Piste Skiing in Thredbo.
The resort village is at the base of the mountain, everything from the skiing in Thredbo to the apres ski to the accommodation, is within walking distance. There is also a free shuttle bus which operates around the village.
There are over 50 trails and 14 lifts, which includes Australia’s only alpine gondola. On the lower slopes, runs like High Noon Supertrail, Dream Run and the Crackenback Supertrail cut through the forest.
There is a considerable amount of skiing and boarding in the windswept snow covered area above the tree line. Here T-bars are still preferred as they are less likely to be closed by strong winds.
Thredbo claims to have the longest ski run in the country from Karels T-bar to Friday Flats, known as The Village Trail.
There are more than 30 restaurants, bars, night spots and live music venues. While the accommodation ranges from lodges, hotels, on-snow chalets, apartments to self contained units.
Piste Information for Thredbo.
- Ski Resort Altitude: 1,365m.
- Bottom Ski Area: 1,365m.
- Highest Ski Lift: 2,037m.
- Skiable Terrain: 480 hectares.
- Average Seasonal Snowfall: 2m.
- Kms of piste: 70km , 50%+ covered by snow cannon.
- Marked Pistes: 50+, 10% green/blue , 86% red, 4% black/ski routes.
- No of Ski Lifts: 14, 2 gondola/cable car, 5 chair-lifts, 7 drag-lifts/conveyors.
- Mountain Restaurants: Over 30 eateries listed.
- Snow Parks: 5. Night time flare run every week.
- Longest Ski Run: 7km long/672m elevation. The Village Trail.
- Ski Season: June to September.
- Main Advantages: Longest vertical drop in Australia, great apres-ski.
- Drawbacks: Low base depth, lower slopes are often slushy.
Ski Pass Options.
Getting a My Thredbo Card is what grants you to access to ski passes in resort. You can save time an money be doing this online at home before you travel.
As with most ski resorts, there are discounts for juniors, students and seniors, as well as different prices for different times during the season. Passes are available from half a day up to the whole season.
The other ski pass option for Thredbo is the Ikon pass from the Mountain Collective. A collaboration between some of the world’s independent ski destinations in Canada, USA, Europe, Japan, South America, Australia and New Zealand. An Ikon Pass is valid for two days skiing at each of 22 ski resorts, plus additional savings for additional days.
The Mountain Collective includes Alta, Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Big Sky, Coronet Peak/The Remarkables, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Mammoth, Niseko, Revelstoke, Snowbird, Sugarbush, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Taos, Thredbo, Mt Buller, Valle Nevado, Panorama, Sugarloaf, Grand Targhee and Chamonix.
Nearby Ski Resorts.
Thredbo is in the Snowy Mountains. It is not a huge mountain range so other resorts on the mountain aren’t so far away. Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass and Selywn Snow ski resorts are your other options. Perisher Valley is also on the list of Australia’s Best Ski Resorts.
Although it is a six hour drive away, if you have opted for an Ikon pass, Mt Buller should also be on your list.