Club Lake - Route 1

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

One of the easier routes down from Carruthers Peak to Club Lake.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
511 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
170 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
29˚
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Description

With a wide open and relatively hazard free face, Route 1 provides skiers with the option of skiing a similar grade, with a little more margin for error. This route is a great area to explore the conditions, and the terrain, allowing you to gain confidence, without a fall resulting in a face full of rocks. This is also very useful in scoping lines for later in the day, as well as any obstacle which may have formed over the winter, for example cornices, or bare areas where the snow hasn't quite clung to in other chutes. Route 1 is commonly skiable into November holding the snow incredibly well compared to other areas on the range, similar to all the routes in the club lake area. That being said, this area can also be notorious for icy conditions, so spring out here is the best time to head up. The best way back up to Carruthers Peak, is to head up the gentler western side of the lake then following the ridge line around, above the other routes, to the peak once again.

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

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, November

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