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Thredbo Ski Resort Guide

Thredbo, Australia

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift6,332ft
Resort Height4,478ft
 Nearest AirportCanberra
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Thredbo has some of Australia's longest and steepest runs, and one of the most extensive snow-making systems in the southern hemisphere. It's also the location of Australia's highest peak; Mount Kosciusko - rising to 2228m.


The ski area of Thredbo is at an altitude of 4,478ft.

Thredbo has direct access to a total of 12 ski lifts.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Thredbo?

The next notable snow forecast is 1in, expected on 4 June.

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Snow Forecast by day for Thredbo

Ski Area Stats

Thredbo Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Cross Country
Total Length
7 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Thredbo Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift6,332ft
Lowest Trail4,478ft
Resort Altitude (Thredbo)4,478ft
Max Vertical1,854ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Thredbo
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Thredbo Overview

Thredbo is widely regarded as among the top ski resorts in Australia, with the country's highest lift-served skiing at 2037m and the largest vertical drop (672m). It's also home to the longest ski run and benefits from comprehensive snow-making. South facing slopes have a good natural snow record.


The mountain offers a variety of skiing; with Friday Flat purpose-built for beginners, and a wide range of pistes for Intermediates of all levels. There is less skiing for experts, although that does include some of the best steep skiing in Australia with runs like Cannonball, Funnel Web and Michael's Mistake.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Although off-piste riding is not permitted, Thredbo is popular with snowboarders and there are great runs for carving and a funpark with a half-pipe.

Location and Map

Where is Thredbo?

This ski resort is in Snowy Monaro Regional, New South Wales, Australia.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Thredbo is Canberra, 161 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts are able to uplift 18,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 400 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Thredbo open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is Early June, and usual closing is Early Oct.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Talking about Thredbo

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Aprés Ski

Thredbo has a couple of dozen varied restaurants and half-a-dozen bars to keep things lively. Happy hours are common and a night club is open until early morning.