Thredbo Alpine Resort
Accommodation and Tourist Information
The Thredbo Alpine Resort is nestled within the stunning Kosciuszko National Park at the foot of the Crackenback Range, situated next to the snow fed Thredbo River which runs through the resort. The village sits at an altitude of 1,365 metres.
The Thredbo area was originally used as grazing land by local cattlemen. Graziers from surrounding districts brought their cattle up in summer to graze on the snowgrass plains, and took them back to the low country in winter. The cattlemen were responsible for the construction of most of the alpine huts and for naming many of the geographical features of the area. Cattle grazing was banned in the Kosciuszko National Park in 1957.
The construction of the Snowy Mountains Scheme opened up the alpine areas, and brought many European migrants with skiing experience to the area. One of these migrants was Tony Sponar, who identified the location of Thredbo, and, with Charles Anton, was one of its founders. In May 1955, the Kosciuszko Chairlift and Thredbo Hotel Syndicate was formed. In 1956 first chairlifts and ski runs were constructed.
The charming alpine village is now known as Australia’s best year round alpine resort. When the mountain is fully covered by snow, Thredbo has the longest ski runs in Australia. In summer, Thredbo is a hiking and summer sport destination.
The Kosciuszko Express chair lift operates all year round. It is mainly utilised by sightseers, mountain bikers and bush walkers during summer. When teamed with all of the other lift facilities in winter, the resort lift system can transport over 17,800 people an hour up the spectacular slopes across from the main village.
There is an abundance of activities offered within Thredbo itself for those who want to stay close to their accommodation. You can keep the adrenalin pumping with a wild mountain bike blast, explore the magic alpine environment as you climb to the roof of Australia, or try your luck at fly fishing.
Should you manage to exhaust all of the activity options in Thredbo, by using Thredbo as a base you can open up a wealth of options to explore the mountains further, whether this be horse riding, quad biking and 4×4 wheel driving, inspecting the Snowy Mountains Hyrdro Scheme, canoeing, wineries, boutique distilleries and fine dining restaurants.
Thredbo Alpine Village has a wide range of accommodation options including hotels, alpine lodges and self-contained chalets, with a variety of standards to suit those after the luxurious through to the budget conscious. There are 3 main areas in Thredbo for accommodation – Thredbo Village, Woodridge near Friday Flat and Crackenback Ridge near the Thredbo golf course. These different areas provide guests with accommodation options to suit varying needs, ranging from somewhere quiet for the kids to somewhere close to the pubs and restaurants.
Never been to Thredbo? Here you will find directions from both Sydney and Melbourne. If you are travelling a different route, follow the link closest to your directions and you can alter the starting point for your own personal directions to Thredbo.
As an alpine village that acts as a home to an increasing number of people, Thredbo has developed as a year round holiday destination rather than just a winter resort. This means that there are core services such as shops, restaurants, accommodation, hire and equipment shops that remain open all year round to service the needs of people who just want to get away for a holiday.
There is an extensive list of activities for all ages within the resort, and should you feel the need to explore more of the the Snowy Mountains, then Thredbo makes an excellent base camp from which to extend your activities.
Thredbo is the ultimate year round resort!
Thredbo Resort Facilities
- Police / Medical Centre / Doctor
- Nightclubs / Bars / Bottle Shop / Restaurants
- Boutique Shops
- Supermarket / Chemist / Newsagent
- Post Office / Souvenir / Gift Shops
Thredbo is located about 35km from Jindabyne along the Alpine Way towards Khancoban. Thredbo Alpine Resort is located within the Kosciuszko National Park so an entry fee is required which can be purchased at the park entry gates or at the Snowy Region Visitors Centre located near Nuggets Crossing Shopping Centre in Jindabyne. For the more frequent visitors annual passes are also available for purchase.
Parking & Transport
Thredbo offers large designated day and overnight car parks. Many accommodation houses have on-site parking but for those that don’t offer it, overnight parking is available at Friday Flat.