From Australia’s longest ski runs to thrilling terrain parks, Thredbo is a wonderland of snow sports and the pretty alpine village buzzes with cafes, restaurants and night spots. Enjoy scenic chair lifts as well as night skiing and snowboarding. Snowshoed adventurers can reach Australia’s highest peak.

You’ll find slopes and terrain parks for all levels of experience. The runs are exhilarating with some almost double the length from the top to the bottom than any other Australian snow resort. A dedicated area is set aside for beginners, and ski and snowboard lessons are available for kids and adults.

Friends building a snowman at Thredbo in the NSW Snowy Mountains

For scenic views and long runs, take the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift – the vistas of the beautiful Kosciuszko National Park are spectacular. From the bottom to the top, the ride is nearly 2km long and takes 15 minutes, rising 560 metres to the closest access point to ascend Mount Kosciuszko.

The Thredbo track to the summit is generally snowbound from June to October, and there are no snow poles marking the route. Experienced adventurers can reach the mountaintop on snowshoes or cross-country skis. There are tours such as K7 Adventures to the peak, which stands 2,228 metres.

Man skiing on the Thredbo slopes in the NSW Snowy Mountains

Before a summit ascent or an off-piste adventure, please read these alpine safety tips carefully. The snow-covered wilderness of the NSW Snowy Mountains is breathtaking, and you can enjoy the natural beauty around Thredbo on off-piste slopes or on an alpine adventure to Mount Kosciuszko.

There are competition events as well. Test your freestyle skills in the Thredbo Snow Series’ night rails, slopestyle and big air - jumps. And after an exciting day in the snow, relax in cosy fireside bars and delicious restaurants in the vibrant alpine village. The nightlife is exuberant, with live music and hip DJs.

The shopping in the village is enticing, with all latest clothing and equipment for a fashionable snow holiday. Accommodation options suit various budgets and are conveniently located near the slopes. Or the charming towns in the nearby Jindabyne and Cooma areas make great bases for day trips to Thredbo.

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