Thredbo is an alpine village and ski resort in the Snowy Mountains of southeastern Australia. The Kosciuszko Express chairlift provides access to ski runs and offers panoramic mountain views year-round. The Mount Kosciuszko summit walk leads to the top of Australia’s highest peak Thredbo is around a 6-hour drive from Sydney or Melbourne. The Kosciuszko Alpine Way is a fully sealed scenic alternative route between Sydney and Melbourne. The journey from Canberra to Thredbo is approximately 2.5 – 3 hours long. For up to date road conditions, please call RMS on 132 701
It is a requirement for all 2WD cars to be equipped with chains within the National Park, in the case of poor weather. Random chain checks are undertaken in the national park and if there are found to have no chains in the car (do not need to be fitted to the tyres in good conditions) a fine will be issued. While 4WD and AWD vehicles are not required by law to carry snow chains, it is recommended they do so due to the high incidence of vehicle accidents in Kosciuszko National Park. Chains are available to hire from the BP in Jindabyne (which is open 24 hours) at an approximate cost from $45* for 5 days.
Transfer Information - Canberra to Thredbo
Bus - SnoExpress
Travel Time - 3.5hrs
Departs from Canberra Airport, Pavillion on Northbourne & Mantra on Northbourne Fridays & Sundays.
A representative will meet you at the designated pick up location. Please be ready 30mins prior to departure
Travel Time: 2.5hrs - 3hrs
Departs: Canberra Airport & Canberra Central Europcar and Thrifty are recommended and can be pre booked with your consultant as well. Chains are required by law. Park entry fees apply per vehicle/per day.
Park Entry Fees
Winter Peak Rates - June Long Weekend to October Long Weekend
Park entry fees: Winter (Alpine Way, Kosciuszko Rd and Link Road) From start of June long weekend to end of October long weekend: $29* per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $12*; bus passengers $11.45* per adult, $3.60* per child per day(24hrs).
For accommodation where parking is not provided there are overnight car parks available (free of charge) opposite the Woodridge Estate, adjacent to the Thredbo Leisure Centre (TLC) and behind Woodridge Stage 3. In most cases, you can unload your luggage at your accommodation before parking. A valid National Parks Pass must be displayed on your windscreen when parking overnight.
On arrival please proceed to your accommodation check-in point, which is noted on the property description. Please note your accommodation's check-in time. Early arrivals cannot be guaranteed and if arriving early or after hours we strongly recommend you call ahead. Security bonds may apply, please refer to the property description.
*Pricing and all lift product based on 2019 season, to be used as guide only.
MYTHREDBO CARD COLLECTION
MyThredbo cards can be collected from the three Thredbo Guest Services Outlets at Valley Terminal,Friday Flat in Thredbo or at Nuggets Crossing
Shopping Centre Jindabyne. Each person will need to have their photo and details taken for their card. Cards cost $5* per person.
The Thredbo Sports Retail and Rental Outlets are located on mountain at Friday Flat and Valley Terminal and are open 8.00 – 4:30 for collection.
Please remember your Lift Pass as it is required to start the rental process.
Ski Lessons and Kids Club
Adult Lessons • 18years+
Adult Group Lessons are two hours in duration duration commencing at: 9.30am, 11.30am & 2.00pm start respectively*.
All Adult Group Lessons meet and depart from Friday Flat at the Group Lesson flags. Alpine lessons meet near the base of the Easy Does It chairlift and Snowboard lessons meet adjacent to the Gunbarrel Express Chairlift.
Thredboland/Riglets 3-6 Years
Children attending a Thredboland or Burton Riglets Program meet inside the Thredboland building on Friday Flat.
Drop off is from 8:45 and pick up from 3:45*.
FREERIDERS 7-14 YEARS
The Full day Freeriders program meets at the Freeriders Flags near the second tower of the Gunbarrel Express Chairlift on Friday Flat. Drop off is from 8:45 and pick up is at 3:45*.
TEEN SESSIONS 13-17 YEARS & FREERIDERS 7-12 YEARS
Teen Sessions and Half Day Freeriders Programs also meet at the second lift tower on the Gunbarrel Express Chairlift. Child Group Lesson times are 9.30am for first time skiers and snowboarders only and 1.00pm for all levels and run for 3 hours. 1st timers on their first day can be dropped off at 9:15 or 12:45 respectively. For all other levels and for 1st timers on Day 2 students can be dropped off at 12:45 and pick up is at 3:45*.
CHILDCARE • 6 MONTHS – 6 YEARS
The Thredbo Childcare Centre located inside the Thredbo Leisure Centre is open from 8th of June to 7th of October. Childcare centre opening hours is from 8am to 5pm, with whole day, morning or afternoon programs available.
BARS & RESTAURANTS (Selection)
Alfresco Pizzeria: Type: Casual dining, Child Friendly. Popular Italian eatery specialising in gourmet pizzas, salads and pastas. BYO. (02) 6457 6327
Après Bar: Type: Bars, Cocktail Lounge. Style and soul come to Thredbo with the all new Après Bar at The Denman Hotel . (02) 6457 6222
Avalanche Café: Type: Cafe, Casual dining, Child Friendly. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, munch or espresso. Avalanche is located at the base of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift. (02) 6457 6333
The Bakery: Type: Casual dining, Child Friendly. Fresh bread baked daily with a delicious range of pies, cakes and pastries on offer. 02) 6459 4200
Bernti's Brasserie & Grill: Type: Casual dining, Child Friendly, Restaurants. A lively Tapas Bar with the emphasis on good food, fun and of course great service. (02) 6457 6332
Black Bear Inn: Type: Bars, Child Friendly, Restaurants. This German/Austrian style rustic, hearty and appetising meals with traditional schnitzel a speciality and 80 different styles of Schnapps. (02) 6457 6216
Bullwheel Bar & Bistro: Type: Bars, Cafe, Casual dining, Child Friendly, On Mountain. Enjoy a drink or snack at Australia's highest bar and bistro. 02 6457 6019
Cascades Restaurant: Indulge in a menu of modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood, tender meats and delectable desserts. Children are welcome with reservations recommended.
The Local Pub: Type: Bars, Pub, Casual dining, Child Friendly (02) 6459 4200
Central Road 2625: Type: Cafe, Casual dining, Child Friendly, Restaurants. Located in Thredbo's famous Village Square, Central Road has great new decor, warm friendly service and a delightful menu. 02 6457 7271
Eagles Nest: Type: Bars, Cafe, Casual dining, Child Friendly, On Mountain, Restaurants. Take the Kosciuszko Chairlift to the top from Thredbo Village, and stop for a delicious mountain breakfast, lunch, tea or coffee with some of the best views.
The Terrace: Recently named Best Restaurant in Southern Region NSW by the Restaurant and Caterers Association. Using fresh local ingredients, the menu is a truly fabulous and elegant dining experience. Be sure to book in advance! (02) 6457 6039
The average temperature in Australia over winter is -4°C, therefore it is imperative that you pack a number of layers to stay warm during your stay.
Layers. Start with a tight-fitting, breathable, non-cotton under-layer, then build outward with sweatpants, a light sweater or sweatshirt, and top it all off with a fleece that can be worn under an outer waterproof shell.
Lots of socks. Mix in some wool hikers along with your ski socks for the times you just want to walk around the resort. (Hot tip: Never wear two pairs of socks in your Ski boots / Snowboard boots. Your feet sweat, the moisture freezes and resulting in cold feet. If you’re suffering from icy toes, try a little talcum powder inside your socks instead)
Snow boots and sneakers.
Waterproof or water-resistant snow pants and jackets.
Eye protection. Don't overlook protecting your eyes from the sun, snow-glare and the elements. Goggles and sunglasses are a must for the entire family.
Sunscreen and lip balm. The Sun reflects off the snow this effect combined with the altitude means you'll definitely need to slather everyone in SPF 30 or higher before enjoying time outdoors
Waterproof mittens or gloves, glove liners, hats and neck gators or scarves. On snow days you'll definitely want a way to cover your entire face while skiing or riding down the mountain!
Hat Especially for the more fashion-conscious teenagers traveling with you, helmet-head can be easily disguised with a beanie during lunch and après ski.
A small backpack that can be left in a slope-side locker during the day, or that one member of the family can wear on the mountain to hold a bottle of water, sunscreen and other daily must-haves.
Bathing Suit: A must for the Après hot tub
A Youth I.D. Card for each of your children. In case your child zigs when you zag at a trail merge, we encourage you to fill out an I.D. card, stuff it in their jacket pocket, and instruct your child to present the card to any Resort employee if they become separated from you at any point during your stay.
Helmets We strongly recommend that you wear one. They’re comfy, warm and a great way to stay safe.