Lower Little Austria

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

A canyon like rocky gully which feeds down from the bowl to Lady Northcote Canyon

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
717 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
231 m
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
1.8 km
Gradient
27˚
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Description

The lower section of Little Austria descends into a tight boulder lined gully which feeds down into Lady Northcote Canyon. As a result of the rocky terrain, this run requires a lot of snow, if the upper section of the run is covered, it doesn't truly give a good indication of the conditions in this gully. The area can provide some nice tight skiing down into the canyon, just make sure there is evidence of strong snow bridges across the creek, as you will need to cross it multiple times on the way down. The easiest exit from this run is to head up Lady Northcote Canyon to Lake Albina, or if you want to get back to Carruthers Peak, you could head back up the way you came and skin up Little Austria.

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, October

Equipment required

  • Skins

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