Thredbo, Australia, Adds New Lift at Friday Flats

Julia Schneemann | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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Wally Wombat giving Freddie’s Snowrunner a whirl. | Picture: supplied by Thredbo

This week, Thredbo Ski Resort launched Australia’s newest ski lift: ‘Freddie’s Snowrunner’. The snowrunner can be found in the Kids Learning Area on Friday Flat, and is the perfect addition in time for the Australian school holidays. The surface lift will be a game changer for children’s skiing and snowboarding lessons and takes Thredbo Ski Resort’s total number of lifts to 14.

Freddie’s Snowrunner is one of Australia’s longest snow runners at 98m (322ft) long, travelling through a tunnel that will protect children from the elements while they’re enjoying the snow. In addition to a fun ride up Friday Flat, kids will also be able to interact with exciting obstacles on both sides of the tunnel while they ride down. A new office space will also house on-hand supervisor staff and provide more convenient toileting facilities for children in their lessons.

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Freddie’s Snowrunner is the latest addition to the Kids Learning Area at Threbod. | Picture: supplied by Thredbo

Voted Australia’s Best Ski Resort For Families for five consecutive years at the Out And About With Kids Readers Choice Awards, Thredbo Resort is gearing up for a massive July school holiday period ahead. Booking numbers are strong following consistent snowfalls over the past week, plus there is more snow in the forecast for the next few days.

Thredbo’s hugely popular Kids Snow Festival will take over the resort from July 1 – 16, 2023, with non-stop family events, activities and entertainment including weekly kids flare runs and fireworks, kids-only movie nights and Lindt chocolate s’mores by the fire in addition to great skiing and snowboarding.

The snowrunner is fully covered, keeping little shredders nice and dry. | Picture: supplied by Thredbo

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