The 4th most popular snowboarding destination in Australia.
Wednesday 18 July 2018 07:02 GMT
Southwest of Sydney in the Snowy Mountains, the Thredbo ski area has 50 runs served by 12 lifts accessing a maximum vertical descent of 665m. Near Mt Kosciuszko, Thredbo has the highest lift-accessed snowboarding in Australia. In addition to the diverse groomed pistes, if you are looking for some challenge make sure to explore the off-piste lines dropping off into Golf Course Bowl leading down to the Golf Course Exit Run back to the lifts. For the freestylers in the crew, there are three main terrain parks spread throughout the ski area including Antons Terrain Park, Cruiser Terrain Park, and Easy Does It Terrain Park.
To reach the snowboarding at Thredbo ski area by car, it is about a six hour drive from either Melbourne and Sydney. If you plan to fly, it is possible to get flights right into Snowy Mountains Airport located in Cooma via REX Regional Express airline.
When snowboarding and freeriding in Australia, it is important to get a travel insurance policy that covers emergency rescue, medical expense and evacuation. There are many destinations that will not initiate rescue or medical treatment without prior payment or proof of insurance. In many cases, the rescue fees, medical fees or evacuation to a reputable hospital can total tens of thousands of dollars. Plans such as GEOS SAR100 or IMG Patriot Travel Medical Insurance are well worth the per-trip cost of $130 to $200 USD.
Overall, Thredbo is the 4th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 4 snowboarding resorts in Australia.