By Steve Cuff
Today the NSW Rural Fire Service have stated that Thredbo Village and the Snowy Monaro are open for visitors to return.
After a period of closure for bushfire threat, the alpine village is NOW OPEN again after Kosciuszko National Park and the NSW Rural Fire Service have permitted the resort only area to open.
The Snowy Monaro towns have also had their Tourist Leave Zone lifted, and all tourists are encouraged to return.
Read attached statement released today with details.
General Manager of Thredbo, Stuart Diver told Snowy Mountains Magazine, “It is great that Thredbo is reopening as summer is a big part of our business and that of our region.”
Thredbo is a major draw card for the region with the towns leading to Thredbo including Jindabyne, Berridale and Cooma all benefiting from tourist traffic that descends on the resort for their mountain biking and alpine environment.
Kosciuszko National Park will remain closed, but everyone can access the Thredbo Village precinct.
Usual summer resort operations will resume including all in-resort facilities including Kosciuszko Express Chair, the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park, Thredbo Leisure Centre, resort walking trails, golf, tennis, bobsled and all Thredbo retail and food and beverage venues.
We can also confirm that the 26th Annual Thredbo Blues Festival on 17 – 19 January 2020 will proceed based on conditions that are currently forecast.
Please note: Thredbo Valley Trail (TVT) and hikes outside Thredbo’s resort boundaries including the Mount Kosciuszko Summit Hike, Mount Townsend Hike, Alpine Lakes Hike, Dead Horse Gap Hike, The Ruins Hike and The Ramshead Hike will remain closed until further notice. All staff, residents and visitors must stay within the Thredbo resort area. We’ll keep you posted as and when those areas reopen.
Lake Crackenback Resort have also announced they will open this Friday 17 January.
The smaller towns of Adaminaby and Dalgety rely heavily on tourist visitation, as do bigger towns of Berridale, Jindabyne and Cooma.
With this news, it would great to see many of our Canberra neighbors make the trip south and visit for fishing, bike riding, hiking around Lake Jindabyne which would greatly help this tourist area.
A statement today from NSW Rural Fire Service
Thredbo mountain bike gravity trails. Photo Thredbo Resort
Great restaurants with mountain views including the deck at Candlelight Lodge.