Thredbo is in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. It is part of the Snowy River Shire and is about 500 kilometres south of Sydney.
The Thredbo area was originally used by graziers, when, in 1955, a Czechoslovakian with great vision saw the potential for an all year mountain resort. Tony Sponar was working as a Hydrographer for the Snowy Mountains Authority and was captivated by the snow capped peaks and saw great prospects for a ski hill. Sponar had been a ski instructor at the renowned St Anton Resort, Austria from 1941 to 1948. He saw Thredbo developing as an Australian equivalent, with good vertical terrain and an electric atmosphere to match.
Thredbo is popular in both summer and winter. During the summer a chairlift takes you to the top where you can walk to a wonderful lookout at the top of Mt. Crackenback. You can see great views of the park and the spectacular wildflowers that grow in that region.
In the winter things change, and of course it is time to get those skiing boots on. Thredbo has a very good beginners skiing range called Friday Flat. For those more advances, Thredbo also offers the longest skiing runs in Australia. If 3km of run down a 670m vertical drop sounds like heaven then Thredbo is the place for you.