In the heart of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains, the award-winning Thredbo ski resort is one of Australia’s best. With a picturesque alpine village and boasting Australia’s longest ski runs and highest lifted point, Thredbo packs in the outdoor adventure.
Winter at Thredbo
Enjoy panoramic mountain views, skiing and snowboarding and a vibrant après ski atmosphere in the village.
Skiing & snowboarding
From absolute beginners to those who prefer it steep and deep, Thredbo caters for all skill levels across 480 hectares of varied terrain. Friday Flat is a dedicated beginner area, with a gentle slope for learners to progress with confidence. Once you’ve mastered those turns, ride Merritts Gondola – the first alpine gondola in Australia – up to the Cruiser area, a playground for beginners and intermediates.
Advanced skiers and boarders can ride the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift to tackle black (advanced) runs like Cannonball, Bluff and Little Beauty - and the longest run in Australia at 5.6km, the Crackenback Supertrail. Hitch a ride on the Karels T-Bar to the highest lifted point in Australia – make sure you ring the bell when you get there. For an adrenaline hit, brave the Funnel Web, one of the toughest runs at Thredbo.
More on-mountain fun
For an unforgettable first tracks experience, sign up for a Sunrise Session with breakfast at Eagles Nest, Australia’s highest restaurant, before being let loose on the Supertrail before the lifts even open. Thredbo is also famous for its Saturday night with a team of expert skiers and snowboarders lighting up the Supertrail with flaming flares.
For a challenge, explore some of the wonderful alpine countryside around Thredbo on a guided backcountry tour. You’ll learn important alpine safety skills as well as ride some incredible terrain. The tours cater for all skill levels from introductory to advanced. Before an off-piste adventure, please read these alpine safety tips carefully.
Other things to do
Thredbo village has a plethora of activities to do when you aren’t strapping on skis or snowboards for a day riding the lifts. The Thredbo Leisure Centre has an indoor heated Olympic pool, waterslide, bouldering wall, gym and squash court as well as Mission Inflatable for kids on weekends and in school holidays. The Thredbo Alpine Museum is a must for its vast array of memorabilia, equipment, photos and documents that represent Australian snow sports history.
Thredbo dining & accommodation
One of the best on-slope dining experiences at Thredbo is the iconic Kareela Hutte. Book ahead for lunch or for the special Kareela Snowcat Dinners. Another special experience is Merritts Mountain House, where you ride up on the gondola to enjoy alpine mountain views over dinner. For a big breakfast, head to Cascades Restaurant in the village. There are also plenty of cafes, restaurants, and bars to enjoy après ski at the end of the day.
You’ll find many hotels, lodges and apartments in Thredbo village and dotted along the slopes, many with direct ski-in ski-out access. Stay in the heart of the village at Thredbo Alpine Hotel or experience European-style hospitality at Bernti's Mountain Inn. You can also stay in Jindabyne and drive into the resort, which takes around 30min.
Thredbo is the first ski resort in Australia to have its major resort operations powered by renewable energy. The resort has also achieved Gold EarthCheck Certification - the world’s leading environmental certification and benchmarking program for the travel and tourism industry.
Summer at Thredbo
From walking Australia’s highest peak to mountain biking and kayaking, Thredbo is a great outdoor escape in warmer months.
Hiking & mountain biking
As the snow melts, bushwalking and mountain biking trails in the Kosciuszko National Park are revealed. You can take the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift to the start of the Kosciuszko walk, a popular day walk to Australia’s highest mountaintop, which takes four or five hours return. The scenic chairlift will also take you and your mountain bike to the start of the thrilling Thredbo Cannonball Downhill Trail, from November to May.
Experienced local guides host unique hiking experiences through the Guided Hikes program. These include full moon hikes, sunset summit hikes and the Aries Tor Hike, a 7km walk through the Main Range with incredible views and beautiful reflection pools.
Fishing, rivers & lakes
The Thredbo River meanders from Thredbo to Lake Jindabyne and is home to a large number of trout. Classified as a Blue Ribbon stream for trout fishing, the season runs from the October long weekend until the June long weekend. Join a fly fishing guide or tour for tips and to improve your chances of a catch.
Other Thredbo sports & adventures
Follow in the footsteps of The Man from Snowy River and explore the beautiful area on horseback with Thredbo Valley Horse Riding. Whether you’re an equestrian expert or total beginner, there are guides, horses and rides to suit your needs, while you admire the stunning scenery.
Join K7 Adventures for abseiling, bouldering and climbing tours, with full-day and half-day tours on offer. Thredbo is also home to Australia’s highest golf course, with 9 holes offering fantastic views of the Thredbo River and Thredbo Valley.
Events & festivals
The exciting events calendar includes great festivals, such as the Thredbo Craft Beer Festival and Thredbo Blues Festival in summer and Rainbow Mountain and the Kids Snow Festival in winter.
WATCH: Thredbo highlights
WATCH: Thredbo highlights
Ski and snowboard on Australia’s highest mountain and take in the charming scenery of Thredbo ski resort with plenty après ski fun to be had.