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.

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 and Cross Country - Yes
Walking - Yes
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

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

2015 Thredbo Resort Winter Planner

Comprehensive guide to Thredbo Resort this winter. Choose from the full guide or the fold up and pop in your pocket mini planner.

Resort Guide front Page
Download Thredbo Winter Guide 2015
Thredbo Resort Mini Planner


2015 Thredbo Trail Map
Thredbo hill map with  runs and trails and more.

2015 Thredbo Trail Map


Thredbo Village Map
Thredbo Village shops, restaurants, bars, services, facilities and more.

2015 Thredbo Village Directory
2015 Thredbo Resort Map & Guide 



2014 Summer Resort Guide2014 / 15 Thredbo Summer Adventure Guide

Packed with everything you need to plan your Thredbo summer adventure.

View the online version here
Download a copy here








Thredbo MTB Adventures  2014 / 15 Mountain Biking Adventures Guide

Filled with all the latest on Thredbo MTB.
- Mountain Bike Clinics, Tours & Lessons
- Mountain Biking inductions
- Bike rental, Private sessions
- Downhill and XC trails
- Pump track, skills & jump park
and more..

Download your copy here



Thredbo Walks and Hikes

2014 / 15 Walks & Hikes Guide

Filled with all the latest on Thredbo trails
- Guided walks
-  Self guided walks
- Special walks including full moon, sunset, Australia Day and more
and more..

Download your copy here





Thredbo Mountain Map
Thredbo on the hill map with  runs and trails
2015 Thredbo Trail Map
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Getting here


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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[email protected]

View Properties for sale

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

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