It is the height of summer and one where Thredbo Resort would normally be bustling with guests, excited for their summer holiday and the adventures it provides.
The recent bushfires have impacted the resort and the entire Kosciuszko National Park which has been closed. The Kosciuszko National Park was evacuated on Friday ahead of what was expected dangerous fire conditions on Saturday.
While the bushfires did not rage as expected, the situation is still being monitored closely as fires threaten at Pilots Lookout, just past Dead Horse Gap, the Tin Mines area and at Geehi on the Alpine Way.
Thredbo Resort have this afternoon released a statement to say the resort will remain closed.
“We are relieved to report that the imminent threat of bushfire has passed Thredbo Resort. However as fires remain active nearby, the resort remains closed until further notice and the evacuation order for guests and residents remains in place. We are continuing to work closely with the authorities and will keep you updated.”
“Our heartfelt gratitude to our volunteers who stayed on the mountain, the Thredbo Fire Station, Fire & Rescue NSW, the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Rural Fire Service who worked so closely with us over the past week to prepare and protect our beautiful resort.
“We will advise when resort operations will recommence as soon as possible. We thank all our guests, residents and the community, near and far, for their support and patience during this time, and we hope to resume normal summer operations in Thredbo in the coming weeks.”
A photo from previous summer at Thredbo.