Thredbo Village accommodation and resort guide for 2019

Tuck yourself into these cosy Thredbo accommodation options.

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.

Where is Thredbo and why should I visit?

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

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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
  • Closest lifts: Kosciuszko Express
  • Ski-in/ski-out access? No
  • Address: 32 Diggings Terrace, Thredbo, 2625
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    Alpenhorn Lodge

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    An affordable and comfortable place to stay, perfectly located in the heart of the village. Alpenhorn Lodge is a great spot to call home while in Thredbo.

    • Features: Free Wi-Fi, restaurant, bar, children's activities, babysitting service and golf course /li>
    • Closest lifts: Kosciuszko Express and Snowgums Double
    • Ski-in/ski-out access? No
    • Address: 6 Buckwong Place, Thredbo, 2625

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    Winterhaus Lodge

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    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
  • Ski-in/ski-out access? No
  • Address: 11 Alpine Way, Thredbo, 2625
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    The Denman Hotel

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    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
  • Ski-in/ski-out access? No
  • Address: Lot 21 Diggings Terrace, Thredbo, 2625
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    Rydges Thredbo Alpine Resort

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    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
  • Closest lifts: Kosciuszko Express
  • Ski-in/ski-out access? No
  • Address: Friday Drive, Thredbo, 2625
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    Ski-in/ski-out accommodation

    There is only one ski-in/ski-out accommodation in Thredbo.

    River Inn Resort

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    Tail off from the slopes straight into your accommodation by booking a stay at the River Inn Resort, Thredbo's only ski-in/ ski-out hotel.

  • Features: Free Wi-Fi, bar, restaurant, hot tub/ jacuzzi, lounge area and an ATM
  • Closest lifts: Falls Creek Express
  • Ski-in/ski-out access? Gunbarrel Express and Easy-Does-It
  • Address: 4 Friday Avenue, Thredbo, 2625
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    Thredbo accommodation map

    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.

    Day passes 5-6 years 7-12 years 13-17 years 18-21 years 22-64 years 65+
    Full-day lift pass From $69 From $69 From 479 From $105 From $129 From $69
    Half-day lift pass From $59 From $59 From $65 From $87 From $105 From $59
    3 for 2 opening weekend lift pass $109 $109 $115 $155 $189 $109
    Pass type 4 years and under 5-17 years 18-64 years 65-69 years 70-79 years 80+ years
    Winter Base Pass $39 $879 $1,179 $879 $159 $39
    Pass type 4 years and under 5-17 years 18-64 years 65-69 years 70-79 years 80+ years
    Winter Premium Pass $39 $919 $1,219 $919 $189 $39

    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.

    Program Who can participate? What is involved?
    Thredboland Kids aged 3-6 Teaching children the basics of how to ski in a fun and safe environment in a small group
    Burton Riglets Kids aged 4-6 Children will learn the basics of snowboarding in a safe and fun environment while building their skills in small groups
    Freeriders 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
    Teen Shredders 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
    Group Lessons All skill levels Small group lessons where skiers/boarders will build their confidence and technique while practising and advancing their skills
    Private Lessons 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

    Equipment hire

    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.

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      JonAugust 15, 2015

      1-Can I drive my car to Threadbo and park at resort – what approx. costs ?
      2- Are the skiing / lifts at the resort – do I have to take any form of transport to get to lifts ?
      3- Are there hot showers in the locker / change rooms ?
      4- Can I hire all ski gear there ?
      5- Can I purchase my lift pass there

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        AlexAugust 17, 2015Staff

        Hi Jon,

        Thanks for your question.

        It looks like the National Park Entry fees are $27 per car, per day, during the snow season (until the long weekend in October). Alternatively, you can purchase an annual NSW National Parks pass for $190, which may be a better option if you’re planning on staying longer than a week or visit quite a few parks in the state.

        Depending on where you stay, you will have the option of being within a few minutes’ walk of the slopes and lifts or a short drive away from it. You’ll likely find a better deal on accommodation that’s not within walking distance. However, most of the resort options that are a bit further away offer shuttles to the lifts, so it shouldn’t be too much of an inconvenience.

        There are lockers available at Thredbo Sports, where you can also hire equipment. Or, if you’re planning on skiing/boarding quite a bit, you’ll also have the option to buy equipment.

        If you’re looking to save a bit of money, it’s a good idea to purchase your lift pass in advance. For example, a one-day pass is regularly $115, but if you buy it online at least seven days in advance, it’s just $103.

        Hope that answers all your questions. Have a great time at the snow!


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