Skiing & snow sports
Boasting the longest runs in Australia, trails to suit all ages and stages, night skiing and a lively après scene waiting for you at the base of the mountain – it’s not hard to see why hundreds of thousands of snow-fanatics flock to Thredbo throughout the winter months.
If it is your first time boarding or skiing (or skiing with kids) head to Friday Flats for lessons or to practise on its gentler slopes before advancing to the yellow and green runs. The Cruiser, Basin and Central Spur are best suited for intermediates and for the truly advanced, head to the legendary 5.4-kilometre Crackenback trail (groomed) or the 3.2-kilometre Funnel Web (ungroomed).
Thredbo has five terrain parks to cater to different levels of experience, including the Playground Introductory, Cruiser Terrain, Antons Terrain, High Noon Ridercross and Meadows Moguls. Each park features jumps, hips, spines and rails for skiers and boarders to varying degrees of difficulty.
For more, read our comprehensive guide on skiing in Thredbo.
Nature & activities
As the weather warms up and the snow melts into the Thredbo River, travellers arrive to enjoy Thredbo’s other natural gems and activities.
Thredbo Mountain Bike Park ramps up in the summer months with over 34 kilometres of trails to explore, ranging from all-mountain, cross country, flow and downhill – and the Kosciuszko Express & Gunbarrel Express chairlifts take you and your bike to the top of the trail network. There is also a handful of MTB Parks for riders of all ages and stages.
Hike past glacial lakes, along rugged mountain terrain and to the highest peaks in Australia in Kosciuszko National Park from your base in Thredbo. There are a number of hikes to choose from, including the 13-kilometre hike to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko (Australia’s highest mountain), or the more challenging 32-kilometre Alpine Lakes Hike, and plenty more. Varying degrees of fitness is required for each trail and they can be self-guided or undertaken with a guide.
If hiking and biking don’t pique your interest, perhaps breathing in the fresh mountain air as you play a round of golf on Australia’s highest golf course is more to your speed. Alternatively, arrive for fly fishing season on the Thredbo River (October long weekend until June long weekend) to catch wild trout.
Thredbo is host to a number of annual festivals, including the Thredbo Blues Festival in January, the Thredbo Craft Beer Festival in February and the Taste of the Snowies: Thredbo Food and Wine Festival in March.
In addition to mountain bike riding, skiing, kid-friendly hikes and the 700-metre Thredbo Bobsled track, Thredbo also plays host to the School Holidays Adventure Festival for families in the warmer months. Kids will get to participate in treasure hunts, skate park workshops, trampoline and mountain bike pump track sessions, rock-climbing, arts and crafts and roving street entertainment. Australia’s biggest mountain bike festival, Cannonball MTB, is held annually in Thredbo and kids (and adults) will be wowed by the gravity-defying event.