Thredbo backcountry tours available for all levels

snow action team 27.07.2018

The Thredbo backcountry is amazing, and pretty unlimited. Sure, Thredbo boasts Australia’s biggest lift accessed vertical, and has no shortage of in-bounds terrain, but that is really just the start here.

Thredbo backcountry skiing

Peter Wunder enjoys first fresh tracks out from Thredbo © Owain Price

Even better, the Thredbo backcountry choices cover a range of terrain that is genuinely suitable for all levels.

New for 2018 Thredbo Backcountry Adventures offer a range of out of resort tours into the spectacular Main Range, you can strap into the snow shoes for a tour around the Ramshead Range or wander longer to the top of Mt Kosciuszko. Ski tourers, head high and make your mark in the chutes and untracked faces of the range.

Whether you are just a curious new comer to the backcountry or a regular rider there is a tour for you. Trips are graded green, blue and black and include guide who will show you the way and share backcountry safety tips.

Heading out into Thredbo backcountry

Heading out © Thredbo

Adventures include:
Signature Peak – Green Tour
A two hour ski around the Karels area to familiarise yourself with gear and backcountry awareness, plus enjoy the out of resort fresh stashes.

Bogong Creek – Green Tour
Head high in to the Golf Course and Bogong Creek area, it’s far enough away from the resort to enjoy people free slopes but close enough to feel comfortable. It’s a great intro into the backcountry.

Mt Kosciuszko – Blue Tour
This is the tick all the boxes tour – get out of the resort, experience the majestic Main Range and stand at the very top of Australia. Imagine telling your mates you skied off Mt Kosciuszko.

Etheridge Range – Blue Tour
Head out to the Etheridge Range to cruise through unique terrain that includes sweet fall-line, giant granite tors and boulders.

Leatherbarrel Creek – Black Tour
A big day out for the experienced adventurers into untouched territory, so the fresh track factor is high.

Thredbo backcountry snowboarding

Peter Wunder drops in © Owain Price

Twin Valleys – Black Tour
This trip is packed with promise for the advanced rider, you will enjoy long, steep and playful terrain. It boasts big bowls and gullies with a line-up of ridgelines to find your line.

Tours with the Thredbo Backcountry Adventures team include snow and safety awareness, avalanche safety, backcountry familiarisation, basic navigation and snow survival skills.

If you are looking to step out of the resort and into the incredible Australian backcountry, team up with the Thredbo experts for a day out with a difference – more at the link here

Thredbo backcountry views

There are options for all levels © Thredbo