Thredbo

Thredbo

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

Enjoy panoramic mountain views, world-class 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.

Young girl learning how to ski with an instructor at Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains

Thredbo, Snowy Mountains

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 5.6kms, 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.

Man skiing at Thredbo in Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains

Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park - Credit: Ben Tudhope Jarvis

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 fireworks spectacular  and flare run with a team of expert skiers and snowboarders lighting up the Supertrail with flaming flares.

Family watching skiiers and snowboarders participating in the Saturday night flare run tradition at Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains

Flare Run, Thredbo

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 riding 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.

Thredbo backcountry in Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains

Thredbo backcountry - Credit: Thredbo

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.

Couple enjoying cocktails at the Apres Bar at The Denman Hotel, Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains

The Apres Bar, Denman Hotel

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.

 

Summer

From walking Australia’s highest peak to mountain biking and kayaking, Thredbo in the beautiful NSW Snowy Mountains is a great outdoor escape in warmer months. Pristine waters from melting snow-caps flow each spring into the crystal-clear Thredbo River, perfect for rafting and fly fishing.

Mountain bikers travelling over a footbridge on the Thredbo Valley Track, Kosciuszko National Park

Mountain Biking, Thredbo Valley Track

Hiking & mountain biking

As the snow melts, bushwalking and mountain biking trails in the magnificent 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. Auswalk offers group guided tours of Kosciuszko National Park

Find out more about hiking in the Snowy Mountains.

 

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.

Explore fishing experiences in the Snowy Mountains.

Man enjoying a day of fly fishing in Swampy Plains River, Kosciuszko National Park.

Swampy Plain River, Kosciuszko National Park

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 summer festivals, such as the Thredbo Craft Beer Festival and Thredbo Blues Festival. Treat yourself to delicious dining experiences, including vibrant bars and fantastic restaurants.