Kosciuszko South Face

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

Involving a kilometre of fairly flat skiing to the south, the run then drops down the sheltered southern side of Kosciuszko.

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
2.4 km
Ascent
20 m
Descent
273 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
23˚
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Kosciuszko South Face Map

Description

After skiing/skinning along the ridgeline to the south of Kosciuszko for about a kilometre, avoiding the large cornice to the skiers left, the southern face then drops down fairly steeply to Rawson Creek and on to Cootapatamba Hut. The corniced rocky ridge line to the west provides shelter from the elements compared to the extremely exposed summit of Kosciuszko, thus granting some nice fresh snow at times as well as spring corn. This area is really easy to navigate and fills in quickly and early in the season, it also acts as a great way to get back out towards the Ramshead. Afterwards, to get back to the summit, simply skin back up the way you came.

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

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