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Best time to visit Thredbo

When does it snow in Thredbo and what are the peak months to head to the resort?

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Thredbo is a snowy wonderland during winter from June to September and a haven for hiking, biking and horseback riding during the warm dry months from November to February.

Best time to visit Thredbo for the snow?

The best time to visit Thredbo for snow on a budget is either late June or early September. Being the shoulder season, you'll still get snow but without the "snow-tax" or school holiday crowds.

For perfect snow conditions, visit in July and August. They're the 2 coldest months in Thredbo where overnight temperatures drop below freezing – so there's a good chance you will wake up with fresh powder on the trails. Bear in mind, that it falls right in the middle of the Aussie winter school break and is one of the busiest times on the Australian slopes.

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When does it snow in Thredbo?

Snow can start to fall as early as May and tails off in September or October. July and August often have the highest snowfall of the year. If snow is falling in July, it's a good bet that you're in for a great snow season.

When is snow season in Thredbo?

Thredbo opens for the season over the Queen's Birthday June long weekend and closes in late September to early October.

When is the cheapest time to visit for the snow?

June and September are the shoulder seasons where the runs are quiet as the snowfall is not too heavy yet.

Thredbo usually opens the first week in June and closes mid-late September.

While the conditions will likely be slushy and only a limited number of runs will be open, there are often early-bird specials and packages that can save you a bundle.

When is the best time to visit for hiking?

Being much cooler than the rest of Australia during the summertime, December to February is best. Expect pleasant temperatures between 20-22 degrees.

These are also some of the driest months of the year, so you have much less of a chance of getting caught in the rain during your hike.

When is the cheapest time to visit Thredbo overall?

November and March offer cool weather and low prices, though many accommodations may be closed since it's the off-season. Check out the latest Thredbo deals.

Thredbo by season

Winter snowflake



6-7ºC / High snowfall


Best for snowsports

Spring flowers



10-17ºC / Average rainfall


Best for horseriding and mountain cross-country biking



December to February

20-22ºC / Low rainfall


Best for camping and hiking

Autumn leaves



11-19ºC / Minimal rainfall


Best for fishing and mountain climbing

Best time to visit Thredbo for...

  • Snow: July and August often offer the highest snow cover on the mountains.
  • Horseriding: Horseriding is available year-round. The summer months from November to March are the most pleasant for riding through the mountains or doing a multi-day trip. June to October is best if you want to ride through the snow.
  • Camping: Camping is available all year round but is best experienced in the summer. Camping is not allowed in Thredbo Village, only in Kosciuszko National Park. Camp during the shoulder months of March or November for fewer people.
  • Hiking: November to February is best as temperatures on the mountains are much cooler than in the village and will be a more comfortable adventure.

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