Little Austria from Lee

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

Another, slightly longer and mellower, entry into the Little Austria bowl.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
235 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
24˚
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Little Austria from Lee Map

Description

This line drops into the Little Austria bowl from Mt Lee, following the drainage line of this gully, in winter it is one of the best places to find fresh snow blowing in from the range. Providing similar characteristics to the main Little Austria bowl, this side is slightly mellower, and mellows to follow the drainage line into the gully of Lower Little Austria. This side holds the snow slightly worse than the other side of the bowl, nonetheless holding it far better than other areas on the range allows it to remain skiable long after the lifts stop turning at the resorts. The return journey is easy by simply skinning up either side of the bowl.

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

Equipment required

  • Skins

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