Saturday, 3 October 2020

On your bike: Thredbo ready to offer a mountain high


After a challenging year, Thredbo is anticipating a surge in domestic travel over the summer. season.

The Alpine resort will open for hiking and mountain biking from November 21, and will be operating under its Covid-19 operating plan.

Hiking season passes and Mountain Biking season passes allowing guests lift access all summer are now available. 
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"After a challenging year, we feel so fortunate to be able to open our doors this summer to offer some of the best hiking and mountain biking in the country...all within an easy driving distance of Sydney, Canberra and region south-east New South Wales," said Thredbo general manager Stuart Diver. 

"We can’t wait to welcome guests back to Thredbo to enjoy the beautiful mountain air, nature and all the adventure activities we have on offer."

Thredbo bills itself as Australia’s home of mountain biking, offering the only summer-long chairlift access in the country.
 

The Thredbo Mountain Bike Park has more than 34-kilometres of trails and each year attracts thousands of mountain bike enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.

Mountain Biking season passes with unlimited lift access cost $499. Day passes, rental and Mountain Bike clinics and programs will also be available for purchase.

‘‘We're really proud to be Australia's premier mountain bike destination," said Diver. "Every year the sport continues to grow and we see more and more people wanting to come and try it out. 

"I'm confident that this year even more people will be wanting to get outside and explore the trails.’’ 

For those who prefer walking boots to bikes, during the warmer months Thredbo transforms into a hiking mecca with more than 20 guided and self-guided hikes on offer.

For the ultimate bucket list experience guests can hike the country’s highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, and stand at the top of Australia. 

Guests can purchase a hiking season pass for $299 with day passes and a Guided Hikes program also available for purchase.

Off the mountain there are plenty more summer activities with Thredbo River home to some of the wildest trout in Australia for fly fishing enthusiasts wanting to cast a line. 

The Thredbo Leisure Centre has a gym, pool, sports hall and squash court for sport lovers looking to work up a sweat. 

Thredbo Village offers a selection of alpine-inspired restaurants, cafes and shopping and is within a 3-hour drive from Canberra and a 6-hour drive from Sydney.

For details see www.thredbo.com.au

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