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I had the best ski lesson with instructor Sam Taylor from the UK. He was such a confidence builder. I highly recommend him as he can explain things so you actually are confident to give it a go and it works every time. Will definately have another lesson with him. All staff here have been helpful and happy. Great place thanks for making our holiday awesome.... Full Review
My son and I went to Thredbo on Friday 12 May 2017 and wanted to ride the chair to the Eagles Nest for Lunch .... It was closed for maintenance ... Snowgums was running in its place ... so we wanted to ride it up and come back .... I have a Pension card and my son has one as well and also a Companion card and a DWA member card.... the young lady selling the tickets told us that they dont allow any of the above except for my Pension card and that I can ride as many times as I like .... This is a very Disabled Unfriendly Place .... Thredbo Management can you please look into this .... My son had to pay full price for the Ride Up and I got a $8 discount for one ride .... It is sad that a Resort like Thredbo would stoop so low to rip off Disabled people ..... ... Full Review
Thredbo is a family resort, as a boarder who is 18 I would try perisher, however with large low level snow fall thredbo can be a backcountry dream. If you see a 20cm 1100 meter snow level forcast mid season, go to thredbo, bring a surfy board and enjoy australia.... Full Review
we been told goggles and gloves are not available for hire after we purchased the beginner package. How a ski service provider has no service on hiring "compulsory" items and not considering those who have had no ski experience in their life. Cost quite extra to get us fully equipped, not really happy with their cost structure.
Another problem is beginner's play ground, which i think called "Friday lift"? is crowd like a Sunday market, kids (from yr 2 to 10) are everywhere and you got be really cautious and force you fall down if you see someone may cross you over. also lots intermediate or advanced level players are gathering that area as well who playing lots "advanced" poses which scares beginners. it's just hard to describe how crowd and mess that scene but just imaging yourself in a Sunday fish market.
The town terminal has better facilities and views, they've got a tourist lift for those who just want have a look on the mountain, has a cafe and restaurant locates on mountain half, bit prices but affordable. again, very crowd. The ski route seems pretty good, rather than the "friday flat" we went, good size and various of ski pass, i'd see thredbo may good for advanced players, not an ideal place for beginners especially for those who only went for a day trip.... Full Review
Great resort with good lifting and excellent snowmaking. ... Full Review
Finally, I was able to ski during July, not to mention that I came from Portland Oregon, I could have skied at Timberline during July?
I booked a flight from Sydney to Cooma via Aeropelican, they flew a 19 seats twin propeller JetStreamer 21 aircraft. My inbound flight was delayed for over 3 hours due to the fact of early morning fog and Aeropelican only had one aircraft for the route. My outbound flight was a bit bumpy because of the weather condition. Either way, I did not meet other skier on board, I was wondering where are the skiers. Anyway, the other alternative from Sydney to Thredbo was via Greyhound AU for AUD120 each way, it took 7.5 hours each way too. My flight costed AUD150 each way, and AUD 120 round trip for the shuttle to and from Cooma airport to the Thredbo village. Flight duration is 60 minutes as advertised, the shuttle took over one hour each way, and the scenic way was worth the drive. I am not going to mention the cost of lodging and meal, they are disgustingly expensive, more than the most place in North America.
When the shuttle bus stopped at the Koscuiszko national park gate, it hit me that why everything was so expensive, because the village is located inside a national park. Overnight, I heard a loud sound similar to ocean surf, it was the snow gun working overnight. Wow, no wonder the lift tickets were expensive too.
I followed the shuttle bus driver's advice to get on the lift by 8:30am, there was not much waiting at the Valley Terminal, so it was a breeze to go up on the Koscuiszko express to reach the eagles nest.
I took the Supertrail down, under some shadow area, ice has already formed. I ventured around the mountain to gunbarrel in Friday Flat until the snow was gone on some small trails. That was it.
I think it worth to ski at Thredbo once for your life time, but it did not deserve my return trip.... Full Review
Just look at the resorts stats to see that this is the best skiing in the southern hemisphere.... unless you can afford to go heli skiing that is. 2 to 3 times what you get on the south island of NZ without the dirt rooads.... Full Review
Skiing in Thredbo is about the the closest experience to skiing overseas. Therefore skiing in Thredbo is about as good as it gets in Australia, when the snow is good! The Ski area has a moderate size, as yet still underdeveloped lift system and now the largest snowmaking system in the Southern Hemisphere, and growing. In a Country better known for Coral Reefs and Golden Beaches we are lucky to be able to ski at all. Thredbo has a great Village all easily walkable with great Restaurants, Shops and Bars. The Ski slopes are well prepared by the groomer drivers and has Great Vert. 10000 metres(32800 feet)possible most days. Groomers down the front side of 450 metres a pop. Off Piste cruisers on Central Spur, prepared cruisers in the Meritts area and in bounds/ out of bounds type Black Diamond terrain in the Golf Course Bowl.
I regularly ski Thredbo 5 or 6 times a year and count on a small percentage of days to match that O/S. With improving snowmaking and being lucky I am rarely disapointed. If the forecast is rain I cancel. Even in a terrible snow year like 2006 Thredbo was still Top to Bottom for over 100 days. And the week I go for a family vacation(late August) is usually always good. ... Full Review
Spent $10,000 on a week holiday here in 2006. Chalet was great, but came for the snow. Snow...very poor, not the reorts fault, but paid top dollar for everything including lift passes, where only three major lifts were open, 3-5cm base (ice) and 3-5cm of man made snow. Base of board and skis suffered very badly. Night skiing was extra. Very poor experience. Contrary to "record snow falls" for 2007, went for a day in August 2007, it was still a poor snow cover. Will never return.... Full Review
We went there in 2006, the year which Thredbo had its worst snowfall year on record. There was hardly any powder snow at all. The accommodation we had was very expensive for what we got and the ski room was very dirty. The food wasn't very good either.... Full Review
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