Ian's Gully

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

450 vertical metres of well graded skiing down towards Lady Northcote Canyon

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
918 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
381 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
31˚
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Ian's Gully Map

Description

You begin by heading east off Alice Rawson Peak, the first section of the run is a mellow featureless slope, then drops down between large granite outcrops following an obvious drainage line, as the pitch becomes steeper and is maintained all the way down into Lady Northcote Canyon. This run can hold some really nice quality snow, and due to its easterly aspect and relatively protected slope, snow can hold here well into spring. The views down the valley add to the really enjoyable turns you can have down through the granite outcrops, with slightly less vertical than The Alice Rawson Run, this run does however hold the snow better than those further north. The return journey is easiest when you return either boot packing/skinning straight up the gully, or following the Lady Northcote Canyon return route marked on the map.

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

Features

  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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