Thredbo - Ski Resort and Snow Summary
Thredbo - Australian Ski Resort (1365m to 1930m)
A year-round holiday destination with some of the country's longest and steepest trails, and housing the Australian Institute of Sport's Alpine Training Centre since October 1996. Thredbo has the largest snow making system in the southern hemisphere and Australia's highest peak, Mt Kosciusko (2228m), is accessible in summer on a 4 - 6 hour walk (round trip).
Key Facts for Thredbo
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The Australian ski resort of Thredbo has direct access to a total of 12 ski lifts.
Snowmaking :- Thredbo is able to augment natural snow, with 400 Snow Cannons.
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 12 Ski Lifts of Thredbo are able to uplift 18,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
Skiing in Thredbo
Skiers of all standards will find plenty of good terrain at Thredbo. At Friday Flat there is a purpose-built area for beginners - a gentle wide slope and a slow quad chair - which helps novices build confidence and acquire skills quickly so they can progress to tackle the vast array of easier trails. Intermediates of all levels can ski all over the mountain and while experts may not find limitless runs to excite them, they will enjoy the variety of trail skiing. Thredbo does have some of the best steep skiing in Australia and runs like Cannonball, Funnel Web and Michael's Mistake are tough enough for most.
In addition to the regular ski classes, the Thredbo ski school offers several schemes including special women's courses and SLAP (Ski Like a Professional) clinics.
Snowboarding in Thredbo
Its relative proximity to Sydney makes Thredbo very popular with the snowboarding community and deservedly so, Off piste skiing is not allowed but there are great trails for carving at all levels plus a funpark with half pipe.
Thredbo Aprés Ski
Once the lifts shut down the village lights up as the 20 restaurants and 6 bars get into their stride. The nightlife is certainly lively and you need plenty of stamina to keep up with the regulars, who love to party. Lots of the pubs have happy hours and some strange antipodean cocktails are consumed in quantity.
If you can stand the pace there is a night club where you can rage until the early morning. Those who prefer a more relaxed kind of apres-ski can seek out the more 'grown up' bars and restaurants - the locals will give you recommendations.
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Thredbo in brief
Thredbo Ski Resort is:
Good for Expert Skiers.
Very good for Intermediate Skiers.
Very good for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.
Thredbo Season Dates
We do not have a confirmed opening date for Thredbo.
Closed : October 7, 2013.
Usual opening - Early June.
Usual closing - Early Oct.
NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Thredbo.