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Thredbo is a picturesque alpine holiday destination that is home to Australia’s longest ski runs. It’s the perfect place to hone your skiing and snowboarding skills in the winter, or explore the hiking and biking trails in summer.

Thredbo is also home to some of Australia’s most unique music festivals, including Snowtunes – the only Australian music festival hosted during the snow season. If you’re looking for an action-packed outdoor excursion or family fun holiday, Thredbo is perfect for you.

Where is Thredbo located?

Thredbo is a village and ski resort in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.

How far is Thredbo from Sydney?

Thredbo is situated approximately 500km south of Sydney, which equates to approximately 5hr40 on the road.

How far is Thredbo from Jindabyne?

Thredbo is located approximately 36.5 km from Jindabyne which would be approximately 33 minutes of drive time.

How high is Thredbo?

Thredbo is currently at 1,365m. There are pistes and trails ranging from 1,365m up to 1,930m above sea level.

Can you toboggan in Thredbo?

The Thredbo Snow Play Park is open daily for tubing and tobogganing, as well as snowman building. It is located in the base station area of the village. It’s free for all to experience and enjoy, and you can bring your own toboggan or rent a tube or toboggan from Thredbo Sports rental, that is situated near to the Snow Play Park. Rental prices start at $15/day for a toboggan.

Which is better Thredbo or Perisher?

Thredbo is regarded as Australia's best ski resort. It is home to Australia's biggest vertical drop and features tree runs as well as open areas. It also has a picturesque alpine village. Thredbo also boasts the biggest snowmaking system in the Southern Hemisphere. The ski lifts are longer and faster than at rival ski resorts too.

Perisher offers the best terrain for beginners and intermediates. The number and diversity of trails and ski lifts will keep you happy for many days on end. There are lifts are everywhere and so you can choose to try a new lift every time. The resort covers a big area with lots of variety, but the downside is the queues for the lifts. More time queuing means less time on the slopes.

Ultimately, the choice is dependant on your level of experience. But Thredbo definitely has some great facilities that will suit all abilities and ages.

When is Thredbo ski season?

Thredbo ski season runs from the beginning of June through to the beginning of October.

What time do Thredbo lifts open?

The opening and closing times of the Thredbo lifts vary:

  • Antons T-Bar: 9:00AM - 4:15PM
  • Easy Does It Quad Chair: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Karels T-Bar: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Snowgums Double Chair: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
  • The Burrow: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Basin T-Bar: 8:45AM - 4:15PM
  • Easy Rider T-Bar: 9:00AM - 3:45PM
  • Kosciuszko Express: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Sponars T-Bar: 9:00AM - 4:15PM
  • Wombats: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Cruiser Express Quad Chair: 8:45AM - 4:15PM
  • Gunbarrel Express Quad Chair: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Merritts Double Chair: 8:30AM - 3:45PM
  • Syd’s Snow Runner: 8:30AM - 4:30PM

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