Pack your bags, Thredbo Winter Season 2021 is practically here. On Monday, the iconic Australian ski resort announced its highly-anticipated new season guide, giving eagle-eye holidayers the chance to secure day passes, season passes, lessons and rentals, before the official date kicks off on 12 June. But be wary, ski season 2021 will be unlike anything Thredbo has done before.
After an interrupted season last year that saw it closed to the public, the much-loved Thredboland children’s programs are back up and running in 2021. To coincide with this announcement, Thredbo has also confirmed that terrain parks and the launch of new, intimate experiences never offered before are set to feature prominently.
“We are committed to providing Australia’s best snow experience and are looking forward to bringing back many of the most loved Thredbo experiences as well as introducing some new ones this season, too,” Stuart Diver, general manager Thredbo Resort said.
When Does Thredbo Ski Season 2021 Start?
According to the ski resort, the Thredbo Ski Season 2021 will officially start on 12 June, however, that is subject to snow conditions.
“We anticipate we will be operating under certain COVID-19 restrictions and expect demand to be high. We apologise to those whose preferred dates or experiences sell out as a result of demand and capacity limits,” Diver said. “We encourage guests to plan their visits early, book in advance and be flexible with travel dates to avoid disappointment – particularly families and larger groups. We can’t wait to welcome guests back to Thredbo to ski, snowboard and enjoy the best of Thredbo’s alpine atmosphere from June.”
For the 2021 Ski Season, Thredbo is offering standard day passes alongside three tiers of season passes. For those interested in taking up a day pass, the offering starts at $169 for adults and $89 for kids, while winter season passes will start from $1,319 for adults and $799 for kids. Important to note, only a limited number of Season Passes will be available for purchase on 31 March, followed by a staggered release of Day Passes, rental and lessons through April, based on intended travel dates.
In terms of the options available, in 2021, Thredbo fans are able to score three different season passes. These include:
- Premium Season Pass – Covers the full Thredbo Ski Season
- Value Season Pass – Excludes 26 June – 11 July school holidays
- Midweek Value Season Pass – Excludes weekends and 26 June – 11 July school holidays
Season passes will allow unlimited visits, representing greater value for skiers and riders who plan to attend Thredbo more than eight days over the season. Both day and season passes offer access to Thredbo’s network of lifts including Australia’s Only Alpine Gondola plus a huge variety of terrain for all skill levels including Australia’s Longest Run, Supertrail and Australia’s Highest Lifted Point.
Thredbo 2021 Experiences
For previous Thredbo attendees, 2021 marks the return of the ski resorts biggest and best. The village atmosphere is expected to return in full swing, with a full calendar of events including live entertainment, kid’s festivals, skiing and snowboarding events, terrain parks and a range of new mountain experiences already lined up.
The big event to watch out for in 2021 include:
- Sunrise Sessions – Providing exclusive early morning access to view the sunrise over the Snowies from Australia’s Highest Lifted Point before enjoying breakfast at Australia’s Highest Restaurant and then be the first to ski down Supertrail, Australia’s Longest Run.
- Merritts Mountain Haus Feast & Snowcat Experience – Held on Saturday night, ride under the stars in Australia’s Only Alpine Gondola to Merritts Mountain House to enjoy a Bavarian-inspired feast. Guests can also enjoy a Snowcat tour to Kareela Hutte to watch the iconic Saturday Fireworks Spectacular and Flare Run before returning for dinner (optional add-on).
- Kareela Snowcat Dinners, presented by GH Mumm – Travel in Thredbo’s passenger snowcat to the iconic Kareela Hutte on-mountain restaurant for a 4-course dinner and wine experience overlooking the lights of Thredbo Village below. This is a premium experience designed to take the Thredbo experience to the next level.
“We are excited to be getting ready to welcome guests to the mountain this winter having taken the challenges of a COVID operating environment and adjusting to deliver an unmatched snow experience, one that will ensure our guests can enjoy the on mountain and off mountain après ski experience in a COVID-world,” Diver said.
“The team at Thredbo are very experienced in delivering a COVID-safe season, having delivered a successful 2020 winter and summer season. We continue to remain committed to providing our guests the very best experience under this new way of operating, so while the season will be different, the things that people love about Thredbo – the atmosphere, the amazing team and community, the spectacular terrain, fantastic events and experiences – will be even better this winter.”
You can keep up to date with the latest news, keep across the huge calendar of events or purchase passes, lessons, rental and accommodation via the link below.
When does Thredbo Ski Season 2021 start?
The 2021 Thredbo Ski Season officially starts on 12 June 2021. The season passes will be active from then, with the resort entertainment and activity calendar kicking off from that date.
How much is a Thredbo day pass?
According to Thredbo, a day pass for the 2021 ski season is priced at $169 for adults and $89 for kids. This gives you access to the Thredbo network of ski lifts, plus a huge variety of terrain for all skill levels.
How much is a Thredbo season pass?
According to Thredbo, there are three different season passes you can purchase for the 2021 ski season. The first is the Premium Season Pass, which covers the full Thredbo Ski Season, the Value Season Pass, which excludes 26 June - 11 July school holidays, and the Midweek Value Season Pass, which excludes weekends and 26 June - 11 July school holidays. Thredbo season passes start from $1,319 for adults and $799 for kids and will be available for purchase on 31 March.