About Thredbo

If you are after the one stop adventure destination then Thredbo, nestled in the heart of the Snowy Mountains, ticks all the boxes.

Perched high in the Kosciuszko National Park, Thredbo is famous for its exceptional snowy terrain including the longest runs in the country and a great mix of terrain for everyone, then add a village full of parties and events and you have the ideal winter escape.

Come summer and Thredbo is just as spectacular, visitors are greeted with lush green trails creating a hikers and bikers paradise. Climb Mt Kosciuszko, explore the area on a mountain bike, have a round of golf on Australia’s highest course or just simply experience the High Country, Thredbo gives easy access to the endless playground that is the Australian Alps.

Established in 1957, it is the only alpine resort in Australia to celebrate over 50 years of business, Thredbo is the essence of alpine Australia. With such a rich history it has created a culture and community unlike any other resort in the country.

Recent Awards -  
Best Australian Resort' at the 2015 World Ski Awards
2015 Out and About with Kids 'Best Ski Resort for Families
Best Australian Ski Resort 2016′ by the Luxury Travel Gold List Awards 2016


The Village - 
Situated at the base of the Australia’s highest mountain range, caters to over 4,000 guests in a wide range of accommodation types. With cafes and restaurants, hectares of riding terrain, Australia’s longest runs and a vertical drop close to double that of any other Australian Resort, it’s no surprise that Thredbo is a favourite for the experienced and first time skier, snowboarder, mountain biker and alpine adventurer.


Thredbo Resort Winter Statistics - 

  • Winter Season Dates: June long weekend - October long weekend
  • Riding Terrain: 480 hectares
  • Vertical Drop: 672 metres
  • Base Elevation: 1365 metres
  • Summit Elevation: 2037 metres
  • Beginner/novice: 16%
  • Intermediate: 67%
  • Advanced/expert: 17%
  • Longest Run: 5.9 kilometres (Karels T-bar to Friday Flat.)
  • Lifts: 14
  • Permanent population: 471
  • Average Snowfall*: 196cm
  • 2014 Top Snow Depth*: 168.5cm
  • Snowmaking: 75 hectares
    * This information is from Snowy Hydro Ltd, Spencers Creek location. It is measured from the highest level of snow recorded at Spencers Creek at 1830metres (height of the Merritts area) from the years 1954 to 2014.


Known best for - 
Long runs, free snow play area, excellent snowmaking system, natural on-snow features, a range of accommodation options, smooth groomed trails, variety of terrain parks, highest lifted point, cool village atmosphere, being the winter playground of choice for celebrities, great kids on-snow facilities, village facilities, swift lifts, night life, long wide Supertrails, being cosmopolitan, easy access to the Main Range, lots to do both on and off the slopes, free shuttle bus rides to your accom, easy day and overnight parking, close access to slopes, mix of eateries.


Best kept secrets - 
Golf Course Bowl powder days, Waimea high above the Cruiser, twilight skiing, Bushranger off Snowgums Chair, snow shoeing to Mt Kosciuszko, Thredboland Animals, Friday Flat Freddie train for the kids, Saturday night flare run and fireworks, kids fibre optic flare runs on Thursday nights, exploring the Ramsheads in the back country (then heading for a run into Dead Horse Gap), gondola ride to dinner at Eagle’s Nest, Thredbo Ski Museum.

Thredbo Resort Summer Statistics  - 

  • Season dates: 6 October  – 31 May
  • Base elevation: 1,365 metres
  • Summit elevation: 2,037 metres
  • Vertical drop: 672 metres
  • Chairlift height: 1,930 metres. Takes approx 10-15 minutes to the top.
  • Plenty of time to enjoy the views.
  • Distance to: Mt Kosciuszko – 6.5km (from top of chairlift)
  • Kosciuszko Lookout - 2km (from top of chairlift)
  • On mountain:
    Biking – Downhill, All-Mountain & Cross Country 
    Walking - Guided & Self-Guided 
  • Camping: Available 10 minutes from Thredbo
  • Summer visitors: Approx 300,000 (November – May)

Best known in summer for - 

• Close to Mt Kosciuszko, 6.5km’s to the summit from the top of Thredbo
• Great climate - Not too hot, not too cold
• Clean fresh mountain air
• Fun for the whole family
• Year round chairlift to the top of Thredbo
• Being an uncovered snow resort
• Stacks of things to do for the whole family
• A top range of accommodation styles
• Fly fishing in the Thredbo River
• Walks for all ages
• Awesome wildflower displays at all elevations
• Mountain biking mecca
• Famous athletes training in and around the village.
• Great destination for weddings, groups and conferences.
• Thredbo Leisure Centre – 50m pool, waterslide, Mission Inflatable, Torpedo Topple, gym and sports hall.
• Festival and events
• Kids Play for Free deal
• Downhill Mountain Bike Track accessed by the chairlift.
• Lots of in resort activities
• Wildflowers
• Cool village with eateries to dine and stores to browse
• Self guided walks – lower level so something for everyone
• Thredbo Golf Course – 9 hole AGU rated.
• Pace is relaxed, temperatures are perfect

Claim to fame - 

• Only resort to open a chairlift year round
• Closest access point to Mt Kosciuszko
• Australia’s best year round alpine resort
• Australia’s highest golf course
• Australia’s highest restaurant
• An AIS accredited altitude training facility

Make sure you - 

• Conquer Kozzie
• Do the Dead Horse Gap walk from the top of the chairlift
• Feel the energy from the granite tors of the Ramshead Range
• Check out the range of self guided walks
• Plan your holiday – make sure you have enough time to enjoy it all
• Throw one of the last snowballs of the season
• Take a dip in the snow making pond on a hot day
• Do an early morning walk around the golf course - the bird song is amazing
• Play a round on the highest golf course in Australia
• Picnic on the mountain – especially at Bunnywalk overlooking Merritts Falls
• Enjoy the free BBQs on the river bank and Village Green
• Go on a guided wildflower walk
• Check out the natural waterfalls
• Climb the snowgums
• Fly a kite
• Tell your friends
• Take a guided walks to Mt Kosciuszko (on four times a week)
• Kosciuszko Sunset Walk and Kosciuszko Full Moon Walk
• Take in a festival


Climate - 
Thredbo is close to two kilometres above sea level, so it rarely gets too hot. The highest recorded temp in the village is 30oC, but the average daily summer temperature is between 14oC and 21oC. Come February, when the rest of Australia is scorching, Thredbo is generally temperate. Once the season moves to autumn the nights do get chilly, but the days are still mild. Check out the latest weather here.

Thredbo Temps

Brochures & Maps

Getting here

Getting here

Thredbo is open 365 days a year and is a gorgeous alpine playground located half way between Sydney and Melbourne.

National Park entry fee

The National Parks and Wildlife Service requires all vehicles in the Park to have an entry permit displayed on their vehicle.
The daily rate (24 hrs) per car. 
$29 per vehicle
$12 per motorcycle 

You can purchase your pass from:

The National Park Entrance Station on the Alpine Way 13km before Thredbo
Snowy Region Visitors Centre in Jindabyne
National Parks Visitors Centre in Khancoban
Thredbo Office, Nuggets Crossing in Jindabyne (Winter only)
Thredbo Information Centre, Thredbo
Thredbo Sports, Valley Terminal, Thredbo (Summer Only)

More details here 


By Air

Snowy Mountains Airport

REX services Snowy Mountains Airport (just south of Cooma) from major Australian cities with daily flights operating throughout winter.

Canberra Airport

Qantas and Virgin Blue service Canberra Airport from major Australian cities.
Canberra Airport is a 2.5 hour drive from Thredbo.
Bookings can be made at:
Qantas: qantas.com | 13 13 13
Virgin Blue: virginblue.com.au | 13 67 89


Shuttle Services 

 Snowy Mountains Airport  - Thredbo

Alpine Resort Shuttle
Alpine Resort Shuttle will meet every REX flight at Cooma Airport between 10 June and 3 October. Bookings essential

Snowlink Shuttle
Private transfers from Snowy Mountains Airport to Thredbo


Canberra - Thredbo 

Elite Transport
02 6126 1542
Hire of limousines and small mini buses

Snowlink Shuttle
Private transfers from Canberra Airport to Thredbo

Alpine Charters
02 6456 7340
Personal one way bus and limousine service
Chauffeur driven Mercedes 4 seater available for charter

Snow Alliance
1800 280 121
Will meet any flight from Canberra airport.

Summit Coaches
1800 608 008
Small group or large family transfers from Canberra Airport.




Private Transfers

Snow Connect
0455 577 478
Private transfers to the snow in 4WD Jeep Wrangler vehicles.




Rental Car

Europcar Car Rental
Rent a car from Canberra and drive to Thredbo.




By Coach

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By Car

Your ticket to the divine alpine is just 6 hours drive from both Sydney and Melbourne. If you’re cruising to the mountains from Sydney, once you’re on the Eastern Distributor there are only a few sets of traffic lights to Thredbo. From Melbourne, the fully sealed Kosciuszko Alpine Way is your scenic window as you wind through the spectacular Kosciuszko National Park.

The roads are clear for most of the year, but when the big snowfalls hit, chains may be required for 2 wheel drives. Chains can be hired in Jindabyne and Khancoban. When hiring they will need to know your tyre size and be sure to ask them about any fitting tips. A tip from us is to practice fitting your chains and to pack an old blanket to use when fitting them.

For up to date road conditions please call the RTA traffic information line on 132 701. Select option 1 for road closures from storms, snow and ice etc and then option 1 again for Southern NSW. This will take you straight to the conditions for the Snowy Mountains.

If in the local area tune to 2XL or 97.7 Snow FM for regular updates.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service collect park use fees upon entry to the park. You can purchase your pass from the Entrance Station 13km before you get to Thredbo, the Snowy Region Visitors Centre in Jindabyne, the National Parks Visitors Centre in Khancoban, or the Thredbo Information Centre.

Check out some tips for safe snow driving before you leave home

Distance & driving times from major cities
Sydney 5 - 6.5 hours 500km (approx.)
Melbourne 5.5 - 7 hours 500km (approx.)
Canberra 2.5 hours 180km (approx.)


Driving from Sydney

Follow the Hume Highway from Sydney then just south of Goulburn take the Federal Highway and travel south to Canberra. This section of the trip is mainly on a divided road. From Canberra follow the signs to the Monaro Highway to Cooma. This road then joins the Kosciuszko Rd that you follow through the town of Berridale and onto Jindabyne. Just past Jindabyne Town Centre take a left onto the Alpine Way to Thredbo. You will go through the National Park Entrance Station, and from there it is only 13km to Thredbo and snow riding bliss.


Driving from Melbourne

Follow the Hume Highway from Melbourne to Wodonga. Take the Murray Valley Highway’s Wodonga/Tallangatta exit. After passing Wodonga follow the signs to Tallangatta, again on the Murray Valley Highway. You pass through the village of Koetong onto Corryong. Drive through Corryong and take the “Khancoban' turn-off on your right. Once in Khancoban you are only 76kms from Thredbo. From here the drive is truly spectacular as you take in awesome views of the Main Range and discover the beauty of the Kosciuszko National Park. The roads are clear for most of the year but when a big snowfall hits, chains are required for 2-wheel drive vehicles.

An alternate route from Melbourne is the Kosciuszko Alpine Way, which lets you experience the wonder of the Snowy Mountains as you wind along the great Murray River. Your journey will take you through quaint country towns dotted with historic huts, homesteads and buildings. You can marvel at the power of the Snowy Scheme, take in views of the Main Range, Wymah Punt over Lake Hume, lakes Eucumbene and Jindabyne, and even freshen up with a dip in the Murray itself. The diverse wildlife of the Kosciuszko National Park makes this experience truly memorable.
Car Parking in Thredbo
Convenience is what staying in Thredbo is all about and car parking is just that, convenient.

Thredbo has over 2,500 car park spaces with both day and overnight parking available. It is free to park your car in Thredbo whether staying overnight or here for the day. (You will still need to pay the National Parks entry fee).

For skiers and boarders just driving in for the day, it is only a short stroll from the car park to the slopes of Friday Flat and the Gunbarrel Express that gives you access to the whole mountain. If staying overnight many lodges, apartments and chalets have on-site parking, so check when booking in, if not, there are designated overnight car parks. During winter a free shuttle bus service operates around the village and to Friday Flat. In the evening the shuttle service operates until 9pm Sunday to Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights in busy times.

In the summertime there is no shuttle service but stacks of close by parking (the weather is so gorgeous it makes a nice stroll).


Thredbo would like to thank the following companies for their ongoing support:



Information on head lease and sub-leases

The Thredbo Property Department is responsible for the business relating to the head lease and some 700 sub-leases in the village. There are two main types of sub-leases at Thredbo. Long term accommodation sub-leases for holiday apartments, chalets and lodges, and retail sub-leases for the shops. If you require further information on property at Thredbo, please e-mail us at property_assistant@thredbo.com.au

View Properties for sale

Properties for sale can be viewed at either:
Thredbo Real Estate or,  Mountain High Real Estate