If you’ve ever taken an overseas ski holiday to Hokkaido, the Swiss Alps or Whistler in British Columbia, you know how expensive they can be. Save your money and head straight to Thredbo’s Aussie slopes instead. It’s this country’s highest ski resort and offers plenty of activities outside the snow season too.
This is where it’s at for snowy fun – with long runs, beginner areas, lessons, play areas and over 30 bars and restaurants.
When the snow leaves, the Thredbo area makes for perfect mountain biking. Just don’t expect too many flat areas!
In warmer weather, try the climb from Thredbo up to the top of Australia’s most famous mountain – the views are worth it!
Thredbo averages 2 metres of snow per year. It has 14 ski lifts and its snow season normally runs from the June long weekend to early October. Its longest ski run is 5.9km, from Karel’s T-bar to Friday Flat. From Sydney, it’s about a 6-hour drive.1 Tip of day: if you ever visit Poland, find out how the name ‘Kosciuszko’ is correctly pronounced – 99.9% of Aussies pronounce it wrong!