Thredbo is a year-round delight for outdoor lovers. Its slopes call out to skiers and snowboarders during the winter months (with snowfall usually lasting from June to October), and it’s a natural wonderland during the warmer months, where you can discover the sights by mountain biking, golfing, swimming, playing tennis and trying out the metal bobsled run for the steel-hearted among you. The village sits at the base of Mount Kosciusko near the southeast tip of New South Wales, about 500 kilometres from Sydney. With over 50 ski runs and that big list of summer activities, there really isn’t a better excuse to book one of our Thredbo hotels than simply to enjoy the great outdoors.
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Whether you were born to carve your way down snowy mountains or have never seen snow in your life, Thredbo is perfect for any kind of winter adventure. There are 14 lifts here, perfect from beginners (green) to advanced (black diamond) runs. The ultimate test is dished out on Funnel Web, a raw trail with sections that are almost vertical! Most skiers, even the beginners after they get the hang of it, can enjoy the resort’s longest Friday Flat run (5.9km). Even the terrain parks have obstacles, trick areas and jumps that suit a huge variety of skills. The best part, though, is the green forest that covers parts of the mountain, and the Thredbo Village below, creating a spectacular backdrop for any time-strapped traveller.
You don’t necessarily have to be on your skis or snow board to enjoy the gourmet delights of Thredbo. Eagles Nest is Australia’s highest restaurant, serving breakfast and lunch right there at the top of the main lift. Nothing beats a warm meal while looking out over the Thredbo River valley and majestic mountains beyond. When the snow melts in summer, get on your bike for an adrenaline- pumping ride through the mountains. Even better, all the pubs and restaurants are open all year round even when the slopes are closed.
The best way to get into Thredbo is to take a domestic flight into Cooma from Sydney or to catch a flight to Canberra and then hop on a bus or rent a car and check out the spectacularly scenery along the way– don’t forget to put chains on your tyres in winter!
If you’re itching for some ski time or for a proper dose of outdoor fun, check out our Thredbo accommodation below to start planning your next holiday with us!