About Thredbo

Thredbo Ski Resort

Thredbo Ski Resort boasts the longest ski run in Australia measuring some 5.9km, the highest lifted point courtesy of the Karels T-Bar at 2037m above sea level and the largest vertical drop of 672m of any Australian ski resort. The premium ski resort offers terrain suitable for all skill levels. First time skiers can learn on the gentle yellow and green runs in Friday Flat’s purpose built beginners areas. 65% of the mountain is suitable for intermediate skiers and snowboarders with long wide treelined runs and lots of natural features to play in. Advanced riders revel in the hectares of backcountry terrain, powder bowls, natural wind lips and great fall lines. Thredbo also offers terrain parks for all levels, two Ridercross courses and a moguls course that is open to the public.

Thredbo Events, Activities and Facilities

Every Saturday night during the ski season (weather dependant) skiers and snowboarders light up the Supertrail with the Flare Run. The 30+ year old tradition sees flaming flares from the top to the bottom of the mountain, truly a spectacular sight for the whole family. A Kids Flare Run is held on Thursdays followed by fireworks. Thredbo also hosts night skiing, guided backcountry mountain tours, kids school holiday programs, kids disc golf and NASTAR, a fun competitive ski racing program for all ages and abilities. Off snow there’s festivals, parties and concerts to enjoy season round.

Thredbo village is renowned for it’s range of cafes, restaurants, bars, live music venues and retail shops all nestled amongst accommodation styles to suit families, couples and the solo traveller. The village also has ski hire, ticket office, medical centre, pharmacy, post office, chapel and information centre, plus a leisure centre with a heated pool, gym, squash courts and trampoline sessions. Courtesy busses operate through the village for ease of transport.

Access to Thredbo Ski Resort is available by car with day and overnight parking close to the village.

Thredbo Ski Passes

Thredbo is part of The Mountain Collective with access to ski resorts in Japan, Canada, Europe, South America, New Zealand and the U.S. Ski resorts include Niseko, Aspen, Banff, Jackson Hole, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Buller.

Thredbo is also part of the Ikon Pass with access to ski resorts in Japan, Canada, South America, New Zealand and the U.S. Ski resorts include Mammoth, Big Bear, Steamboat, Niseko, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt and Mt Buller.

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Snow Resort Stats


  • Elevation Top 2037m
  • Elevation Bottom 1365m
  • Vertical Drop 672 m
  • Skiable Terrain 480ha
  • Longest Run 5.9 km
  • Beginner 16%
  • Intermediate 67%
  • Advanced 17%
  • Total Number of Trails


  • Total 14
  • Highest Lifted Point 2037m
  • Gondolas & Trams N
  • High Speed Sixes
  • High Speed Quads 3
  • Quad Chairs 1
  • Triple Chairs N
  • Double Chairs 4
  • Surface Lifts 6
  • Uphill Capacity 17 371 people/ hour

Snow Making

  • Snow Making 25% of mountain
  • Total Number of Guns 190
  • Annual Average Snowfall 2.03m

Terrain Parks

  • Total 5
  • Name
  • Half Pipes n/a
  • Half Pipe Size
  • Total Terrain Park Area Size

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Thredbo Insider Ski & Snowboard Tips

Thredbo has a dedicated beginner area affectionately known as Friday Flat with a number of carpets and a beginner chairlift to get you learning the ropes. Once you’ve got your turns down the Cruiser area is the ideal place for intermediate riders to skill up, whether on green or blue runs, or in the park. More advanced riders will love moving across the mountain to High Noon and the T-bars of Central Spur before testing themselves on the leg-burner that is Supertrail. Experts hunting for more complex terrain can get stuck into Golf Course Bowl, Bushranger and Michael’s Mistake.

Access Thredbo

Thredbo is approximately a 6 hour drive from Sydney, 7 from Melbourne and 2.5 hours from Canberra. A number of bus and coach companies offer services to Jindabyne and Thredbo, including Snow Alliance, Murrays Coaches, Greyhound and more. There are two options for flying to Thredbo. You can either land in Canberra and use a hire car to get to the hill, or take a REX regional flight to Cooma, which is just over an hour from the resort.

Thredbo Accommodation

You can either stay in the Thredbo village or 30 minutes down the hill in the town of Jindabyne. Jindabyne offers cheaper accommodation and a greater variety of restaurants and shops, while staying in Thredbo allows easy access to the snow and stunning views of the mountain.

In Thredbo there are lodges, hotels, ski-in ski-out chalets, luxurious apartments and self contained units. The Thredbo Alpine Hotel is well known for its alpine charm and luxury touches like fireplaces and spas, and is situated in the village only a few minutes’ walk from the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift. A more affordable option is the River Inn, just metres from the Gunbarrel Chairlift.

In Jindabyne there are the options of private lodges, apartments, hotels, hostels and a caravan park. Rydges Horizons offers hotel comforts like a bar, restaurant, games room and indoor pool along with views of Lake Jindabyne. Located about halfway up the hill to Thredbo is the beautiful Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa offering chalets and apartments along with plenty of activities like archery, golf and trout fishing.

Thredbo Restaurants & Apres

For on-hill dining there’s Australia’s highest restaurant Eagles Nest, Merritts Mountain House for a casual lunch and drinks, or Kareela Hutte for a truly European alpine experience. In the village you can enjoy a variety of restaurants like Cascades for higher end dining or The Local Pub for a casual bite to eat. Thredbo has a vibrant apres scene with frequent music acts and DJs. Schuss is the place for themed nights and comedy while Keller bar is the place to let loose.

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