Frequently Asked Questions


Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions from guests. If you have a query that isn’t answered here please either call us or contact us via email and we’ll endeavour to assist you.


Things To See & Do



Yes, we do! Come and explore 2800 acres of mountain wilderness. Thredbo Valley Horseriding operates a stable at Pender Lea, and the owner Nev, is a born and bred mountain man. He will match you up to the perfect horse and guide you throughout this amazing adventure. Bookings are essential and guests of Pender Lea receive a special rate. Give Nev a call on 02 6456 2142 or 0421 332 126 to make a booking.
You can fish in the lake all year-round, and the rivers offer their best fishing from October to May.
If you love fishing, Pender Lea has one of the most coveted fishing spots in the area. Our 4WD drive track winds down to a private isolated fishing spot on the Thredbo River. The track is closed in winter. In summer you will need a 4WD with low range and high clearance as the track to the river is very steep and rocky. The Thredbo River can also be accessed in a 2WD from Skitube or a number of other locations.
When the snow thaws, alpine meadows bloom with wildflowers and trout fill the streams. In the warmer months, the mountains have an amazing list of things to see and do including climbing Mt Kosciuszko, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, golf, water sports and a bobsled or chairlift ride. Visit our Summer Guide here.
If you haven’t skied before, it’s a really good idea to take some lessons. This will help you enjoy your time at the snow, ensure you know the right way to use the equipment and help you to avoid accidents.
While we don’t have our own hire, we do have an arrangement with Monster Sports and Time 2 Ride in Jindabyne, with both offering special discounts to Pender Lea guests.

Visitor Tip: – By hiring your gear when you arrive, it means that you can change it or get something fixed at any time, should you need to.
Lifts are open daily from 9.00 am until 4.30pm.
You get all mountain access, plus if you choose to buy a lift and lesson ticket, you receive a lesson each day. Your lift ticket doesn’t include the National Park Entry Fee, however, if you choose to ski at Perisher, you can purchase a lift pass with Skitube ticket included. If you want to ski in more than one resort, you’ll need to purchase a separate lift ticket for each place.
Yes, you can, no lift pass is needed. However, for your own safety, it’s strongly recommended that you stay within the designated toboganning areas within the resort.
You will need a valid lift ticket to catch any chairlift or t-bar in the ski resorts.
In Winter, the mountains become a playground for snow worshippers. There’s a long list of exciting activities, including snowboarding, skiing, tobogganing, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and lots more.
We usually get our first fall of snow at the end of May and our last one in October… In saying that we have had 5 white Christmas’ in the last 8 years.
We do get snow at Pender Lea quite a few times during winter, but it tends not to stay around too long. However, the snowmen our guests make do survive for a few days.

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