Thredbo Resort Opens First Australian Halfpipe of the Season

Julia Schneemann | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Valentino Guseli
Thredbo ambassador Valentino Guseli at the Transfer Banked Slalom. | Picture: supplied by Thredbo

Thredbo Ski Resort is the first Australian resort to open a halfpipe this season. The new 13-foot mini-pipe opened last weekend at the top of the Cruiser run. Thredbo is off to a great season, with 131cm (52 inches) of snow depth at the moment. Skiing and boarding is fast fun, with firm conditions on the lower mountain in the morning and softer conditions on the upper mountain and in the afternoon. There are 91 snow guns running overnight on Walkabout, Friday Flat, Giddy Up, Beginner’s Bowl,  Lower True Blue, Lower Supertrail, Milk Run, Sundowner & Sundance.

Thredbo’s halfpipe is the first in Australia to open this season. | Picture: Thredbo Instagram screenshot

Thredbo is firmly establishing itself as a staple on the Freestyle calendar with several Freestyle events this season, including the ‘Boost Mobile Triple Crown.’ The Triple Crown consists of three events: Rails, Slopestyle and Big Air. The event is presented by Boost Mobile, and the first event, Rails, will kick off this coming Monday, July 31, 2023, at the Boost Mobile Terrain Park. Registration closes this Friday, July 28, at 8:00 a.m., so hurry up and get in for your chance at a chunk of the $60K Prize Purse. The Triple Crown will continue with the Slopestyle event on August 25 and the Big Air on August 28.

Flyer for the Triple Crown events at Thredbo. | Picture: Thredbo website

There are other events coming up in August, such as the Transfer Banked Slalom on August 11 and the Battle On The Bluff on August 14, 2023. There will be cash prizes and goodies from Oakley, Burton, and Rossignol on offer.

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Our SnowBrains reporter checked out conditions in Thredbo this week for our readers. | Picture: SnowBrains

Snow conditions in Thredbo are great, with most of the ski area and 13 out of 15 lifts open. SnowBrains checked out conditions at Thredbo for our readers, and while conditions are firm, grooming is excellent, making for some great and fast skiing.

Aside from the new 13 ft mini-pipe, the Monster Energy Antons Park is open with some big jumps, as well as the Boost Mobile Terrain Park in the Cruiser Area. There are also some small features for beginner park riders to enjoy down Ballroom.

Thredbo ambassador and World Cup title winner Valentino Guseli checked out the halfpipe this week. Check out the below Instagram video for a quick glimpse at the halfpipe.

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