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The Best Things to Do in Thredbo for a Snow-Filled Escape

Ski, hike, and bike your way across one of Australia’s most popular winter holiday destinations with our edit of the best things to do in Thredbo.


Nestled in the heart of the Snowy Mountains, Thredbo is a year-round destination that offers the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. Whether you're a snow bunny chasing thrills on the slopes or a nature lover seeking solace amidst the alpine scenery, this picturesque village offers a wide range of activities that will keep you entertained and engaged from start to finish.

With its charming chalets, cosy restaurants, and friendly locals, Thredbo is an ideal destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in nature. Keep scrolling as we round up all the best things to do in Thredbo!

Things to do in Thredbo: Eat

The Bar & Brasserie

The Bar & Brasserie

Tucked away inside the Berntis Mountain Inn, The Bar & Brasserie’s gourmet-style menu is about pairing classic Australian dishes with flavours from around the world, but it’s their steaks that have really won us over. Perfectly marbled Wagyu, decadent pasta and sumptuous starters of fine-dining quality will leave you wanting more, whilst their expertly crafted cocktail selection will quench your thirst in a flash. 

4 Mowamba Place, Thredbo

The Mad Mexican

The Mad Mexican

In the heart of Thredbo village, with a décor inspired by Nordic culture, the House of Ullr dining experience takes you on a detour via Mexico. The Mad Mexican is a vibrant restaurant where the food is full of flavour, and the tequila flows until closing. From the punchy pickled jalapeño croquettes and Baja fish tacos to the tuna tostadas and tequila chicken wings, every dish is a winner. For the drinks, go straight to their margarita selection. Naturally. 

89 Mowamba Place, Thredbo

Eagles Nest

Eagle Nest Restaurant

Perched on top of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, Eagle Nest is Australia’s highest-altitude restaurant. Open for lunch year-round, it’s the perfect spot to refuel between runs. Soups, sangas, and salads fill the tight yet tasty menu with standouts, including the classic Reuben sandwich and a soul-soothing pumpkin soup that is guaranteed to nurse you back to warmth. The views are impressive, the meals are hearty and the temptation to linger that little bit longer is made all the more enticing with their open fire and Gluhwein.

Top Of Kosciuszko Chairlift Kosciuszko Express, Quad Chair, Thredbo

Black Sallees

Black Sallees

Another great place to ski in for a quick bite. Surrounded by beautiful gum trees and a deck that overlooks the valley, this bistro-style restaurant is renowned for its warm, hearty meals and killer hot chocolates.

Village Trail, Thredbo

Things to do in Thredbo: Drink

Thredbo Gin Lab

Thredbo Gin Lab

It’s all in the name at Thredbo Gin Lab. Decked out in dark woods, dim lighting, and cabin-inspired decor, this cosy juniper haven offers everything you could ever want from a slope-side boozer. Showcasing the best of the botanicals from around the region and South Coast, hole up at the bar with a gin flight or sample one of their delicious in-house-made infusions—the raspberry is a must. The food menu is low-key with pizzas, schnitzels, and moreish bar snacks.

4 Friday Drive, Thredbo

Alpine Bar

Alpine Bar

For that quintessential après atmosphere, look no further than Alpine Bar. With its unbeatable location, this popular alfresco session spot boasts a lively and welcoming vibe that's perfect for post-ski tipples with friends. Savour a range of delicious drinks, from craft beers to cocktails, while you soak up the incredible Snowy Mountains and enjoy live music and a variety of exciting events that take place year-round.

Thredbo Village

Lounge Bar

Lounge Bar

A stylish affair, this sophisticated cocktail haunt nestled inside the Thredbo Alpine Hotel is sure to impress even the most discerning cocktail connoisseurs. A large open fireplace and oversized leather sofas set the scene for a cosy alpine aperitivo with an extensive cocktail list and delicious nibbles only adding to its appeal.

Start off an evening at Lounge Bar with a glass of bubbles or one of their signature creations (whisky lovers are in for a treat with Michael’s Mistake) before tucking into sumptuous snacks, including mezze platters brimming with cured meats, marinated veggies, and dips, parmesan truffle fries and artisanal cheese boards.

Friday Drive, Thredbo 

Things to do in Thredbo: Stay

Pure Chalet

Pure Chalet

Every bit as charming as it sounds, this boutique bed and breakfast offers a range of top-notch amenities that are designed to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. With just four master-sized rooms boasting striking mountain vistas, Pure Chalet is cosy yet spacious, with lavish communal living spaces, warming fireplaces, and daily breakfast included.

A cool ten minutes walk from the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, it's primely positioned for winter lodgers looking to maximise their time on the slopes. Equally as exciting in the warmer months, you’ll find a sprawling outdoor deck complete with BBQ facilities that lend themselves perfectly to summer cookouts and balmy nights under the stars.

13 Alpine Way, Thredbo

Cedar & Oak

Cedar & Oak

A go-to slope-side getaway, Cedar & Oak is shaking things up on Thredbo’s accommodation scene. Minimalistic with Scandinavian influences, this beautiful boutique stay is just about as luxurious as it gets. The two individual retreats, Cedar Cabin and Oak Apartment are beautifully appointed with rustic reclaimed woods, Italian stone-clad bathrooms - complete with Aesop toiletries - and a soft white colour palette that mimics the snowy setting.

With some of the best views in Thredbo, choose from the spacious Cedar nestled on the banks of Thredbo River or the stunningly intimate and romantic Oak, set amongst Australian silver gums on the foothills of Mount Kosciuszko.

Thredbo, New South Wales

Thredbo Alpine Hotel

Thredbo Alpine Hotel

Whether you're looking for an action-packed ski holiday or a relaxing mountain getaway, Thredbo Alpine Hotel has everything you need to make your stay unforgettable. From the moment you arrive, you'll be struck by the stunning natural beauty of the neighbouring Snowy Mountains alongside an extensive list of amenities that give you little reason to leave. Thoughtfully designed, each room is kitted out with plush bedding, ample ski storage, flat-screen TVs, in-room toiletries, and coffee facilities.

Outside of ski season, this year-round favourite has plenty to keep you busy with a sauna and multiple restaurants and bars found onsite, as well as a golf course nestled with its surroundings.

8 Friday Drive, Thredbo

Things to do in Thredbo: Play

Alpine Coaster

Take a Ride on the Brand-New Alpine Coaster

Set to open this winter 2024, the Southern Hemisphere’s first-ever year-round Alpine Coaster is an all-weather, action-packed way to experience the snow-capped mountains and get a shot of adrenaline while you're at it.  Spanning 1.5km in length, you'll be able to control your speed (the max you can go is 40 kilometres) as you cruise the uphill and downhill tracks, and glide through tunnels, bridges, and circles that traverse the alpine environment.

Thredbo Resort


Hit the Slopes

It goes without saying that no trip to Thredbo is complete without hitting the slopes on skis, a snowboard, or even a toboggan. No matter your skill level, over 50 ski runs cater to everyone, from novices finding their footing to seasoned experts seeking exhilarating challenges. If you're a newbie or want a tune-up, you can book a private lesson with a skilled instructor. 

Thredbo Resort, New South Wales

Back Country Tours

Go Off-Piste on a Back Country Tours

If you're a thrill-seeker, a back-country tour will be right up your alley. With three levels available, from beginner to advanced, you'll enjoy an exciting day out in the mountains off the beaten track. There’s an adventure for everyone as you soak up breathtaking views and push yourself in a challenging new way. 

Thredbo, New South Wales

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Merrits Gondola

Go to Soaring New Heights on the Gondola 

Ascend to new heights of adventure with a ride on the Merritts Gondola, a state-of-the-art, eight-person high-speed lift whisking skiers, snowboarders, and sightseers from the village to the base of the Cruiser Area in just six exhilarating minutes. Whether you're seeking scenic thrills or a satisfying meal with a view, the gondola ride offers an unforgettable experience at the heart of Thredbo's alpine playground.

Terminal, Valley, Thredbo

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Thredbo Leisure Centre

Burn Some Energy at the Thredbo Leisure Centre

The Threadbo Leisure Centre is a great activity no matter the season if you have little kids. Just a five-minute walk from Thredbo Village Square, splash around in the heated pool, fly down the waterslide, navigate the inflatable obstacle course, or hit up the sports hall and bouldering wall, and recreational trampoline centre.

Thredbo Villiage, Thredbo

From $9 per person

Mt. Kosciuszko Walk (Photo credit: Visit NSW)

Hike to the top of Mt. Kosciuszko

The highest peak in Australia, Mt. Kosciuszko offers breathtaking views from the summit and is best traversed from December through til March. Take a scenic hike to the top and be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Mountain Biking (Photo credit:

Mountain Biking

Thredbo's extensive network of mountain biking trails is perfect for adventurers seeking a thrill. From beginner to advanced, there's something for everyone. Take in the stunning scenery and challenge yourself on two wheels along the Thredbo Valley Track with popular trails including Rangers Station, Lake Crackenback and Jindabyne.

Thredbo Blues Festival (Photo Credit:

Hit the Festival Circuit

Thredbo isn't just a stunning alpine destination; it's also home to a vibrant community that loves celebrating life in the mountains. Every year, Thredbo hosts a slew of exciting events that will get your heart pumping and your soul singing. Thrill seekers will love Australia's biggest mountain bike festival, Cannonball, which is held every February and is where adrenaline-fueled races, thrilling events, and epic live music come together.

Or the Thredbo Blues Festival in January, where the village comes alive with exceptional blues artists, delicious food, and wine. And for the little ones, there's the Kids Autumn Adventure Festival that showcases the best of what Thredbo has to offer.

Various locations in Thredbo

Loving our edit of the best things to do in Thredbo? Then you should also check out our guide to the Snowy Mountains or have a read of the top winter destinations Aussies are headed to in 2024 for more travel inspo.

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