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Thredbo is famous for its impressive snowy terrain, spectacular alpine village, long list of adventure activities available all year round and its village full of parties and events.

The village, situated at the base of the Australia’s highest mountain range, caters to over thousands of guests in a wide range of accommodation types. With over 40 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 both first time and experienced skiers and snowboarders and alpine adventurers.

Winter isn’t just about skiing and snowboarding in Thredbo. With a huge Snow Play Park offering toboggans and snow tubes, back country tours on snow shoes to Australia’s highest point, a huge line-up of free concerts and events and a wicked kids party, there’s plenty on offer for all ages.

Thredbo’s resort has an unmatched energy in the Australia snow scene. Generated by its unique alpine village right at the base of its big mountain, the atmosphere and vibe in Thredbo over recent seasons has led to it picking up some fantastic accolades;

 

Thredbo’s beauty shines throughout summer, with a diverse selection of activities that make the most of the scenic alpine setting. Explore the mountain on an extensive network of mountain bike trails, take a hike to the top of Australia, try your hand at fly fishing or enjoy a round of golf at Australia’s highest golf course. The Kosciuszko Express Chairlift is your access point to explore the beauty of the Snowy Mountains. The event calendar runs year round with Thredbo playing host to events such as the Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival, Thredbo Blues Festival, Kids School Holidays Adventure Festival and $10,000 Easter Egg Hunt. To see what’s happening check out www.thredbo.com.au/events.

Check out this wrap up video from winter 2015..


There are plenty of reasons why snow-lovers have dubbed Thredbo their favourite alpine resort, and here are just a few.

Giant purpose built beginner area Thredbo has a designated beginner area adjacent to Friday Flat. The “first timer only area allows beginner riders the freedom to learn the ropes with more room to move away from other skiers and boarders. The specifically designed slope is the perfect learning gradient for first timers to master their technique down the easy slope.

480 hectares of snow riding bliss Thredbo is the perfect mountain for every level of rider including first timers, beginners, intermediates and the advanced. With over 480 hectares of snow riding bliss, there’s a trail to keep every rider wanting more. With plenty of runs, four progressive feature filled terrain parks, a ridercross course and plenty of natural hits, Thredbo is the perfect snow holiday destination.

Terrain parks for all levels Thredbo’s terrain parks are exclusively designed, shaped and created by the team on the ground. The four progressive terrain parks are specially designed to enable riders to advance their park skills with ease. For the kiddies, there’s Wombat World on Friday Flat with cool tunnels, rollers and small jumps whilst the Cruiser area is where the beginner jibbers hang out with a dance floor and table top features. The High Noon terrain park is for the intermediates and Antons Advanced Park is for the pros with plenty of challenging features.

Indoor sports centre with warm pool If you like it fun, fit and first-class then check out the Thredbo Leisure Centre, it’s an activity and fitness hot spot in the Snowy Mountains. With a fully equipped gym, 50m Olympic size heated swimming pool and tailored gym classes and water slide. This first class centre even plays host to a number of high profile sporting teams and athletes, so you could be lapping it up with a gold medallist or working out with a world champ.

Pedestrian friendly village Thredbo’s Village is one of the most picturesque in the Australian Alpine region and its unique atmosphere emphasises why it is one of the favourite destinations in the Snowy Mountains. The bustling town centre is interlinked by pebble stone paths, so after riding Australia’s longest vertical terrain, it’s easy to meander through the main street without the hustle and bustle of road traffic.

Long runs means more skiing and boarding Thredbo is home to the longest runs in Australia, in fact, five of the countries longest trails can be found in Thredbo giving skiers and boarders of all levels more top to bottom terrain to explore. The Thredbo Big 5 all measure over 3kms in length with one trail coming in at a thigh burning 5kms. You can schuss the mighty Supertrail, cruise down the Village Trail, lay them over on World Cup or hit up the off piste from Sponars, and at the end of the day there’s still enough terrain to keep you wanting more.

Quick lifts gives you more runs in a day In Thredbo, we understand the importance of riding from dawn to dusk, which is why Thredbo has invested in some of the quickest lift systems. Meaning you can ride the longest vertical terrain in Australia and catch a lift to the top of Thredbo again in no time at all and ride the top 5 until your heart is content. Less time on the lifts and more time carving downhill, the way riders love it.

A perfect mix of accommodation styles. Thredbo’s village is perfectly situated to ensure there is a mountain view from most of the accommodation locations around town. With a variety of accommodation on offer to suit every traveller from budget, hotels, on-snow chalets, catered lodge style and self-catered apartments. All accommodation is within easy walking distance, or a quick free shuttle bus ride to the slopes or slopes, so you can park your car at the start of the holiday and pick it up at the end.

Plenty to do on and off the slopes Thredbo ticks all the snow holiday boxes, the mountain is the playground for snow lovers and the vibrant fully stocked village looks after the social, party and non-skier scene. The big list of events, entertainment and facilities teamed up with over 30 bars and restaurants makes Thredbo not just a mountain but a standout destination in the Alpine region. Add in a fist class fitness centre, array of back country tours, entertainment galore, Thredbo really has something to offer all snow lovers.

Famous village at base of mountain There is something very special about Thredbo’s village, it has a classic European mountain feel, with an enchanting touch of alpine Australia. Just unclick your riding gear and step into the bustling hub that makes Thredbo the number one destination for alpine shopping, bar hopping, dining and dancing.

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