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Thredbo

Thredbo is a village and ski resort in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, situated in a part of the Snowy Monaro Regional Council, and has been operated by Event Hospitality and Entertainment since 1987.

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  • Area:4.8 km2
  • Elevation:1365 m
  • Population:471
  • Local Government Area:Snowy Monaro Regional Council

Description

Thredbois a village and ski resort in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, situated in a part of the Snowy Monaro Regional Council, and has been operated by Event Hospitality and Entertainment since 1987. It is about 500 kilometres (310 mi) south of Sydney, accessible by the Alpine Way via Cooma, Berridale, and Jindabyne. The village is built in the valley of the Thredbo River, also known as the Crackenback River, at the foot of the Ramshead Range. The town has around 4,150 beds, but a permanent population of only about 471 people. When the mountain is fully covered by snow, Thredbo has the longest ski runs in Australia, so there is around 700,000 winter visitors annually. In summer, Thredbo is a hiking and summer sport destination, including rock climbing and abseiling, fishing, cross-country cycling and downhill MTB riding and hosts a blues music festival, and gets approximately 300,000 summer visitors (figures are as of 2005).Thredbo resort was developed by a syndicate of people who were at the time working on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme. In 1957, the syndicate was granted a head-lease over the area that Thredbo now occupies. Development occurred in following years under Lend Lease Corporation. In January 1987, Amalgamated Holdings Limited (AHL) (now known as Event Hospitality and Entertainment) purchased the head lease from Lend Lease. Event operates the Thredbo village, services, real estate, and lease arrangements as a public company; however, a range of private businesses operate around the year providing activities, shopping, restaurants, accommodation, tours and nightlife. # History The origin of the name “Thredbo” has been attributed to the Aboriginal inhabitants of the Snowy Mountains # Weather The climate of the area is typical of the Snowy Mountains, cold snowy winters and mild summers (summer snow is not unheard-of in Thredbo). Temperatures have ranged from -14.7 to 33.5 °C (5.5 to 92.3 °F). According to the IBRA, Thredbo Village has a montane grasslands climate, as it lay between 1,100 m (3,600 ft) and 1,400 m (4,600 ft) AMSL; closely bordering on subalpine (1,400–1,800 m or 4,600–5,900 ft). In Köppen climate classification Thredbo Village would fit the criteria of having a cold oceanic climate (Cfb), though closely bordering the subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc); with mild summers, cold and snowy winters; with a lack of temperature extremes. Diurnal temperature variation is high in the warmer months. According to the IBRA, Thredbo Top Station has an Alpine climate, as it lay in excess of 1,800 m (5,900 ft) AMSL (i.e. the tree-line); being one of the coldest locations in Australia.In Köppen climate classification terms, Thredbo Top Station would fit the criteria of having a subalpine climate (Dfc); one with cool summers and very cold winters. It is bordering on, but still slightly too cold for, a humid continental climate (Dfb) classification. Climate data for the area is taken from a station at the village at the bottom of the ski resort and another station at the top of the mountain—some 577 metres (1,890 ft) higher. The Thredbo Top Station is significantly colder than the village and includes some of the lowest temperatures recorded in Australia, including a maximum of -6.9 °C (19.6 °F) on 9 July 1978. ## Thredbo Top Station # Things to do

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