Thredbo is getting ready for a great summer – mountain biking, hiking, wellness retreats, music festivals and much more
Mountain | Press release
Thredbo Resort, NSW – October 7, 2021:
* The Thredbo Mountain Bike Park will open on November 20, 2021 and run until April 25, 2022.
* Thredbo will unveil a new entry-level mountain bike trail designed for beginners to gravity mountain biking called the “Sidewinder”.
* New this summer, Merritts Gondola will be accessible to mountain bikers and tourist passengers on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and during school holiday periods.
* Thredbo will launch the Thredbo MTB School offering a wider range of programs for all riders, all led by certified mountain bike instructors.
Thredbo is Australia’s premier year-round adventure destination, and this summer the resort will be bustling with all outdoor activities, including mountain biking, hiking, and a huge range of events for everyone.
Summer in Thredbo has only gotten stronger with each season as it offers some of Australia’s most scenic hiking trails, the longest mountain biking trails, fishing, family-friendly activities and a series of musical events and emblematic cultures.
Thredbo Managing Director Stuart Diver said he was delighted to welcome guests back to Australia’s Alpine Summer Playground.
“We are delighted to launch into the summer of 2021-22. We’re seeing tremendous interest from people who want to get out of the cities and head for the mountains. Thredbo offers something for everyone; treks to the top of the iconic Mount Kosciuszko, over 35 km of mountain biking trails for all skill levels and a range of events for everyone to enjoy, ”said Mr. Diver.
“The health and safety of our guests, employees and our community is always our top priority, so we will continue to operate under our COVID-19 operating plan which was developed under the leadership of NSW Health. . As an outdoor destination, we are fortunate in being able to tailor our operations to ensure guests have the best outdoor experience while feeling safe and secure.
A new mountain bike trail for beginners and the Merritts gondola
One of Thredbo’s flagship summer activities is Thredbo Mountain Bike (MTB) Park which features the only elevator accessible gravity trails in the country. Guests can explore over 35 km of biking trails, including downhill, flow, cross-country ski trails, as well as a pumping trail and skill park for all ages.
This year, the resort is thrilled to unveil its brand new trail, “Sidewinder,” an entry-level gravity mountain bike trail designed for beginners in gravity mountain biking.
ATV Business Manager Tim Windshuttle said the trail is a great introduction to the gravity trails in the bike park and will be accessible via Gunbarrel Express or the Merritts Gondola.
“It’s really exciting to be able to offer options for all levels of Gravity mountain biking this summer. Sidewinder will provide a lot of fun for all levels of riders, from beginners to the most advanced. We are also excited to launch our Thredbo MTB School which will offer a range of programs for all skill levels with our certified MTB instructors, ”said Mr. Windshuttle.
For the first time since opening in 2020, Australia’s only alpine gondola – Merritts Gondola – will be open to mountain bikers and pedestrians with easy access to Merritts Mountain House and the lower half of the All-Mountain Trail.
Customers will be able to purchase an adult full-day mountain bike ticket starting at $ 89, or for those wishing to ride longer than seven days, the $ 549 mountain bike season pass will provide the best value- price.
The Thredbo MTB School will offer 2-hour driver training courses for ages 13 and up for just $ 49, and clinics for intermediate and advanced levels starting at $ 79.
Thredbo Retail and Rental offers a wide range of the latest gravity-focused enduro and downhill bikes from Norco, as well as e-bikes, recreational mountain bikes and all the protective gear you need for a day up the hill. .
Hikes to Australia’s best views!
Thredbo is home to one of Australia’s most scenic hiking trails, including the iconic Mount Kosciuszko, where visitors of all ages and skill levels can hike to Australia’s highest peak.
Over 20 hikes through the Snowy Mountains await hikers of all skill levels offering views of glacial lakes, unique flora and fauna, and mountains as far as the eye can see.
Choose to explore the mountains on your own or join one of Thredbo’s guided hikes led by experienced local guides who focus on providing an educational, fun and informative experience.
Thredbo is also where people come to check off one unique item on their to-do list: the top of Australia’s tallest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko. The 8 mile family trip gives people the chance to stand on top of Australia’s roof and take in some of the country’s best views.
Most of the alpine hiking trails start from the top of the resort, accessible via the Kosciuszko Express chairlift. Panoramic adult day passes start from $ 49, giving you access to the Kosciuszko Express chairlift and the Merritts gondola.
HUGE calendar of events, live music and activities
Both on and off the mountain, Thredbo’s summer schedule is already filled with a range of events including wellness retreats, family events, an exciting new concert series featuring some of the best performers. Australians and Australia’s largest mountain buke event, the Cannonball Festival. Thredbo in the summer is also the perfect place to take relaxation to new heights by joining Thredbo’s Yoga and Wellness Retreats led by renowned yoga teachers who guide participants through yoga and fitness sessions. meditation in the quiet mountains.
Other activities for the whole family include a 9 hole golf course, disc golf course, tennis courts, alpine bobsleigh, Springfree trampolines, abseiling, alpine bungee tramps and the center Thredbo Leisure Center which has a gym, swimming pool, gym and squash court. .
The beautiful Thredbo River that winds through the center of the village is home to some of Australia’s wildest trout, perfect for fly fishing enthusiasts. The waterfront is the perfect place to have a family picnic and relax after a hard day in the mountains.
Whatever your summer activity, Thredbo is there for you. Visit thredbo.com.au to plan your summer adventure today.