Thredbo is a beautiful alpine village in the Thredbo valley at the heart of Kosciuszko National Park. The snow field is on the north side whilst the accommodation in Thredbo climbs it’s way up the south side of the valley. There’s 480 hectares of terrain to explore and a cosy village to get to know. Thredbo has trails for every ability. Friday Flats for the first timers, the Super-trail for cruising and powder pockets scatter throughout the resort.
The beautiful paved pedestrian town centre is surrounded by cafes, bars and shops providing a great place the non skier, lunch time snack or a spot of après ski.
Thredbo is in Kosciuszko National Park situated in the Snowy Mountains. The Snowy Mountains are in the South East of Australia and are equidistant between Sydney and Melbourne.
Where you can stay
How to get there
From Sydney will take approximately 5-6hrs. The fastest way is via the M5. From Melbourne best access is via the Hume to Tumut. The Alpine Way between Thredbo and Jindabyne is fully sealed and is generally clear of snow. All two wheel drive vehicles MUST carry chains in the national park. Chain can be hired from Jindabyne Service Stations. You will be required to pay an entry fee for the National Park which is $27 per vehicle per day.
From Sydney or Canberra there are regular services. If you take the coach you must stay in Thredbo village because there are no daily shuttles from any other towns to the slopes.
There are regular flights to Canberra from all major Australian airports. You can either rent a car or book an airport transfer.
On Trail Facts
With the longest run in Australia at 5.7kms you will feel the burn by the end of a day skiing the Supertrail! Friday Flats is the starting point for any beginner at Thredbo. Kids will also learn quick using Friday Flat Freddie train to the top of Thredbo-land. As you progress you will move to the next areas of Karels and the Cruiser. Finally tackle Anton’s or the Supertrail! Golf Course Bowl, Little Beauty and Funnel Web will challenge any advanced skier and if this is not enough explore the Ramsheads in the back country (then head for a run into Dead Horse Gap).
Saturday night is flare run and fireworks, and the kids fibreoptic flare run on Thursday nights.
Click 4 Snow Picks
For none skiers walk on snow shoes to Kosciuszko, or just have lunch at the Eagle’s Nest both, easily accessed from the gondola.
Thredbo village is famous for its lively après scene. There are bars scattered throughout the village so you are sure to find you’re favourite. While you may think après is all about dancing in your ski boots and drinking gluhwein, it is whatever you want it to be – you can snuggle up with your favourite snow bunny in the more intimate venues, relax with buddies around a fire or kick on till late in the Keller night club.