Hit the Snow in Thredbo
Thredbo is situated just over 30 kilometres from the popular town of Jindabyne and is situated in the heart of the Snowy Mountains. In fact, this holiday destination is only about 6 kilometres from the highest peak in all of Australia, Mount Kosciuszko. This is a true resort town, and it is in operation all throughout the year. A winter wonderland even in the summer months, Thredbo has a superb artificial snow system that produces more than 600,000 cubic metres of snow in a single season. Off the slopes, there are plenty of outdoor adventures to keep naturalists busy, as well as in-town fun for kids and adults of all ages. Perhaps one of the best things about the town are breathtaking views from every angle. Even the holiday accommodation, which includes cabins, apartments and townhouses, benefits from beautiful mountain scenery.
Visit the Slopes
With Australia's longest trail runs, Thredbo is a premier destination for skiing and snowboarding. Of course, skiing instruction is available to novices. The mountainside features a number of trail options, all of which are clearly marked for the convenience and safety of visitors. Beginners are best suited for the 12-degree slopes of Friday Flat, while intermediate skiers have more options, with trails such as Walkabout, Ballroom, Playground, High Noon and Supertrail. Advanced riders are right at home in Thredbo, as well; this holiday destination boasts the longest and most vertical slopes of anywhere in Australia. To make accessing the trails easier, there are multiple chair lifts and even snow runners, which are like conveyor belts for people.
Other Winter Fun
In addition to the mountainside trails in Thredbo, there are a number of terrain parks to suit seasoned boarders and skiers. Riders are invited to try out the jumps, table tops and rails. During the winter, even the town is covered in snow at this resort town. As such, there is a vast open "play" area for kids and kids at heart. Free of charge, guests are invited to build snowmen, sled, toboggan, have a snowball fight and just generally enjoy the snow. For guests that need to get away from all the excitement of town, exploring the back country is a picturesque and serene option. All trips are guided to ensure the safety of guests, though the groups are small enough to let visitors be one with nature. Half- and full-day trips are available and reach destinations such as Dead Horse Gap, the Ramshead Range and Mount Kosciuszko.
Summer Activities Out in Nature
When the land thaws, the fun does not stop in Thredbo. Mountain biking is a popular way for holidaymakers to see the land. There are numerous courses available to riders, and all of the trails are clearly laid out and marked for safety. If you do not have your own equipment, no worries; this resort destination has plenty of bikes, helmets and pads for hire. Another way to see the Snowy Mountains is on foot. Many of the walks through the mountains are guided, though holidaymakers do have the option to venture out on their own. Long and short walks are offered, as are challenging and more laid-back options. Hiking to the top of the peaks gives a unique prospective over the landscape. Other popular activities just outside of town include fly fishing on the Thredbo River and bouldering, caving, abseiling and climbing throughout the region. All equipment is available for hire.
Excitement in the Heart of Thredbo
Those visitors that prefer more structured activities appreciate the flood-lit tennis courts and the AGU-rated golf course in Thredbo. Both locations offer affordable sport options and rugged mountain scenery. Families travelling with children appreciate the high range of child-friendly options in town. One of the most popular sites is the town's bobsled, which twists and turns down a 700-metre mountainside track. Thredbo's leisure centre provides heated indoor swimming pools and water fun, including slides and a floating obstacle. There are also a number of family-fun events and festivals throughout the year in this friendly holiday town.
Filled with adventures of all types, delicious restaurants, welcoming bars and pubs and a great in-town scene with plenty of shopping establishments, there is something for everyone in Thredbo. While the summer and the winter months bring different types of fun, boredom is never an issue while in this premier resort destination.