In 2020 Thredbo will celebrate the opening of Australia’s first purpose built gondola, the Merritts Gondola, which will transport skiers, boarders and sightseers in 8-seater cabins to the Merritts Spur intermediate and beginner area.
Thredbo is an alpine village that echoes traditional European style mountain resorts. It is an intimate village with a central pedestrian mall. Thredbo is family friendly with many kids-specific lessons and activities, while also having a popular apres scene in winter including live music events.
Nestled in a scenic valley in Kosciuszko National Park with the Thredbo River running through and surrounded by beautiful eucalypt forests and woodlands, Thredbo is the base for the iconic walk (13 km round trip) from the top of the Kosciuszko Express chairlift to the peak of Australia’s highest mountain Mt Kosciuszko (2228 m). This walk passes through stunning, unique alpine landscape and habitat with its granite tors, glacial lakes, heathland, herbfields and freshwater bogs with their snowgrass and wildflowers including the alpine daisy, alpine everlasting, mountain gentian and billy button.
Thredbo provides access to other range, mountain and valley walks including the Dead Horse Gap Track (where you pass through stands of gorgeous snowgums (Eucalyptus pauciflora-E. pauciflora ssp. niphophila)), Main Range-Charlottes Pass-Blue Lake circuit, Merritts and Meadows Nature Tracks, Riverside-Golf course walk and Thredbo Valley Track (also used by mountain bikes).
Thredbo offers a wide range of activities for the sportive as well as the less active. In winter, aside from downhill skiing, boarding and telemarking, Thredbo is an excellent base for touring, cross-country and snow-shoeing on the main range. The Thredbo Leisure Centre operates year round, with gym, squash, sports hall, climbing wall, pool with 25 & 50 metre lanes and a water slide.
Outside winter, Thredbo has mountain bike hire, tennis courts, a 9 hole golf course, and bobsled. Less active visitors can enjoy quiet times and picnics/BBQ by the river, chairlift rides, soaking in the views from their accommodation or enjoying the range of restaurants, bars, cafes and retail shops in the village. In the Thredbo Valley or surrounds visitors can partake of river fly fishing, white water rafting, horse riding, climbing and abseiling. Thredbo is also well situated to act as a base for visiting the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme, the Murray River, Yarrangobilly Cave and other well known features of the Kosciuszko National Park.
During summer and autumn there are sporting and cultural events including the Thredbo Blues Festival in January which sees many significant artists play indoor and outdoor; Fun and Fitness week (National Runners Week) in January; various Mountain Bike Championships; food and wine events; and The Snowy Ride in November. Easter is a very popular time to visit Thredbo, with stunning clear days and crisp clear starry nights the norm.
You cannot beat staying in Thredbo Village proper, winter or summer! To enjoy all that Thredbo has to offer from a prime location in the village, stay at Kasees Apartments & Mountain Lodge!