Alice's Hook

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

Heading north west, then hooking southwest off Alice Rawson Peak, this run provides fews and the vertical to boot.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.5 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
468 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
33˚
Alice's Hook Map

Providing over 500 metres of vertical in a good year, this run can be absolutely brilliant in the right conditions. Facing west, and as a result copping the full force of the westerly prevailing winds, this area loses snow quickly in spring, unless it has been a truly great year. Dropping off to the north west along the obvious spur for the peak itself, then then line the cuts to the southwest. This area provides some really nicely spaced trees lower down, yet at the same time the top section is and can be quite harmful. The snow further down gets quite thin later in the season, however the south westerly faces can not do that. Follow the ridge line down and you will have no issues whatsoever, just take care of lurking hazards beneath the snow, including some pretty hefty boulders. The best return for this run is to hike/skin straight up the way you came.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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