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Thredbo Ski Resort Review

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Thredbo's mountain is the highest in Australia, with the longest runs, off piste, powder bowls, natural features and terrain parks. There are 63 trails and 14 lifts, which include three high-speed quads. On the lower slopes, runs like High Noon Supertrail, Dream Run and the Crackenback Supertrail cut through the snow gum forest.

There is a considerable amount of skiing and boarding in the desolate area dotted with rocks above the tree line. Here T-bars, less likely to be closed by strong winds, rule the slopes.

With slopes as high as 2,000m (6,562ft), the resort claims the longest run in the country almost 7km (4 miles) from Karels t-bar to Friday Flat.

The resort village is at the base of the mountain, everything from the skiing 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 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.

Thredbo In Brief

Getting There:

Fly direct from Sydney or catch a shuttle from Canberra airport - 2.5 hrs.
Driving from Sydney or Melbourne will take about 6 hrs.


Altitude:

1,377 - 2,040m (4,490 - 6,700ft)


No of Ski Lifts:

14.


Types of Pistes:

10% beginner, 40% intermediate, 50% advanced.


Main Advantages:

Longest vertical drop in Australia; great apres-ski.


Drawbacks:

Low base depth; lower slopes are often slushy.


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