Cam Ivory less than a minute behind (26:20:13).

Day Three: Masters Take On The XCO
The first of the Cross-Country Olympic races took over on Saturday and while the course may be beautiful, it was definitely a challenge for some riders, being described as “a huge climb” by one of the world’s best racers. All kinds of competitors could be seen on the course throughout the day including Myles Higgins at age 77. Myles competed alone in the Masters 10 Men’s Division and finished with an impressive time of 57:46:51.

Day Four: XCO Competition Heats Up 
The fourth and final day of the Cross Country National Championships took the competition to an all-time high with racers putting up a massive fight from start to finish. Rebecca Henderson kept the wins coming, taking out her 10th National Championship title in the Elite Women’s XCO with a time of 1:28:20, Izzy Flint took out the Under 23 title (1:17:27) and Ruby Dobson won the Junior title (1:00:37). The final race of the day was the Men’s Elite, Under 23 & Junior XCO where Sam Fox took it down to the wire to win the Elite title with a time of 1:28:49, beating Dan McConnell by a mere 10 seconds (1:28:59). Domenic Paolilli took out the Under 23 Men’s title with a time of 1:18:32 and Jack Ward won the Junior title (1:00:22).

Results
With so many strong riders on the start lines each day, the competition for the podiums was fierce from day one. To see the full results for the 2023 AusCycling Cross Country National Championships, please click here.

2023 Cannonball MTB Festival Kicks Off Today 
The action won’t finish anytime soon with Australia’s biggest gravity mountain bike event, the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival, set to take over from today. The integration of the AusCycling Downhill and Pump Track National Championships into the Cannonball schedule is set to raise the stakes even higher as riders compete to win both titles in one race. For the full Cannonball MTB Festival schedule, please click here.
 

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Posted on Sunday, 12 Feb, 2023

It’s About To Go Down! World’s Best Riders Descend On Thredbo For 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival & AusCycling National Championships

Thredbo Resort is ready to host thousands of competitors and spectators at one of Australia’s biggest mountain biking events, the combined AusCycling National MTB Championships & 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile. 
  • Kicking off today and running through to 18 February, Thredbo Resort and AusCycling have partnered together to host 10 straight days of MTB racing, combining the 2023 National Championships with the Cannonball Festival presented by Boost Mobile for the first time ever.
  • Some of the world’s best riders have begun to descend on the Snowy Mountains, preparing to compete in one of Australia’s biggest ever MTB events.
  • The Cross-Country National Championship events are running from today to 12 February 2023, with the Downhill, Trials & Pump Track National Championship events running as part of the Cannonball MTB Festival event schedule from 13 February to 18 February 2023.
  • Competitors and spectators can look forward to the incredible atmosphere that the Cannonball Festival brings to the resort with daily live music and the Official Cannonball Closing Party featuring a live DJ set from headliners North East Party House on 18 February.

Kicking off today and running through to 18 February, Thredbo Resort is hosting 10 straight days of MTB racing, combining the AusCycling 2023 National Championships with the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile for the first time.

A highly-anticipated event on the MTB calendar, the Cross-Country National Championship events are running from today to 12 February 2023, with the National Championship events for Downhill, Pump Track & Trials running as part of the Cannonball MTB Festival schedule from 13 February to 18 February 2023.

Some of the world’s best riders have started descending on the Snowy Mountains, preparing to compete in one of Australia’s biggest ever MTB events. To see the confirmed pro rider list, please click here.

Thredbo MTB Ambassador, Sian A’Hern said that she is really excited to compete in the Australian Open Downhill at the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival.

“Now that the National Championships have been combined with the Cannonball events, I’ve decided to put all my focus on one event and spend the rest of my time soaking up the incredible festival vibe. The competition is going to be super heated with a few girls coming over from Europe for this as well as a stacked field of Aussie girls. It’s incredible to see the women continue to step it up and I can’t wait to race with them all,” said Sian.

9 February – 18 February: 2023 National MTB Championships
Thredbo Mountain Bike Park is hosting the National MTB Championships for the first time in decades, featuring four days of National Cross-Country Championship events followed by the Downhill, Trials & Pump Track National Championship events that have been integrated into the Cannonball MTB Festival schedule.

Cross-Country & Trials National Championship Event Schedule:
Wednesday 8th | Official Training
Thursday 9th | XCO Racing: Adaptive, E-MTB, Team Relay
Friday 10th | XCC Racing: All Categories
Saturday 11th | XCO Racing: Expert, Masters
Sunday 12th | XCO Racing: U13, U15, U17, U19, U23, Elite
Saturday 18th | Trials: All Categories

13 February – 18 February: 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival 
The Cannonball MTB Festival is Australia’s biggest and most prestigious gravity mountain bike festival, featuring a huge line-up of events to suit all levels in addition to a massive prize pool of over $100,000. The integration of the AusCycling Downhill and Pump Track National Championships into the Cannonball schedule is set to raise the stakes even higher as riders compete to win both titles in one race.

Cannonball MTB Festival Event Schedule: 
Monday 13th | Practice
Tuesday 14th | Osprey All-Mountain Assault Racing
Wednesday 15th | Fox Flow Motion Cup Racing (Group A)
Thursday 16th | Fox Flow Motion Cup Racing (Group B)
Thursday 16th | Rockshox Pump Track Challenge Racing (National Championships)
Friday 17th | Oakley Australian Open DH Seeding (National Championships)
Saturday 18th | Oakley Australian Open DH Finals (National Championships Finals)
Saturday 18th | Deity Whip Wars (Invite Only)

Non-Stop Good Times 
Both competitors and spectators alike can look forward to enjoying the incredible atmosphere that the Cannonball Festival brings to the resort, offering daily live music and entertainment plus the Official Cannonball Closing Party featuring a live DJ set from headliners North East Party House.

For those looking to watch some world-class mountain biking, the Australian Open DH Finals and the invite-only pro Whip Wars events on Saturday February 18 are not to be missed.

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Posted on Monday, 30 Jan, 2023

What A Weekend! Over A Thousand Blues Lovers Descend On The Snowy Mountains For Successful 28th Thredbo Blues Festival

The 28th Thredbo Blues Festival was a big success on the weekend, attracting over a thousand blues lovers to the Snowy Mountains for three days of incredible blues performances. 
  • The 28th Thredbo Blues Festival was a big success over the weekend, attracting over a thousand blues lovers to the Snowy Mountains for three days of incredible blues performances.
  • The massive program featured 65 performances by 23 blues acts, with headliners including Nathan Cavaleri, Mal Eastick’s Review, Karen Lee Andrews, Blues Power and Dom Turner & the Rural Blues Project.
  • Thredbo village came to life from Friday night all the way through to Sunday night, with performances at 17 different venues creating an incredible atmosphere all weekend.

The 28th Thredbo Blues Festival was a big success over the weekend, attracting over a thousand blues lovers to the Snowy Mountains for three days of incredible blues performances and good times.

Thredbo Blues Festival Organiser, Jen Wilson said she was thrilled to see the Thredbo Blues Festival return in all its glory for its 28th year.

“This year really was the complete blues party experience. It was incredible to see the unique atmosphere take over the village once more and the artists put on a spectacular show all weekend long,” said Ms Wilson.

The massive program featured 65 performances by 23 different blues acts, with headliners including Nathan Cavaleri, Mal Eastick’s Review, Karen Lee Andrews, Blues Power and Dom Turner & the Rural Blues Project.

Kicking off on Friday night, the festival kept rolling all the way through to Sunday, with performances at 17 different venues creating an incredible atmosphere across the village. There was a wide range of shows for guests to enjoy, with everything from intimate and relaxed outdoor gigs to lively shows that got everyone dancing and unique blues style dining experiences.

Looking forward, Thredbo’s summer events calendar won’t be slowing down anytime soon, with the Taste of the Snowies Food & Wine Festival taking over next weekend and Thredbo Music Series bringing back the good tunes and awesome times to close out the Cannonball MTB Festival on February 18.

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Posted on Friday, 20 Jan, 2023

Thredbo Boasts Biggest Ever Summer Events Calendar – Music Festivals, Food & Wine, Mountain Biking + More

Thredbo’s summer events line-up is stacked over the coming weeks, attracting a wide range of visitors to the Snowy Mountains with live music and entertainment, gourmet food and wine, outdoor activities and more.
  • Thredbo’s summer events calendar is jam-packed over the coming weeks, expecting to draw in a wide variety of visitors to the mountains.
  • Upcoming highlights on the calendar include the iconic Thredbo Blues Festival from January 27-29,  Thredbo’s Taste of The Snowies Gourmet Food & Wine Festival from February 3-5 and the third instalment of Thredbo Music Series featuring a DJ set by North East Party House on February 18.
  • In addition to the events, guests can soak up the incredible summer atmosphere in the village and enjoy a wide range of on-mountain activities such as mountain biking, hiking and more.

Australia’s premier year-round adventure destination is preparing to host a number of lively summer events over the coming weeks, expected to attract a wide variety of visitors to the mountains.Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver said that the resort’s summer events calendar is continuing to thrive and grow each year.

“We work hard to ensure that we offer events that have widespread appeal  and can take our guests’ summer visits to the next level. Each summer improves on the last and I can’t wait to feel the incredible atmosphere that these events create in the resort again.”

Thredbo Blues Festival (27 – 29 January)

The soulful sounds of the blues are returning this month with over 60 performances from the country’s hottest blues artists set to take over Thredbo Village for the 28th Thredbo Blues Festival.

The multi-headlining program features more than 23 different acts including Nathan Cavaleri, Mal Eastick Band, Karen Lee Andrews, Blues Power, Dom Turner and the Rural Blues Project as well as many more up-and-coming artists. With performances at over fifteen venues throughout the resort, guests can look forward to enjoying intimate gigs on and off the mountain as well as specially curated dining experiences accompanied by live performances.

Festival passes are available to purchase online now. To find out more about Thredbo Blues Festival, please click HERE. 

Taste of the Snowies: Thredbo Food & Wine Festival (3 – 5 February)

Thredbo’s Taste of the Snowies Food & Wine Festival is back and better than ever this summer. Showcasing an array of local artisans, winemakers, distillers and brewers, this is an unmissable weekend for foodies.

Featuring wine nights, degustation dinners and a Village Green market, Taste of the Snowies is the ultimate way to sip, swirl and taste your way through the region’s finest produce. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and stock up on supplies at the market to create the perfect al fresco dining experience while they enjoy live music among the mountains.

Food and drink suppliers include the likes of Kosciuszko Brewing, Jindabyne Brewing, Dalgety Brewing, Tumut River Brewing, Capital Brewing, Bentspoke Brewing, Shut the Gate Wines, Nick Spencer Wines, Collector Wines, Wildbrumby Distillery, Ladbroken Distilling, South Coast Distilling, Splitz Food Truck, Elsewhere Restaurant, Crackenback Farm, Little Grocer Berridale, Ironpot, Curiosity Chocolates, Brindabella Foods, Miss Mustards Sweet Treats and Merimbula Oysters.

Tickets and reservations are available online now. To find out more about Taste of the Snowies, please click HERE.

Thredbo Music Series (18 February)

Thredbo Music Series is back on February 18 with a DJ set from infamous high-energy party starters North East Party House.

Presented by Boost Mobile, the third instalment of the Thredbo Music Series will see good vibes and great tunes take over the Alpine Bar for the official closing party for the Cannonball MTB Festival.

No strangers to Thredbo’s stage, Northeast have built a loyal fan base around three self-produced, guitar-driven, dance-heavy LPs ‘Any Given Weekend’, ‘Dare’ & ‘Shelf Life’, which have seen the band tour internationally with sold out headline shows.

Thredbo Music Series is a free summer concert series. To find out more, please click HERE.

Mountain Biking, Hiking & More

With summer now in full swing and sunny days aplenty, guests can look forward to spending their days exploring and adventuring with Thredbo’s wide range of outdoor activities including mountain biking, hiking, alpine bobsled and more.

To find out more about Thredbo’s summer activities, please click HERE.

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Posted on Friday, 16 Dec, 2022

Let The Kids Run Free! Thredbo Prepares To Welcome Families For Peak Summer Holiday Period

Thredbo is set to offer a non-stop line-up of events and activities these school holidays, with an influx of families expected to visit the mountains to enjoy spending time together outdoors.
  • Thredbo Resort is preparing for it’s peak summer period with an influx of families expected to visit the mountains these school holidays.
  • As Australia’s premier adventure destination, guests can enjoy summer activities including mountain biking, hiking, alpine bobsled and more as well as a jam-packed line-up of family-friendly events and entertainment that have been planned for the Kids Summer Adventure Festival.
  • The festive season will also see Thredbo invite guests and the community to celebrate with a number of Christmas and New Years events across its venues.
Australia’s premier year-round adventure destination is preparing to welcome families to enjoy the ultimate summer playground these school holidays.

Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver said that the summer school holidays is one of his favourite times in Thredbo.

“I love seeing families come here in summer to reconnect and spend time together outdoors. With such a wide range of outdoor activities and events, we’re really proud to offer a holiday experience that ticks the box for children and adults alike.’’

These school holidays, Thredbo will host its Kids Summer Adventure Festival, encouraging parents to let the kids run free in the mountains with a huge schedule of outdoor activities, events and entertainment.

From 23 December to 15 January, the Kids Summer Adventure Festival features a non-stop schedule of outdoor and indoor activities including MTB School Holiday Camps, treasure hunts, arts and crafts, games, movie nights, face painting and more. To see the full schedule for the Kids Summer Adventure Festival, please click HERE.

This summer, families can also enjoy ticking off bucket list items including hiking to Australia’s highest lifted point or learning how to mountain bike on brand new trails in the new Cruiser MTB area that have been specifically designed for beginner and intermediate riders.

To celebrate the festive season, Thredbo is inviting guests and the community to a number of events including Christmas Carols with Santa and Christmas Day lunches, as well as parties and a special degustation dinner to ring in the New Year. To find out more about festive events in Thredbo, please click HERE. 

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Posted on Thursday, 1 Dec, 2022

Thredbo Resort Wins Trifecta Of Awards For 2022 Winter Season

Thredbo Resort is celebrating a trifecta of award wins following its successful 2022 winter season, taking out ‘Australia’s Best Ski Resort’ at the World Ski Awards for the sixth year in a row. 

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 1 December 2022

  • Thredbo Resort is excited to announce that it has taken out a trifecta of awards following its successful 2022 winter season.
  • Thredbo won the award for ‘Australia’s Best Ski Resort’ at the World Ski Awards, ‘Best Australian Resort’ at the Snowsports Industries of Australia Awards, and ‘Australia’s Best Family Ski Resort’ at the Out & About with Kids Readers’ Choice Awards.
  • 2022 is the sixth consecutive year that Thredbo has been crowned ‘Australia’s Best Ski Resort’ at the World Ski Awards, a global initiative that recognises, rewards and celebrates excellence in ski tourism.
Thredbo Resort is excited to announce that it has won ‘Australia’s Best Ski Resort’ at the 2022 World Ski Awards for the sixth consecutive year in addition to ‘Best Australian Resort’ at the 2022 Snowsports Industries of Australia Awards, and ‘Australia’s Best Family Ski Resort’ at the 2022 Out & About with Kids Readers’ Choice Awards.

The trifecta of award wins is the result of an incredibly successful 2022 winter season which saw Thredbo offer consistently strong skiing and snowboarding conditions, exclusive premier on-mountain experiences and its biggest ever winter events and entertainment calendar.

Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver said it is an honor that Thredbo has been awarded ‘Australia’s Best Ski Resort’ at the World Ski Awards for the sixth year in a row.

“2022 was one of our biggest and best winters yet and I am so proud of the entire Thredbo team for consistently delivering a world-class experience each year. All of these award wins are a testament to the hard work of so many and we are extremely grateful for the support of our community and the visitors who choose to ski at Thredbo each year.’’

This winter, skiers and snowboarders enjoyed incredible early season snow conditions while riding the country’s longest runs – almost double the amount of vertical terrain than any other Australian resort – and making use of Australia’s only alpine Gondola. In 2022, Thredbo also launched a number of significant upgrades to the mountain including a new beginner lift, increased snow coverage and expansions to the already significant snowmaking fleet.

One thing that really puts Thredbo Resort in a league of its own in Australia is the incredible village atmosphere and the world-class events and entertainment calendar. This winter saw Thredbo deliver record-breaking après events with some of Australia’s biggest live music acts, kid’s festivals, skiing and snowboarding events, terrain parks and a series of unique on-mountain experiences.

Looking forward, Thredbo Resort is excited to welcome skiers and snowboarders back for another massive winter in 2023 as it continues to expand and improve its offering year on year.

Thredbo Resort – Winter 2022 Awards

  • World Ski Awards: Australia’s Best Ski Resort 2022
  • Snowsports Industries of Australia Awards: Australia’s Best Ski Resort
  • Out & About with Kids Readers’ Choice Awards: Australia’s Best Family Ski Resort
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Posted on Thursday, 1 Dec, 2022

Thredbo Signs World Enduro Champion Jack Moir As New MTB Ambassador

Australia’s premier adventure destination kicked off its summer season of mountain biking last weekend with new Ambassador & World Enduro Champion Jack Moir officially opening the MTB Park.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 24 November 2022

  • Thredbo Resort officially kicked off its 2022-23 summer season of mountain biking last Saturday November 19, set to run through to 25 April 2023.
  • This summer, Thredbo is excited to announce that World Enduro Champion Jack Moir has come on board as an MTB Ambassador.
  • Kicking off his ambassadorship, Jack was given exclusive access to the MTB Park for a day to test out the trails before it was officially opened.
  • To celebrate the start of the season, Thredbo teamed up with Jack to ride with guests and host a social competition where a thirteen-year-old girl won an entire morning of riding with him.
Thredbo Resort has kicked off its summer season of mountain biking, officially opening the MTB Park on Saturday 19 November, running through to 25 April 2023.

This summer, Thredbo is excited to announce that World Enduro Champion Jack Moir has come on board as an MTB Ambassador, with his first official duty being opening the MTB Park last Saturday. Ahead of opening, Jack was also given exclusive access to the mountain for a day, being able to ride the park and test out the trails ahead of guest arrival. To see Jack tearing up the trails, please CLICK HERE

Speaking of his private park experience, Jack Moir said “It’s pretty special to get a mountain all to yourself for a day to just shred. I am super pumped to be working with Thredbo. The conditions on the trails were awesome and it was such a cool way to kick off my time as an ambassador.”

Riding and racing in Thredbo for years, Jack’s career has gone from strength to strength after he turned professional as a downhill racer in 2015, quickly becoming a Top 10 fixture on the global circuit and claiming the 2016 Crankworx DH overall title. Jack switched to racing enduro full-time in 2020, going on to win five races in 2021 and his career-first overall World Championship in the Enduro World Series (EWS).

In addition to his success on the track, Jack has made a name for himself producing mountain bike video content on his Youtube channel, Moi Moi TV. To celebrate the start of the season and the new partnership, Thredbo teamed up with Jack to host a social competition for guests. Inspired by Jack’s videos, the competition encouraged riders to film an Instagram Reel at Thredbo MTB Park for the chance to spend an entire morning riding with Jack. The competition resulted in a stack of user-generated content being created by kids of all ages who were excited at the prospect of riding with a World Champion. Ultimately, the winner was a 13-year-old girl whose high-energy riding and content hit the brief perfectly.

Jack is in good company with Thredbo’s 2022-23 MTB Ambassador crew featuring a line-up of professional riders including Kye A’Hern, Sian A’Hern, Jackson Frew and Jackson Connelly as well as a number of rising stars from the next generation. Thredbo is proud to continue supporting these athletes to achieve their dreams in the mountain bike park and beyond.

This summer, riders will be able to experience a number of new developments that have been made to improve Thredbo Mountain Bike Park, including new bike racks on the Cruiser and Gunbarrel Chairlifts that have increased uplift capacity by up to forty percent as well as a brand new trail, Grasshopper. Thredbo will be increasing the size of the MTB Park even further throughout the season with the upcoming launch of two additional beginner and intermediate trails in the new Cruiser MTB area.

Thredbo MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said “The upgrades that have been made to the MTB Park ahead of the season have significantly improved its efficiency and it’s really rewarding to see this in action now that we’re open. We can’t wait for every rider to be able to spend more time on the trails this summer.”

Looking forward, Thredbo Resort is anticipating a huge season ahead with its massive outdoor offering and jam-packed events calendar expected to attract a wide range of guests to the mountains this summer.

Thredbo’s media team has captured video and imagery content of Jack tearing up the trails during his private park experience.

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Posted on Wednesday, 16 Nov, 2022

10 Straight Days Of MTB Racing! Registrations Are Now Open For The 2023 Cannonball Festival And AusCycling National Championships At Thredbo MTB Park

Thredbo Resort is preparing to host one of Australia’s biggest MTB events as the Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile and the 2023 AusCycling National MTB Championships are combined to create ten straight days of racing from 9 – 18 February 2023.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 15 November 2022

  • Thredbo Resort is partnering with AusCycling to host a massive 10 straight days of MTB racing this summer as the 2023 National Championships are combined with the Cannonball Festival presented by Boost Mobile for the first time ever.
  • The Cross-Country National Championship events will run from 9  February to 12 February 2023, with the Downhill, Trials & Pump Track National Championship events running as part of the Cannonball MTB Festival from 13 February to 18 February 2023.
  • The stakes for Downhill and Pump Track are set to be higher than ever with a $100,000 prize pool and the chance for riders to take out both the Cannonball and National Championship titles in one race.
  • Event registration for the Cannonball MTB Festival and the 2023 AusCycling National Championships are now open.

Thredbo Resort is excited to announce that registrations are now open for its biggest ever MTB event this summer. Following a recent partnership with AusCycling, the 2023 National MTB Championships will be hosted at Thredbo Mountain Bike Park and combined with the 9th Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile to create ten consecutive days of MTB racing.

A highly-anticipated event on the MTB calendar, the Cross-Country National Championship events will run from 9 February to 12 February 2023, with the National Championship events for Downhill, Pump Track & Trials running as part of the Cannonball MTB Festival from 13 February to 18 February 2023.

Speaking of the events, AusCycling Executive General Manager of Sport, Kipp Kaufmann, said “As one of Australia’s premier mountain bike destinations, we are thrilled to be working with Thredbo to host the National Championships this year. The integration with Cannonball will make it a unique experience for riders and we anticipate that the registration numbers will reflect this.”

Thredbo MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said “The response that we received to Thredbo hosting Cannonball and the National Champs together has been really positive. It’s going to be a massive ten days of racing and we can’t wait to showcase the best of Thredbo MTB Park to everyone from Cross-Country to downhill riders.”

9 February – 18 February: 2023 National MTB Championships
For the first time in decades, Thredbo Mountain Bike Park will play host to the National MTB Championships with four days of National Cross-Country Championship events including Olympic, Short Track and Relay races followed by Pump Track & Downhill races as part of the Cannonball MTB Festival event schedule. Additionally, the National Championship events for Trials will be hosted on February 18 2023.

Cross-Country & Trials National Championship Event Schedule:

  • Wednesday 8th | Official Training
  • Thursday 9th | XCO Racing: Adaptive, E-MTB, Team Relay
  • Friday 10th | XCC Racing: All Categories
  • Saturday 11th | XCO Racing: Expert, Masters
  • Sunday 12th | XCO Racing: U13, U15, U17, U19, U23, Elite
  • Saturday 18th | Trials: All Categories

Cross-Country & Trials National Championship Event Registration:

  • XCO Elite, U23, Masters: $99
  • XCO Junior (U19 and below), Adaptive: $79
  • XCC All Categories: $29
  • XCC Team Relay: $60
  • Trials All Categories: $50

Event registration for the Cross-Country and Trials National Championships are now open. To register, head to thredbo.com.au.
Downhill and Pump Track registrations are included in Cannonball Festival Registration.

13 February – 18 February: 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival 
The Cannonball MTB Festival is Australia’s biggest and most prestigious gravity mountain bike festival, featuring a huge line-up of events to suit all levels in addition to a massive prize pool of over $100,000. The integration of the AusCycling Downhill and Pump Track National Championships into the Cannonball schedule is set to raise the stakes even higher as riders compete to win both titles in one race.

Cannonball MTB Festival Event Schedule: 

  • Monday 13th | Practice
  • Tuesday 14th | Osprey All-Mountain Assault Racing
  • Wednesday 15th | Fox Flow Motion Cup Racing (Group A)
  • Thursday 16th | Fox Flow Motion Cup Racing (Group B)
  • Thursday 16th | Rockshox Pump Track Challenge Racing (National Championships)
  • Friday 17th | Oakley Australian Open DH Seeding (National Championships)
  • Saturday 18th | Oakley Australian Open DH Finals (National Championships Finals)
  • Saturday 18th | Deity Whip Wars (Invite Only)

Cannonball MTB Festival Event Registration:

  • Adult All Event Entry: $449
  • Child All Event Entry: $429
  • Adult Single Event Entry: $229
  • Child Single Event Entry: $209
  • Adult Single Pump Track Challenge Event Entry: $49
  • Child Single Pump Track Challenge Event Entry: $39

All Event Entry includes 6-day lift access valid from 13 – 18 February and Single Event Entry includes 2-day lift access which is valid for the day before and day of the event. All season pass holders receive a 20% discount on All Event Entry Registration. Riders who register for Australian Open Downhill or Pump Track Challenge will automatically be entered into the National Championships for these events.

Event registration for the Cannonball MTB Festival is now open. To register, head to thredbo.com.au.

Non-Stop Good Times 
The action won’t be stopping on the track during Cannonball with a huge line-up of live music and entertainment planned including a DJ set from Northeast Party House at the Cannonball Closing Party on 18 February 2023.

In addition to the high-energy competition, guests visiting Thredbo can look forward to experiencing the resort’s massive range of outdoor activities. Whether it’s experiencing Pure Gravity as you ride over forty kilometres of Australia’s best terrain, enjoying awe-inspiring hikes to Australia’s summit or soaking up the serenity by the Thredbo River, a summer visit to Thredbo ticks all the boxes.

The best way to enjoy the high-energy Cannonball atmosphere is to stay in Thredbo Village where you are close to all the action. Accommodation is booking fast so guests are encouraged to plan ahead and book online in advance.

Head to thredbo.com.au to register and plan your trip now.

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Posted on Thursday, 3 Nov, 2022

Game On! School Kids To Take Over Thredbo For 2023 Australian MTB Interschools Presented By Boost Mobile

The Australian MTB Interschools presented by Boost Mobile will return to Thredbo in 2023 for a massive week of riding, racing and good times among classmates. 

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 3 November 2022

  • The Thredbo Mountain Bike Park will host the Australian MTB Interschools presented by Boost Mobile between 5 – 10 March 2023.
  • The 2023 Australian MTB Interschools is expected to draw more than a thousand competitors between years 3 and year 12 from schools across the country.
  • With five divisions and five massive events across all disciplines, racers are able to compete as an individual or as part of their school team and can choose which of the five races to enter.
  • Registration is open now and is expected to fill up fast.

Thredbo Mountain Bike Park is excited to host the Australian MTB Interschools presented by Boost Mobile again this summer from 6 – 10 March 2023.

More than a thousand school children are expected to descend on Thredbo to enjoy an action packed week of riding, racing and good times with their classmates.

MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said he is excited to see kids give it a go and do their best at this season’s MTB Interschools.

“It’s always incredible to watch the next generation of riders take over Thredbo MTB Park, getting into it and having a blast with their mates. The sport is continuing to grow and as more kids get involved, the skill and technique that they bring to the course just gets better and better every year,” said Mr Windshuttle.

The 2023 MTB Interschools features five divisions for school children between years 3 to year 12, offering five race events throughout the week including Flow Motion Cup, All-Mountain, Cannonball Downhill, Pump Track and X-Country. For 2023, the race schedule will be split up with Divisions 3, 4 and 5 racing earlier in the week and Divisions 1 and 2 racing later in the week.

Competitors can compete as an individual or as a part of their school team and are able to choose which of the five race disciplines to compete in.

Race Divisions

  • Division 5 – School Years 3 & 4
  • Division 4 – School Years 5 & 6
  • Division 3 – School Years 7 & 8
  • Division 2 – School Years 9 & 10
  • Division 1 – School Years 11 & 12
Race Schedule
  • Monday 6th March  Division 3, 4 & 5 | All-Mountain & Pump Track
  • Tuesday 7th March – Division 3, 4 & 5 | Flow Motion Cup & Downhill
  • Wednesday 8th March  All Divisions | X-Country
  • Thursday 9th March – Division 1 & 2 | All-Mountain & Pump Track
  • Friday 10th March – Division 1 & 2 | Flow Motion Cup & Downhill

Registrations for the 2023 Australian MTB Interschools are now open.All event entry costs $269 which includes 3 days of lift access that is valid on the competitor’s race days. Season pass holders will receive a 20% discount on the cost of all event entry. X-Country only event entry costs $50 and does not include lift access or a season pass holder discount.

All MTB Interschools competitors must be at least 7 years of age as of 12 March 2023.

Registrations are expected to fill up fast and accommodation is booking quickly so families are encouraged to plan ahead and book online in advance.

Head to thredbo.com.au to find out more and register now.

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Posted on Tuesday, 1 Nov, 2022

Thredbo MTB Park Invites Mountain Bike Community To Experience Pure Gravity With New Campaign

Thredbo Resort has launched Pure Gravity, a new campaign that showcases the unique offering of the Thredbo MTB Park ahead of what is expected to be a massive 2022-23 summer season. 

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 1 November 2022

  • Today, Australia’s premier summer adventure destination is launching Pure Gravity, an integrated campaign that invites the mountain biking community to experience the difference of riding Australia’s only lift-accessed trails.
  • Thredbo Mountain Bike Park has established itself as a key destination among the MTB community in recent years, leading to the development of its own brand identity within the larger Thredbo brand.
  • Pure Gravity is the first campaign to showcase a new voice that has been created to represent Thredbo’s MTB brand, ensuring there is a unique approach to engaging with this core audience.
  • The campaign is launching ahead of what is expected to be a massive 2022-23 mountain biking season in Thredbo with the launch of several exciting developments across the MTB Park.

Today, Australia’s premier biking destination has launched Pure Gravity, an integrated campaign that showcases the unique mountain bike offering and represents the current and future direction of the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park brand.

Thredbo Mountain Bike Park is in a league of its own in Australia with the country’s only lift-accessed gravity trails, enabling riders to spend more time experiencing downhill thrills and exploring over forty kilometres of incredible terrain. The Pure Gravity campaign showcases how this point of distinction can completely transform the mountain biking experience.

In line with the massive increase in demand for mountain biking in recent years, the number of MTB riders visiting Thredbo has more than doubled since the 2019-20 season. Thredbo’s MTB Park has now successfully established itself as a key destination among Australia’s MTB community, leading to the development of its own unique culture and identity within the larger Thredbo brand.

To ensure that there is a tailored approach to capturing the essence of mountain biking and engaging with this core audience, Thredbo has created a new voice to specifically represent the Thredbo MTB brand. Pure Gravity is being launched as the first campaign to showcase this new identity that Thredbo is adopting to strengthen and unify the MTB brand into the future.

MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said he is thrilled to be launching Pure Gravity to the mountain biking community.

“This campaign encapsulates the uniqueness of the Thredbo MTB offering and tells the story of all things to love about riding in this iconic part of Australia. Recently, the expansion of the MTB park has met the huge increase in demand for the sport worldwide and we are proud that Thredbo MTB Park now has its own brand identity dedicated to the community that flock here to ride Pure Gravity,” said Mr Windshuttle.

Thredbo Resort is excited to be re-opening the MTB Park for the 2022-23 summer season of mountain biking on 19 November 2022, running through to 25 April 2023.

This summer will see Thredbo launch several new developments across the MTB Park, including three new beginner to intermediate gravity trails in the new Cruiser MTB area as well as the installation of new state-of-the-art bike carriers on the Cruiser Chairlift and Gunbarrel Chairlift, set to increase uplift capacity by over forty per cent.

The Pure Gravity campaign will be rolled out from today across broadcast TV and cinema advertising, digital and print media, owned channels and public relations activity. Featuring strong branding that will resonate with the audience and push the creative boundaries, the campaign features an industrial style design treatment alongside aspirational vision and imagery designed to excite all MTB enthusiasts.

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Posted on Thursday, 20 Oct, 2022

Non-Stop Soul! Thredbo’s Iconic Blues Festival Will Return For Its 28th Year This Summer

The soulful sounds of the blues will return to the Snowy Mountains this summer as a massive line-up of the country’s hottest blues artists take over Thredbo Village for the 28th Thredbo Blues Festival.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 20 October 2022

  • Thredbo Resort is excited to announce the return of the iconic Thredbo Blues Festival this summer for its 28th year.
  • Taking over Thredbo Village for three days from 27 – 29 January 2023, the festival will showcase a massive line-up of the country’s hottest blues talent, with lively gigs at over ten different venues creating an incredible atmosphere throughout the resort.
  • The spectacular program features over 60 performances from more than 23 different acts, with headliners including Nathan Cavaleri, Mal Eastick band, Karen Lee Andrews, Blues Power, Dom Turner and the Rural Blues Project as well as many more up-and-coming artists.
  • A limited number of Early Bird festival passes are available to purchase now.

Thredbo Resort is excited to announce that the iconic Thredbo Blues Festival will return this summer, offering three non-stop days of soulful tunes and good times from 27 – 29 January 2023.

Renowned among musicians and music lovers alike for its unique atmosphere, the 2023 Thredbo Blues Festival will see a host of Australia’s best blues acts take over Thredbo Village to perform sets at over ten of the resort’s restaurants, bars and outdoor venues.

Thredbo Blues Festival Organiser, Jen Wilson said she is thrilled that the Thredbo Blues Festival will be returning in all its glory for 2023.

“We are so excited to host the complete blues party experience again this summer with Thredbo as our stage. The festival creates an incredibly unique atmosphere throughout Thredbo Village and with such an impressive line-up of Australian artists on the program, it’s shaping up to be another spectacular affair,” said Ms Wilson.

The massive line-up for the 2023 Thredbo Blues Festival features over 60 performances from more than 23 different acts, with headliners including Nathan Cavaleri, Mal Eastick band, Karen Lee Andrews, Blues Power, Dom Turner and the Rural Blues Project as well as many more up-and-coming Australian artists.

Whether you’re a die-hard blues lover or you’re looking to try something new, the Thredbo Blues Festival has something for everyone with good times flowing all weekend. In addition to the non-stop line-up of live music, guests can look forward to enjoying gourmet food and wine, soaking up the natural surroundings and experiencing the resort’s wide range of outdoor activities including mountain biking and hiking.

A limited number of discounted Early Bird festival passes are now on sale for $199.

The best way to enjoy the festival is to stay in Thredbo Village where you will be close to all the action. Accommodation is booking fast so guests are encouraged to plan ahead and book online in advance.

Ready to move and shake to the soulful sound of the blues? Head to thredbo.com.au to purchase your festival pass and book accommodation now.

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Posted on Friday, 14 Oct, 2022

Tranquillity Amongst The Mountains… Thredbo’s Yoga and Wellness Retreats Return For 2022

Thredbo Resort’s much-loved Yoga and Wellness Retreats will return this summer, each offering three days of all-inclusive bliss in the breathtaking Snowy Mountains.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 13 October 2022

  • Thredbo’s series of much-loved Yoga and Wellness Retreats are returning this summer.
  • Hosted by highly renowned Yoga Teacher Jane Corben, the all-inclusive three-day retreats feature accommodation, curated meal plans and a unique schedule of activities including Australia’s highest yoga classes, mountain-top meditation and alpine cold-water immersion therapy.
  • Thredbo’s Yoga and Wellness Retreats are available to book now, with two retreats from 1 – 4 December and 8 – 11 December 2022.

Australia’s premier year-round destination will host a series of Yoga and Wellness Retreats this summer, offering three days of bliss designed to reconnect you with yourself and the outdoors.

Thredbo’s much-loved Yoga and Wellness Retreats have continued to gain popularity in recent years as people seek an escape that helps them to slow down, spend time in nature and focus on their health and well-being.

With accommodation right in the heart of Thredbo Village, a curated meal plan to nourish from the inside out and a truly unique schedule of activities, Thredbo’s all-inclusive Yoga and Wellness Retreats are the ultimate way to relax and rejuvenate.

Showcasing the very best of Thredbo’s unique alpine environment, the unique three-day program features mountain-top sunrise yoga, guided hikes on the rooftop of Australia, cold water immersion in pristine rock pools, meditation and relaxation sessions and more.

Highly regarded in the yoga community with over 40 years of practice, the retreat is hosted by Jane Corben, Founder and Principal Yoga Teacher at the Jindabyne Yoga Shala.

Jane says the aim of the retreat is for guests to find a moment of peace in their busy lives and enjoy an enriching experience in nature, returning home relaxed and recharged.

“Together, we will explore Shakti, the pulsation of life that makes everything thrive, and the mountains are the perfect environment for this. We will hike and find the balance of stillness, nudge our edges and then nourish ourselves, all while in a stunning immersion with nature,” said Ms Corben.

2022 Yoga and Wellness Retreats

  • Retreat one: 1 – 4 December 2022
  • Retreat two: 8 – 11 December 2022
Each retreat includes three nights of accommodation at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel, a scenic lift pass, yoga instruction, activities and an all-inclusive meal plan prepared by Thredbo’s executive chef to ensure guests are fully nourished from the inside out.

A single stay all-inclusive accommodation package costs $1499 per person. Twin-share accommodation packages are available.

Ready to revitalise? Spots are limited so head to thredbo.com.au to find out more and book now.

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Posted on Tuesday, 4 Oct, 2022

That’s A Wrap! Thredbo Resort Celebrates The End Of An Incredible Winter Snow Season

Thredbo Resort is officially closing to skiers and snowboarders today, celebrating the end of an incredibly successful winter season.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 4 October 2022

  • Thredbo has wrapped up its snow season for 2022, officially closing the mountain to skiers and snowboarders today.
  • The resort is celebrating an incredibly successful winter with consistently strong snow conditions, its biggest ever events calendar and a series of exclusive on-mountain experiences.
  • Thredbo hosted its famous closing celebrations on Sunday with the iconic Thredbo Pondskim event followed by a Hawaiian-themed Spring Fling.

With the mountain closing to skiers and snowboarders today, Thredbo Resort is reflecting upon what has been one of the biggest and best winter snow seasons to date.

Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver said that it’s been incredible to see the resort have such a strong winter season.

“I am so proud of the community and what we have achieved this winter. From the many guests who came to visit our beautiful mountain to all of our amazing staff, we thank everyone involved in helping to make this season one of our best,” said Mr Diver.

Officially opened to skiers and snowboarders on June 11, this winter saw Thredbo experience one of its best ever starts to the snow season following a massive 125cm snowfall in the lead-up.

The snow conditions were consistent from the start, with regular snowfall top-ups and enhanced snowmaking capabilities keeping the snowpack in great shape throughout June and July. Mother Nature took it up a notch in August with world-class powder days and snowfall down to the village, ensuring there was a strong base when September arrived.

Snowy Hydro’s snow depth reports were a testament to the strong snow conditions with Spencers Creek recording 232cm on September 20, it’s highest September snow depth since 2017.

In addition to Australia’s best skiing and snowboarding, Thredbo is proud of the exceptional customer experience it delivered, hosting its biggest ever calendar of events and a series of unique on-mountain experiences.

From the hugely popular First Base events presented by Canadian Club to Heineken Saturdays and countless events in between, the live music and entertainment line-up was non-stop. After a big day on the slopes, record numbers of guests enjoyed dancing underneath the fireworks to some of the country’s hottest acts including The Jungle Giants, Stace Cadet, Set Mo, Daft Punk Tribute and Poof Doof.

On-snow events were also back in a big way this winter with competitions for every discipline, age and ability. Torah Bright’s Mini Shred proved to be a big hit among the kids, high-energy snowboarding was on display at the first-ever Bush Doof presented by Monster Energy and incredible skill and speed were showcased at the Snow Series events.

The resort’s premier on-mountain experiences were in high demand again this year, offering a series of unique adventures that elevated a Thredbo visit to new heights. From iconic Sunrise Sessions presented by Land Rover to unique on-mountain dining experiences, Thredbo continued to take the word exclusive to the next level.

Finishing the season on a high note, Thredbo hosted its famous closing celebrations on Sunday, with skiers and snowboarders dressing up and taking to the water at the Thredbo Pondskim before enjoying a Hawaiian-themed Spring Fling event.

As Australia’s premier year-round adventure destination, Thredbo is now focused on its upcoming summer season of mountain biking and hiking. Kicking off on November 19, Thredbo is excited to welcome guests to enjoy the ultimate summer escape.

To see more highlights from the 2022 winter season, please click here.

Thredbo’s media team have captured all of the best moments from the season.

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Posted on Thursday, 29 Sep, 2022

Thredbo Launches Biggest Ever 2022-23 Summer Offering

Thredbo is unveiling its biggest ever 2022-23 summer offering, featuring mountain biking, hiking, wellness retreats, a packed events calendar and more.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 29 September 2022

  • Thredbo’s summer season of hiking and mountain biking officially begins on 19 November 2022, running through to 25 April 2023.
  • 2022-23 mountain biking and hiking season passes are available to purchase now as well as day passes, rental and lessons.
  • Thredbo has announced several exciting developments to the Thredbo MTB Park including three beginner to intermediate gravity trails in the new Cruiser MTB area.
  • Thredbo Guided Hikes will host unique hiking experiences including full moon hikes, sunset hikes and a new Aries Tor Hike.

Today, Australia’s premier adventure destination is excited to launch its biggest ever summer offering, with the resort set to open for mountain biking and hiking on 19 November 2022 and run until 25 April 2023.

From mountain biking to hiking, wellness retreats, a jam-packed events calendar and more, Thredbo’s wide range of outdoor activities makes it the ultimate summer escape for adventure lovers and chill seekers alike.

Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver said Thredbo is gearing up for one of its biggest summers yet as the resort continues to establish itself as the country’s number one adventure destination.

“It’s been incredible to watch the momentum for outdoor activities continue to build year on year and we have been working hard to ensure that we meet the demand. Our goal is to deliver the ultimate summer adventure so we are thrilled to have made our offering bigger and better for guests to enjoy throughout the 2022-23 season,” Mr Diver said.

Thredbo Takes Gravity Riding to the Next Level
Thredbo is expanding the Mountain Bike Park this summer with the new Cruiser area, unveiling three gravity trails for beginners and intermediates; Paparazzi, Grasshopper and Easy Rider. Additionally, the Cruiser Chairlift and Gunbarrel Chairlift will both have new state-of-the-art bike carriers installed, increasing Gunbarrel’s uplift capacity by over forty per cent.

As Australia’s premier biking destination, the Thredbo MTB Park will now cover over forty kilometres of Australia’s best terrain accessible by four lifts, making it the country’s only lift-accessed gravity trails. In addition to the new developments, everyone’s favourite trails will be returning this summer including Sidewinder, Ricochet and the infamous Cannonball Downhill as well as multiple cross-country trails and a fast-flowing pump track.

MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said the Cruiser area is set to be a game changer for riders of all abilities.

“Not only does the new Cruiser area ensure that beginner and intermediate riders can access more of the mountain, it’s also been designed with skill progression in mind so we’re excited to see guests take their gravity riding to the next level,” said Mr Windshuttle.

2022/23 MTB Passes are available to purchase now, with Adult Season Passes from $599 and One-Day Adult Passes starting from $95. To ensure a positive guest experience, passes are limited so guests are encouraged to plan ahead and book online in advance. Thredbo Mountain Bike School will be expanding its range of programs, offering Introduction to MTB lessons from $55, and progressive clinics from $85.

Awe-inspiring Hikes to Australia’s Summit and Beyond
With access to Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko, and over 20 trails, experience endless natural beauty as you hike amongst unique flora and fauna, glacial lakes and mountains as far as the eye can see.

For those looking to get even more out of their next hike, Thredbo provides a Guided Hikes program with experienced local guides who can teach you about the environment, history and culture of the Snowy Mountains. Supported by Land Rover, Thredbo offers guided hikes for all ages and abilities, from a family-friendly Kosciuszko Summit Hike through to a rugged Mt Townsend Hike. Hikers can Summit at Sunset, experience a series of Full Moon Hikes or witness around 120 meteors per hour on a Geminids Meteor Shower Hike. New for 2022, Thredbo Guided Hikes will host an Aries Tor Hike where guests can see the beauty of the Main Range as they walk amongst the granite tors of North Ramshead.

Most alpine hiking trails start from the top of the resort which can be accessed via the Kosciuszko Chairlift. Adult 2022/23 Hiking Season Passes are available to purchase now for $349, with Adult One-Day Scenic Lift Passes starting from $52. Thredbo Guided Hikes start from $59 for adults and $15 for children and include a One-Day Scenic Lift Pass.

An Endless Summer of Events, Experiences, Music and Activities
From adventure lovers to chill seekers, Thredbo has something for everyone this summer with a non-stop calendar of events, competitions, live music and activities. To find out more about the summer events calendar, please click here.

Ready for your summer adventure? Plan your escape at thredbo.com.au.

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Posted on Monday, 26 Sep, 2022

Thredbo Mountain Bike Park To Host 2023 National MTB Championships For The First Time in Decades

Thredbo Resort has announced its partnership with AusCycling to host ten consecutive days of MTB racing this summer, combining the 2023 National MTB Championships with the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile. 

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 26 September 2022

  • This summer, Thredbo Resort is partnering with AusCycling to bring the 2023 National MTB Championships to the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park for the first time in decades, joining forces with the Cannonball MTB Festival.
  • Two of the country’s most prestigious MTB events will now be combined into ten consecutive days as the Downhill & Pump Track National Championships are included in the Cannonball event schedule, with winners taking out both titles in a singular race.
  • The Cross-Country National Championship events will run from 9 February to 12 February 2023, with the Downhill & Pump Track events running as part of the Cannonball MTB Festival from 13 February to 18 February 2023.

Thredbo Resort is excited to announce that it will be hosting ten consecutive days of mountain bike racing this summer, partnering with AusCycling to bring the 2023 National MTB Championships to the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park and combining it with the 9th Cannonball MTB Festival presented by Boost Mobile.

Set to be a massive highlight in the MTB calendar, the Cross-Country National Championship events will run from 9 February to 12 February 2023, with the Downhill & Pump Track National Championship Events running as part of the Cannonball MTB Festival from 13 February to 18 February 2023.

Speaking of the partnership, AusCycling Executive General Manager of Sport, Kipp Kaufmann, said “We are excited to be bringing the National Championships to one of Australia’s premier mountain bike destinations. The integration with Cannonball will make it a week to be remembered by participants and fans alike.”

Combining two of the country’s biggest MTB events in one location, Thredbo and AusCycling anticipate that a number of the world’s best riders will descend on the mountain to race across all disciplines.

What’s more, the National Championships for the Pump Track & Downhill races will be merged with the Cannonball events, with one winner set to take out both titles from a singular race.

MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said not only is it exciting to have the National MTB Championships return to Thredbo for the first time in 20 years but integrating the Downhill and Pump Track events into the world-renowned Cannonball MTB Festival schedule is set to be a game changer.

“The collaboration will see the best gravity riders in the country take out the titles for both Cannonball and the National Champs in one race. It’s going to make for some unbelievable racing with so much on the line. We can’t wait to have the whole Australian MTB industry in town to experience everything that the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park has to offer,” said Mr Windshuttle.

9 February – 18 February: 2023 National MTB Championships
For the first time in decades, Thredbo Mountain Bike Park will play host to the National MTB Championships, with four days of National Cross-Country Championship events including Olympic, Short Track, Eliminator and Relay races followed by Pump Track and Downhill races as part of the Cannonball MTB Festival event schedule.

For the full schedule, stay tuned across the event page HERE.

13 February – 18 February: 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival 
The Cannonball MTB Festival is Australia’s biggest and most prestigious gravity mountain bike festival, featuring a huge line-up of events to suit all ages and abilities with a massive prize pool. Plus, the action won’t be stopping on the track with a huge line-up of live music and entertainment running throughout the entire duration of the festival.

In addition to the high-energy competitions and events, guests visiting Thredbo during Cannonball Festival can look forward to experiencing the massive range of outdoor activities that the resort has to offer. Whether it’s feeling pure gravity as you ride over forty kilometres of Australia’s best terrain, enjoying awe-inspiring hikes to Australia’s summit or soaking up the serenity while kicking back by the Thredbo River, a visit to Thredbo during summer ticks all the boxes.

Event entries for the 2023 National MTB Championships and the 2023 Cannonball MTB Festival will open soon. For the full event schedules and registrations, stay tuned across the event page HERE.

If you’re after even more action on the track this summer, Thredbo is the place to be with the Gravity Series offering a range of different events throughout the season and for the younger riders, Australian MTB Interschools is set to take place from 13 to 17 March.

Cannonball MTB Festival Event Schedule: 
  • Monday 13th | Official Practice
  • Tuesday 14th | All-Mountain Assault Racing
  • Wednesday 15th | Flow Motion Cup Racing (Group A)
  • Thursday 16th | Flow Motion Cup Racing (Group B)
  • Thursday 16th | Pump Track Challenge Racing (National Pump Track Championships)
  • Friday 17th | Australian Open DH Seeding (National DH Championships Seeding)
  • Friday 17th | National Trials Championships
  • Saturday 18th | Australian Open DH Finals (National DH Championships Finals)
  • Saturday 18th | Whip Wars
While Cannonball Festival is always a highlight event for the MTB community, Thredbo’s summer calendar is jam-packed with a wide range of events all season long. From yoga & wellness retreats to the iconic Blues Festival, Kids Summer Adventure Festivals, Christmas and Easter celebrations and everything in between, there is something for everyone in Thredbo this summer.
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Posted on Monday, 19 Sep, 2022

Weekend Delivers 53cm Of Spring Snow To Thredbo In The Lead-Up To The September Kids Snow Festival

Winter may be over but Mother Nature isn’t finished yet! A snowstorm over the weekend saw Thredbo Resort receive 53cm of spring snow on the upper mountain in the lead-up to the start of school holidays this week.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 19 September 2022

  • A snowstorm over the weekend has delivered 53cm of spring snow to Thredbo on the upper mountain, setting the resort up for the upcoming school holidays and the final weeks of the snow season.
  • The recent snowfall comes ahead of Thredbo’s September Kids Snow Festival which begins on 23 September and runs throughout the school holidays until the end of the snow season on 3 October.
  • The Kids Snow Festival is a school holiday favourite of all ages, offering families a mountain of terrain to explore as they learn to ski or snowboard, a massive line up of free activities for the kids and plenty of après for mum and dad.

A snowstorm over the weekend delivered Thredbo with 53cm of spring snow on the upper mountain, setting the resort up for the upcoming September school holidays and the final weeks of the snow season.

Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver said “The 53cm of fresh snow has arrived at the perfect time to freshen the snow cover up for the September school holidays and the final weeks of the snow season.”

“Skiers and snowboarders are showing big smiles this morning as they enjoy great springtime conditions on the mountain.”

Beginning on 23 September and running through to the end of the snow season on 3 October, families will be descending on Thredbo to enjoy spring skiing and non-stop family-friendly activities during the September Kids Snow Festival.

Featuring a series of movie nights, games, Lindt Chocolate smores, special kids flare runs, fireworks and plenty of après for mum and dad, the Kids Snow Festival is a school holiday favourite for all ages.

September is typically a great time of year for families to visit the mountain for skiing and snowboarding, with the spring conditions historically offering softer and forgiving snow conditions, lots of sun and warmer temperatures.

In addition to all of the family-friendly fun, the weekend’s spring snow top-up ensures that there will be plenty of on-mountain action for everyone to enjoy.

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Posted on Sunday, 4 Sep, 2022

Thredbo Wraps Up It’s Biggest Weekend Of Events Ever With Record Numbers Turning Out For Two Days Of Non-Stop Action And Après

The events were non-stop on and off the mountain in Thredbo this weekend with a two-day Bush Doof event hosted by Olympic Snowboarder Tess Coady followed by a record-breaking après event on Saturday night as The Jungle Giants headlined the third and final First Base event of the season. 

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 4 September 2022

  • Thredbo Resort is celebrating a hugely successful weekend after hosting a series of non-stop events that ran on and off the mountain.
  • For the first time ever, Thredbo and Monster Energy teamed up with Olympic medallist Tess Coady to host Bush Doof, featuring two days of high-energy snowboarding and parties.
  • On Saturday night, The Jungle Giants attracted record numbers to this winter’s third and final First Base party presented by Canadian Club, closing out what has been an incredibly successful après event series for the resort and its partners.

Thredbo is renowned for offering Australia’s biggest and most diverse range of winter events and this weekend has been a testament to that.

On Friday, Monster Energy presented Thredbo’s first-ever Bush Doof event hosted by Thredbo Ambassador and Olympian Tess Coady. The event kicked off with a high-energy Rail Jam featuring a range of the world’s best snowboarders. The sun was shining over the course and there was a huge turn-out of spectators who came to see the best of the best in action. After an impressive battle, it was Mia Brookes and Truth Smith who won their respective divisions with Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and Darcy Sharpe also winning Best Trick.

Following the Rail Jam, the Bush Doof moved its way down to the village for an incredible after party at the Alpine Bar with a DJ set from North East Party House. On Saturday, the Bush Doof continued with a shred session at the Monster Energy Terrain Park that saw the pros ridewith guests and show them how it’s done.

On Saturday night, Thredbo hosted its most successful First Base après ski party to-date. Headlined by The Jungle Giants, the highly-anticipated event attracted the highest number of attendees seen at any après event throughout Thredbo’s history. Presented by Canadian Club, Saturday night was the third and final First Base event of the winter season, closing out what has been a series of incredible live music and entertainment to rival the international après ski scene.

With snow guns still firing each night and more snow in the forecast, this weekend’s events has seen Thredbo kickstart the month of September in a big way.

Thredbo’s media team has captured imagery and vision from all of the weekend’s action and events.

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Posted on Wednesday, 31 Aug, 2022

Olympian Tess Coady Announced As The Host Of A Brand-New Monster Event This Weekend With Two Days Of Pro Snowboarding And Parties

Monster Energy and Thredbo are excited to announce a new two-day event happening this weekend with non-stop snowboarding and dj parties, hosted by Olympian Tess Coady. To top it off, the weekend will also play host to the third and final First Base après party, with The Jungle Giants taking to the stage for a highly-anticipated DJ set.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 31 August 2022

  • Thredbo Resort is gearing up for one of its biggest event weekends ever, kicking off this Friday and Saturday with Bush Doof presented by Monster Energy, followed by the highly-anticipated First Base ft. The Jungle Giants après ski party on Saturday night.
  • Hosted by Thredbo Ambassador & Olympic medallist Tess Coady,  Bush Doof will see some of the world’s best snowboarders descend on Thredbo for two days of high-energy snowboarding and parties, with a particularly high quality female line-up including Zoi Sadowski Synott and Mia Brookes.
  • On Saturday, The Jungle Giants are set to headline this winter’s third and final First Base après ski party, closing out what has been one of the most successful event series in Thredbo’s calendar to date.

Thredbo Resort is preparing to host one of its biggest event weekends ever this Friday 2 and Saturday 3 September. Kicking off with Bush Doof, a newly announced two-day event presented by Monster Energy and followed by the highly-anticipated First Base ft. Jungle Giants après ski party, it’s set to be a massive couple of days.

Bush Doof presented by Monster Energy
As if the winter calendar wasn’t big enough already, Thredbo has teamed up with Monster Energy to announce Bush Doof, a brand new event running from 2 – 3 September featuring two days of non-stop snowboarding and DJ parties. Hosted by Thredbo Ambassador and Olympic Snowboarder Tess Coady, Bush Doof will see a range of the world’s best snowboarders including Zoi Sadowski Synott, Mia Brookes and Tiarn Collins descend on Thredbo to compete in an invite-only rail jam. With Merritts Gondola spectator passes available to purchase online now, everyone is invited to come along to watch the pros and then have a shred before finishing up a great day with DJ set from Northeast Party House and a huge afterparty.

First Base ft. The Jungle Giants: A Vintage Après Ski Soirée presented by Canadian Club
Saturday 3 September will see everyone’s favourite après ski party return to The Alpine Bar and if it’s anything like the last two First Base events in Thredbo, it’ll be huge. Headlined by The Jungle Giants and hosted by lovers of music and alpine life, Tom Tilley, Harvey M and Hugo Gruzman, Thredbo’s third and final First Base event for the year is not to be missed. Turn up to the fire burning in your vintage après outfits before enjoying a smooth mix of throwback tunes followed by a DJ set from one of the hottest live acts in the country.

With snow in the forecast and an incredible line-up of events planned, this weekend will see Thredbo Resort kickstart September in a big way.

Thredbo’s media team will be capturing and sharing all of the action from this weekend’s events so keep an eye on your inbox this weekend.

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Posted on Tuesday, 23 Aug, 2022

A Winter Wonderland! Powder Day at Thredbo Resort Following 28cm Of Fresh Snow…

Guests awoke to a winter wonderland in Thredbo village this morning with skiers and snowboarders experiencing one of the best powder days of the season following 28cm of fresh snow.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 23 August 2022

Thredbo Resort has received 28cm of fresh snow in the last 24 hours, taking the total count for August to a massive 167cm following numerous recent snowfalls this month.

On Tuesday morning, guests excitedly awoke to see that the village had been transformed into a winter wonderland, with a 10cm coating of fresh snow.

Today has shaped up to be the best day on the mountain so far this season, with skiers and snowboarders thrilled to be riding world-class powder conditions from top to bottom.

What’s more, this recent snowfall has added to an already great base, getting the resort ready for a great spring ahead.

Thredbo’s media team has captured vision from today’s incredible conditions throughout the village and across the mountain. Please feel free to use this across your channels with credit to Thredbo Resort. Download here.

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Posted on Tuesday, 16 Aug, 2022

Fresh Snow & Powder Days in Thredbo

Powder conditions in Thredbo after 64cm of fresh snowfall in the last week… 

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 16 August 2022

Blizzard conditions began rolling in over the Australian alps early Sunday morning. Since then, Thredbo saw an accumulation of 49cm of fresh snow from the storm with powder conditions across the mountain.

With snowfall forecast to continue throughout the week, keen skiers and snowboarders will be enjoying powder turns and windblown stashes at Thredbo Resort, setting the season up for excellent conditions through to the end of the season on 3 October.

Thredbo’s media team captured a stack of vision from the recent snowfall. Please feel free to use any of the assets across your channels with credit to Thredbo Resort. Download here

First Base ft. Poof Doof Headlines Thredbo’s Massive August Events Calendar
As if the great snow conditions aren’t enough, Thredbo Resort also has a stacked events calendar for guests to enjoy every day this week and throughout the entire winter season. This Saturday 20 August, First Base presented by Canadian Club takes over Alpine Bar. Australia’s queer dance night POOF DOOF will bring guaranteed good times and rainbow entertainment to Thredbo’s après ski scene, in addition to hosts Tom Tilley, Hugo Gruzman and Harvey M.

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Posted on Saturday, 13 Aug, 2022

Legendary Snowboarding Line-up Battle For Victory at the 8th Annual Transfer Banked Slalom

Yesterday, Thredbo Resort saw over 280 riders bring their A-game to one of the most prestigious events for Australia’s snowboarding community.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 13 August 2022

  • Over 280 riders turned out in Thredbo yesterday to compete in the ultimate event for Australia’s snowboarding community, the 8th Annual Transfer Banked Slalom.
  • The conditions couldn’t have been better for a fun day on the mountain with the sun shining over the Banked Slalom Course following 10cm of fresh snowfall the night prior.
  • Among the legendary line-up of competitors included four-time Olympian Scotty James, Thredbo’s 2022 Olympic Ambassadors Ben Tudhope, Tess Coady, Valentino Guseli, Josie Baff and Jye Kearney as well as industry legends Robbie Walker and Nate Johnstone.

The competition among snowboarders was at an all-time high in Thredbo yesterday as new and old rivalries were rekindled at the 8th Annual Transfer Banked Slalom.

Renowned among Australia’s snowboarding community as one of the biggest and best events in the calendar, yesterday’s race saw over 280 riders shoot their shot at victory in eight different divisions.

The conditions couldn’t have been better for a fun day on the mountain, with the sun shining over the event following 10cm of fresh snowfall the night prior.

Each racer got two runs down the custom Banked Slalom Course, getting their speed up and being challenged by tight turns as the crowd cheered on from the sideline.

Among the legendary line-up of riders included four-time Olympian Scotty James, Thredbo’s 2022 Olympic Ambassadors Ben Tudhope, Tess Coady, Valentino Guseli, Josie Baff and Jye Kearney as well as industry legends Robbie Walker and Nate Johnstone.

“The Transfer Banked Slalom is Australia’s most prestigious snowboarding event. It is the tournament of turns and I think we are going to see a lot of riders really going for it today. It will definitely be a battle,” said Thredbo’s 2022 Olympic Ambassador Valentino Guseli ahead of his race.

And a battle it was, with industry legend Robbie Walker taking out gold on the podium in the Mens Open division followed by Valentino Guseli and Nate Johnstone in second and third place respectively. The Womens Open division was equally strong, with Mia Brookes taking out gold followed by Freya Hammerlein with silver and Tess Coady with bronze.

What’s more, there were also multiple generations from the same families securing spots on the podium, with father and son duo Brad George and Juan George both placing in their divisions as well as mother and daughter duo Marguerite Cossettini and Freya Hammerlein.

And the good vibes were just as high as the competition, with riders finishing up their race and heading straight to the afterparty and awards presentations at Merritts Mountain House, with the winners taking home a huge stack of prizes thanks to Sims, Yeti & Pirate Life!

Congratulations to all of the riders who competed yesterday and thank you to Transfer, Sims, Yeti & Pirate Life for teaming up with us to make the event such a big success.

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Posted on Wednesday, 27 Jul, 2022

Fresh Snow At Thredbo Resort To Celebrate The Start of Environment Week!

What better way to celebrate our unique environment than with fresh snow? Environment Week is in full swing at Thredbo Resort, inviting the community to come together to raise awareness about our environmental initiatives and how we can work towards a more sustainable future, today.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 27 July 2022

  • A 13cm fresh snowfall on Tuesday was a timely reminder for the Thredbo community on why it is so important to protect and prioritise our unique alpine environment.
  • This Environment Week, Thredbo Resort is hosting a series of events and initiatives for our guests, community and beyond to drive awareness about about our environmental initiatives.
  • On Monday, Thredbo commemorated the first day of Environment Week by inviting the community to join a Tour to the Top as well as an Environment & Sustainability Night, with a range of other initiatives running all week.

Environment Week is in full swing at Thredbo Resort, coinciding with 13cm of fresh snowfall on Tuesday. With the great snow conditions providing a timely reminder about the importance of protecting our unique environment, Thredbo is also hosting a series of events and initiatives all week to raise awareness about what we can all do to create a more sustainable future.

Thredbo kicked off Environment Week by hosting a successful Tour to the Top on Monday, which saw members of the community hike to the top of Mt Kosciuszko to spend time appreciating the outdoors and raising awareness about our environmental initiatives.

On Monday night, guests and staff were invited to attend an Environment & Sustainability Night at The Kosciuszko Room where they enjoyed hearing from a host of passionate environmental speakers. Notably, Huw Kingston spoke to guests about his Alpine Odyssey expedition where he plans to ski the entire 600km length of the Australian Alps, raising money for Save the Children.

The Environment & Sustainability Night also played host to André Russ from EarthCheck who presented Thredbo with its EarthCheck Gold Certification. As an industry leader in sustainability, Thredbo takes pride in being EarthCheck certified for six years running and has now achieved its Gold Certification for the second year in a row, a first for an Australian snow resort. The recognition makes Thredbo a leader of sustainable tourism destinations worldwide which are certified to the internationally recognised EarthCheck Destination Standard.

Thredbo has a range of other initiatives planned throughout Environment Week to continue driving awareness, teaming up with Green Caffeen on Friday to offer free coffees and raise awareness about Green Caffeen’s reusable swap-and-go coffee cup scheme. What’s more, all week long Thredbo is partnering with Greenfleet to match guests’ carbon offset donations and is also hosting a Heat The Homeless appeal, encouraging guests to donate pre-loved jackets to help warm those sleeping rough.

To learn more about Thredbo’s environmental initiatives and to find out more about the upcoming Environment Week events, head to thredbo.com.au/environment.

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Posted on Thursday, 21 Jul, 2022

Thredbo Comes Together To Make A Difference This Environment Week

Thredbo Resort is hosting a series of events for guests and staff to celebrate its environmental initiatives and raise awareness on how the community can all work together towards a more sustainable future.  

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 21 July 2022

  • Thredbo Resort celebrates its commitment to preserving, protecting, and prioritising its unique alpine environment.
  • This Environment Week (25 – 31 July), Thredbo is hosting a series of events to drive awareness of its environmental initiatives and educate the community on how they can help to protect the environment and create a more sustainable future for Thredbo.
  • As an industry leader in sustainability, Thredbo takes pride in being EarthCheck certified for six years running, and has now achieved its Gold Certification for the second year in a row, a first for an Australian snow resort.

This Environment Week, Thredbo Resort honours its commitment to preserving, protecting and prioritising its alpine environment by raising awareness about the environmental impacts we have on our beautiful mountain home within Kosciuszko National Park.

Thredbo is proud to be the first Australian snow resort to be powered by renewable energy as well as a range of recently implemented initiatives to ensure it continues to set the industry benchmark for sustainability.  Recent initiatives include but are not limited to; ensuring efficient electric motors are installed in the Merritts Gondola, implementing a single-use plastic reduction plan, doubling food organics recycling at our restaurants and accommodation with a Closed Loop recycling machine, and investing in new technology to make snow grooming and snow making more efficient.

While Thredbo’s environmental initiatives are a consistent year-round undertaking, Environment Week provides a valuable opportunity to remind all members of the community that caring for our mountains is a team effort.  This Environment Week, the resort is hosting a series of events for staff and guests to raise awareness for how everyone can make a difference, no matter how big or how small.

Key Environment Week Events at Thredbo Resort  
  • Environmental & Sustainability Night (Monday): Guests and staff are invited to the Kosciuszko Room to hear from a host of passionate environment speakers including Huw Kingston who will be talking about his Alpine Odyssey expedition where he plans to ski the entire 600km length of the Australian Alps, stopping in at every resort. There will also be prizes and give-aways on offer from The North Face.
  • Tour to the Top (Tuesday): Thredbo is hosting a full-day backcountry tour to Mount Kosciuszko to raise awareness for Thredbo’s environmental initiatives.
  • Buy A Tree (All week): Guests can buy a tree for $5 to offset their trip to the snow and during Environment Week, Thredbo is partnering with Greenfleet to match all donations.  Since 2014, Thredbo guests have offset almost 2,000 tonnes of carbon by planting over 7,200 trees at projects across Australia.
  • Jacket Upcycling (All week): Pre-loved jackets in good condition can be brought to a drop-off location at Friday Flat and Thredbo will find a new life for it such as donating to Heat The Homeless.
  • Free Coffee with Green Caffeen (Friday): Thredbo and Green Caffeen are hosting a morning of Free Coffee to raise awareness about Green Caffeen’s reusable swap-and-go coffee cup scheme.  The scheme reduces the amount of coffee cups disposed of to landfill.

Euan Diver, Thredbo Resort Environmental Services Manager, encourages all members of the community to educate themselves on how they can help to protect our beautiful environment.

“If we all commit to making environmentally-friendly choices every day, we have the ability to have a positive influence on Thredbo’s journey towards a more sustainable future.”

“From recycling, to being more energy conscious, and car-pooling to the snow with your mates, together our small actions can amass to create a big difference.” said Mr Diver.

As an industry leader in sustainability, Thredbo takes pride in being EarthCheck certified for six years running, and has now achieved its Gold Certification for the second year in a row, a first for an Australian snow resort. The recognition makes Thredbo a leader of sustainable tourism destinations worldwide which are certified to the internationally recognised EarthCheck Destination Standard.

Looking forward, Thredbo’s Environment team will continue to look for new ways to reduce our environmental impact through innovative waste, energy, water, and biodiversity management.  In 2023, the team has set ambitious targets including diverting at least 50% of waste from landfill, offsetting 100% of the greenhouse gas emissions caused by the generation of electricity used in resort operations and reducing town water use by 25% over 2011–12 levels.

To learn more about Thredbo’s environmental initiatives and to find out more about the upcoming Environment Week events, head to thredbo.com.au/environment.

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Posted on Monday, 18 Jul, 2022

30cm Of Fresh Snow! Incredible Conditions At Thredbo Resort Following The Weekend’s Snow Storm

There was a significant snowfall at Thredbo Resort over the weekend, transforming the village into a winter wonderland and covering the mountain in fresh powder for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy this week. 

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 18 July 2022

  • Thredbo Resort received 30cm of fresh snow across the mountain over the weekend, with the snow continually falling from Saturday night through to Monday morning.
  • The atmosphere in Thredbo feels fantastic as guests enjoy the blanket of white snow that is now covering the village.
  • Today, skiers and snowboarders are experiencing world-class snow conditions, with everyone making the most of the fresh powder as they carve up Australia’s longest runs.

Today, Australia’s premier alpine destination is celebrating 30cm of fresh snow which fell across the mountain over the weekend, as the successful 2022 winter season continues to gain even more momentum.

Blizzard conditions at Thredbo saw snow fall from the top of the mountain down to the village from Saturday night all the way through to Monday morning. The fresh snowfall adds to what has already been a great period for snowmaking, with over 200 snow guns firing on multiple evenings throughout the past week.

On Sunday morning, guests awoke to see that the village had been transformed into a winter wonderland, with a blanket of fresh white snow getting everyone excited for a big week on the slopes.

First laps of Australia’s longest runs were in hot demand this morning, with skiers and snowboarders eager to shred the fresh powder that is covering the mountain from top to bottom. With all of Thredbo’s lifts now open for the season, guests are set to experience world-class snow conditions this week as they explore thousands of metres worth of terrain.

As if the great snow conditions aren’t enough, Thredbo Resort also has a stacked events calendar for guests to enjoy every day this week and throughout the entire winter season. Beginning today, the Kosciuszko Pale Ale Uni Week is taking over with a non-stop après line-up, and the first of three First Base après ski parties series is set to kick off this Saturday with DJs Stace Cadet and Mel Hall in addition to hosts Tom Tilley, Hugo Gruzman and Harvey M.

To see the full calendar of events, head to thredbo.com.au/events. 

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Posted on Saturday, 9 Jul, 2022

Over 300 Kids Shred With Gold Medal Olympian Torah Bright And Other Australian Olympic Athletes

Today, Thredbo Resort saw over 300 kids turn out to learn from some of Australia’s best winter athletes and have a fun day riding with their friends at Torah Bright’s much-loved Mini Shred event.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 9 July 2022

  • Today, Thredbo Resort and Australian Olympic Gold Medalist Torah Bright hosted the seventh annual Mini Shred event, attracting over 300 kids who turned out to learn from the best of the best.
  • The event featured a star-studded line-up of fourteen coaches who were on hand to give tips and inspire the next generation of Aussie skiers and snowboarders, including five of Thredbo’s Winter Olympic Ambassadors.
  • In addition to shredding the custom-built terrain park with their friends, kids enjoyed a sausage sizzle, a DJ set, giveaways and a signing session.

Today, Thredbo Resort, Torah Bright and a massive line-up of professional coaches teamed up to host one of the most fun days for Australia’s next generation of skiers and snowboarders, the Torah Bright Mini Shred.

Coinciding with school holidays, the highly-anticipated event attracted over 300 mini shredders, who had the best day learning from the best of Australia’s snow mentors and riding with their friends, as well as enjoying a sausage sizzle, a DJ set, giveaways and a signing session.

Speaking of the event, 8-year-old Oliver Windshuttle said “The Olympian snowboarders taught us how to do 180’s and grabs off the big jumps. It was so cool!”

With great early season snow conditions combined with fresh snowfall over the custom-built mini terrain park, today was one of the most successful Mini Shred events that Thredbo has hosted to-date.

Featuring host Torah Bright and a line-up of fourteen other skiing and snowboarding coaches including Thredbo’s Winter Olympic Ambassadors Valentino Guseli, Jarryd Hughes, Ben Tudhope, Jye Kearney and Abi Harrigan, there was no shortage of inspirational athletes for the kids to learn from.

As if that star-studded line-up wasn’t enough, there was also a surprise appearance from our talented mates across the ditch, with recent Olympic Gold Medalist Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and Snowboarding World Champion Tiarn Collins both rocking up to be special guest coaches on the day, getting the kids even more excited.

Australian Olympic Gold Medalist Torah Bright said the Mini Shred event is her favourite day of the year, and means even more now that she has her own mini shredder, 2-year-old Flow.

“It’s so much fun, seeing all the kids making new friends on the snow and learning new things. The talent level of the little Aussie shredders out there was amazing. It was incredible to have had such a brilliant line-up of inspiring athletes and Olympians who were sharing their advice, tips and just stoking out all the kids today,” said Torah.

Torah Bright’s Mini Shred continues to be a stand-out event in Thredbo’s massive winter calendar for many families who love skiing and snowboarding. However, the fun won’t be stopping anytime soon, with Thredbo’s biggest ever line-up of live entertainment and après events, skiing and snowboarding events, kids festivals, and a series of unique on-mountain experiences all still yet to come throughout this winter season.

To see the full calendar of events, head to thredbo.com.au/events. 

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Posted on Friday, 1 Jul, 2022

School’s Out! Kids Are Officially Running The Mountain At Thredbo

School holidays are here and Thredbo’s July Kids Snow Festival has officially begun, offering families everything they need to make this the best winter ever. 

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 1 July 2022

  • School holidays officially started today, marking the beginning of Thredbo’s highly anticipated July Kids Snow Festival.
  • Featuring a massive line-up of free family-friendly activities and plenty of après for mum and dad, there’s something for everyone these holidays at Australia’s Best Ski Resort for Families.
  • With all major resort lifts now open, there is a huge variety of terrain to explore, providing the perfect place for families to learn and level up their skills.

With school holidays starting today, Thredbo Resort is excited to welcome families back to enjoy endless on-mountain action and magical village moments that will create memories to last a lifetime.

As part of its biggest ever events and entertainment calendar, Thredbo’s July Kids Snow Festival officially kicked off with an evening of family fun last night including fireworks, a kids flare run, entertainment, Lindt Chocolate smores and hugs with the Thredboland animals.

And the fun won’t be stopping anytime soon, with a packed line-up of family-friendly events and activities running every day of the school holidays, including weekly family fun nights, giant games, family après, movie nights and more.

On the mountain, kids are having a blast learning to ski and snowboard at Thredboland, with the older kids freshening up their skills in preparation for a series of upcoming race events. To cap off it all off, kids will be able to spend the day learning from the pros at Torah Bright’s much-loved Mini Shred event set for July 9.

To see the full calendar of events, head to thredbo.com.au/events. 

Thredbo’s content team is capturing all of the fun, cute and hilarious mountain moments these school holidays.  

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Thredbo is Australia’s premier alpine resort. Voted Australia’s Best Ski Resort in the World Ski Awards for five consecutive years, plus Best Australian Ski Resort for families in the Out & About with Kids annual Readers’ Choice Awards, Thredbo boasts some of the best alpine terrain in the country and plays host to close to around 850,000 visitors each year.

Located at the heart of the Australian Alps and nestled in the foothills of Australia’s highest mountain Mt Kosciuszko, Thredbo is Australia’s highest adventure destination in both summer and winter. As well as the exceptional terrain on offer, Thredbo delivers guests the best alpine experience with a huge range of on-mountain and après events in its unique, European-style village.

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Posted on Wednesday, 29 Jun, 2022

Heli Time?! Thredbo Launches Vertical Metres Challenge To Take You Heli-Skiing in Canada

Thredbo Resort is bringing back its Vertical Metres Challenge this winter, offering skiers and snowboarders the chance to win a Heli-Skiing trip in Canada if they ride over 5000 vertical metres in one day.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 29 June 2022

  • Thredbo Resort, CMH Heli-Skiing, Travelplan Ski and Air Canada are putting on a challenge like no other for skiers and snowboards this winter with the launch of the Vertical Metres Challenge.
  • Guests who ride over 5000 vertical metres in one day at Thredbo will automatically go in the draw to win the ultimate heli-skiing trip in Canada in 2023 worth over $28K.
  • The lucky winner will receive return airfares, transfers, accommodation and meals for two plus 5-days of heli-skiing at the CMH Kootenay Heli-skiing area.
Today, Thredbo Resort announces the return of its Vertical Metres Challenge, offering skiers and snowboarders the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime heli-skiing experience in Kootenay, Canada thanks to its collaboration with CMH Heli-Skiing, Travelplan Ski and Air Canada.

To take on the challenge and be in the running for this incredible prize, skiers and snowboarders must clock over 5000 vertical metres on the mountain in one day throughout Thredbo’s 2022 winter season. Metres will be automatically recorded on guest lift pass profiles, and each day that a rider hits the 5000-metre mark equates to an additional entry.

With Australia’s longest runs, Thredbo offers skiers and snowboarders the ultimate terrain to push themselves to hit the big 5K, and with an adventure of a lifetime worth $28,500 on the line, there has never been more reason to hit the slopes.

CMH is the world’s leading heli-skiing operator, offering every skier and boarder’s dream with over 100,000 feet of untouched powder and complete isolation in the mountains.

The prize (valued at $28,500 AUD) includes:  

  • Two return Air Canada economy flights to Kelowna Airport from the winner’s nearest capital city in Australia (flight associated taxes are included).  Airfare is valid for a departure from 1 February 23 to 27 February 23 (last possible day to depart Australia to arrive on time at CMH Kootenay).
  • 5 nights of accommodation in 2x single rooms at the Kootenay CMH Lodge 28/02/2023 – 05/03/2023.
  • Use of lodge facilities including saunas, hot tubs and more.
  • All meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Shuttle transportation to and from Kelowna Airport or Revelstoke, only on the designated start and end days of the Kootenay trip.
  • Services of ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides), and/or IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association) certified guides, and guides recognised by HeliCat Canada.
  • Use of specially designed Heli-Skis and Snowboards. Poles are also provided. Note: Boots are not provided.
  • Training in and use of avalanche transceivers.
  • Use of a CMH guest pack including radio, shovel and probe.
Authorised under NSW Permit No. NTP/04322, ACT TP22/01142, & SA Licence No. T22/906. Full Terms & Conditions.

To learn more about the challenge, head to thredbo.com.au.
To find out more about CMH Heli-Skiing, head to cmhheli.com.

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About Thredbo
Thredbo is Australia’s premier alpine resort. Voted Australia’s Best Ski Resort in the World Ski Awards for five consecutive years, plus Best Australian Ski Resort for families in the Out & About with Kids annual Readers’ Choice Awards, Thredbo boasts some of the best alpine terrain in the country and plays host to close to around 850,000 visitors each year.

Located at the heart of the Australian Alps and nestled in the foothills of Australia’s highest mountain Mt Kosciuszko, Thredbo is Australia’s highest adventure destination in both summer and winter. As well as the exceptional terrain on offer, Thredbo delivers guests the best alpine experience with a huge range of on-mountain and après events in its unique, European-style village.

Thredbo is within a 3-hour drive from Canberra and a 6-hour drive from Sydney.

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Posted on Friday, 17 Jun, 2022

Thredbo Announces The Jungle Giants To Headline Series of First Base Après Ski Soirees This Winter

Presented by Canadian Club, First Base is coming back to Thredbo this winter across three Saturdays, featuring a stellar line up of First Base feat. Stace Cadet, the Poof Doof DJ’s and The Jungle Giants. 

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 17 June 2022

  • First Base, Thredbo and Canadian Club announce The Jungle Giants as headliners for the First Base season finale at Thredbo.
  • Hosted by Tom Tilley, Hugo Gruzman and Harvey M., the First Base vintage après ski soirees will be held at Thredbo across three Saturdays this winter, with The Jungle Giants’ September gig hot on the heels of First Base feat. Stace Cadet on 23 July and Poof Doof DJ’s on 20 August.

If an incredible season of skiing, snowboarding and retro-themed après soirees wasn’t enough to get tongues wagging, today First Base, Thredbo and Canadian Club announce The Jungle Giants will round out the First Base events with this season’s best DJ Set on September 3. 

The Aussie indie-rock royalty, known for delivering explosive high-energy live performances, will close out the events at the mountaintop DJ set at Thredbo; home to Australia’s longest runs, and even longer nights. 

Hosted by Tom Tilley, Hugo Gruzman and Harvey M. at Thredbo’s Alpine Bar, the First Base vintage après ski soirees will be held across three Saturdays this winter, with The Jungle Giants’ September gig hot on the heels of First Base feat. Stace Cadet on 23 July and Poof Doof DJ’s on 20 August. 

Renowned as the southern hemisphere’s number one après ski brand and the social highlight of the alpine calendar, the First Base events offer up a toasty fire, a bubbling hot tub, vintage onesies and bad sweaters, and the hottest live acts around. 

With free entry, all that’s left to do is head to your local, pick up a specially marked pack of CC and claim your personalised Bad Sweater – the compulsory uniform of the night, no questions asked.  

For a winter set to make up for many a missed season, CC and Thredbo are giving away an amazing Thredbo trip for you and three mates, including accommodation and ski passes, plus VIP access to First Base ft. The Jungle Giants. 

No FOMO here. If you miss out on nabbing the major prize, Canadian Club is helping make sure it’s après ski party time for everyone this winter. Thanks to CC, three competition runners up will win a prize pack with everything they need to bring the après ski celebrations to life at home. Runner up packs include a snow machine, DJ decks and speakers, icy cold CC’s and enough Bad Sweaters to go around. They are also shouting the winners an Uber voucher (for food or getting mates home safely) and a cleaner to handle the dirty work the next morning.  

This season, get amongst the après ski soiree spirit with Thredbo and CC. Head to www.ccsnowparty.com to find out more. Competition runs until 11.59pm, 24 July 2022. 

To see the full calendar of events, head to thredbo.com.au/events. 

Thredbo is a 3-hour drive from Canberra and a 6-hour drive from Sydney.

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Posted on Monday, 13 Jun, 2022

Thredbo Resort Enjoys Its Most Successful Start To The Winter Snow Season Ever

Australia’s premier alpine destination officially opened to skiers and snowboarders on Saturday, showcasing some of the best conditions that Thredbo has seen on an opening weekend to date.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 13 June 2022

  • Thredbo Resort officially opened to skiers and snowboarders on Saturday 11 June, with its 2022 Winter Olympic Ambassadors leading guests on the first run down the mountain.
  • There was 125cm of fresh snow in the week leading up to opening weekend, resulting in the best season start in decades.
  • All major resort areas were open on Saturday for guests to enjoy Australia’s longest runs before celebrating with a massive calendar of events and entertainment

Thanks to a huge early season snowfall and a massive range of events and entertainment, Thredbo Resort celebrated its best ever start to the snow season. Officially opened to skiers and snowboarders on Saturday 11 June, guests were able to enjoy the best of Thredbo’s terrain including Australia’s longest runs.

Thredbo’s impressive crew of 2022 Winter Olympic Ambassadors got the first tracks down the mountain, with Tess Coady, Valentino Guseli, Ben Tudhope, Jarryd Hughes, Josie Baff and Abi Harrigan all meeting and skiing with guests to show them how it’s done.

However, the action didn’t stop on the mountain, with Thredbo’s opening weekend also marking the start to Thredbo’s biggest ever events and entertainment calendar planned throughout the winter, featuring live entertainment and après events, kid’s festivals and a series of unique on-mountain experiences.

Highlight events from the opening weekend included a Welcome Home To Thredbo’s Winter Olympians, Illuminations & Fireworks Spectacular, Ice Carvings, and Heineken Saturday ft. Set Mo at the Alpine Bar.

Caroline Brauer, Thredbo Resort Marketing Manager, said “The snow cover was as good as it gets here in Thredbo for our opening weekend. We don’t usually see conditions like this until July or August.”

“After a challenging couple of years for the resort and its businesses, this is exactly the way we wanted to welcome everyone back to the resort to remember just how magical our mountains are.”

“Thredbo is officially back in action. We couldn’t be happier, not only with the excellent conditions, but also being able to offer our guests the biggest events and entertainment calendar yet,” said Ms Brauer.

With the successful opening weekend now wrapped, Thredbo Resort is excited to continue welcoming its guests back to enjoy what is shaping up to be one of the best seasons ever.

Check out the Thredbo events calendar for more details on upcoming events.

Thredbo is a 3-hour drive from Canberra and a 6-hour drive from Sydney.

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Posted on Thursday, 24 Feb, 2022

Thredbo Resort, Australia’s Best Snow Resort Reveals Winter 2022 Offering

Australia’s premier alpine destination reveals winter on-sale dates ahead of what is expected to be one of the biggest snow seasons yet.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 24 February 2022

  • Thredbo’s winter season passes for 2022 are now on sale, with day passes, rental and lessons available for purchase from early March.
  • Guests should follow Thredbo’s social media channels and subscribe to the Thredbo e-newsletter for announcements on upcoming day pass, rental and lesson releases.
  • Thredbo will focus on delivering a world-class customer experience this winter with exclusive premier on-mountain dining experiences, a range of free events, a huge line-up of après events and of course, access to Australia’s best skiing and snowboarding.

With the demand for domestic snow holidays at an all-time high, and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on the forefront of our minds thanks to Thredbo ambassadors such as Olympic Bronze Medallist Tess Coady, Thredbo has officially unveiled its highly anticipated winter product offerings.

Winter 2022 season passes are now on sale with day passes, lessons and rentals available for purchase from early March. Guests should follow Thredbo’s social media channels and subscribe to Thredbo’s e-newsletter for announcements on day pass, rental and lesson on-sale dates coming soon.

Thredbo recently won Australia’s Best Ski Resort in the prestigious World Ski Awards for its fifth consecutive year as well as Best Australian Ski Resort for Families in the Out & About with Kids annual Readers’ Choice Awards for 2021. Thredbo is a mecca for skiers and snowboarders, boasting the country’s longest runs – almost double the amount of vertical terrain than any other Australian resort – and Australia’s only alpine Gondola.

Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver said Australia’s demand for a ski holiday at Thredbo has been remarkable, with strong bookings expected.

“We are excited to welcome guests to the mountain this winter and are committed to providing Australia’s best snow experience. The resort has already received a large number of enquiries for our winter passes showing us that the demand for a snow holiday at Thredbo is certainly high.”

To ensure Thredbo can deliver a world-class snow experience for all guests, on and off the mountain, Thredbo will continue to manage daily capacity and some peak season dates are expected to sell out.

“Our number one priority is to offer an exceptional customer experience. We encourage guests to plan their visit early, book in advance and be flexible with travel dates to avoid disappointment,” Mr Diver said.

PRODUCT, PRICING & ON SALE DATES

The official 2022 winter season will start on 11 June (subject to snow conditions).

2022 day passes will be priced from $179 for adults and $95 for kids, with full pricing and product information available from early March when day passes, rental and lessons will be available for purchase.

Winter season passes will start from $1359 for adults and $819 for kids and are now available for purchase. Thredbo has the option of four season passes: Premium Season Pass, Premium Season Pass + Ikon Base Pass, Value Season Pass (excludes 2 – 17 July school holidays), and Midweek Value Season Pass (excludes weekends and 2 – 17 July school holidays).

New for 2022, Thredbo’s Premium Season Pass + Ikon Base Pass includes all the benefits of a Thredbo Premium Season Pass plus a 22/23 Ikon Base Pass, unlocking unlimited access to Thredbo’s 2022 winter, plus access to 43 global destinations over five continents. This is excellent value for the skier and snowboarder who intends to ride at Thredbo, as well as some of the world’s best domestic and international destinations.

For guests intending to visit eight days or more throughout the season, Thredbo recommends a season pass which offers greater value for money. Like day passes, a season pass provides access to Thredbo’s network of lifts, including Australia’s only alpine gondola, plus a huge variety of terrain for all skill levels, including Australia’s longest run, Supertrail and Australia’s highest lifted point.

A limited number of season passes are now available for purchase, with day passes, rental and lessons available for purchase from early March. Guests should follow Thredbo social media channels and subscribe to the Thredbo e-newsletter for announcements on the upcoming releases.

THE THREDBO 2022 EXPERIENCES, EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT & MORE

To enhance the customers’ experience in 2022 Thredbo will offer Australia’s best and most diverse range of unique experiences both on and off the mountain. Winter 2022 will see Thredbo bring back the incredible village atmosphere it’s renowned for, with a full calendar of events including live entertainment and après events, kid’s festivals, skiing and snowboarding events, terrain parks and a series of unique on-mountain experiences.

Winter Experiences Taken to New Heights

Thredbo’s unique on-mountain experiences are making their return this winter, including the once-in-a-lifetime Sunrise Sessions, Merritts Mountain Haus Feasts and the deluxe Kareela Hutte Dinners via snowcat.

New in 2022, the word “exclusive” will be taken up a notch with the introduction of Thredbo’s Kareela Supper Club presented by G.H.Mumm. The Saturday night experience will see guests travel up the Merritts Gondola, be transported to Thredbo’s iconic Kareela Hutte by a passenger snowcat before watching the Saturday night Flare Run and Fireworks Spectacular with champagne and canapes in-hand.

 On-Snow Action

Thredbo’s huge range of on-snow events will be back with a competition for every type of rider. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the iconic Top to Bottom, Australia’s richest, fastest and longest downhill race for skiers and snowboarders. Other events filling up the on-snow calendar will be the five-part competition Thredbo Snow Series, the 8th Annual Transfer Banked Slalom and the kids favourite, Torah Bright Mini Shred.

Off-Mountain Magic in the Village

The action will not only be kept to the slopes this winter, with the 2022 calendar looking bigger than ever. All the favourite après events will be back, including the G.H.Mumm Long Lunch and the exciting return of the Vintage Après Ski Soirée, First Base. The famous festival-style music series presented by Canadian Club will be nothing short of the best après sessions in the Australian Alps this winter with a huge line-up of Australia’s best artists.

Thredbo Village has over 30 places to relax, sip and dine, a range of shopping options, plenty of accommodation, and fireworks and flare runs every weekend for the whole family.

Enhancements for 2022

Over the summer, Thredbo has upgraded parts of the resort to make this winter bigger and better for all guests. Increasing the amount of snow coverage at the dedicated beginners’ area and across the mountain, Friday Flat will have six new fixed snowmaking guns and four mobile snowmaking guns added to the already significant snowmaking fleet. In addition, Thredbo has a new Easy Rider T-Bar in the Cruiser Area that will increase rider capacity by over 35% for winter 2022.

To book season passes please visit the shop at thredbo.com.au. Guests can follow Thredbo’s Facebook and Instagram pages and subscribe to our newsletter here to keep updated on the release of our day passes, rentals and lessons in early March.

Thredbo is a 2.5 hour drive from Canberra and a 5.5 hour drive from Sydney or Melbourne.

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Posted on Thursday, 20 Jan, 2022

Thredbo To Host Australia’s Highest Concerts!

This summer, the resort is holding three free live music performances at the Merritts Music Bowl as part of the Thredbo Music Series.

 THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 20 January 2022–

  • Thredbo Music Series is a set of free live music concerts over three huge Saturdays this summer at the Merritts Music Bowl.
  • The first act to kick it off will be The Delta Riggs this Saturday 22 January, followed by Kingswood on 19 February and Pete Murray on 12 March.
  • Each event is free with a valid lift pass and is run in accordance with our COVID-19 Operating Plan and the current NSW Health guidelines.

Thredbo Music Series is bringing live music back to the mountains this summer, with a host of artists set to let it rock from the mountain top! The free concerts will be held over three Saturdays at the top of Merritts Gondola in the Merritts Music Bowl and are all about bringing back the good times with family and friends and listening to top-notch musicians.

The Merritts Music Bowl is Thredbo’s new home of live music. Located at Merritts Mountain House, guests travel up Australia’s only alpine gondola, Merritts Gondola, to reach the natural amphitheatre boasting stunning views of the Snowy Mountains.

After a day of mountain biking and hiking, guests can soak up the live music whilst relaxing on BYO picnic blankets and camping chairs while enjoying an array of delicious food and beverage offerings.

Kicking things off this Saturday 22 January will be The Delta Riggs. Fresh off the back of their sold-out Australian Modern Pressure tour — the bands critically acclaimed 4th album — The Delta Riggs charged into 2020, supporting Sticky Fingers across a widespread New Zealand Arena tour. They’ve promised to deliver their enchanting, disco fuelled form of ‘Brit-Hop’ and fan favourites from across all releases.

The second act of the series will be the Melbourne band Kingswood. Since the ARIA-nominated Microscopic Wars put Kingswood on the national radar in 2014, the band has had countless sold-out tours, won ARIA Gold Accreditations and song writing awards, toured with AC/DC and Aerosmith and created a total of five eclectic and critically acclaimed albums to date. Kingwood will take to the stage on 19 February.

The series will close with the Aussie crowd favourite, Pete Murray, who will descend on Thredbo on 12 March. He’ll be bringing brand new music in the shape of his forthcoming single release, Hold Me Steady, which will be released early this year. Pete Murray is a set not to be missed, featuring new tracks and some of his classic hits.

Events and Partnerships Manager, Damian Goninan said he is excited to be bringing live music back to Thredbo.

“We are very thrilled to have launched the Thredbo Music Series this summer. Hosting such a strong line-up of incredible artists in a new and unique venue is raising the bar in the world of Australian concerts,” Mr Goninan said.

Thredbo Music Series concerts are free events with a valid lift pass. Merritts Mountain House is a licensed venue selling food and alcohol.

The event will be run in compliance with current NSW Health COVID-19 restrictions and in accordance with Thredbo’s COVID-19 Operating Plan that has been developed under the advice of NSW Health.

To purchase a lift pass or find out more information, head to thredbo.com.au.

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Posted on Thursday, 16 Dec, 2021

Activities For The Whole Family At Thredbo These School Holidays

Let the kids run free at Thredbo’s Kids Summer Adventure Festival.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 16 December 2021 –

  • The Kids Summer Adventure Festival is the perfect time for a family getaway in Thredbo these Christmas school holidays.
  • The Festival will run over three weeks from 24 December – 15 January, with a range of free activities to entertain the whole family.
  • Activities include treasure hunts, kids’ mountain bike races, arts and crafts, rock-climbing and more!

There’s something for everyone at Thredbo these school holidays with the Kids Summer Adventure Festival kicking off on 24 December through until 15 January. The Festival is the perfect school holiday getaway with free activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Starting with carols and a Santa visit on Christmas Eve, the three weeks to follow are packed with a mix of outdoor and indoor activities to keep even the most energetic kids busy, with plenty of fun activities for Mum and Dad.

Thredbo Events & Partnerships Manager Damian Goninan said the Kids Summer Adventure Festival will bring a smile to everyone’s face in Thredbo these school holidays.

“The Kids Summer Adventure Festival is always such a hit with families who are looking for an adventurous holiday over Christmas period. We’re so excited to be able to offer a full range of great activities for the whole family,” Mr Goninan said.

Daily activities include nature bingo, giant games, slackline fun, trampoline and alpine bungee sessions, and entire family challenges like the Thredbo Amazing Race, where families can discover Thredbo Village by following clues to find the hidden treasure.

There will also be face painting, arts and crafts, tree planting, movie nights, K7 Bouldering Clinics, mountain bike clinics, Sendy Tiny Tots Bike Races and kids Pump Track and skatepark sessions all on selected days. Endo the Clown will be making an appearance over New Years and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus will also be coming to town.

As Australia’s mecca for mountain biking and hiking, there is a huge list of outdoor activities for the whole family outside of the Carnival. Thredbo MTB Park has over 35km of mountain bike trails catering to all ages and abilities. Thanks to the Thredbo Retail & Rental store, the launch of the Thredbo MTB School and the unveiling of the new entry-level trail Sidewinder, everyone will be confidently shredding the gravity trails in no time.

Thredbo is also home to Australia’s highest hikes, with the family-friendly hike to Mt Kosciuszko the perfect day activity for Mum, Dad and the kids. The Merritts Gondola will be running every day during the school holidays giving scenic passengers and mountain bikers access to Merritts Mountain House — an ideal place for lunch with a view.

Off the mountain, adults can enjoy live music sessions and a range of drinking and dining options, all while the kids tire themselves out with all the fun they could ask for.

Click here to find out more information about Thredbo’s Kids Summer Adventure Festival. To book accommodation or check out our range of activities, head to thredbo.com.au.

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Posted on Tuesday, 14 Dec, 2021

Huge Turnout for Thredbo’s First Mountain Bike Event Back!

The first event of the Thredbo Gravity Series kicked off over the weekend, setting the stage for a huge summer ahead!

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 13 December 2021 –

  • Event number one of the Thredbo Gravity Series, Snowgums Sprint, was held on Sunday, 12 December.
  • The event included over 250 competitors from 18 different categories ranging from U13 to Master 50+.
  • Tim Eaton won the fastest time of the day, completing the course in just 6 minutes and 20 seconds!

On Sunday the 12th of December, crowds of spectators and locals flocked to Thredbo’s Mountain Bike Park to watch racers compete in the first event of the Thredbo Gravity Series, Snowgums Sprint. Over 250 racers competed across 18 different categories of all abilities and ages. As the name suggests, the event was all about speed.

Starting at Bunny Walk Station, competitors raced against the stopwatch to try and clock up the fastest time down the second half of the Kosciuszko Flow Trail. Impressive times were flying around from all competitors, with some of the younger racers giving the pro’s a run for their money!

The current Downhill Australian National Champion, Sian A’Hern, was crowned the winner of Open Women, completing the sprint in 7 minutes and 3 seconds. Tim Eaton, who’s been crowned King of Cannonball multiple times, won the Open Men’s with a time of just 6 minutes and 20 seconds.

Thredbo Mountain Bike Manager, Daniel Taliana said the day was a huge success and was great to see the whole community involved.

“Snowgums Sprint is all about fitness and skill. The person with the most gas in the tank is the one who ends up on the podium. That’s what I love about Thredbo Gravity Series; it brings out the best riders in the business whilst also involving riders of all ages and abilities. After such an action-packed day, we can’t wait for the rest of the series across the summer,” Mr Taliana said.

Thredbo Gravity Series is a five-round, summer-long competition that sees competitors fight for series points. With the first round now completed, Ricochet Rumble and Pump Track Party are the next two events to be held on 16 January 2022. This will be followed by Supertrail Scramble on 6 March and Chainless Champs on 24 April.

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Posted on Tuesday, 30 Nov, 2021

Thredbo’s MTB Opening Weekend Had It ALL

Thredbo’s long-awaited MTB Opening Weekend kicked off with a bang, with over 1,000 mountain bikers hitting the trails over two massive days.

 THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 29 November 2021 –

  • Thredbo’s Mountain Bike Park is officially open with lifts set to spin all the way through to 25 April 2022.
  • The weekend saw over 1,000 mountain bikers hit the 35km+ of gravity trails offered at Thredbo MTB Park.
  • The resort’s newest gravity trail, Sidewinder made its debut becoming a huge hit amongst mountain bikers of all abilities.
  • Glorious conditions on Sunday attracted over 450 hikers to Thredbo, many of them summiting Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko.

Thredbo’s Mountain Bike Park opened with a bang welcoming over 1,000 mountain bikers to the trails over one huge weekend. To see all the action, you can find all of our social assets here. To see photo evidence of the action, click here.

You could feel the excitement in the air on Saturday morning as groups of mountain bikers waited patiently for the lifts to start spinning. None of them even noticed the rain, as riders of all abilities raced to get that downhill thrill.

Opening day on Saturday 26 November, saw beginners, intermediates, and advanced riders hit the trails with the mud adding an extra element of fun. Sunday only got better as the weather put on a show attracting mountain bikers from far and wide to the park.

“After a week of snow and rain threatening the opening, it was a relief to see the rain ease by Friday afternoon. After the call was made to open, we witnessed an extraordinary opening weekend,” explained Daniel Taliana, Thredbo Mountain Biking Manager.

“The Merritts Gondola was the showstopper, giving riders direct access to the highly regarded and successful trail, Sidewinder. We’ve definitely raised the bar and we are looking forward to a stellar summer in Thredbo,” Mr Taliana said.

Thredbo’s newest gravity trail, Sidewinder quickly became one of the most popular trails on the mountain, with beginners loving the flowing berms and the pros enjoying the range of new natural features.

Thredbo’s signature trail, Cannonball Downhill was a weekend favourite amongst the pros as the trail littered with rock armouring and technical features offered up a challenge.

For the intermediates, Ricochet didn’t disappoint. Thanks to some trail building magic, the trail gave riders some cool line options and rock rolls. Kosciuszko Flow turned up the speed dial, and although the upper section remained wet, it was running firm and fast by mid-mountain.

The weekend was also perfect for hiking, with many making the most of the sunny day on Sunday by summitting Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko.

Kids loved the Alpine Bobsled and Bungee Trampolines, and the village came alive with movie screenings of Long Live Chainsaw, live entertainment and plenty of dining and drinking options. The side of Thredbo River was packed with families, locals and tourists who lapped up the sun, enjoying the feeling of being outdoors in the open alpine air.

Thredbo MTB Park is open until 25 April 2022. For more information on all the activities and events offered this summer, head to Thredbo.com.au.

Thredbo is within a 3-hour drive from Canberra and a 6-hour drive from Sydney.

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Posted on Tuesday, 23 Nov, 2021

Australian MTB Interschools Set to Take Over Thredbo

Thredbo Resort is inviting students and schools from all over the country to register for the 2022 Australian MTB Interschools.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 23 November 2021 –

  • Australian Mountain Biking Interschools is a national five-day mountain bike event bringing students and schools to Thredbo from all over the country.
  • The event held between 23 March and 27 March 2022 aims to promote participation and evoke interest in competitive biking in the younger generation.
  • Students can compete in a variety of disciplines including Cross Country, Downhill, Flow, Pump Track and All-Mountain.

As mountain biking booms in Australia, Thredbo is doing its part to encourage the younger generation to experience the downhill thrill of mountain biking by holding the 22nd Australian Mountain Biking Interschools.

MTB Interschools gives students the chance to challenge their friends in various mountain biking events in a competitive, educational and supportive environment.

Hundreds of students from a range of schools are set to descend on Thredbo between Wednesday 23 March and Sunday 27 March 2022. Five disciplines of mountain biking will be held over the five days including Cross Country, Downhill, Flow, Pump Track & All-Mountain.

MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle remembers competing in Australian MTB Interschools when he was in school and said the event has become bigger each year.

“It’s exciting to see a growing interest in mountain biking from the younger generation. MTB Interschools is a great way for students and schools to join together and share their passion for mountain biking over five days of action-packed events. It’s a time where kids can have a great time with their friends while participating in some healthy competition,” Mr Windshuttle said.

Individual students and schools can register now by clicking here. To find out more information, head to thredbo.com.au.

Thredbo is within a 3-hour drive from Canberra and a 6-hour drive from Sydney.

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Posted on Tuesday, 9 Nov, 2021

It’s Go Time for Thredbo Gravity Series!

The Thredbo Gravity Series returns this summer with mountain bikers competing in five huge rounds to win a tonne of cash and prizes.

THREDBO RESORT, NSW – 9 November 2021 –

  • The Thredbo Gravity Series is a mountain bike competition held over summer from December through to April which sees riders fight for series points on a creative mix of Thredbo’s gravity trails.
  • The series is open for amateur and professional riders with categories for all ages from U13 to Masters 50+ for male and female riders.
  • With multiple categories and an overall series winner there’s a tonne of cash and prizes up for grabs.
  • Snowgums Sprint is the first series event and kicks off on 12 December 2021.

The Thredbo Gravity Series returns in 2021 with a format of five unique rounds that will test the skills and stamina of mountain bike competitors across a variety of terrain. The series is all about having fun with your mates but make no mistake — this is a competition with a stack of cash and prizes up for grabs. Riders will fight for series points across Thredbo’s main gravity trails with a pump track challenge added to the mix.

The series is open to amateurs and pros alike with categories for all ages from U13 through to Masters 50+ for men and women.

Round 1 on 12 December 2021 is the Snowgums Sprint and is known as the shortest yet toughest race of the series.

Round 2 on 16 January 2022 will see riders using their gravity skills for the Ricochet Rumble as they navigate the flowing berms of the popular Ricochet Trail. On the same day, Round 3 will find out who still has the legs with an afternoon pump track session as riders need to generate speed across rollers and banked turns without relying on pedalling. The fastest lap time will take top honours at the Pump Track Party.

The Supertrail Scramble on 6 March 2022 is Round Four and will consist of racers flying down a mix of the best and most manageable sections of both the Cannonball Downhill and Kosciuszko Flow.

The final round is the Chainless Champs on 24 April where competitors remove their chain before pumping and holding speed down a 400m vertical race course from the start of Centre Link to the Valley Terminal base station.

The rider with the most points across all rounds in each category will be crowned the Gravity Series champ! Individual event entry costs $45 while all-event entry costs $199. Pre-registration is required. Competitor passes don’t include lift passes.

Click here for full event details and to register. For more information please visit thredbo.com.au.

Thredbo is within a 3-hour drive from Canberra and a 6-hour drive from Sydney.

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Posted on Tuesday, 2 Nov, 2021

Game on for Australia’s Biggest MTB Festival, Cannonball in 2022!

Australia’s biggest, richest and most prestigious gravity mountain bike event will return in 2022 with a $100k prize pool up for grabs.

  • Cannonball MTB Festival Presented by Boost Mobile is Australia’s biggest mountain bike event and will return 8 – 12 February 2022.
  • World Champions, rising stars and amateurs of all ages will have their chance to be crowned the Boost Mobile King or Queen of Cannonball, plus the chance to share a massive $100,000 in cash and prizes.
  • The event consists of five huge events: Oakley Australian Open Downhill, Fox Flow Motion Cup, Deity Whip Wars, ROCKSHOX Pump Track Challenge and Osprey All-Mountain Assault.
  • Cannonball MTB Festival Presented by Boost Mobile will feature an awesome line-up of entertainment, DJ’s and live gigs with a huge party on Saturday to send the festival off in style.

Australia’s biggest and richest gravity inspired mountain bike festival will return to Thredbo in 2022. Cannonball MTB Festival sets the standard for mountain bike competition and for its 8th appearance will feature a huge line-up of events and non-stop entertainment all week long.

The festival boasts five huge gravity inspired mountain bike events giving riders their chance to take home a share of the massive $100K+ in cash and prizes. Competitors can also fight for the greatest honour of the week – to be the best of the best across all events and crowned the Boost Mobile King or Queen of Cannonball.

New for 2022 there will be updated schedule changes including the prestigious Oakley Australian Open Downhill taking place on Saturday afternoon followed by the finale event, the crowd favourite Deity Whip Wars. There are 20 categories in each event ranging from groms in under 13’s to the most experienced over 50’s, meaning the Cannonball MTB Festival caters to all and is a great introduction to mountain bike competitions right through to through to the biggest name pro’s.

The action doesn’t limit itself to the race tracks with the famous Thredbo nightlife kicking into gear with an impressive line-up of entertainment all weekend thanks to Australia’s best artists playing until late including a massive party and live music taking centre stage on Saturday night.

After missing out on holding the festival last year, MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said he is excited for the 8th Cannonball event to be bigger and better than ever before.

“After not being able to hold the festival last year, riders and fans have never been so keen to get to Thredbo and join the biggest mountain bike festival in Australia. For 2022 we have enhanced the schedule to ensure a more structured event to cater for the 1000+ riders expected to descend on Thredbo. Cannonball has and always will be for the riders and with the biggest names in the sport now confirmed to be attending it is set to be a massive week,” Mr Windshuttle said.

Australian National Downhill Champion and Thredbo Local, Sian A’Hern has been crowned Queen of Cannonball three times and said she is excited to come back to Thredbo and defend her crown, aiming for four in a row.

“I am thrilled that the Thredbo Cannonball MTB Festival has made its return in 2022. With growing numbers of people riding throughout Australia and because of all the challenges of the past 12 to 18 months, this Cannonball Festival is going to be bigger and better than ever. I can’t wait to see what it has in store,” Ms A’Hern said.

World number four in Downhill MTB and five times Australian Open Downhill Winner, Troy Brosnan also shared his excitement in getting back to the mountain.

“I’m excited to get back to Cannonball MTB Festival with the ease of the chairlift and also back to racing! It feels like the first major race since Covid-19 hit and it will be a great time right before National Champs,” Mr Brosnan said.

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Oakley Australian Open Downhill | Saturday 12 February

The Oakley Australian Open Downhill will be raced on Thredbo’s famous Cannonball Downhill the old school way, meaning we will include the upper fast and furious fire road. Riders will then be thrown into a technical masterpiece comprising of rocky chutes, booters, slippery roots and high-speed straights with speeds not dissimilar to those found on your average World Cup course. This event also boasts the biggest pay day for any downhill race in Australia.

Fox Flow Motion Cup | Thursday 10 and Friday 11 February

The Fox Flow Motion Cup will see the Fox Flow Motion Cup go down on Thredbo’s famous 5km Kosciuszko Flow Trail. 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 Fox Flow Motion Cup is also a great introduction to gravity racing.

Deity Whip Wars | Saturday 12 February

The crowd pleasing and fan favourite Deity Whip Wars will again hit centre stage Saturday afternoon, with some of the greatest mountain bikers of all time sending it sideways on the super booter in the heart of the event village. This event is invite only and the best of the best will be receiving their invites in the mail. The biggest ‘moto style’ whip brought back will take the honours with bonus points going to riders that sent it past 90 degrees. A crowd-pleasing trick will also earn you some cold hard cash from the judges!

ROCKSHOX Pump Track Challenge | Friday 11 February

Get ready for the Rockshox Pump Track Challenge on Friday. See Thredbo’s Pump Track on the Village Green 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 course without a single pedal stroke. Riders will lay down a qualifying run on Friday morning, with the top riders going through to the night time final racing in a head 2 head dual format.

Osprey All-Mountain Assault | Wednesday 9 February

The Osprey All-Mountain Assault returns to 1800m above sea level from the top of the Gunbarrel Express Chairlift. The iron men and women of mountain biking will embark on a gruelling 7km undulating descent on a trail designed for a short travel mountain bike. The Osprey All-Mountain Assault course has everything a rounded rider could ask for, technical descents, natural obstacles, smaller jump options and pinch climbs to push even the most avid enduro purist.

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Thredbo is within a 3-hour drive from Canberra and a 6-hour drive from Sydney.

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Posted on Friday, 22 Oct, 2021

Thredbo In Summer…The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure

Summer is set to shine in the Snowy Mountains. Thredbo, Australia’s premier adventure destination offers everything from mountain biking to hiking on the roof of Australia.

  • Thredbo is the ultimate adventure summer destination boasting a stack of activities for everyone to enjoy.
  • New this summer, Thredbo will unveil an entry-level mountain bike trail designed for those new to gravity mountain biking called “Sidewinder”.
  • The Merritts Gondola will also be accessible to mountain bikers and scenic passengers on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and during school holiday periods, and the resort will be launching the Thredbo MTB School.
  • Thredbo has Australia’s premier mountain bike park offering the only lift-accessed trails in the country.
  • Thredbo is home to Australia’s most scenic hiking trails and is the gateway to the iconic Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest peak.
  • Thredbo’s events calendar is bigger than ever boasting a huge line up of events such as the iconic Cannonball Festival, Yoga and Wellness Retreats, Kids Adventure Festivals, an exciting new concert series featuring some of Australia’s best artists and more!

Summer is here and now more than ever people are excited to visit the outdoors. Thredbo is Australia’s premier adventure destination and is home to Australia’s only lift-accessed mountain bike park, some of the country’s best hikes, a HUGE calendar of events, live music and activities.

Ride Australia’s premier mountain bike park.

Thredbo Mountain Bike (MTB) Park is Australia’s premier biking destination with the only lift-accessed trails in the country. The park will open from 20 November 2021 to 25 April 2022, offering over 35km of bike trails for everyone from first-timers to pros.

The Thredbo MTB Park includes a series of downhill, flow and cross-country trails and has features such as berms, gaps, rock drops, technical single-track riding with plenty of variation and obstacles to navigate, plus a pump track and skills park for all ages.

For the first time since opening in 2020, Australia’s Only Alpine Gondola – Merritts Gondola – will be open to mountain bikers and foot passengers providing easy access to Merritts Mountain House and the lower half of the All-Mountain Trail.

Thredbo is excited to unveil their newest trail, “Sidewinder”, an entry-level gravity mountain bike trail perfect for those new to the sport. The beginner green 2.7km trail begins near the top of Merritts Gondola and links with either the home trail to Friday Flat or Valley Terminal.

MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said the trail is an excellent introduction to the mountain bike park but is also a lot of fun for all levels of riders.

“It’s really exciting to be able to offer options for all levels of gravity mountain bikers this summer. The trail is a machine-built flow trail that will take riders on a roller coaster-like experience, requiring little pedalling and braking. The trail features deep flowing berms, rolling terrain and some small features to test your skills,” said Mr Windshuttle.

Guests can purchase a one-day adult Mountain Bike ticket from $89. This summer, buy your lift passes seven or more days in advance online and save up to 15%.

The Thredbo MTB School will be offering 2-hour Learn to Ride lessons for those 7 years and over for just $49, and clinics for intermediates and advanced from $79.

Thredbo Retail and Rental offers an extensive range of the latest gravity focused enduro and downhill bikes from Norco, plus e-bikes, recreational mountain bikes and all the protective gear needed for a day up the hill.

Incredible hikes on the roof of Australia

Thredbo is home to some of Australia’s most scenic hiking trails with over 20 hikes throughout the Snowy Mountains offering views of glacial lakes, unique flora and fauna and mountains as far as the eye can see.

It’s also where people from all over come to tick off a unique bucket list item – to summit Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko. The 13-kilometre family-friendly journey gives people the chance to stand on the roof of Australia and take in some of the best views in the country.

Choose to explore the mountains yourself or join one of Thredbo’s Guided Hikes run by knowledgeable local guides who are focused on providing an educational, fun and informative experience.

There is a range of different guided hikes to join, including moderately paced family-oriented hikes like the Kosciuszko Summit Hike, to hikes that take you through the high, windswept regions way amongst the tallest peaks in the country; such as the Mt Townsend Hike.

There is no better way to get to know our high country, with its beautiful wild flowers, unique landscapes and stunning and rugged peaks, than to get amongst them with a knowledgeable guide leading the way.

Thredbo is excited to announce that in 2021 the resort achieved 10 years of ECO Certification with Ecotourism Australia. This means guests can get to know our high country with minimal impact on the environment.

The summer hiking season in Thredbo is open until 25 April 2022. Most of the alpine hiking trails start from the top of the resort which can be accessed via the Kosciuszko Express chairlift. Adult scenic passenger day passes start from $49.

A HUGE line-up of events, live music and activities

Apart from filling your schedule with a series of fun outdoor activities, a huge range of exciting music, adventure, action and family-friendly events are happening all summer long.

Cannonball Mountain Festival Presented by Boost Mobile

After a two-year hiatus, Australia’s biggest gravity inspired mountain bike festival, Cannonball, is back. The 5-day event kicking off on 8 February 2022 is renowned for setting the highest standard for mountain bike competitions in the country.

Catering for amateurs, rising stars and World Champions of all ages, the festival gives competitors the chance to take home a share of the massive $100k+ in cash & prizes, solidifying itself as the richest Australian mountain bike event in history.

Event entries will be announced soon on thredbo.com.au. Guests can book to stay in the heart of the action and save 20% off accommodation with Thredbo Alpine Hotel’s 5 for 4 Deal.

Thredbo Music Series

Australia’s highest music series, Thredbo Music Series, will feature three huge events over summer bringing back those long-missed afternoon music vibes up at Merritts Mountain House. The series will kick off with the British Punk band, The Delta Riggs, on 22 January 2022.

These events will be the perfect time to get out the picnic blanket, relish in the afternoon sunshine and enjoy the sounds of live music in the mountains. This is a free event for all guests with a valid lift pass.

Thredbo Gravity Series

Thredbo is also where the best of the best in the mountain biking world come to compete in the Thredbo Gravity Series. Six rounds of racing will see competitors fight for series points on a creative mix of Thredbo’s main gravity trails to earn the honour of being crowned that year’s winner. Registrations coming soon.

Thredbo Blues Festival

Get ready to shake, boogie, rock ‘n roll because the Thredbo Blues Festival is back for its 27th year, bursting with a huge line-up of live music. The festival held from 28 – 30 January 2022 will feature three full days of nonstop blues, good food, wine and awesome times.

Ray Beadle & The Hi Tones, Nathan Cavaleri, Lloyd Speigel, Fiona Boyes Band and Foreday Riders are just a handful of amazing artists on the packed line-up.

A limited number of early bird festival passes are now on sale, costing $159 per adult. Full priced festival passes will be $189 per adult. Full weekend passes also include free chairlift and Gondola access from noon on Friday to 4pm Sunday. For more information and to book head to thredbo.com.au.

Kids Summer Adventure Festival

Over the festive period kids will be spoilt in Thredbo with a stack of fun activities as part of the Kids Summer Adventure Festival. Families can enjoy treasure hunts, kids’ mountain bike races, arts and crafts, rock-climbing, face painting and lots more. The event is primarily free – find family-friendly accommodation and deals here.

And the fun doesn’t stop there!

Off the mountain there is a stack of different activities with something for everyone. Thredbo boasts a family-friendly 700m Alpine Bobsled track that twists and turns its way down the mountain whilst you control the speed with a brake on your sled.

If adrenaline is not your thing, Thredbo’s Yoga and Wellness Retreats offer a truly unique schedule of activities for all levels of yoga practice in the heart of Australia’s highest mountains.

Or maybe you’re keen on an active day without the thrill? Thredbo has a 9-hole golf course in the centre of the village, also doubling as Disc Golf Course.

Other activities include Alpine Bungee Trampolines, fly fishing in the Thredbo River, tennis courts, a skate park and the Thredbo Leisure Centre offering an Olympic-sized swimming pool and waterslide, the Mission Inflatable, sports hall, weights gym, bouldering wall and squash courts.

Whatever your summer activity looks like, Thredbo has you covered. Head to thredbo.com.au to plan your summer adventure today.

Thredbo is within a 3-hour drive from Canberra and a 6-hour drive from Sydney.

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Posted on Friday, 22 Oct, 2021

Thredbo Blues Festival Returns For 2022!

Get ready to shake, boogie, rock ‘n roll because the Thredbo Blues Festival is back for its 27th year bursting with three days of nonstop live music.

  • Thredbo Blues Festival is back for its 27th year.
  • The soulful tunes of blues will fill the air of Thredbo Village from 28 to 30 January 2022.

A massive line-up of talented blues artists will make their way to the Snowy Mountains to join the Thredbo Blues Festival between 28 – 30 January 2022. Three days of the best of the blues, good food, wine and awesome times is set to bring blues revellers and festival goers from near and far.

Blues lovers will love the intimate feel of the festival as fans can experience over 60 performances from more than 20 different acts up close and personal as they fill the bars, restaurants and spectacular outdoor venues in Thredbo Village.

Thredbo Blues Festival Organiser, Jen Wilson said she is excited to see the festival make a comeback after being cancelled last year due to restrictions.

“I cannot wait to hear some great live music filling the Valley again, centred in our beautiful Thredbo Village. Thredbo Blues Festival 2022 boasts an amazing line-up of exceptional blues artists, combined with a vibrant village atmosphere. We are all set to stage an unforgettable festival in January 2022,” Ms Wilson said.

This year’s celebration features a blues honour roll of artists. Ray Beadle & The Hi Tones will return by popular demand, along with Lloyd Speigel, Fiona Boyes Band and Foreday Riders.

Thredbo crowd favourites 19 Twenty will be back with their raging live performances, and the rocking Simon Kinny Lewis Band will be bringing back the ultimate blues vibes. Darren Jack Band, Steve Edmonds, Mitch Grainger, The Sun Bears, Rory Ellis, Nick Charles & Mick Pealing, Mike Elrington are just a handful of other amazing artists on the packed line up.

The festival is not just for the blues fans. Music lovers, festival-goers and families will all love the vibe of the village over this weekend as they are spoilt choice with the range of different outdoor activities on offer.

As a welcome treat, Australia’s highest restaurant, Eagles Nest is hosting a “Blues Lunch” where guests can enjoy two delightful courses with a drink on arrival. There is a range of accommodation on offer with everything from budget stays to 5-star lodges, all of which can be packaged with festival passes.

Tickets are now SOLD OUT. Children under 14 years can attend for free. Full weekend passes also include free chairlift and Gondola access from noon on Friday to 4pm Sunday.

For more information and to book passes now click here.

Thredbo is within a 3-hour drive from Canberra and a 6-hour drive from Sydney.

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Posted on Thursday, 14 Oct, 2021

Thredbo’s Yoga and Wellness Retreats are back!

Experience bliss on the roof of Australia by joining one of Thredbo Resort’s Yoga and Wellness Retreats in 2022.

  • Thredbo Resort’s Yoga & Wellness Retreats are back for 2022.
  • The three-day retreats offer Australia’s highest yoga classes, mountain-top meditation and alpine cold-water immersion therapy to refresh and recharge guests.
  • This year has seen strong demand for Wellness Retreats in the mountains as guests look to escape into nature and wide-open spaces.

Thredbo Resort’s Yoga & Wellness Retreats are back this summer offering guests the perfect relaxing summer escape. Over three days, guests can enjoy a truly unique schedule of activities for all levels of yoga practice in the heart of Australia’s highest mountains.

With accommodation right the heart of the charming Thredbo Village, the retreat includes mountain top sunrise yoga, guided hikes on the rooftop of Australia, cold water immersion in pristine rock pools, meditation and relaxation sessions, healthy meals and more.

The all-inclusive retreats are run by Jane Corben from Jindabyne Yoga Shala who has 40 years of yoga practice and is highly regarded within the yoga world. She said now more than ever people are looking to recharge and reconnect with nature.

“Everyone is keen to escape the busy city life this summer and come here to breathe in that beautiful fresh mountain air. After every retreat, you can really see the difference it makes to guests with everyone walking away feeling refreshed and re-energised,” Ms Corben said.

“On the retreat we will explore Shakti – Shakti is the pulsation of life that makes everything thrive and the mountains are the perfect environment for this. We will hike mountains and then find the balance of stillness, we will nudge our edges, then nourish ourselves, all in a stunning immersion with nature.”

Thredbo is offering three Yoga and Wellness Retreats in 2022 with limited spots available. Retreats will be held 18 – 20 February 2022, 4 – 6 March 2022 and 11 – 13 March 2022.

Each retreat includes three nights of accommodation, a scenic lift pass, activities and an all-inclusive meal plan prepared by Thredbo’s executive chef to ensure guests are fully nourished from the inside out. The program also includes lunch at Australia’s highest restaurant, Eagle’s Nest.

A single stay all-inclusive accommodation package costs $1499 per person. Twin-share accommodation packages are available.

All events are run in accordance with Thredbo’s Covid-19 Safe Operating Plan that has been developed under the advice of the NSW Government.

Thredbo is within a 3-hour drive from Canberra and a 6-hour drive from Sydney.

To find out more about Thredbo Yoga & Wellness retreats, head to thredbo.com.au.

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Posted on Thursday, 7 Oct, 2021

Thredbo Gears Up For Biggest Summer Yet!

Mountain biking, hiking, wellness retreats and so much more… this year Thredbo Resort is ramping up for one of the biggest summers it’s ever seen.

  • Thredbo Mountain Bike Park will open 20 November 2021 and run until 25 April 2022.
  • Thredbo will unveil a new entry-level mountain bike trail designed for those new to gravity mountain biking called “Sidewinder”.
  • New for this summer, Merritts Gondola will be accessible to mountain bikers and scenic passengers on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and during school holiday periods.
  • Thredbo will launch the Thredbo MTB School offering a wider range of programs for all riders all run by certified mountain bike instructors.

Thredbo is Australia’s premier year-round adventure destination, and this summer the resort will be alive with all things outdoors including mountain biking, hiking and a huge range of events for all.

Summer in Thredbo has gone from strength to strength every season as it boasts some of Australia’s most scenic hiking trails, longest mountain biking trails, fishing, family activities and a series of iconic music and cultural events.

Thredbo’s General Manager, Stuart Diver said he was excited to welcome guests back to Australia’s alpine summer playground.

“We are so excited to launch into the 2021-22 Summer. We are seeing considerable interest from people wanting to get out of the cities and head to the mountains. Thredbo offers something for everyone; hikes to the top of the iconic Mount Kosciuszko, over 35km of mountain bike trails for all abilities and a line up of events for everyone to enjoy,” Mr Diver said.

“The health and safety of our guests, employees, and community is always our highest priority so we will continue to operate under our COVID-19 Operating Plan that has been developed under the guidance of NSW Health. As an outdoor destination, we’re fortunate to be able to adapt our operations to ensure guests receive the best outdoor experience while also feeling safe.”

A New Beginners Mountain Bike Trail and Merritts Gondola

One of Thredbo’s hero summer activities is the Thredbo Mountain Bike (MTB) Park which features the country’s only lift accessed gravity trails. Guests can explore over 35km of bike trails including downhill, flow, cross-country, plus a pump track and skills park for all ages.

This year the resort is excited to unveil their newest trail, “Sidewinder”, an entry-level gravity MTB trail designed for those new to gravity mountain biking.

MTB Business Manager, Tim Windshuttle said the trail is a great introduction to bike park gravity trails and will be accessible via Gunbarrel Express or the Merritts Gondola.

“It’s really exciting to be able to offer options for all levels of gravity mountain bikers this summer. Sidewinder will provide a lot of fun for all levels of riders from beginners through to the more advanced. We’re also excited to launch our Thredbo MTB School which will offer a range of programs for all levels with our certified MTB instructors,” Mr Windshuttle said.

For the first time since opening in 2020, Australia’s Only Alpine Gondola – Merritts Gondola – will be open to mountain bikers and foot passengers providing easy access to Merritts Mountain House and the lower half of the All-Mountain Trail.

Guests will be able to purchase a one-day adult Mountain Bike ticket from $89, or for those looking to ride more than seven days, the Mountain Bike season pass for $549 will provide the best value for money.

The Thredbo MTB School will be offering 2-hour Learn to Ride lessons for those 13 years and over for just $49, and clinics for intermediates and advanced from $79.

Thredbo Retail and Rental offers an extensive range of the latest gravity focused enduro and downhill bikes from Norco, plus e-bikes, recreational mountain bikes, and all the protective gear needed for a day up the hill.

Hikes to the Best Views in Australia!

Thredbo is home to some of Australia’s most scenic hiking trails including the iconic Mt Kosciuszko where guests of all ages and abilities can hike to Australia’s highest peak.

Over 20 hikes throughout the Snowy Mountains are waiting for hikers of all abilities offering views of glacial lakes, unique flora and fauna and mountains as far as the eye can see. Choose to explore the mountains yourself, or join one of Thredbo’s Guided Hikes run experienced local guides who are focused on providing an educational, fun and informative experience.

Thredbo is also where people come to tick off a unique item on their bucket list – to summit Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko. The 13-kilometre family-friendly journey gives people the chance to stand on the roof of Australia and take in some of the best views in the country.

Most of the alpine hiking trails start from the top of the resort which can be accessed via the Kosciuszko Express chairlift. Adult scenic passenger day passes start from $49, giving you access to the Kosciuszko Express chairlift and the Merritts Gondola.

A HUGE calendar of events, live music, and activities

Both on and off mountain, Thredbo’s summer schedule is already filled with a range of events, including wellness retreats, family events, an exciting new concert series featuring some of Australia’s best artists and Australia’s biggest mountain bike event, the Cannonball Festival.

Thredbo in summer is also the ideal place to take relaxation to new heights by joining Thredbo’s yoga and wellness retreats run by highly renowned yoga teachers who guide participants through yoga and meditation sessions in the tranquil mountains.

Other activities for the whole family include a 9-hole golf course, a disc golf course, tennis courts, Alpine Bobsled, Springfree Trampolines, abseiling, Alpine Bungee Tramps and the Thredbo Leisure Centre which has a gym, pool, sports hall and squash court.

The beautiful Thredbo River winding right through the center of the village is home to some of the wildest trout in Australia – perfect for fly fishing enthusiasts. The water’s edge is the perfect place for families to have picnics and relax after a big day in the mountain.

Whatever your summer activity looks like, Thredbo has you covered. Head to thredbo.com.au to plan your summer adventure today.

Thredbo is within a 3-hour drive from Canberra and a 6-hour drive from Sydney.

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Posted on Thursday, 7 Oct, 2021

Short…But Oh So Sweet | Winter 21 Season Highlights!

With world-class snow conditions, a series of brand new on-mountain experiences, and an unbeatable vibe in the village… Thredbo’s short but sweet 2021 season already has us excited for next winter!

It was all go from the beginning thanks to Mother Nature delivering 60cm of fresh snow before opening weekend bringing in great early season conditions and anticipation for the winter ahead like never before.

Over the months that followed, consistent storms provided incredible conditions offering riders of all abilities powder days that will be forever etched into their memories.

Thredbo’s General Manager, Stuart Diver explained that even though we were in lockdown for a month of the season due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the resort was still able to offer guests an incredible winter experience.

“While Winter 2021 didn’t end exactly how we had hoped, during the time we were open, guests who were lucky enough to visit enjoyed incredible conditions with the highest snow depth measured at Spencer’s Creek in July in 21 years.

“It was also the first winter we rolled out a series of unique on-mountain experiences including Sunrise Sessions where guests enjoyed first tracks at first light, Merritts Mountain House dinners accessed by Merritts Gondola and Kareela Hutte snowcat dinners,” Mr Diver said.

The event schedule was packed all winter with everything from the July Kids Snow Festival to a range of exciting après events such as live music from a variety of acts and DJ sets on and off the mountain.

The Torah Bright Mini Shred kicked off the on-snow schedule attracting mini shredders who were keen to learn the tricks of the park from Torah and a star-studded line-up of professionals.

The first two events of Snow Series were a real hit with Rail Jam and Ridercross challenging the skills of the best in the business. The iconic Top to Bottom provided an adrenaline filled competition which had racers nervous and spectators on the edge of their seats.

The 7th annual Transfer Banked Slalom was massive with over 250 snowboarders showing up to the Wild West party. From pro’s to mini shredders, all riders held on the reins and didn’t let go sending it down the savage custom-built boardercross course to be crowned the winner of this iconic day.

It wasn’t all fun in resort as Backcountry Tours supported by The North Face took guests to new heights with experienced guides sharing some of the best off-piste riding out in untouched terrain.

Off the mountain, guests were overwhelmed with the choice of exceptional food and wine at the variety of restaurants, other fun activities including disc golf, a waterslide, squash courts and more, plus weekly fireworks and flare runs to entertain the whole family.

To many people’s surprise, skiers and snowboarders were treated with one last precious week of riding, and what a week it was! Over 30cm of fresh snow fell over the final week of September offering incredible spring riding – a great way to finish.

As the resort now dives headfirst into summer, ready to offer guests a range of summer outdoor activities including mountain biking, hiking, wellness retreats, Mr Diver said they’re already planning a bigger and better winter next year.

“While it was an unpredictable winter, Thredbo continued to keep the health and safety of our guests as our top priority while still delivering an excellent experience for the guests who could visit us.

“For those who were unable to visit us this winter, rest assured we are already busy planning for an even bigger and better winter 2022 and we cannot wait to welcome everyone back,” explained Mr Diver.

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Posted on Thursday, 19 Aug, 2021

Australia’s Most Iconic Downhill Race Crowns Its Winners

Adrenaline-filled racing, a sunrise breakfast and champagne showers, the Thredbo Top to Bottom has made a triumphant return.

  • The Thredbo Top to Bottom is in its 29th
  • 200 competitors in eight categories lined up at dawn to compete in one of Australia’s most iconic downhill races.
  • The 3.2-kilometre downhill course was hard and fast, with racers navigating, gates, straights and other competitors.
  • Slope-side restaurant Kareela Hutte played host to The Mumm Top to Bottom Champagne Breakfast.

As the sun began to rise over a rosé hued alpine, competitors lined up, boards and skis in hand, for a fast and furious race down the infamous Supertrail in Thredbo. The course was fresh and challenging while the competition was high with racers wanting a piece of the $25,000 worth of cash and prizes. The Top to Bottom saw a spectacular start to its 29th year.

The Thredbo Top to Bottom is a 3.2-kilometre downhill race where competitors make a 100-metre dash before strapping in for a fast-paced blast to the bottom, dropping 600 vertical metres navigating, gates, straights and other racers.

Speaking of the 2021 event, Thredbo General Manager Stuart Diver stated, “It is just the best day of the year. I went on a safety run, coming down at 6:30 AM when the light was just coming up, it was amazing. The course was incredible, they have done a great job. It’s super fast and super fun”.

200 competitors across eight categories boarded lifts at dawn with smiles and high energy. The exhilarating atmosphere continued well after the sun had risen, with racers and spectators alike sporting smiles into the morning. Following her race in the Open Women Ski event, Charlotte Murphy said, “It’s been a great day here in Thredbo for Top to Bottom. We missed a few seasons so we are so pumped to be back. Nice fast turns, great day, big run, smiles all round.” When asked about her second-place result, “I am so hyped… couldn’t be happier”.

In the Masters Women Ski, Gayle Pugh competed in her first ever Top to Bottom. Speaking of her experience she said, “I wanted to do it before I was 70… It was just the best race on the perfect day.” She made sure to mention she will be back to compete again on her 70th year.

For those that prefer to cheer from the sidelines, Kareela Hutte opened its slope-side doors for onlookers to enjoy The Mumm Top to Bottom Champagne Breakfast. For those that prefer to cheer from the sidelines, Kareela Hutte opened its slope-side doors for onlookers to enjoy The Mumm Top to Bottom Champagne Breakfast. Offering access to the mountain at 7am, guests cheered on competitors from the famous outdoor deck before taking sunrise pictures a plenty.

Down the mountain, spectators took to the ropes to congratulate competitors on the finish line. Charlotte Otley-Noe woke early to join one of the many early-risers, supporting several of her friends competing in the Open Women Snowboard. She said, “It’s Top to Bottom and it’s a time, the girls are on! I am here to watch the race and the ladies come down the mountain. It’s a lot of good vibes and it’s great to see the girls out there for snowboarding.”

Thanks to GoPro, Burton Snowboards, Rossignol and G.H. Mumm who helped bring this event to life. The Top to Bottom is set to remain a serious bucket list experience for years to come.

Leaderboard

  • Masters Women Ski            Anita Faeh
  • Masters Mens Ski                 Ashleigh Antflick
  • Veteran Men Ski                  James Kilmartin
  • Amateur Men Ski                 Harrison Phillips
  • Open Women Snowboard Georgia Baff
  • Open Men Snowboard        Nicholas Masjuk
  • Open Women Ski                 Zali Offord
  • Pro Mens Ski                        Charles Beaton

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Posted on Thursday, 19 Aug, 2021

Highest Snow Depth in 21 Years

The highest natural snow depth in 21 years has been recorded at Spencers Creek near Thredbo.

  • Snowy Hydro has reported a natural snow depth of 183.6cm at Spencers Creek near Thredbo as of 29 July 2021, the highest snow depth leading into August since 2000.
  • August is shaping up to be a great month for skiers and snowboarders with an additional 20cm falling on Thredbo over the past week.
  • Thredbo has several on-mountain competitions during August including two iconic events, Top to Bottom and Transfer Banked Slalom plus a calendar of live après entertainment
  • Thredbo has released last-minute accommodation and lift pass packages to those in ACT and regional NSW.

Snowy Hydro reported a natural snow depth of over 183.6cm at Spencers Creek near Thredbo Resort on 29 July 2021, the highest snow depth leading into August since 2000. August is shaping up to be a great month for skiers and snowboarders with an additional 20cm falling on the resort over the past week.

Snowy Hydro has been recording data over the last 110 years and undertakes snow depth readings during the snow season. They report weekly lake levels at Jindabyne, Eucumbene and Tantangara and snow depths at Spencers Creek, Deep Creek and Three Mile Dam.

Timing couldn’t be better with several ski and snowboard competitions at Thredbo ready to thrill those on and off the course. Alongside an extensive list of professional competitions on offer, Thredbo has some spectacular amateur competitions allowing anyone to try their hand at winning a piece of the season’s $90,000 worth of cash and prizes.

Thredbo Top to Bottom

Running for more than 25 years, this iconic Thredbo event is back for another year following a short hiatus in 2020. The prestigious Top to Bottom is a fast-paced, open downhill race for skiers and boarders. 2021 will see $25,000 in cash and prizes to be won.

As the sun rises, racers line up at the top of Thredbo’s Supertrail, ready to take on a 3.2-kilometre downhill with their skis and boards in hand. Racers begin with a 100-metre dash by foot before clicking or strapping in for a free-for-all race right to the bottom. Riders drop 600 vertical metres while navigating, gates, straights and other racers from the top to the bottom.

Champagne sounding more appealing than the competition? A VIP spectator experience is on offer where guests enjoy bubbles, sunrise views, a deluxe breakfast smorgasbord at the Mumm Top to Bottom Champagne Breakfast located at slope-side restaurant Kareela Hutte. The deck offers prime position for views of one of the most exhilarating corners in the race and radio updates keep spectators in on the action.

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Transfer Banked Slalom

Transfer Banked Slalom is the biggest community snowboard event in Australia, and is all about snowboarders riding wild on carefully crafted custom-built course by Thredbo Parks. The ‘tournament of turns’ event is a legendary staple and will be gracing Thredbo slopes for its seventh year.

Catering to snowboarders ranging from intermediate to advanced skill levels, there are eight rider categories over one jam-packed day. A completely open event, previous riders range from as young as 8-years-old to those above 55 years.

Friday, 13 August 2021

 

Alfresco Après 

Live entertainment is still kicking each weekend in Thredbo with new COVID-safe measures in place. Corona Sunsets take to Merritts Mountain House Deck spinning tunes onto the mountain-top slope-side patio while Alpine Après presented by Heineken bring the true mountain atmosphere with roaring firepits and live music at Alpine Bar on Friday and Saturday afternoons.

Looking for accommodation?

For those able to travel, there has never been a better time to jump on the opportunity for a last-minute ski trip. Thredbo is offering a series of accommodation packages to ACT and regional NSW including a Ski & Stay Package, offering up to 35% off hotel and lift passes, or a 3 for 2 Night Deal, offering a third night free on Thredbo apartments and cabins. Head to https://www.thredbo.com.au/passes-rentals/special-deals/ for all the information.

 

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Posted on Wednesday, 4 Aug, 2021

Thredbo Nominated for Best Ski Resort

It is time to vote for Thredbo as Australia’s Best Ski Resort in the 2021 World Ski Awards.

  • Thredbo Resort has been nominated for Australia’s Best Ski Resort at the World Ski Awards.
  • World Ski Awards is the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in ski tourism.
  • Thredbo has won the title for four consecutive years.
  • The 2021 winter season saw Thredbo launch a number of unique on-mountain experiences, improve the online and in-resort guest experience, support a stack of Australia’s best snow athletes and is Australia’s only resort to achieve Earthcheck Gold Certification.

Thredbo has been nominated for Australia’s best ski resort at the World Ski Awards. Launched in 2013, World Ski Awards aims to drive up standards within the ski industry by rewarding the organisations that are leaders in their field.

World Ski Awards was developed in reaction to overwhelming demand from the ski industry for a programme that was fair and transparent with a mission to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence. It is a global initiative that celebrates excellence in ski tourism and every year attracts votes from hundreds of thousands of travel professionals and skiers across the globe.

Thredbo has taken out the award for Best Ski Resort (Australia) for four consecutive years with last years’ award presented at a prestigious ceremony held at A-ROSA Kitzbuhel, Austria, overlooking the iconic Hahnenkamm.

Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver, said of the 2020 accolade, ‘’We’re proud to be Australia’s Best Ski Resort for four years running and to win this title in a challenging year makes it even more special. We’re grateful for the ongoing support of our community and the many visitors who choose to ski at Thredbo each year.’’

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

To take out the win, Thredbo impressed guests with its wide range of trails for all abilities, world-class ski school and family-friendly dedicated beginners’ area. Boasting the longest run in the country, skiers and snowboarders enjoyed carving turns down the iconic Supertrail as well as access to the highest lifted point in Australia at 2037 metres elevation. For the ultimate bucket list experience adventurers could even tour to the highest summit in the country Mt Kosciuszko on Thredbo’s Backcountry Tours.

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

New and improved for 2021, Thredbo has launched a number of unique on-mountain experiences, improved online and in-resort guest experiences, supported a stack of Australia’s best snow athletes and achieved Earthcheck Gold Certification leading the way in sustainably.

Improvements have been made to the in-resort guest experience with the introduction of MyThredbo Card Kiosks placed in Thredbo Village and in Jindabyne to allow for 24-7, contactless collection of lift pass cards.

Beyond world-class skiing and snowboarding, a series of new experiences were launched which made Thredbo truly one-of-a-kind this winter including Sunrise Sessions, Kareela Snowcat Dinners presented by G.H. Mumm and Merritts Mountain Haus Feast.

Alongside experiences, Thredbo is supporting a stack of Australia’s best snow athletes as they head toward the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics with a fleet of new ambassadors.

Thredbo was the first Australian snow resort to achieve Earthcheck Gold Certification by meeting rigorous environmental standards across ten key performance areas spanning greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, conservation and management, land use planning and management and waste management.

To vote for the 2021 World Ski awards, head to https://worldskiawards.com/award/australia-best-ski-resort/2021

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Posted on Thursday, 29 Jul, 2021

A Hike to the Top of Australia to Celebrate All Things Green

Thredbo celebrates all things sustainability with a week dedicated to mountain sustainability action and education.

  • Hike to Mt Kosciuszko was a highlight of Environment Week at Thredbo.
  • Thredbo offers dollar for dollar tree donations from 19 -25 July 2021.
  • Thredbo is the first Australian snow resort to achieve Gold EarthCheck certification.
  • 2021 saw a number of new sustainability initiatives for the resort.

It was a majestic, blue sky day in Thredbo with subzero temps and a fresh blanket of snow covering the Main Range. A group of locals, Thredbo staff and guests congregated in Thredbo Village to begin the trek to Australia’s highest mountain to generate awareness on a more sustainable future.

During the climb to the top, Alex Parsons, Head Guide of Thredbo’s Backcountry Team, took time to educate the group on the area, it’s indigenous heritage and describe areas of significance. As they made their way through breathtaking scenery, The Thredbo Environment team was there every step of the way to discuss the importance of creating environmentally forward practices, Thredbo sustainability initiatives and how we can all do out part.

As the group reached the summit, they were blessed with sunshine and sweeping views of Australia’s unique alpine region. A quick happy snap on the top of Australia before and a moment to enjoy the 360-degree panorama before the group strapped in for a few turns while they headed back to the resort.

Speaking of the day, group member Paul Hayden said “Fantastic! Couldn’t have asked for a better day. Seeing Mount Kosciuszko and the snow cornice coming off it was a highlight. I was surprised how much skinning [hiking on skis] is such a joy, you get into a rhythm and it’s just amazing. It’s a sensational day with informative guides. Thredbo should keep it up and continue to make people aware of the profile of our environment.

The full-day Hike to Mt Kosciuszko is a staple for Environment Week in Thredbo, held between 19 – 25 July 2021. The annual, week-long celebration of all things green aims to highlight sustainable practices, environmental awareness and community action in the Snowy Mountains.

Euan Diver, Environmental Services Manager at Thredbo said, “This week is dedicated to highlighting the initiatives that Thredbo undertake to ensure that we continue to pursue our goal of being the most environmentally sustainable Alpine Resort in Australia. We use our best endeavours to minimise our impact and where possible, actually improve the condition of some aspects of the environment and protect it for the future generations of Thredbo visitors.

A number of Thredbo’s 2021 sustainability partners joined in the conversation including Red Energy, Greenfleet, Keep It Cool and Protect Our Winters.

Tree For Tree

Thredbo has been matching donations, tree for tree, from 19 – 25 July 2021 for Environment Week. Since 2014, Thredbo has been committed to a forestry carbon offset program, enabling guests to purchase a tree for $4 when buying resort products.

Gold EarthCheck

2021 saw Thredbo awarded with Gold EarthCheck certification, a first for any Australian snow resort. EarthCheck is the world’s leading environmental certification and benchmarking program for the travel and tourism industry. The recognition makes Thredbo a leader of sustainable tourism destinations worldwide certified to the internationally recognised EarthCheck Destination Standard.

New Sustainability Initiatives at Thredbo

Thredbo’s focus on working towards a more sustainable future, is not a new one. Having invested and implemented several initiatives in the past including the resort’s move in 2019 to power all major resort operations by clean, renewable energy. 2021 saw a number of new initiatives hit the slopes from investment into new organics recycling, a plastic reduction plan and securing an entire SNOWsat fleet.

New Organics Recycling Machine
Thredbo doubled its capacity in food waste recycling by investing in a Closed Loop organics recycling machine. This year saw an increase in the number of restaurants, lodges and apartments in Thredbo taking part to reduce the volume of waste being sent to landfill instead, creating a usable compost product that puts nutrients back into the soil.

Thredbo Alpine Hotel Plastic Reduction Plan
A long-term sustainability plan, Thredbo is in phase two of the plan to remove all single use plastic products from the resort. Phase one saw the removal of front of house single use plastic items including replacing plastic straws with paper and the introduction of certified compostable and sustainable sugar cane pulp food packaging. Phase two will see plastic free alternatives for back of house products and the introduction of sustainable alternatives throughout Thredbo Resort.

SNOWsat snow depth technology
With a focus on snow grooming, Thredbo has invested in new SNOWsat technology to more accurately map snow depth across the resort creating more efficient, fuel and energy saving snow grooming and snow making.

 

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Posted on Wednesday, 14 Jul, 2021

Mini Shredders, Mini Halfpipe and Mega Stars at this Year’s Torah Bright Mini Shred

Fresh snow, a custom-built terrain park and an all-star line-up of coaches, the Torah Bright Mini Shred in Thredbo had pint-sized shredders smiling up a storm.

  • The sun was shining down on this year’s Torah Bright Mini Shred held on Sunday 11 June 2021
  • Alongside Torah Bright, the day featured a star-studded coach line up of some of Australia’s biggest snow athletes
  • Thredbo Parks took the set-up to the next level, building Australia’s only mini-halfpipe

The sun was shining down on this year’s Torah Bright Mini Shred held Sunday 11 June 2021 in Thredbo. The day was all about celebrating the snow community and connecting the next generation of under eighteen skiers and snowboarders with some of the industry’s best.

Held in a custom-built terrain park at the top of Australia’s only alpine gondola, kids took to the slopes to progress and develop new skills while, most importantly, having a tonne of fun and making life-long friends.

There was a good mix of skiers and boarders, boys and girls of all skill levels and an incredible line-up of Australian snow stars offering tips and tricks. Off the slopes, COVID-safe live music and cheering echoed over the mountain valley while the smell of a slope-side barbeque lured hungry shredders to a well-earned break. Australian-founded brand, Roxy, as well as home-grown Cooma-based Rhythm Snowsports handed out a tonne of giveaways and prizes while a huge signing session left kids decked out and beaming.

Speaking of the day, Torah Bright said “The Mini Shred is my favourite day of the year. It’s fun, it’s about making new friends to shred with and learn new things. Seeing the talent level of little Aussie shredders is amazing…and it’s incredible to have such a brilliant line-up of inspiring athletes and Olympians to share advice, tips and stoke with all the kids…”

Alongside Torah Bright, the star-studded coach line up included some of Australia’s biggest snow athletes from Tess Coady, Valentino Guseli, Ben Tudhope, Josie Baff, Abi Harrigan and local riders Jye Kearney, Joey Elliss, Arkie Elliss and many more.

Thredbo Parks took the set-up to the next level, building Australia’s only mini-halfpipe, a sweet jib and jump line, transitions and rollers. There were several line options to choose from, each with a step up in progression. Lilly Brauer, aged 9 was one of the young skiers to enjoy the day’s festivities. Speaking of the custom-built mini park she said, “The step up was really cool and I went on the halfpipe and it was really fun.”

Leaving wearing a huge smile and signatures from her favourite snow athletes, she was asked about the highlight of her day, “definitely meeting all the coaches, especially Ben [Tudhope] and Arkie [Elliss],” said Lilly Brauer.

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Posted on Wednesday, 14 Jul, 2021

A Party for the Century

Thredbo celebrates Frank Prihoda, Australia’s oldest living Olympian, with an intimate affair in the mountains.

  • Frank Prihoda celebrates his centennial with an intimate party in the heart of Thredbo village
  • Frank Prihoda receives the “Gratias Agit” Award from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
  • Frank Prihoda receives the Snow Australia Medal from Snow Australia
  • Decorated Australian artist, Zoe Young unveils painting ‘Gate of the Century’ in Frank Prihoda’s honour

A scene that could only reflect a man that has truly seen the highs, lows and challenges of an ever-changing world, guests arrived to Frank Prihoda’s 100th birthday party donning masks.

The fourth pandemic to grace the world during his lifetime, the celebration of Australia’s oldest living Olympian went ahead with party proceedings all adapted to meet current Covid-19 regulations.

There may not have been hugs and group photos, however the energy of the party was jubilant. Tables draped in European-style red and white check table clothes juxtaposed with decorative eucalypt centrepieces that occupied the large dining ballroom, mirroring Frank’s life lived over two unique countries. Lively guests including friends and family from the century who recounted stories and sipped champagne during a night filled with laughs, smiles – albeit covered – and endless stories being told by the seated attendees.

A testament to Frank’s many walks of life, guests comprised of dignitaries, family members, locals and snow-stars alike, all celebrating with a man who has made a profound impact on their lives and the lives of the mountain community in Australia and abroad.

Throughout the night, the room was addressed by speakers who have been pivotal in Frank’s last 100 years, bringing their memories to life. Filling the room with enthralling tales ranging from a daring escape from Czechoslovakia engrossed in a socialist revolution, to Olympic races surrounded by roaring spectators through to memories from individuals as they recounted the small moments of profound impact by those who crossed his path during the last 100 years.

Introduced to the stage by Master of Ceremonies two-time Winter Olympian and Thredbo local Jono Brauer, Thredbo General Manager Stuart Diver spoke of the immense contribution Frank has made to the fabric of the Thredbo community before handing over to dignitaries from the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Canberra.

Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Ondrej Bohac spoke of his relationship with Frank and his awe in the man who has experienced so much, before handing over to the Ambassador of the Czech Republic, His Excellency Mr Tomas Dub. Mr Dub presented Frank with the honorary “Gratias Agit” award. The Gratias Agit has been awarded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs since 1997 in appreciation of the promotion of the good name of the Czech Republic abroad by prominent persons developing activities in nongovernmental fields.

Director of Snow Australia representative, Winter Olympian and fellow Thredbo local, Mr Kim Clifford presented the Snow Australia Medal which recognises the achievements and careers of those past and retiring athletes who have represented Australia at the highest level of snow sport competition.

Guests sat back and took in the stories and heartfelt admiration spoken by other speakers including Frank’s nephew Michael Nekvapil, long-time neighbour and friend Michelle Reichinger and Thredbo local Gregg Quinn.

Decorated Australian artist, Zoe Young unveiled her newest portrait of Frank ‘Gate of the Century’ produced in his honour. Adorning the walls were Ms Young’s range of paintings of Frank throughout the years, each with their own distinct style and hue from black and white silhouettes to emotive detailed portrayals including one of Frank’s sister, Sasha.

When it was time for Frank Prihoda to make his address, the room was struck with admiration. Frank’s continuing lucidity, wit, charm and ability to engage and entertain at 100 years of age was a special moment, one that had a profound impact on every guest in the room.

As guests sipped Czech Pilsner Urquell provided by the Czech Embassy and enjoyed Australian alpine delicacies, they were invited to peruse Frank’s life-long memorabilia which was scattered throughout the room, taking in tangible glimpses from a century of a life well lived.

The spectacular of the night concluded with a special flare run by Thredbo Snow Sports instructors and one of the biggest and best fireworks displays in Thredbo’s history before coffee, cake and Franks’ favourite Czech desserts, rakvičky, rohlicky, babovky and ovocny kolac were served.

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Posted on Wednesday, 14 Jul, 2021

Australia’s Oldest Living Olympian Turns 100

Thredbo sat down with Frank Prihoda to see through the eyes of Australia’s oldest Olympian; a man who simply wants “you to keep your best turn for me.”

Frank Prihoda, Australia’s oldest living Olympian will reach his centennial on Thursday 8 July 2021. Celebrating with an intimate affair in the alpine town of Thredbo Resort, Frank reaches his 100th year as a man who has truly taken every opportunity life has to offer. Thredbo sat down with Frank to discuss his life and the changes of the last century.

The world has seen a lot since 2021, from The Great Depression, World War II and 9/11 to man landing on the moon, the invention of the mobile phone and Y2K. All the while, Frank Prihoda was there, watching events unfold, skis in hand.

1924 The first Winter Olympic Games
1929 The impact of the Great Depression reached Czechoslovakia

On Thursday 8 July 1921, as heavy rain fell on a humid day in the city of Prague in Czechoslovakia Frantisek (Frank) Prihoda was born. He joined older sister Sasha who later became a ski and Thredbo legend in her own right. Whose name is often recognised by those who frequent the slopes of Thredbo as they glide down the Sashas Schuss run.

Entering a world plagued by The Great Depression, Frank considered himself lucky. His father, a prosperous artificial flower manufacturer, often took the family on car trips into the countryside in his American Hudson. “Europe was in turmoil and I only came to realise it later in life… as a little child you do not grasp these things,” Frank explained.

As a teenager, Frank strapped on skis for the first time. To become his biggest life-long passion, skis were by Frank’s side at every major milestone during the decades of his life from his escape during a communist revolution to representing his new home country at the 1956 Winter Olympics.

1938 Munich Agreement hands Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany
1939 World War II begins

In 1936, only 12 years after the inception of the Winter Olympic Games, Frank began ski racing with the Czechoslovakian Ski Federation squad. “Just before the war…in 1937, I went for my first downhill race. All week it was sunny and of course, the day of the race a blizzard came and I wore glasses…I couldn’t see a thing, they got frozen. I had a mighty tumble and that was my first race.” It wasn’t all lost, however, as this race was where Frank met one of Thredbo’s founders, Tony Sponar. A man with whom he remained lifelong friends and who influenced his road to Thredbo.

In 1937, Frank was taken away from training and endless days on the slopes when tragedy struck. Following the sudden death of his father and subsequent death of his mother, out of necessity, Frank went on to run the family’s manufacturing business with his skis taking a backseat. “Really since the age of 19, I was head of the business. I was pretending,” he says in jest. His pretending paid off, with the success of the business continuing through World War II.

1945 The microwave was invented
1948 After the passage of the Ninth-of-May Constitution Czechoslovakia became a People’s Republic

Following the war, political changes began to occur in the country, and it was during this time Frank believed his business success would be negatively impacted by the country’s move into a People’s Republic. “I was a manufacturer and an employer and, my father was an employer. We were deemed to be bourgeois. Bourgeois is the enemy of people like the working class….as such, I saw I had no future [in the country].

He, alongside his brother-in-law, Karel Nekvapil decided to make their escape on skis.

In January 1949, a friend drove to the south of the country, reaching a wide frozen lake bordering Austria. Strapping back in, Karel and Frank set out on cross-country skis “for an outing.” He recalls many armed guards in the area as they slid across the lake, explaining he eventually noticed a herd of deer which indicated a lack of militia and an opportunity to escape to the country beyond.

Arriving in Austria, his pathway to being recognised as a refugee was not an easy one, however, he and Karel were eventually able to join his sister Sasha Nekvapil and friend Tony Sponar in St Anton. Here they ran a ski tow powered by Frank’s jeep before making the move to a new life in Australia.

1955 Albert Einstein dies
1957 Thredbo opened

In 1950 Frank and his family boarded a ship to distant Australia, skis in tow. Speaking of the journey, Frank recalls “Well, I arrived in Melbourne on 9 March 1950. I boarded a ship in Genoa in Italy and sailed here. I knew there was snow in Australia so I brought my skis with me.” He went on to explain his initial shock that his new homeland still used horses as a primary means of transport well into the 1950s. “I noticed watering troughs, we rode a little further and there were a couple of horses and people were still riding…even until 1957.

On arrival to Australia, Frank began working in the manufacture of artificial flowers for the second time in his life before moving over to the furniture and textile trades. Never too far from his love of skiing, Frank took to the slopes during his second winter, making his way to Mt Buller and enjoying the social life of the Melbourne University Ski Club.

Frank quickly stood out on the slopes and within a few short years, he qualified for the 1956 Winter Olympics. Following his citizenship grant only a few months prior, Frank went on to represent Australia in Slalom and Giant Slalom events.

Travelling to Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, he recalls “I went to the Olympics in 1956…I remember standing on the Olympic run and the full experience was overwhelming because none of us [in the Australian team] were used to the atmosphere of big races.” In true Frank fashion, he decided to take the opportunity to go beyond competing and made the decision to travel for six months, “I said I am going away. I am going to make it a proper trip…I flew around the world,” he explained.

1961 First man makes it into space
1962 Australia enters Vietnam War
1969 Man lands on the moon
1973 Mobile phone invented

In 1958 Frank became Chairman of the Race Committee of the Victorian Ski Association before moving to Thredbo to join his family in 1974. Frank’s sister and brother-in-law had opened the second lodge ever built in Thredbo, Sasha’s Lodge, which still stands stoically today under the name Black Bear Inn.

To me, Thredbo is very special in as much as I knew about it before it was born. I was good friends with Tony Sponar and I knew he had this dream or desire to found a ski resort.

A few years later, Frank was invited to open a gift shop in the small alpine village where he sold gifts to those visiting the snowy region for the next twenty-seven years. “In December 1974, I owned Frank’s Shop…which I closed when I turned 80 in 2001. 27 years is a good innings.”

1983 Internet was invented
1997 Thredbo landslide
1998 Google was founded
2000 Y2K

In 2000, Frank took pride of place carrying the Olympic Torch in Thredbo, lighting the cauldron on the Village Green. More recently, Frank became a foundation member of the Thredbo Historical Society. Speaking of the place that has now become part of his spirit he says, “Being where you like to be, you become involved and attached to a place you live and work and gradually it becomes part of you.

2001 9/11
2009 Global Recession and the Collapse of Wall Street

Frank’s love for skiing has never dwindled. He spent 46 years skiing Thredbo’s long slopes and often speaks of his love for the mountains, the views, the freedom and the feeling of being a tiny speck in the vastness of nature.

In his 89th year, Frank hung up his skis.

Although no longer enjoying the slopes himself, Frank still has the passion of a man ready to strap on his boots. He can be found with a listening ear, ready to hear about others’ days on the mountain, he says “I, unfortunately, gave up skiing so, I say, tell me about your experience. Bad weather, good weather, snow, soft snow, hard snow, sticky snow… [those who appreciate it] are real mountain people. Go and tell me how it is now and…keep your best turn for me.

2020 Frank was honoured in Thredbo with a ski run named Frank’s Face

In 2020, a ski run was named after Frank to honour the man who continues to make such a profound impact on the community of Thredbo. Joining those who were there for his life journey with him, his run sits alongside Sponars T-Bar, Sashas Schuss and Karels T-Bar.

Having the Frank’s Face trail located between Karels T-Bar and Sashas Schuss gives me great pleasure and feels like family,” said Frank.

Currently still living in Thredbo, locals often see Frank driving his white Subaru around the village. His advice following 100 years of enriching life experiences?

Adventures. Don’t be afraid to take risky situations, go through them and try and do it for yourself. If you sit on your back and don’t do these things you will short change yourself and miss out on life experiences.

 

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Posted on Friday, 25 Jun, 2021

Winter School Holidays Never Looked Snow Good!

The Thredbo July Kids Snow Festival is back with a stack of activities and entertainment planned for the 2021 winter holidays.

Thredbo has released its line-up for the July Kids Snow Festival and it is jam-packed with fun for the whole family. From a mountain of terrain to explore, a huge line up of free activities and plenty of après for mum and dad, there is a reason Thredbo has been voted Best Ski Resort for Families at the Best Family Ski Resort Awards from Ski & Snowboard with Kids for three consecutive years; there is truly something for every member of the family.

Torah Bright Mini Shred

The crowd favourite Torah Bright Mini Shred event at Thredbo is back for the 2021 season. This annual event will be held on Sunday 11 July 2021.

Junior intermediate skiers and snowboarders can spend the day riding with some of Australia’s biggest snow stars. Torah Bright will be joined by Thredbo Ambassadors Jarryd Hughes, Tess Coady, Valentino Guseli, Ben Tudhope, Josie Baff, Abi Harrigan and local legends, Joey Ellis, Arkie Ellis and Jye Kearney.

These big names will be on hand to coach the new generation of shredders through a purpose-built, dedicated mini terrain park giving under eighteens the chance to ride with their friends, pick up tips from the industry’s best and progress in a super fun environment.

Speaking of the event Torah states “The mini shred is all about having the best day ever! Making new friends, learning new things, and building belief in ones self! Our line up of local legends and Olympians are amazing at sharing their skills and inspiring the next generation of skiers and snowboarders.”

Off the slopes, there is still a stack of activities to keep the kids entertained. A sausage sizzle will keep little and big bellies filled while a DJ will have music echoing across the mountain. Roxy is back with a tonne of giveaways and prizes which is expecting to see smiles for miles. The event wraps up with a huge signing session with all the pros.

Alongside the Torah Bright Mini Shred, is a two-week long list of events with everything from free Kids Pizza Movie Nights, Alpine Bungee, Giant Games and Family Fun Nights.

Thursday Family Fun Nights

Thredboland Animals are out to play on Thursdays! Family Fun Nights provide guests with an afternoon of music, dancing, games and prizes; not complete without a vibrant parade of Thredboland animals. During the evening, families can enjoy a glittering firework display while kids can ski and snowboard down Friday Flat after the sun goes down holding twinkling LED flares for the iconic Thredbo Kids Flare Run, gracing the Thredbo slopes for more than 30 years.

Held Thursdays 24 June – 8 July 2021 at Friday Flat.

Friday Flat S’mores

Guests can roast gooey smore’s at the Friday Flat fire pits. This North American mountain treat has been given a twist with Lindt Chocolate providing a spin on the classic marshmallow, cookie and chocolate winter delicacy. It’s the sweetest way to end a day of family turns at Australia’s Best Ski Resort.

Held daily during the holidays from 3:00PM to 5:00PM at the Thredbo Friday Flat fire pits.

Kids Pizza Movie Night

Supervised by professional Thredbo staff, the Kids Pizza Movie Night is an evening all about the littlies. Kids aged 4 – 13 years can enjoy dinner and a movie following a day on the slopes. Held below the cosy Lounge Bar, it’s the ideal place to drop the kids before the grown-ups head upstairs for a quick après.

Held Mondays and Wednesdays 28 June – 7 July 2021 at the Lounge Bar and Townsend Room in the Thredbo Alpine Hotel. Registration required.

Alpine Bungee

Take a break from the slopes and let the family soar! New for 2021, Alpine Bungee in Thredbo has guests bouncing, spinning and flipping in Australia’s premier year-round adventure destination.

Alpine Bungee will be available daily from 11:00AM to 6:00PM under the Merritts Gondola Base Station. $15.00 per 10 min bungee.

Giant Games

Bringing games to the mountains in a big way. Thredbo has placed giant family-classics including Connect Four, Jenga and Noughts & Crosses outside at the base of Friday Flat. It is sure to have guests laughing over some spirited family competition in the alpine air.

10:00AM to 4:00PM from 25 June to 11 July 2021. Outside Friday Flat Bistro.

Thredbo Family Guide

The family entertainment doesn’t stop when the holidays finish either. Whether you’re a family of first-timers or dedicated snow enthusiasts, Thredbo Resort boasts a huge amount of snow terrain for all ages and abilities, a range of expert-led lessons and programs to help families to get their snow feet, plus Australia’s biggest and best winter events calendar.

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Posted on Tuesday, 22 Jun, 2021

Going for Gold!

Thredbo reveal their 2021 winter season ambassadors with many of the star-studded snow athletes looking for gold.

  • Thredbo will see a stack of the country’s best snow athletes flock to Australia’s Best Ski Resort this winter ahead of next year’s Beijing 2022 Winter Games.
  • New names join a long line of ambassadors including three-time Winter Olympian and legendary snowboarder Torah Bright.

Thredbo is supporting a stack of Australia’s best snow athletes with a fleet of new ambassadors flocking to Australia’s Best Ski Resort during the upcoming winter snow season.

Joining a long line of ambassadors including three-time Winter Olympian Torah Bright, is 16-year-old Valentino Guseli who is best known for recently breaking the World Record for the highest halfpipe air. Alongside Guseli will be slopestyle boarder Tess Coady and snowboard cross champs including 2018 silver Olympic medallist Jarryd Hughes, 2020 gold medallist (Youth Olympics) Josie Baff and Paralympian Ben Tudhope, while Abi Harrigan adds a skier to the star-studded ambassador mix.

Torah Bright
Torah Bright is a long-time Thredbo ambassador and can regularly be seen around the village. Olympic gold and silver medallist and three-time Winter Olympian, Torah competed in Women’s Halfpipe, slopestyle and snowboard cross at Sochi 2014, Vancouver 2010 and Torino 2006 and is a household name in Australian snowboarding.

Jarryd Hughes
Competing in PyeongChang 2018 and Sochi 2014, Jarryd Hughes is best known for the historic event where the then 22-year-old claimed a silver medal in a hotly contested men’s snowboard cross. Hughes has ranked number two in the world on the FIS World Cup Rankings after making his first mark on the international snowboard cross circuit in 2012.

Tess Coady
Tess Coady is back with a bang following an injury at PyeongChang 2018. The 2017 World Junior Champion and Australia’s first-ever World Cup slopestyle gold medallist at Seiser Alm, Italy recently took out a bronze medal at the World Championships. Tess joins snowboarding legend Torah Bright as the only Australian snowboarder to win a World Championship medal in slopestyle.

Valentino Guseli
Named a teenage snowboarding prodigy at 11-years-old, Valentino Guseli became the youngest person ever to perform a double backflip. Recently the 16-year old broke the World Record for the highest halfpipe air which had been held by snowboard legend Shaun White 11 years.

Ben Tudhope
Australia’s youngest ever Winter Paralympian, Ben Tudhope is already a Paralympic veteran at the age of 21. Placed third in the men’s snowboard cross adaptive event at the 2016 Winter X Games in Colorado, USA, Ben has since competed at Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018 and proudly carried the Australian flag at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony.

Josie Baff
In her entire career so far, Josie Baff has only been out of the top five once. The 16-year-old snowboard cross superstar has competed in a total of eight FIS races in her career, two of which were junior races where she won both and has podiumed at three of the six senior races.

Abi Harrigan
A true all-rounder and Snowy Mountains local, Abi Harrigan started skiing at the age of two. The now 19-year-old placed 3rd at the slopestyle competition and 4th in the Big Air at the 2019 Australian New Zealand Cup and competed in her first World Cup Halfpipe competition in 2019 where she placed 18th.

Alongside the long list of ambassadors is the Thredbo Local Ambassador team of three who provide perspective on life growing up in Australia’s premier mountain destination.

Brother and sister duo Joey and Arkie Ellis grew up in Thredbo’s unique alpine village. When the roads were snowed in, they swapped school days with riding days setting the scene for a long-term love for the mountains. They will be seen riding Australia’s Best Ski Resort alongside Thredbo’s long list of ambassadors and their sights firmly set on making their mark on the international scene in years to come.

Growing up in Thredbo, Jye Kearney was already riding for Burton and landing magazine covers by age 13. In 2016 he was one of the only southern hemisphere snowboarders to make a debut in an internationally recognised snowboard film with Method Magazine.

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Posted on Tuesday, 22 Jun, 2021

Push Boundaries with Thredbo Backcountry Tours Supported by The North Face

Venture beyond the resort boundaries and explore unique Australian alpine terrain for a one of a kind snow experience.

 

  • Thredbo Backcountry Adventures are back for the upcoming winter snow season.
  • Bookings are now open for Thredbo Backcountry Tours Supported by The North Face, Snowshoe Tours and Thredbo Backcountry Access Passes.
  • The introductory to advanced tours will cater to a range of experience and abilities while teaching important backcountry safety skills in Australia’s unique Snowy Mountains terrain.
  • Sydney and Canberra snow enthusiasts can immerse themselves in pre-season backcountry excitement at The North Face Backcountry Information Nights.

Thredbo Backcountry Adventures Supported by The North Face have made a return for the winter 2021 season, giving guests an opportunity to explore Australia’s highly unique alpine terrain beyond resort boundaries.

Bookings are now open for Backcountry Adventure tours which cater to different levels of knowledge, experience and abilities and range from snowshoeing journeys into the Snowy Mountains winter wilderness to guided full-day alpine touring experiences to some of Australia’s highest peaks.

Accommodating between 2-5 people, the introductory to advanced tours will allow guests to become immersed in the raw natural beauty of the Kosciuszko Main Range, with its empty mountain faces, wildlife cameos and breathtaking solitary scenes.

Having gained extensive and verifiable experience in alpine touring here and abroad, Thredbo Backcountry Guides are keen to share their passion for the outdoors and environment with their guests. All guides hold Avalanche Safety Training (AST) and First Aid qualifications as a supplement to their detailed knowledge of the Thredbo backcountry.

 

Snowshoeing in the Backcountry
Running from Opening Weekend, the 3-hour snowshoeing adventure is for those looking for an alternative to riding the mountain. If guests can walk, they can snowshoe, and, snowshoe they will; through sweeping alpine vistas, granite tors and around twisted snow gums of the Australian Main Range.
Launching from 12 June 2021. Starting at $139.00 per person. Moderate fitness level required.

 

Thredbo Backcountry Tours Supported by The North Face set to launch 26 July 2021
A full-day guided tour through kilometres of untracked slopes and limitless space, Thredbo Backcountry Tours Supported by The North Face are for strong intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders looking to start the challenge of alpine touring or advance their skills in Australia’s undeniably unique backcountry.

Every guest is provided with a loan North Face backpack containing a beacon, probe and shovel. Snowshoes, splitboards and touring skis are available for rental at Thredbo Valley Terminal where Thredbo Rental staff can demonstrate how each touring specific equipment works.

Introduction to Backcountry Tour
Heading out to the Ramshead Range and Bogong Creek, first time backcountry enthusiasts will be introduced to specialist equipment and backcountry safety while learning skills required to negotiate simple backcountry terrain.
Starting at $199.00 per person including lift access used during the tour. Intermediate to advanced riders.

Beyond the Boundaries Tour
This tour will take intermediate to advanced backcountry riders to locations including Mount Kosciuszko, Bogong Creek, Ramshead Range and Deadhorse Gap. Focused on backcountry skills, safety and awareness, guests will experience an unforgettable day of riding some of the best and most unique terrain Australia has to offer.
Starting at $309.00 per person including lift access used during the tour. Intermediate to advanced riders.

Advanced Adventurer Tour
An advanced alpine touring adventure, this tour will take seasoned backcountry riders to areas including Leatherbarrel Creek, Twin Valleys and Etheridge Ridge to ride some of the best terrain Australia’s backcountry has to offer, summiting and riding some of Australia’s highest peaks.
Starting at $309 per person. Advanced riders only.

Backcountry Access Pass
Those who would rather head out independently but who still like a lift up the alpine, can purchase a Thredbo Backcountry Access Pass. This pass will give one use access of the Kosciuszko Express and will require guests to fill out an online Trip Intention Form with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service before heading out.
Available from 12 June 2021. $45 for 18 to 64 Years, $35 for 65 years and over and $10 for 17 Years and Under.

 

The North Face Backcountry Information Nights
Some pre-season pump up will be happening in Sydney and Canberra to celebrate the launch of Thredbo Backcountry Tours supported by The North Face.

The North Face Backcountry Information Nights will be held at 4 Pines Truck Bar in Brookvale, Sydney and Capital Brewing Co. in Canberra. The free, register-only events are aimed to get snow fanatics excited for Australia’s growing alpine touring scene.

Attendees can learn about backcountry basics and ask questions about Thredbo Backcountry Adventures, before hearing enthralling tales from Thredbo Ambassador Tess Coady and Australian mountaineer Tim Macartney-Snape.

Raffle tickets will be available to raise funds for Thredbo environmental partners, Keeping It Cool, whose initiatives are aimed at rehabilitating the Snowy Mountains through four areas; tree-planting, community building, supporting environmental initiatives and education.

The nights will be wrap up with a screening of snowboard film, FACETS, to get everyone excited for the season ahead.

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Posted on Thursday, 13 May, 2021

What’s New in Thredbo for 2021

From dawn to dusk, Thredbo brings unforgettable guest experiences to the mountains.

  • Thredbo has made significant enhancements to the online and in-resort guest experience.
  • Thredbo launch 24-7 ‘MyThredbo Card Kiosks’, allowing guests contactless collection of their lift pass cards in both Thredbo and Jindabyne.
  • Bookings are now open for Thredbo’s series of new, unforgettable on-mountain experiences that showcase why the resort is truly unique.
  • Thredbo unveils a flock of new ambassadors going for gold.
  • Thredbo is the only resort in New South Wales to have a full SNOWsat snow grooming fleet, and has added a new PistenBully 400 winch to its fleet of snow groomers.
  • Thredbo Terrain Parks and Thredbo’s favourite events make a come-back.

The Australian snow season is officially on its way with snow blanketing Thredbo Resort twice in the past month. Named Australia’s Best Snow Resort for the fourth year running, Thredbo is gearing up for what is set to be an incredible snow season.

So, what’s new and improved for 2021?

Improved online and in-resort guest experience

Improvements have been made to the online and in-resort guest experience with the introduction of MyThredbo Card Kiosks placed in Thredbo Village and in Jindabyne to allow for 24-7, contactless collection of lift pass cards. After pre-purchasing lift, lesson and rental products online, guests can simply scan their barcode from a printed receipt or mobile phone to collect their cards. MyThredbo Card Kiosks will be located in Jindabyne at Guest Services at Nuggets Crossing and in Thredbo at Friday Flat and Valley Terminal.

Adding to Thredbo’s infrastructure, guests who visit Thredbo will have additional car parking options with a new carpark expanding the resort’s car space capacity by 84 spots.

Bookings now open! New on-mountain experiences

Beyond world-class skiing and snowboarding, bookings are now open for a series of new experiences that will make Thredbo truly one-of-a-kind this winter.

Sunrise Sessions

On Tuesday mornings during peak season, guests can stand at Australia’s highest lifted point to see the sunrise before fuelling up for a day of riding at Eagles Nest, the country’s highest restaurant. Guests finish the morning with first tracks down Supertrail, Australia’s longest run.
July 27, August 3,10,17,24,31. $149 per person. Ages 16+.

Kareela Snowcat Dinners presented by G.H. Mumm

Dining is taken to new heights with this premium experience. Guests travel up the mountain via snowcat to enjoy a glass of Mumm champagne while they watch the stars and village lights twinkle to life on Kareela deck. Moving inside Kareela Hutte, guests can get cosy in the European-style hut while enjoying a four-course meal with Mumm Champagne and premium wines.
Select Wednesday evenings. $219 per person including a four-course dinner and three-hour premium beverage package. Ages 18+.

Merritts Mountain Haus Feast + Snowcat Experience

On select Saturday nights guests can ride up the mountain in Australia’s only alpine gondola to Merritts Mountain House where they will be greeted with a feast of Bavarian-inspired dishes. This is a family-friendly opportunity to enjoy a Saturday night like no other. The ride down is an unforgettable one with views of the Thredbo Village lights below.
$119 per adult and from $59 per child. All ages.

Or choose to step the night up another notch and add on a Snowcat Tour ahead of the dinner to watch the iconic Thredbo Flare Run and Fireworks Show from Kareela Deck.
$249 per person. Ages 18+.

As well as the new experiences, Thredbo is offering a stacked line-up of events that will keep guests of all ages entertained, both on and off the mountain. Click here to view the full list of events.

New Ambassadors Go for Gold!

Thredbo is supporting a stack of Australia’s best snow athletes as they head toward the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics with a fleet of new ambassadors flocking to Thredbo as they prepare for next year’s games.

Joining a long line of ambassadors including three-time Winter Olympian Torah Bright, is 16-year old Valentino Guseli who is best known for recently breaking the World Record for the highest halfpipe air. Alongside Guseli will be Slopestyle boarder 2020 gold medallist (Youth Olympics) Josie Baff and 21-year old Paralympic veteran Ben Tudhope while Abi Harrigan adds a skier to the star-studded ambassador mix.

How about the après?

From as early as Opening Weekend onwards (regardless of snow conditions) guests can jump onto the Merritts Gondola, Australia’s only alpine gondola and head to Merritts Mountain House Deck for a line-up of season-long entertainment. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons, Corona Sunsets will be delivering tunes and good times on the Merritts Deck.

Thredbo’s Alpine Bar will be bringing back everything après as live music returns. At “Alpine Après, presented by Heineken,” tunes, firepits and good times will be in plentiful supply on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights throughout the season.

Moving beyond après and into the evening, Thredbo’s best kept secret, Segreto has been re-imagined. Now a late-night supper club, patrons can expect speak-easy vibes into the late hours of the evening. The menu has been carefully crafted with twilight grazing in mind; think delectable deli selections and antipasto platters accompanied by rich reds, delicate whites and hand-crafted cocktails.

What about the slopes?

Further expanding Thredbo’s already modernised fleet of snow grooming machines, 2021 has Thredbo set to be the only resort in New South Wales to have a full SNOWsat fleet on mountain.

Bringing satellite and real-time digital analysis to snowmaking and grooming, the state-of-the-art SNOWsat technology will provide instantaneous and accurate snow depth information to ensure the trails are in tip top condition for riding.

A brand new PistenBully 400 winch is also joining the crew to groom those extra steep runs and jumps.

Thredbo’s snowmaking system has undergone a series of upgrades during the summer period, with the snowmaking guns ready to fire up across the resort as soon as conditions allow.

In exciting news for terrain park lovers, Thredbo Terrain Parks will be back with Antons and Cruiser parks making a comeback while a beginner pop-up park will have new shredders carving up entry-level features.

Previous Cardrona Shaper, James Byrne has made his way to Thredbo to flex his expertise for the 2021 season. Speaking of what’s to come he said “I’m really excited to be part of the Thredbo team. We have some really interesting and unique projects in the works for winter and I can’t wait to get amongst it – stay tuned.”

What’s new on the Environmental front?

This year, Thredbo was the first Australian snow resort to achieve EarthCheck Gold Certification by meeting rigorous environmental standards across ten key performance areas spanning greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, conservation and management, land use planning and management and waste management. EarthCheck is the world’s leading environmental certification and benchmarking program for the travel and tourism industry.

Speaking of the achievement, Euan Diver, Thredbo Environmental Manager said, “This award represents five years of continuous certification and the commitment of the entire Thredbo team to our sustainability journey. This accolade recognises us as a leader among a unique worldwide group of sustainable tourism destinations that are certified to the internationally recognised EarthCheck Destination Standard.”

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Posted on Thursday, 6 May, 2021

2021 MyThredbo Card Art Series Competition Winner Announced, and 24-7 MyThredbo Card Kiosks Introduced!

Jindabyne Central School student Marley Jacobsen, couldn’t bell-ieve the announcement! 

  • Jindabyne Central School Student Marley Jacobsen wins the 2021 MyThredbo Card Art Series Competition.
  • Her artwork depicts the ‘2037’ Thredbo Community Bell surrounded by a brilliant orange sunrise.
  • The MyThredbo Card Art Series Competition is in its second year and is part of the MyThredbo Card ‘Art Series’ that has run since 2016, celebrating the Snowy Mountains creative community.
  • MyThredbo Card Kiosks launch for Winter 2021, allowing guests contactless 24-7 MyThredbo Card collection in both Thredbo and Jindabyne.

Framed by a brilliant orange morning sky, the Thredbo Community Bell stands proudly atop Australia’s Highest Lifted Point at 2037m above sea level. This is the captivating scene which will greet Thredbo’s winter guests as they receive their 2021 MyThredbo Card.

Taking centre-stage on the resort RFID card pass, which guests use to access Thredbo’s lifts, the mini masterpiece wasn’t created by a big-name artist (yet) but rather 12-yr old Jindabyne Central School student Marley Jacobsen.

Celebrating the Community Perspective

In its second consecutive year, the MyThredbo Card Art Competition gives budding Snowy Mountains artists from Jindabyne Central School and Snowy Mountains Grammar School the chance to showcase their work, and, their special relationship with the mountains.

Open to local school children from Kindergarten to Year 6, the winning piece takes prime position on the MyThredbo Card and gives visitors to Thredbo a window into the local mountain experience.  This year, competition entrants were invited to portray their ‘favourite thing about Thredbo’ with artist Brad Spalding looking for creativity, originality and colour.

Marley Jacobsen speaks of the day that inspired her winning entry. “We went up for a walk to the bell at Thredbo in early Autumn last year and I thought the view was pretty cool,” Marley said.

Her artwork was created using oil pastels, pencil and sharpies during her afternoon art class noting it was her favourite subject because you could “imagine and draw whatever you thought of.”

Marley said she was already looking forward to winter and is excited to get back on a snowboard. She will receive a winter season pass and a Thredbo prize pack for designing her prized artwork.

Historically, Thredbo has commissioned artists with a strong link to Thredbo. Past artists featured include two-time Archibald prize finalist Zoe Young, canvas board creator Imants Tillers and the internationally recognised Andrew ‘Grassi’ Kelaher. Former Thredbo Snow Sports School Director, Brad Spalding, was the inaugural artist with his distinctive series of raincoat-clad ‘sou-wester’ people (winner of the Thredbo Art Prize in 1995).

The shortlisted entries from this year’s competition will be displayed online and can be viewed here.

MyThredbo Card Kiosks Launch for Winter 2021

Guests can get onto the lifts and score fresh tracks faster with 24-7 MyThredbo Card Kiosks this winter. Launching for winter 2021, MyThredbo Card Kiosks will be conveniently located at Friday Flat and Valley Terminal in Thredbo as well as outside Thredbo Guest Services at Nuggets Crossing in Jindabyne.

Guests simply purchase lift passes, lessons and rentals online before heading to one of five kiosks to collect their MyThredbo Card using a printed receipt or digital barcode on their mobile phone.

Guest Services offices in both Thredbo and Jindabyne will continue to operate to allow guests to receive face-to-face service if required.

Thredbo Marketing Manager, Caroline Brauer speaks to the new offering and says “The MyThredbo Card Kiosks will enable guests to collect their passes at a time that is convenient to them without being restricted by Guest Services office hours. We chose locations in Jindabyne and Thredbo with those arriving after-hours in mind. The contactless nature of the kiosks will also deliver an extra layer of safety in the ‘new normal’ we now face.”

Resort information: The MyThredbo card is the personal one-stop shop for Thredbo guests. Whenever guests 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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Posted on Thursday, 25 Feb, 2021

Thredbo Resort Launches Easter Adventure Carnival

Two-week carnival to kick off 2 April with a range of family-friendly activities

  • Thredbo Resort has launched its Easter Adventure Carnival for 2021.
  • The Carnival will be held across two weeks with a range of activities to entertain the whole family from 2 April – 18 April.
  • All activities will be run in accordance with Thredbo’s COVID-19 Safe Operating Plan developed under the guidance of the NSW Government.

Thredbo has unveiled its jam-packed calendar for the Easter Adventure Carnival with a two-week celebration kicking off on 2 April.

The Carnival has been a big hit at Thredbo Resort in past years with a wide range of family-friendly activities in the schedule to entertain guests.

Thredbo Events & Partnerships Manager Damian Goninan said he was delighted to bring the Easter Adventure Carnival back again.

“The Easter Carnival has always been a favourite in the events calendar and we’re so excited to be able to offer a full range of great activities for the whole family again over the Easter period. There’s something in the program for everyone,” Mr Goninan said.

The opening weekend will feature Dan Druff the Roaming Clown, craft workshops, slacklining, family yoga classes, fly fishing demonstrations and a kids’ bike race. There will also be a tree planting session to help the resort off-set carbon emissions and protect its unique alpine environment.

The Easter Bunny will pay the kids a special visit on Easter Sunday with lucky Lindt gondola rides every hour providing guests the opportunity to win a Lindt basket of chocolate goodies on randomly selected gondola cabins.

The brand-new state of the art Merritts Gondola, which was unveiled last winter, will open especially for the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Easter long weekend with all Scenic lift pass holders gaining complimentary access.

The Merritts Gondola takes guests up the mountain in just six minutes via comfortable European-style cabins. At the top, guests will enjoy live music at Merritts Mountain House to mark the opening weekend of the Easter Adventure Carnival with regular live gigs also scheduled at the Alpine Bar throughout the two-week period.

During the Carnival, Land Rover will be hosting their signature Land Rover Experience Drives with guests able to see what the Defender is truly capable of in the mountains with a qualified instructor. Meanwhile, the kids will be able to take joy rides in the Mini-Defender at Friday Flat.

Additional activities include Mission Inflatable and waterslide rides at the Thredbo Leisure Centre, guided hikes, alpine bobsled rides and mountain bike clinics.

All events will be run in accordance with Thredbo’s COVID-19 Safe Operating Plan that has been developed under the guidance of the NSW Government.

To find out more head to the events page at Thredbo.com.au

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Posted on Thursday, 11 Feb, 2021

Governor-General pays visit to Thredbo Resort

His Excellency has discussed impact of bushfires and COVID-19

  • Governor-General David Hurley and Mrs Linda Hurley visited Thredbo today.
  • Thredbo General Manager Stuart Diver hosted Their Excellencies for morning tea at Eagles Nest Restaurant.
  • Their Excellencies were joined by members of the Snowy Mountains business community to discuss the impact of bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Governor-General David Hurley has paid Thredbo a special visit today to show support for the Snowy Mountains community.

The visit comes after a difficult 12 months for the region, which has seen the community recover from bushfires and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thredbo General Manager Stuart Diver hosted the Governor-General and Mrs Linda Hurley for a morning tea at Eagles Nest Restaurant, Australia’s highest restaurant.

Their Excellencies were joined by members of the Snowy Monaro Regional Council, including representatives from the other New South Wales snowfields, Tourism Snowy Mountains, local business owners and media.

Mr Diver welcomed the visit from Their Excellencies and said the morning tea was a great chance for members of the Snowy Mountains region to speak with the Governor-General about their experiences.

“After a challenging year for the region, today was a wonderful opportunity for the Governor-General to hear first-hand the impacts of the bushfires and COVID-19 from local businesses who have been affected and to also see just how much we have to offer here in one of the most beautiful tourism destinations in Australia,” Mr Diver said.

Despite the challenges of bushfires and COVID-19, Thredbo has had one of its most successful summer seasons on record with domestic travellers taking advantage of the wide-open spaces and fresh air the mountains have to offer.

“After the bushfires last year, we’ve been fortunate to welcome guests back to Thredbo this summer to enjoy mountain biking and hiking adventures. We’re grateful to all of our guests who have supported us and other local businesses during this time,” Mr Diver said.

Australia’s premier year-round adventure destination is now planning for its 2021 winter season with the official start to the winter season on 12 June 2021.

The resort will continue to operate under its revised COVID-19 operating plan that has been developed under the advice of the NSW Department of Health. The revised model includes a range of social distancing, hygiene and sanitisation measures.

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Posted on Tuesday, 2 Feb, 2021

Thredbo Achieves Gold Environmental Standard

Australia’s premier year-round adventure destination sets industry benchmark

  • Thredbo has been awarded the Gold EarthCheck Certification, a significant environmental milestone.
  • EarthCheck is the world’s leading environmental certification and benchmarking group for the travel and tourism industry.
  • To achieve gold, Thredbo has undergone rigorous environmental checks over a number of years.

Thredbo Resort is proud to announce it has been awarded Gold EarthCheck certification in a first for an Australian snow resort.

EarthCheck is the world’s leading environmental certification and benchmarking program for the travel and tourism industry. The recognition makes Thredbo a leader of sustainable tourism destinations worldwide certified to the internationally recognised EarthCheck Destination Standard.

To achieve Gold Certification, Thredbo has had to meet EarthCheck’s rigorous environmental standards across ten key performance areas spanning greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, conservation and management, land use planning and management and waste management. These standards have needed to be met for a period of four years before being eligible for Gold Certification.

Each year Thredbo provides data about its energy and water usage, waste generation and sustainability policies with EarthCheck also conducting on-site audits and providing feedback to improve its operations. The milestone represents five years of continuous certification and commitment to sustainability.

Thredbo Resort General Manager Stuart Diver said the Gold Certification was a huge achievement for Thredbo.

“Operating the resort in a way which preserves and protects our unique alpine environment is hugely important to us so that we can continue to offer the amazing skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking and hiking we have here at Thredbo for future generations to come,” Mr Diver said.

Thredbo operates within the Kosciuszko National Park and in 2019 became the country’s first snow resort to have its major resort operations powered by renewable energy, setting a benchmark within the snow industry.

“Whether it’s increasing food waste recycling around the resort or using innovative green technology to drive our brand new state-of-the-art Merritts Gondola, we’re proud to be at the forefront of reducing our carbon footprint. We’re thankful to our many guests who continue to support our sustainability efforts here at Thredbo,” Mr Diver said.

Thredbo has partnered with Greenfleet since 2009 to offset resort vehicle emissions, including all fuel used to run its snow groomers and resort shuttle buses. Thredbo has a forestry carbon offset program in partnership with Greenfleet, which allows guests to purchase a tree for $4 when buying lift products to offset carbon emissions from their drive to the snow. To date more than 11,900 tonnes of carbon emissions have been offset by planting more than 44,000 native trees.

To find out more about Thredbo’s environmental initiatives head to the Environment & Sustainability page at Thredbo.com.au.

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Posted on Wednesday, 27 Jan, 2021

Wellness Tourism Booms In Thredbo

Thredbo Resort’s sell-out Yoga & Wellness Retreats kicked off on the weekend

• Thredbo Resort’s Yoga & Wellness Retreats kicked off on the weekend.
• This year has seen the biggest demand for mountain Wellness Retreats as guests look to escape into nature and wide-open spaces.
• The retreats offer Australia’s highest yoga classes, mountain-top meditation and alpine cold-water immersion therapy to refresh and recharge guests.

Thredbo Resort’s first yoga & wellness retreat of the summer kicked off over the weekend with a sell-out attendance looking to recharge in the Snowy Mountains.

Thredbo Yoga & Wellness Retreat host Christina Harris said this year had seen the biggest demand for the Wellness Retreats in the resort’s history with a growing number of people keen to swap beaches for the wide-open spaces offered in the mountains.

“Now more than ever, people are looking to recharge and reconnect with nature and the response to the retreats this year has been absolutely incredible. Everyone is keen to escape the hustle and bustle this summer and come here to breath in that beautiful fresh mountain air,” Ms Harris said.

The unique three-day Yoga & Wellness Retreats are led by Jane Corben of the Jindabyne Yoga Shala, who is highly regarded in the yoga world and has more than 40 years of experience on the mat.

Throughout the wellness weekend guests are treated to mountain top sunrise yoga, bucket-list hikes to Mt Kosciuszko, cold water immersion therapy in pristine rock pools and meditation amongst the snow gums.

“By the end of the weekend you could really see the difference it made to guests with everyone walking away feeling refreshed and re-energised and saying how they couldn’t wait to tell all their friends about the retreats,” Ms Harris said.

Thredbo hosts three Yoga & Wellness retreats throughout January to March for up to 12 people. The all-inclusive retreats include 3 nights’ accommodation, a scenic lift pass, activities and an all-inclusive meal plan prepared by Thredbo’s executive chef to ensure guests are fully nourished from the inside out. The program also includes lunch at Australia’s highest restaurant, Eagle’s Nest.

The retreats cost $1199 per person for the all-inclusive package or $799 for an own accommodation option.

All events are run in accordance with Thredbo’s Covid-19 Safe Operating Plan that has been developed under the advice of the NSW Government.

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Posted on Wednesday, 2 Dec, 2020

Thredbo Wins Australia’s Best Ski Resort

Title Announced at World Ski Awards Ceremony in Kitzbuhel, Austria 

  • Thredbo Resort has been crowned Australia’s Best Ski Resort at the World Ski Awards.
  • The award was announced at a prestigious ceremony at A-ROSA Kitzbuhel in Austria.
  • It is the fourth consecutive year Thredbo has won the title.
  • Thredbo General Manager Stuart Diver said winning the award in 2020 was even more special due to the unique conditions that saw the resort operating under a revised Covid-19 operating plan.

Thredbo has been crowned Australia’s best ski resort at the World Ski Awards for the fourth consecutive year.

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

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

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

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

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

“We feel fortunate to have delivered a safe winter season in 2020 and to have been able to have seen so many smiling faces enjoying the fresh mountain air and the world-class skiing and snowboarding that we have on offer here. Winning this award is the icing on the cake,” said Diver.

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

“The gondola has been a game changer and the reaction from the community was better than I could have imagined. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. It’s completely changed the flow of guests around the mountain giving riders and scenic passengers easy access to the Merritts Mountain House as well as the Friday Flat beginners area. Everyone loves it.”

Thredbo also impressed guests with its wide range of trails for all abilities, world-class ski school and family-friendly dedicated beginners’ area. Boasting the longest run in the country, skiers and snowboarders enjoyed carving turns down the iconic Supertrail as well as access to the highest lifted point in Australia at 2037 metres elevation. For the ultimate bucket list experience adventurers could even tour to the highest summit in the country, Mt Kosciuszko, on Thredbo’s Backcountry Tours.

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

Thredbo was recently also crowned Australia’s Best Family Ski Resort for 2020 in the Ski & Snowboard with Kids Awards.

Australia’s premier year-round adventure destination is now gearing up for its summer season with mountain biking and hiking officially launching 21 November.

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Posted on Monday, 23 Nov, 2020

Thredbo Opening Weekend A Big Success

Adventure lovers explore the great outdoors in the iconic Snowy Mountains

  • Thredbo officially opened for hiking and mountain biking on Saturday 21 November.
  • Guests from around the country couldn’t wait to escape into the great outdoors.
  • This summer Thredbo Mountain Bike Park celebrates 30 Years of Gravity.
  • Thredbo offers a unique opportunity to hike to Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko.

Thredbo was buzzing for its opening weekend with guests from all over the country excited to get out into the great outdoors this summer.

The resort officially opened for hiking and mountain biking on Saturday and sold out of day passes for the entire weekend.

“Opening weekend was a huge success with people from all over the country travelling here to explore our mountain bike trails and take a hike in the Snowy Mountains. Everyone I spoke to was so happy to get out into nature with the family and take advantage of the incredible attractions we have on offer in our own backyard,” said Thredbo General Manager Stuart Diver.

Thredbo offers Australia’s only summer long chairlift access with 34-kilometres of mountain bike trails to explore. Mr Diver said this year was a particularly exciting time for the resort with Thredbo Mountain Bike Park celebrating 30 Years of Gravity.

“We’re so pleased to celebrate three decades of mountain biking here in Thredbo. Each year the sport continues to grow and we see more and more people coming here to ride for the first time. It’s wonderful to see people of all ages and abilities learning how to mountain bike and even better seeing the satisfaction on their faces when they progress to more challenging trails,” Mr Diver said.

Thredbo Mountain Bike Business Manager Tim Windshuttle said the mountain operations team had been working hard to get everything ready to go for a jam-packed summer of riding with a whole range of upgrades this season.

“This year we’ve got more jumps and features to hit in the Valley Terminal Park and Little Beauty Jumps Park. The Gunbarrel Express chair will be open more often including every weekend and throughout school holidays plus we’re offering MTB School Holiday Camps and an MTB Development Squad for the first time,” Mr Windshuttle said.

Hiking attracts thousands of outdoor lovers to Thredbo each season and the resort anticipates that this year the activity will be even more popular with guests keen to get out into wide open spaces.

Thredbo offers a unique opportunity to hike Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko. The bucket list hike is suitable for all ages and abilities and takes between 4-6 hours.

The resort is continuing to operate under its COVID-19 operating plan developed under the advice of the NSW Department of Health. The plan includes a range of social distancing, hygiene and sanitisation measures across all resort operations.

Thredbo is within a 3-hour drive from Canberra and a 6-hour drive from Sydney.

Head to thredbo.com.au to plan your summer adventure today.

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Posted on Thursday, 12 Nov, 2020

The Rumours Are True…Thredbo’s The Place To Be This Summer

Adventure, escape, relax, Thredbo offers something for everyone to enjoy this summer

  • Thredbo opens for hiking and mountain biking on 21 November and will be operating under its COVID-19 Operating Plan.
  • Thredbo anticipates a summer boost as domestic tourism trends indicate a demand for wide open spaces.
  • Thredbo Mountain Bike Park celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
  • Thredbo offers a unique opportunity to summit Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko.

Thredbo is anticipating an added tourism boost this summer as travellers look to escape the cities and swap crowded spots for wide open spaces and nature.

Thredbo opens for hiking and mountain biking on 21 November and General Manager Stuart Diver said the resort was expecting a lot of excitement on opening weekend.

“We’re already seeing a lot of interest from guests pre-