North Twin East Face

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

Dropping sharply towards the north east of the Northern Twin Hump, this rolls down and mellows before hitting Leatherbarrel Creek.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
742 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
252 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
32˚
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North Twin East Face Map

Description

The first few hundred metres of this run drops sharply to the north east, there is a clear line from the peak itself which heads down through rocky terrain before mellowing out towards Leatherbarrel Creek. Take care in the first couple of hundred metres of this run as it can be seriously icy and in a melt/freeze cycle creating some boilerplate ice up top, but again in spring this is no issue later in the day. The top section is best left for later in the season when there is a bit more of a base, nonetheless if you don't mind dodging the odd rock or two, you will find an enjoyable ski down to the creek. The trees are nicely spaced but the best line seems to be following the drainage gully, which is treeless and often frozen over until later into the season. The easiest return for this run is either straight back up the face, or heading up Golden Gully if you are heading towards Dead Horse Gap, or if you are heading back to Thredbo, follow the Leatherbarrel Creek return route shown 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, October

Features

  • Trees

Equipment required

  • Skins

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