Sentinel Ridge

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

One of the most picturesque lines you will ever do.

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
1.6 km
Ascent
29 m
Descent
283 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
25˚
VIEW ON MAP
Sentinel Ridge Map

Description

Although many people use this run to drop into the southern Sentinel ridge or the more gnarly northern side, yet the ridgeline itself, although it doesn't hold the best now, it has some really fun technical sections with a few hundred metres of vertical from the shoulder of Twynam. To get to the ridgeline, head west from the western flanks of Twynam and the ridge will head out to the north west, it is really obvious, and the line shown on the map is a really safe bet. Conditions can be seriously dicey when it is icy, and the run down is best enjoyed on a sunny blue bird day, conditions change rapidly up there so take care and enjoy the show, it's incredible.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Equipment required

  • Skins

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