From the beautiful lake side city of Jindabyne, my wife and I continued up the scenic Snowy Mountains Highway to the popular resort city of Thredbo:
Thredbo is about only 30 kilometers from Jindabyne, but it the highway becomes quite steep with many curves as it twists and turns up the mighty Snowy Mountains. The scenery surrounding the highway is just incredibly beautiful. Unfortunately this time as we drove up the valley we could not see a thing due to the fog and rain that descended on us. Fortunately though I have plenty of pictures from prior trips we took up this scenic valley to include one of my trusty Jeep:
Here is how scenic the turn off into the Thredbo Resort is:
When the weather is cooperative it is just beautiful up in the Thredbo Valley and that is why my wife and I love coming back to Thredbo whenever we can.
Anyway when we pulled into Thredbo on this trip it was raining pretty heavily outside as we pulled into the parking lot of the Thredbo Alpine Hotel:
This hotel is actually quite old with construction of the hotel completed in 1968. The hotel is currently owned and operated by the popular luxury hotel chain Rydges but you really wouldn’t know it while staying at the hotel since the place keeps such a historical outdoorsy feel to it which we liked. The Thredbo Alpine Hotel is situated right on the slopes of the Thredbo Ski Resort and is centrally located in Thredbo’s small downtown area where all the shopping and eating establisments are located.
The rooms are small but the bed was comfortable and the TV had plenty of channels for us to watch considering we couldn’t do anything because of the bad weather:
The room also had a table and a couple of chairs for us to enjoy our poolside view of the ski resort right in front of us:
Something else we really liked was that we got free breakfast in the morning and the buffet they had was excellent. For those that know me, they know I love Australian bacon and the bacon here was great. Even better for us was that as we were eating breakfast we had a beautiful view of the mountain and the weather had appeared to clear up a bit and the gondola to the top of the mountain was open.
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