Frequently Asked Questions
No, this is not a race in any way and drivers will be disqualified for breaking the road rules of NSW or the ACT. The challenge is based on the various difficulty of the checkpoints, not the speed in which they are completed.
Yes, we welcome teams to join us at any point and checkpoint 1 is waived for Canberra residents so they still may complete the challenge.
For those looking to complete the checkpoint challenge we anticipate the driving to be challenging however all drivers must drive to their ability and the route will be altered by organisers if deemed conditions are unsuitable.
For those looking to complete the challenge there may be some snow driving in parts. For this we recommend the fitment of winter tyres or for vehicles to carry and fit chains where appropriate. For those who do not wish to drive on snow then you may end the challenge at any point and tuck into Thredbo to finish your driving component.
We recommend all vehicles are registered with a roadside assistance organisation. We will have support vehicles available should your vehicle be unable to continue on and can provide a return trip to Sydney.
Our support vehicles are available to transport your luggage and ski-gear. Please notify us what you wish to take and we will arrange a drop-point or pick-up service prior to event day.
Unfortunately not, therefore we recommend that you bring a car cover for your vehicle and make sure it has antifreeze in the cooling system. We will be sending more details across to participants about how to prepare your vehicles for the event.
This will all be covered in your Super Alpine 500 information pack received leading up to the event.
We have accommodation options via our ticketing page, however we also encourage guests to seek their own accommodation on-mountain or at nearby Jindabyne if options become limited.
Yes. Included with your lift pass is ski or snowboard hire. They are not renting jackets/pants this year due to Covid so you’ll need to bring your own clothing including gloves/goggles (or buy them down there).
Once registered you will be sent a discount code to purchase lift passes and ski hire.
No, however attendance is encouraged as the Super Alpine 500 is known for its hospitality as much as the driving component.
No sweat! As long as you make it to Thredbo for a weekend of skiing and aprés then you are definitely still a winner!
Yes, a two hour lesson is included with the purchase of your lift passes/ski hire package.
No, Thredbo Alpine Hotel is a great place to stay however rooms are limited so we encourage people to access other accommodation if they can.
The Super Alpine 500 Presentation Lunch is held at Kareela Hutt which is a mid-mountain restaurant only accessible via ski-in, ski-out. Please contact us should you wish to attend but are unable to ski.
We have an expert team of photographers and videographers attending who will publish media days and weeks following the event. We will be taking lots of professional photos of your vehicles and the events across the weekend!
Yes, as much as it can be. We are taking all precautions to manage social distancing and hygiene in accordance with government guidelines. Thredbo Resort has led the way in COVID safe practices and therefore all participants must adhere to the on-mountain regulations as signposted.