Located in Kosciuszko National Park in the state of New South Wales, Thredbo Ski Resort features a range of accommodations, from self-contained apartments and hotels to traditional lodges. Its village contains shops, restaurants, and even a pharmacy, a medical centre and banks.
Check out Thredbo’s “Christmas in July” festival, which takes place every year during the Australian winter and features live entertainment, Yuletide feasts and appearances by Santa. Thredbo has a variety of trails, from gentle slopes to advanced terrain. Its Snow Play Park, which is located in the base station area of the village, is perfect for snow tubing and tobogganing, building a snowman, or enjoying a fun snowball fight.
Just for kids
The resort offers skiing and snowboarding programmes for children of different age groups: Thredboland is for kids aged three to six years; Thredbo Freeriders, for seven- to 14-year-olds; and Teen Sessions, for 13- to 17-year-olds. Conducted by experienced ski instructors, the programmes are suitable for all skiing ability levels, from beginner to advanced.
The resort’s highly acclaimed Thredboland programme is not only designed to teach little ones to ski; it also includes some indoor play, a warm meal and snacks, and additional support from childcare workers. Choose from half-day to nine-day passes. A half-day Thredboland pass costs A$167 (S$174) per child, including gear rental.
Where to stay
Thredbo Alpine Hotel, located in Thredbo Village and just steps away from the slopes and bustling Village Square, is a charming boutique hotel with comfortable, cosy rooms. A double/twin room costs A$189 (S$200) per night.
When to go
The New South Wales ski season runs from June to early October, but its peak snow season is between late July and August. Find out more at www.thredbo.com.au.
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