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Thredbo Ski Resort Reviews


Most alpine skiing in Australia


Pros: Distinct valley vs. high alpine, great atmosphere

Cons: When the snow's sparse you can't ski to the bottom

Thredbo is different from all the other ski areas in Australia, because of the town's location on a deep valley floor, and all the skiing being high above it.   However, with our mountains being less than 7,000 feet, it means that the snow coverage at the lower elevations can be a bit sparse.   No matter ... at such times, you can download from a half-way station - or hop from patch to patch all the way down!   With it's vertical of 672 meters (2,204 feet), Thredbo has more vertical than other Aussie ski resorts, and is known as a skiers mountain (meaning good skiers love it).   Even though it's not noted as having good beginner terrain, I learned how...
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If there is snow this is a really fun place to ski. Long runs and terrain that suits all types of skiers.


Pros: Great beginner slopes and lots of intermediate to dark blue runs.

Cons: Snow can be icy and patchy if winter is mild. Village a bit hard to navigate and typically over priced as it is Australia!

I had a great time at Thredbo it was the first time I had skied in Australia. I arrived to a mild winter, man made snow and sunny days, sounds glorious and would have been if there had been more snow.  The runs were long and fun and there is something to suit all ski levels. I loved the easy access to the mountain. Biggest downer is the price. It cost me more to fly and drive there from the west coast of Australia where I live that it did to fly to Colorado to ski.  A friend of mine who came with us had an accident and broke a rib so I skied the beginner slope with him to cheer him up as that was all he could manage with the injury. I found that it was one of the...
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the best in the State of New South Wales


Pros: closest (7+ hours) from Sydney, and the highest ski hill in Australia,

Cons: 7+ hours drive from Melbourne or Sydney, not my idea of real ski in/out, typically pricey Australian lodging

A picture paints a thousand words so here's a promo video for the resorts in New South Wales  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=ESezPu_7I1A
Jason King

Best of Australia


Pros: Longest Runs in Aus, good for intermediate/advanced skiers

Cons: lacking in beginner terrain, lack of snow, low base, susceptible to rain

Thredbo is my favourite resort in Australia due to its large vertical drop, long runs, open off piste opportunities  at the top and great snow making down low (all comparatively for Australian Skiing). The main runs are also served by detachable lifts. The village is one of the best in the country (albeit expensive), with many accomodation, dining and apres/nightlife options. All of the negatives for this resort come from its location in Australia, bringing unreliable snow and at times rain.