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World Ski Awards win confirms Thredbo as Australia’s Best Ski Resort

World Ski Awards win confirms Thredbo as Australia’s Best Ski Resort
November 23, 2017

NSW’s Thredbo Alpine Resort has confirmed a treble of industry awards in 2017, being named Best Australian Ski Resort at the 2017 World Ski Awards™ presented in Kitzbühel, Austria last weekend.

The Award came after a season of record breaking snowfalls, in which Thredbo has received two other industry awards: the award for ‘Best Australian Ski Resort’ in the prestigious Luxury Travel Magazine 2017 Gold List Awards and being voted as ‘Australia’s Best Ski Resort for 2017’ by key members in the snow industry at the Snowsports Industry Awards (SIA) held in Canberra in October.

The Luxury Travel Magazine award was Thredbo’s 12th win, cementing Thredbo’s spot in the Luxury Travel Hall of Fame, while the SIA is from the trade association for the snowsports equipment industry in Australia.

Welcoming these achievements, Thredbo General Manager Jordan Rodgers stated “we were thrilled to be nominated and now ecstatic with the 2017 win, this is the second time we have won this accolade, it is testament to a great team who strive to provide guests with an exceptional experience.

“It’s more than just the snow, the village gives Thredbo that edge of difference, the après atmosphere, events and facilities are unrivalled in the Australian snow industry.

The World Ski Awards are voted on by thousands of travel professionals and skiers who select their favourite resorts, chalets and hotels. They are a global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in ski tourism, with a mission to serve as a definitive benchmark of excellence and to foster a new era of growth in ski tourism.

Other 2017 Australian winners are: 

• Australia's Best Ski Hotel 2017 - Hotel Pension, Grimus
• Australia's Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2017 - Astra Lodge, Falls Creek
• Australia's Best Ski Chalet 2017 - Sequoia Penthouse, Thredbo

Season opening for Thredbo Mountain Bike Park
This Saturday sees the season opening of the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park, with refreshed trails, a new bike fleet, clinics, events and special programs.

Making use of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift for easy access to the top of the mountain and the feast of gravity trails, the Cannonball Downhill, Kosciuszko Flow Trail and All-Mountain Trail will open for riding, but with the large amounts of snow still around the higher areas of the All-Mountain Trail, riders will only have access from the mid-section to the village.

Thredbo MTB Operations Manager Danny Taliana explained “we are stoked to have all gravity trails opening for the start of the season, considering the mega winter the trail crew has done an outstanding job.

“With our signature events getting bigger and bigger, exciting trails changes and new fleet of bikes, this summer is stacking up to be one of the best. See you at the party Saturday.”

Trail masters, Dirt Art, in collaboration with the Thredbo Trail Crew, have given the tracks a makeover and are in the process of creating link trails that will connect the current routes together giving riders the option to mix up their style and type of trail over the 600 metre vertical decent. A favourite for Enduro riders will be the Central Spur link making its way from the All-Mountain at the top of the Gunbarrel Express chairlift across the valley to the middle slopes of the Kosciuszko Flow and Cannonball Downhill.

On the lower slopes there will be a more direct access from the All-Mountain finish at Creek Station, bringing riders directly back to Valley Terminal and base of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift.

19th November 2017 - CANTERBURY’S MT HUTT ONCE AGAIN NAMED NEW ZEALAND’S BEST SKI RESORT 

5th August 2017 - CLIMATE TO INCREASINGLY IMPACT AUSTRALIA’S SKI INDUSTRY 

29th November 2016 - PERISHER NAMED AUSTRALIA’S BEST SKI RESORT AT 2016 WORLD SKI AWARDS 

3rd April 2016 - ALL MOUNTAIN TRAIL TO BOOST THREDBO’S STATUS AS AUSTRALIA’S ULTIMATE MOUNTAIN BIKE DESTINATION 

7th October 2015 - THREDBO CLOSES AFTER ‘EPIC’ 2015 SKI SEASON

5th May 2015 - THE MOUNTAIN COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCES THREDBO AS FIRST INTERNATIONAL PARTNER RESORT

31st July 2014 - INTERNET MARKETER WINS THE LEGAL RIGHT TO USE THREDBO PLACE NAME 

15th May 2009 - PERISHER VILLAGE PLAN GETS GO-AHEAD

30th October 2008 - STRONG WINTER FOR ALPINE TOURISM 


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