Thredbo has the best location for the opportunity to ski or snowboard the highest vertical drop hill in Australia. Get on the Crackenback Express chairlift and zoom to the top in 10 minutes.
Cross Country skiing is a great way to explore the amazing untouched country of the Snowy Mountains. You can start your adventure from the top of Thredbo and explore the extraordinary main range or head to Perisher Blue to glide and skate the many kilometers of Nordic trails.
If your desire a true adventure into our untouched wilderness and virgin snow contact one of the professional Cross Country Tour operators for details.
Call The Mountain Adventure Centre on 1800 623 459 or Wilderness Sports on 1800 654 168
Disabled WinterSport Australia is a multi-faceted, self-help sporting organisation founded in 1978 by Australia's first Paralympic skier Ron Finneran and Canadian instructor Bruce Abel. The purpose of DWA is to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to enjoy winter sports and, equally importantly, to enjoy the magnificent environment that is Australia's Snowy Mountains with fellow skiers.
Once considered the domain of the young and agile, skiing in Australia in 1974 was about to experience the introduction of an aspect of the sport which, until then, was considered virtually impossible - skiing for the disabled.
Members of DWA receive concessions on lift passes and private lessons at all ski resorts in Australia as well as access to an extensive range of adaptive ski equipment that enables skiing, regardless of strength or ability. DWA members range from recreational skiers to Australia's Winter Paralympians.
Without the generous support of our sponsors and in particular the resorts throughout Australia, the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Paralympic Committee, the services and facilities currently available would come under severe threat. To complement their commitment we seek your support in the form of donor sponsor, associate member or by becoming an active ski guide able to provide invaluable "hands on" support.
Winter sport for Australians with a disability is now no longer a dream. Thousands of disabled Australians regularly visit our snowfields, irrespective of disability, to enjoy winter sport in its many and varied forms. For more information contact DWA on (02) 6495 4334
To ride the lifts you will need to display a valid ski lift ticket. You can either pick up a ticket on the day or purchase lift and lesson packages. There is a large variety of options. Whether you have never seen snow before or consider yourself a black diamond pro taking a lesson is guaranteed to improve your experience. Both resorts offer highly professional ski schools to help you hone your skills on the slopes. There are a number of options from group and private lessons to race and powder clinics. Read over the options carefully, you can often save a packet if you book a five day package including lift & lessons.
Lift tickets, lessons and private lessons are purchased through Thredbo, please visit www.thredbo.com.au to view.
One of the most important factors that will make your snow holiday an amazing experience is your equipment. Don't fear it will not cost a fortune as you can hire nearly everything you need from clothing, to boots, skis, boards and poles. Thredbo has a number of very professional ski hires offering the latest equipment at very reasonable prices. It is better to hire equipment locally, sometimes you may need to change your equipment or need some adjustments. If you have hired your equipment from a ski shop at home for example, you may be stuck with some very painful boots and be unable to change them for a better fitting set. Just let the ski hire know what level skier you are be it a complete first timer or GS pro and in no time at all they will have fitted you out and ready to hit the slopes with confidence. Call Thredbo Sports on 02 6459 4100. Or one of our favourites is Harro's Sports at Lake Crackenback on 02 6456 1462. Ask the Thredbo Ski Racing Club about Harro's legendary skills at Ski Tuning.
If you own your own equipment or have borrowed some from a friend don't forget to have them checked by a ski technician to make sure everything is set correctly and working properly.
Remember good quality sunglasses, goggles and sun cream are essentials. The sun up here burns 3 times stronger than at the beach. Even if the sky is overcast the suns rays will burn don't forget to slip slop slap as if you were at the beach.
Hire snowshoes from a local ski hire shop for a modest price and head up to the top of Thredbo. Take lunch in backpacks, ski poles (good to have but not mandatory) and wear a pair of waterproof walking boots. Strap on your snow shoes and off you go! So easy! Simply walking on the thick carpet of fresh snow means no slipping or sliding because of the metal teeth on the snow shoes. And of course you don't sink in.
You'll be alone in this scenic wonderland. In Thredbo head to Dead Horse Gap or the Ramsheads. There are so many opportunities to take photos of ice trimmed trees and snowscapes.
ALPENHORN “Alp Thai” (Winter Only) The restaurant offers a full Thai Menu and has a take away available. The food is always good and the service is excellent. Open in winter. Licensed. Phone 02 6457 6223 for bookings
BERNTI’S A lively Tapas Bar with the emphasis on good food, fun and great servic.e
Bernti’s a la carte is one of Thredbo’s established fine dining rooms and under the Manager Nick Gregorski, the menu has now incorporated a quality steak house selection to feed the hungry after a day on the hill. Certified quality steak, ribs, great seafood and plenty of other hearty otions. The atmosphere is fun and the restaurant has great mountain views. Licensed For bookings call 02 6457 6332.
BLACK BEAR INN The Black Bear is an Austrian style guest house offering some classic Austrian fare. The restaurant is small but it has a lovely warm atmosphere when it is full of diners who are full of schnapps and that happens frequently at this cosy little inn. Licensed. For bookings phone 02 6457 6216.
CANDLELIGHT LODGE (Winter Only) Candlelight is one of Thredbo’s oldest commercial lodges and it's old timey Tyrolean style a la carte restaurant and Schnapps Bar welcomes the general public of an evening for a unique dining experience. Try the famed fondue or Jagerschnitzel. Caters for couples, families and groups. Licensed. Open only during winter. For bookings call: 02 6457 6318.
CASCADES Located in the Alpine Hotel. Only daily for breakfast, lunch and dinnner and offers a beautiful selection of modern Australian cuisine and an extensive wine list. Licensed For bookings call: 02.6459 4200
THREDBO BURGER BAR Thredbo's newest burger bar at the Knickerbocker, offering a menu of mouth-watering burgers, chicken wings, comfort food and a full bar. Open 6 days a week (closed Monday) from 5pm . For bookings call 02 6457 6844.
EAGLES NEST During the Snow season take in the amazing village lights whilst riding the Kosciuszko Chair ( transformed into Gondolas) to Eagles Nest to enjoy a 4 course meal. Booking essential. Phone 02 6457 6019.
HOUSE OF ULLR The warmth and flavours of Mexico have arrived in Thredbo - a new vibrant and colourful "The Mad Mexican. So come and enjoy Thredbo's newest fiesta!. For booking please phone 02 6457 6210
THE DENMAN TERRACE The Denman is serious about being the best. Great atmosphere, excellent food and very good service make this a special dining experience in Thredbo. Call 02 6457 6222 for bookings
SEGRETO Located at the entrance to Cascades in the Thredbo Alpine Hotel. Segreto is a cosy gourmet Italian restaurant offering exceptional dining experience featuring exquisite Italian Trattoria fare.Bookings are required; call 02 6459 4200.
SANTE CHURRASCO Sante is located in the village square and is an authentic Brazilian-style BBQ house in the rodizio style. Phone 02 6457 6083 to book.
T BAR Wood Fired Pizzas are the the staple of T Bars menu. They are excellent and you can also order take away. The T bar is open late and is always a good choice when you want something quick and tasty.
For bookings call....02 6457 6355
Please check with restaurants as Summer and Winter hours open may vary