Thredbo Alpine Hotel
- Rating: 4 Star
- Location: Less than 2 min walk to lift
- Room Type: Hotel Rooms
Thredbo has the longest vertical drop in Australia of 672 meters, which makes Thredbo home to Australia’s longest ski runs. When lapping top to bottom runs at Thredbo, although it’s some of the most enjoyable skiing you’ll find in the country, it can quickly turn into a thigh burning experience even for the fittest of skiers and riders.
Located within the Kosciusko National Park five and a half hours drive from Sydney and 3 hours from Canberra, Thredbo is well serviced with 14 lifts moving 17,000+ skiers around each hour across 1,186 acres (480 hectares) of well-maintained predominately fall line ski terrain. If you head up high, you’ll get above the tree line in The Basin serviced by The Basin and and Karels t-bars and the Central Spur areas that are well serviced by the famous Sponars and Antons t-bars.
First timers can progress rapidly at Thredbo’s dedicated beginner area thanks to it’s gentle terrain called Friday Flat. Intermediates can warm up on the Cruiser Chair at Merrits and then head across to High Noon racking up laps via the Gunbarrel Express lift. On a powder day, everything is good. Off the Kosciusko Express runs off the Bluff into Cannonball are sure to please and anything out in Golf Course Bowl area on a powder day is something special.
The Thredbo Village located at the base of the mountain offers a range accommodation, restaurants, bars, cafes and retail shops to entertain you when you are off the mountain. Fun things to do in Thredbo include Backcountry Adventures, NASTAR Race Course, Spring Free Trampolines, 5 Terrain Parks, Thredbo Leisure Centre. Every Saturday night, weather dependant, skiers and Snowboarders light up the Supertrail with flaming flares from top to bottom, capped off with a fireworks display all the family will enjoy.
|Skiable Terrain||1186 acres (480 hectares)|
|Vertical||672 m (2204 ft)|
|Top Elevation||2037 m (6683 ft)|
|Base Elevation||1365 m (4478 ft)|
|Average Snowfall||204 cm (80 in /6 ft)|
|Winter lifts Total||14|
|Longest Run||5 km (3 mi)|
|Snowmaking||71 ac (29 hectares)|
If you’re driving from Sydney its around a six hour drive. If you are driving from Melbourne it’s around an eight hour drive. If driving from Canberra its a three hour drive.
If you’re driving to Thredbo from Jindabyne, where there are accommodation options, it’s a forty minutes drive in good weather; keep in mind that you’re legally required to carry properly fitting chains in any vehicle other than 4WD’s within the National Park.
Canberra Airport is a three hour drive from Thredbo. Canberra is within a two hour flight from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Regional Express (Rex), in partnership with Snowy Mountains Airport Corporation Pty Ltd (SMAC), has launched Regular Public Transport (RPT) services between Sydney and the Snowy Mountains (Cooma).