Thredbo has announced the commencement of a capital improvement program that will include the extension and improvement of the Friday Flat beginner area and the lower area of the High Noon trail.
Mr Kim Clifford, General Manager Kosciuszko Thredbo (KT), announced that Thredbo's parent company, Amalgamated Holdings Limited (AHL), has approved funding for this project. Planning work is now underway with construction anticipated to commence in January 2013, with the project ready for the 2013 winter season.
"Once completed, skiers and boarders will see a substantial improvement to the lower section of High Noon and 30% more terrain added to Friday Flat, easing the clutter of both of these areas" said Mr Clifford.
The flow of rider traffic off High Noon will be improved by creating a new trail from the Merritts Chairlift crossover directly to the base of the Gunbarrel Express. This would free up the existing route giving our valued beginner and learning visitors a greater area to perfect their technique.
Separating the levels of skiers and boarders will ease congestion on the Friday Flat slope making the area more enjoyable and easier for new skiers and boarders to learn and enjoy themselves and also give intermediate and above riders easier access to the Gunbarrel Express Chairlift.
With the planned improvements Thredbo is certainly reinforcing its position as Australia's premier year round alpine resort.