Thredbo Village isn’t large, and wherever you stay (as long as it’s in town) you’ll be able to get around, check out the nightlife, walk to a ski lift or catch a shuttle to a nearby one, and have a stellar view of the valley from your hotel room.
But don’t forget, some places are more spectacular, cosier and have better bargains than others. We’ve found the ones that tick all these boxes to ensure yours is one memorable snow trip.
Thredbo is an alpine village and ski resort located at Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. Known as the place to go when you're looking for a winter getaway, once the snow dries up you'll find hikers and bikers exploring the mountain. Thredbo has the longest ski run in Australia and is buzzing with keen skiers and snowboarders of all ages and skill levels from June to September. The village is home to cosy bars and restaurants, perfect for winding down at the end of the day and the nearby towns of Cooma and Jindabyne make for great day trips with the family.
Top 5 places to stay in Thredbo
Candlelight Lodge from Finder Hotels
TripAdvisor's #1 accommodation in Thredbo, Candlelight Lodge is homey and great for value. Whether you've booked it for your entire stay or you just want to grab dinner there one night, it's one place that you must see when in town. It only has 15 rooms and they fill up fast. Most rooms have balconies and they all have unsurpassed views of Thredbo.
Features: Free Wi-Fi, restaurant, bar and lounge area, in-house massage therapist and sauna
The name of this place pretty much says it all: it's a winter house. If the slopes aren't complying, you can stay indoors and watch DVDs or play games in the game/arcade room. However, if the weather is heavenly, the Kosciuszko Chair (the main ski lift) is not far away.
Features: Free Wi-Fi, BBQ facilities, terrace, lounge area and entertainment for children
Closest lifts: Kosciuszko Express and Snowgums Double
Denman Hotel is a great place to stay for those who want to be close to nature, with Kosciuszko National Park in close proximity. The town square is located nearby and the chairlifts are a mere walk away, too.
Features: Free Wi-Fi, bar, restaurant, spa and wellness centre, outdoor terrace and some rooms have a private balcony
Closest lifts: Kosciuszko Express and Snowgums Ski Lift
Known for its friendly and helpful staff, the Rydges Thredbo Alpine Hotel welcomes you with open arms and a gorgeous circular pool. But you're after the slopes, aren't you? The chairlift is a short walk away, so grab your gear and get on it.
Features: Free Wi-Fi, bar, restaurant, hot tub, sauna and swimming pool
Locate these hotels and all other accommodation options within a stone's throw of Thredbo's ski slopes.
Lift pass prices
If you're planning ahead for the snow season, you can buy your passes online and save when you make a purchase at least seven days in advance.
Full-day lift pass
Half-day lift pass
3 for 2 opening weekend lift pass
4 years and under
Winter Base Pass
4 years and under
Winter Premium Pass
What you need to know about the resort
Number of chair lifts: 14
Number of runs: 53
Number of magic carpets: 3
Everything you need to know to hit the slopes at Thredbo
Ski season dates: 8 June 2019 - 7 October 2019
Snow report: Check the daily Snow Report for a detailed and accurate look at recent snowfalls and conditions
Trail breakdown: 16% of the trails are for beginners, 67% are for intermediates and 17% are for advanced skiers
Number of terrain parks: 5
Longest run: 5km
Skiable terrain: 480 hectares
Buses and coaches: How do I get to Thredbo?
Thredbo is located a six-hour drive from Sydney and Melbourne, and a two-and-a-half hour drive from Canberra. If you are not driving, you can get to Thredbo via a plane or coach. Your ideal route is to fly to Canberra Airport with Qantas or Virgin Blue from any major Australian city and take a coach directly to Thredbo.
If you're visiting for a day, you can park your car in one of the many car parks close to the mountain, and use the free shuttle bus service to get around the village. If you plan to stay overnight, P2, P3 and P4 are designated overnight parking areas. Two-wheel-drive vehicles should carry properly fitted snow chains in winter which can be hired at service stations and ski-hire shops in the Thredbo area.
Ski schools available in Thredbo
Thredbo offers a wide range of ski schools for all skill levels that will have you looking like a pro on the slopes with the help of professional and qualified instructors.
Who can participate?
What is involved?
Kids aged 3-6
Teaching children the basics of how to ski in a fun and safe environment in a small group
Kids aged 4-6
Children will learn the basics of snowboarding in a safe and fun environment while building their skills in small groups
Kids aged 7-12
Improving skiing and snowboarding skills, confidence and technique. Kids will be encouraged to progress as skiers/boarders and navigate their way around the mountain
Kids aged 13-17
Hit the slopes in the new full-day program that has been introduced in 2019 for teens to progress their ski/snowboarding skills in a fun and safe environment with other teens of a similar skill level
First Timer Lessons
New skiers and snowboarders
Learning the basics of skiing/boarding. Qualified instructors will encourage participants to improve their skills at a relaxed pace in the designated beginners area
All skill levels
Small group lessons where skiers/boarders will build their confidence and technique while practising and advancing their skills
All skill levels
Ideal for skiers/boarders who want to work on their style, skills and confidence with a professional instructor without distractions. You can also form groups of up to three people who are of a similar skill level for private lessons
You have the option to hire equipment and clothing online before you arrive. Otherwise, there are two rental locations at Thredbo, conveniently located at the bottom of the mountain.
Importance of travel insurance
It is a great idea to take out ski travel insurance as a precaution on your ski/snowboarding trip. If you have an accident while skiing or snowboarding, your belongings are stolen or you become ill on the trip, ski insurance may cover you.
Top Thredbo hotel deals:
Extra 8% off hotel bookings
Valid on hotel stays worldwide on all dates, including over holidays like Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve.
Stephanie Yip is the travel editor at Finder and has been writing about travel and lifestyle for over a decade. She has written for Travel Weekly, Escape, Thomas Cook Magazine, Showpo, The Nibbler and Hostelworld. She was also the editor of kids magazine DMAG. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Technology Sydney and has visited over 50 countries (and counting). She has a passion for sharing her experiences and knowledge of travel and helping readers stretch their dollars while on holiday.
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