Alternative Little Austria from Lee

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

From the west of Mt Lee, this provides a slightly less steep alternative to following the typical Little Austria run from Carruther's Peak

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
339 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
32˚
Alternative Little Austria from Lee Map

Heading from the west of Mt Lee, the Little Austria is the obvious bowl below, follow down towards the skier's left of the bowl and you will see a prominent gully (different from the typical Little Austria run), this area is also far less tracked out. Holding good snow which is also skiable commonly into November, this falls into the often rugged Lady Northcote canyon, which is possible to ski in a great snow season. The easiest return journey is to follow the canyon up to Lake Albina if you make it all the way down, but it's also possible to skin right back up Little Austria.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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