From Australia’s longest ski runs to thrilling terrain parks, Thredbo is a wonderland of snow sports and the pretty alpine village buzzes with cafes, restaurants, and night spots. Enjoy scenic chair lifts as well as night skiing and snowboarding.
One of the more sophisticated and largest ski resorts in Australia, Thredbo has a vibrant village atmosphere and a fun après ski scene with a great selection of restaurants, bars, and cafes.
Accommodation in Thredbo offers stunning mountain views, convenience, and comfort for all guests. Choose from lodges, hotels, on-snow chalets, luxurious apartments, and self-contained units. Due to the low altitude of Thredbo’s base village, there is very little accommodation that offers genuine ski in, ski out access.
Accommodation is split into three main areas, Thredbo Village, Woodridge and Crackenback Ridge. The village is self-explanatory, located in town close to shops and restaurants with easy access to shuttle services. Woodridge is closest the beginner’s area called Friday Flat and childcare facilities, it is also home to popular ski in, ski out property River Inn. Finally, Crackenback Ridge is near the golf course and is predominately homes and chalet style accommodation, often these properties are privately owned and operated.
To book Threbdo ski accommodation, click here.
You’ll find slopes and terrain parks for all levels of experience. A dedicated area is set aside for beginners, and ski and snowboard lessons are available for kids and adults. For scenic views and long runs, take the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift.
Thredbo is home to 1,200 acres of terrain, which is easily accessed by 14 lifts. Thredbo’s terrain is diverse and offers something for all levels of experience, from beginners through to advanced and expert riders. 67% of Thredbo’s terrain considered intermediate which makes it a great place for beginners to improve their skiing and snowboarding.
As far as Aussie ski resorts go, Thredbo is the highest sitting at 2037m elevation, and boasts steeper and longer runs than other resorts. Home to ‘the Thredbo Supertrail’, the longest run in Australia. Typically, the season runs from June to Late-September, and early or late in the season are the most economical time to visit, however if you want the best snow-coverage, mid-season is best (and busiest).
Thredbo is an Ikon pass resort, which is great for avid skiers and snowboarders that like to ski multiple resorts each year. To book Thredbo lift passes, click here.
Thredbo ski resort is accessible by road and once you are there, walking around Thredbo Village is easy. If your legs are sore from days of shredding, there are also frequent free shuttle buses that loop around the village.
Located about 6 hours drive from Sydney and 3 hours from Canberra, there are shuttle services that take visitors to Thredbo, or you can make the easy drive yourself. Ski shuttles, such as Snoexpress
, leave on specific schedules and only operate set days and times. If you are travelling inter-state, sometimes and overnight stay may be required to connect with early bus departures. Have a chat to our ski specialist and they will assist you in booking the best option to ensure you have a smooth ski holiday!
Test your freestyle skills in the Thredbo Snow Series’ night rails, slopestyle, and big air - jumps. And after an exciting day in the snow, relax in cosy fireside bars and delicious restaurants in the vibrant alpine village. The nightlife is exuberant, with live music and hip DJs.
Families visiting Thredbo love the leisure centre on rest or off-snow days which has a heated pool, trampolines, waterslide, bouldering wall and more.
Take the Kosciuszko Express to Australia’s highest restaurant, the Eagles Nest for incredible views over the entire area. Sitting at 1937 metres this casual restaurant offers 270-degree views which can be enjoyed over breakfast, lunch, or a few casual drinks.
Thredbo has one of the better known après ski scene’s in Oz, there are plenty of options to suite your mood, budget and drink of choice. We asked our team for top 5 Apres bars in Threbdo, and have shared these below.
Kareela Hutte in Thredbo has ski in, ski out access via intermediate runs. This alpine dining venue has a great sundeck for a cheeky beer, or sit indoors and make your way through their wine list. We highly recommend trying their charcuterie or burgers if you are peckish.
The Piano Bar at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel is pure old-school apres with incredible cocktails served in an alpine lounge next to the toasty fireplace.
For late night kick ons and great tunes, head to Schuss Bar or Thredbo’s only night club, Keller bar.
If you are chasing a juicy burger or some good chicken wings, Thredbo Burger Bar is an affordable and filling options to sink your teeth into.
For something a little more delicate, head to the Black Bear Inn for Duck Confit or ask what the chef recommends. This European inspired alpine restaurant will not disappoint. For a tender and delicious wagyu steak, we love is Berntis Restaurant & Grill.
Every village needs a little spice, The Mad Mexican is just that. Weather you are a taco lover, or you’re just there for the margarita jugs – we are here for it.
If you are keen for a wee adventure, we highly recommend a visit to the Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery, take a tour, learn about the distilling process, taste test the beverages and end with a meal at the Distillery Door & Cafe. Make sure to book over weekends and public holidays.