Thredbo, the most recognised and renowned ski area in Australia. Thredbo's location and elevation makes it perfect for heaps of natural snow.
The elevation means the snow starts earlier and stays long but as will all resorts we are at the mercy of the elements and to our advantage the owners of Thredbo have invested heavily in a large snowmaking system and continuing to do so which makes the trip to the resort a safe bet even in the most marginal of seasons.
A highlight of a days skiing at Thredbo is the Crackenback Supertrail, a 5.7km run from the highest lifted point in Australia to the base lodge. It's worth it for the view alone.
We love to stop for refreshments on the way down. Black Sallees, Eagles Nest and the legendary Kareela Hut provide the sustenance to continue to the bottom. Of the advanced runs Funnel Web, Cannonball and Michael's Mistake are the pick of the bunch. Intermediates have a great range of terrain to choose from in the Merritts area with highlights being Exhibition and The Falls.
The annual Thredbo Top to Bottom, for both Boarders and skiers, provides some amazing scenes with its Le Mans style start. There are great prizes, such as trips to the US, so if you think you can beat some of the best get to Thredbo for the big race. Also Carnival week in mid September is another great time in a resort thats never short of a good time.
There is a wide variety of accommodation and restaurants in Thredbo Village so you can enjoy Thredbo regardless of your budget. The village itself probably has the best atmosphere of all the Oz resorts, which adds to the experience. If you haven't skied Thredbo then you've really missed out on some great skiing and boarding, not to mention the nightlife ... so get up there this year and see what all the fuss is about.