Little Austria - Main

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

West and slightly to the south, Little Austria provides some incredible skiing, and is a locals' favourite.

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
883 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
259 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
28˚
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Little Austria - Main Map

Description

Little Austria is aptly named as a result of it's wide open terrain, and it's ability to catch fresh snow and hold it long after a fall, due to being shaded for the majority of winter, this area can be skied well into October, even into November in a great year. This area provides a fairly steep gradient for about 300 metres of vertical from Carruthers Peak's western flanks, before plunging into the rocky gully of Lower Little Austria (see the description for more). With fantastic views across the Murray Valley and to Khancoban. You can lap this area if you don't want to drop down to the canyon by simply skinning back up the face.

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

Equipment required

  • Skins

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