Thredbo ski resort is located in the mystical Kosciuszko National Park, parallel to the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales, Australia. Kosciuszko is the highest point in Australia, a visit to Thredbo offers a chance to everyone who wishes to ski their way to the summit by taking the Kosciuszko Express chairlift.
Ski Information for Thredbo
Thredbo ski resort is ideal for skiers of all skill levels. Those who are new to the snow and skiing will definitely love learning to ski in the specially designated area. Thredbo has a fun-filled and happy environment, where skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the longest runs and diverse terrain in Australia.
The terrain parks in Thredbo offers a wide range of skiing and snowboarding experience for all skill levels. The resort has terrain parks that offer different features, including jumps and rails for skiers and snowboarders. Thredbo Ski Resort has 14 lifts, including 4x4 high-speed quads, 2x2 Double Chairs, and 8xT-Bars that handle most of the weekend rush of skiers, the high-speed quads and T-bars are perfect to use on a windy day.
Home to the Largest Vertical Drop
Thredbo is a ski resort offering an ideal location for couples, groups and families. The resort is one of the most diverse different ski resorts in Australia. Thredbo ski resort is home to the thigh burning vertical drop that is 672 meters. The vertical drop is very steep and longer than the Perisher vertical drop. It is home to the Crackenback Supertail that is 3.5 kilometres long. The Crackenback has plenty of swift turns that could make you go faster.
One of the biggest disadvantages of Thredbo is that it has a very low quality and quantity of snow. The low quantity of snow could hinder the experience of enjoying one of the biggest vertical drops in Australia. However, the good news is that Thredbo has the most extensive and modern snowmaking machines that increase the quality and quantity of snow. The intensive snowmaking covers an impressive 15% of the entire terrain in Thredbo.
Thredbo Skiing Runs for Beginners
The Thredbo ski resort offers a dedicated beginners’ zone for skiers who are just starting to learn the art of skiing. Beginners can take their wobbly first skiing steps on the Friday Flat. This is the best place where first timers get a chance to try learning uphill skiing on the gentle slopes of the Friday Flat.
Beginners can practice their turns and stop when needed. Friday Flat is the ideal location for inexperienced first-time skiers, the slopes are gentle and simple to navigate, and lessons for beginners are available. They can learn different techniques from expert skiers.
Intermediate Skiing in Thredbo
Thredbo is perfect for intermediate skiers, with over 67% of the area is marked blue with trails that will give intermediate skiers a chance to explore the trails for a long time. Most of the trails are wide, long and with an adequately lined up trees. Some of the popular runs are the Ballroom, Walkabout, and Playground.
Apart from these three popular runs, The Cruiser is a paradise for intermediate skiers who love to cruise and practice their turns. Although the only drawback is the apparent lack of a speed run for some thigh-burning skiing. Despite the lack of a speedy run, the marked blue slopes are an improvement on the Friday Flat, intermediate level skiers can easily cruise around without crashing into the beginners in the same area.
Advanced Skiing in Thredbo
Thredbo has about 17% of its slopes marked black, however, the evident lack of double blacks could be a letdown for expert skiers. Skiers and snowboarders with more experience and skill can try the adrenaline pumping vertical runs in Australia. These advanced vertical runs are called the Big 5 and big they truly are, the runs on average measures over 3 kilometers long and some of them can challenge the best of skiers.
Advanced skiers will definitely love the massive 672 meters long drop; it is without a doubt the steepest and the longest drop that leads to some impressive off-piste terrain. These runs have the capacity to test the skill of experienced skiers and get their blood pumping. The black marked pistes include boxes, rails, and massive air jumps for advanced skiers to display their skills.
Impressive Terrain Parks of Thredbo
Those who underestimate the skiing experience of Thredbo will undoubtedly be surprised to visit some of the best terrain parks in Australia. The terrain parks in Thredbo are some of the best in the country, and some skiers would agree that the quality of the terrain parks is as good as the ones in Europe.
The Thredbo terrain parks are created to cater to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities and skills. The parks have an abundance of tubes, rails, bonks, boxes and other jobs. For freestyle skiing fans, these parks can definitely skyrocket their skills. Below are the terrain parks scheduled to be available for the winter season:
- Easy does it Terrain: Ideal for first timers and beginners in freestyle skiing
- Cruiser Park: Suitable for beginners and intermediaries, head to the Cruiser park after practicing jumps
- Antons Terrain Park: Suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers after they have conquered the Kozzie Park and the Cruiser park. Antons Park is a crown jewel of Thredbo terrain parks
- Meadows Moguls:Skiers can test their skills and expertise on the Meadows Moguls Course, the course is open to the public most of the season.
- The Kozzie Park:One of the first terrain parks to open in the winter season suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers, perfect for freestyle skiing
- The Playground:a ridercross course for beginners located in the Cruiser area.
- High Noon Ridecross: The High Noon ridercross is a suitable course for intermediate skiers, this ridercross is for skiers who have practiced their skills on the Playground, and they head to High Noon for more speed and thrill.
Guided Backcountry Tours
The guided backcountry tours give a chance to everyone to enjoy the snow and wear skiing gear. Under the supervision and guidance of an expert, anyone can take the Signature Hill Tour that is marked green for its easy accessibility.
Tours for intermediate levels (Bogong Creek) takes around 6 hours to complete and allows the participants to learn navigation skills, climbing skills and improve their overall backcountry and snow awareness.
The black trail at Leatherbarrel Creek takes about 7 hours to complete, and this tour tests the skills of even the most experienced and best skiers. The tour has some of the best turns and speedy pistes to allow skiers to enjoy the fresh tracks. The Twin Valleys Tour is another major black marked tour that also takes roughly 7 hours to complete.