Dead Horse Gap Run

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

A local favourite, dropping 400 vertical metres not too far from Thredbo dropping down to Dead Horse Gap car park.

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
4.1 km
Ascent
44 m
Descent
532 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
23˚
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Dead Horse Gap Run Map

Description

Dropping 400 vertical metres over 3 to 4 kilometres, the Dead Horse Gap run is skied fairly often for those looking for a little bit of extra adventure from a typical day on the slopes. The majority of the commonly skied run on the eastern side of Bogong Creek is relatively flat, with the last section, which drops through the Cascades, being the steepest section of this run. Expect to push for sections of this run, and this area is best on a winters day when the snow is nice and dry. Follow the ridge line, keeping Bogong creek to your left as you drop down, and as you get to the Cascades, the trees begin to space out, and the large gums can grant some protection from the elements. After a fall when the resort is tracked out, this area can hold some really nice snow, particularly in the trees. If you are new to the area, attempt this run on a day with some good visibility, and ensure that you can orientate yourself with the mountains. The snow holds really well, with snow holding into October, that being said, don't expect conditions to be great lower down later in spring, as the run does still bottom out at around 1550 metres above sea level.

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

July, August, September

Features

  • Trees

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