What’s not to love about Thredbo

There are many things to love about Thredbo in NSW, Australia - The village has year round attractions to suit visitors of all ages. If you like adventure then a trip here will certainly fit you perfectly. Located in the Snowy Mountains, this village sprung up around the Thredbo River and is located about 500 kms to the south of Sydney. The actual population of the town is less than 500 people, but more than a million visitors a year only means that this destination is far from a quiet little alpine village. 

 

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The main attraction of Thredbo is the ski resort located in Kosciuszko National Park, which in winter takes on the appeal of a European destination. In town, there are plenty of lodges, lots of great shops to tackle, and a nightlife that will rock your socks. Mainly, this awesome spot offers all skiers and boarders plenty of fun slopes to hit. There are 14 different lifts, and the terrain is considered the steepest of any resort in Australia, with over 50 runs and off piste trails. It also has the longest run of any Australian resort – The Crackenback Supertrail! These runs are broken down into a three grade colour system - beginner as green, intermediate as blue, and black diamond for the most advanced skiers. As the village is located at a low altitude of only 1365m above sea level, there is not always snow on the lower levels of the mountain, which prompted the resort to invest in a snowmaking system, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. During the night the temperature drops below zero degrees, allowing the automated system to kick in and top up the snow for the high traffic and lower areas. 

Another thing to love about Thredbo is the terrain parks. These range from children's level, through to advanced freestyle. Wombat World introduces the kids to bumps, arches and fun boxes to enjoy, while Merrit’s Park has similar arrangements and a T-Bar to the top for intermediates. High Noon Park is for the more advanced and has rails, boxes, larger jumps, and a picnic table, which is constantly being changed so that riders remain challenged by the different setups. Thredbo also hosts the Ridercross Cup every year, which is constantly changing location to keep things interesting. 

Kosciuszko Mountain is the highest peak in the area, with loads of popular hiking trails up the peak during the summer months. In 1988, the detachable quad Gunbarrel Express chairlift was constructed, which runs from the lower Friday Flat, up to a terminal at the Traverse. The vertical rise is 426 meters with a panoramic view of the breathtaking Thredbo village and valley. This is also great access to many of the ski runs, though the lower half is steeper and usually out of bounds for skiing, due to concealed or dangerous obstacles including a creek. 

In the summer time it is common to see serious mountain bike racers from around the globe using the Thredbo trails. There are several kilometers of both firetrail and singletrack circuits that connect Thredbo to the neighbouring villages and around town. Thredbo also hosts the Thredbo Cannonball MTB Festival which is one of the largest downhill runs in Australia. 

With all this and more, there are many things to love about Thredbo no matter what season it is. If you’re planning a trip to this beautiful place, make sure you pack smart. You will need your thermals, no matter what activities you decide to partake in. Our mens merino base layer & ladies merino base layer thermals are odour repellent, extremely breathable, silky smooth and non-itch. They will become your second skin! 

                                  

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