Siren Song

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

Beginning north west of Tenison Woods Knoll, this area drops down steeply into Siren Song Creek catchment.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
851 m
Ascent
1 m
Descent
389 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
40˚
Siren Song Map

Beginning about 500 metres north west of Tenison Woods Knoll, you will pass the ridge which separates the catchment of Watsons and Siren Song Creek. Once passing this ridge, this acts as the entry point down to the run shown on the map. In reality, you can go further along the ridge to get to Siren Song Catchment proper. This line is a gem nonetheless, begin by dropping down along the ridge for a few hundred metres before turning left and down into the steep face below. Towards the end of the ridge, you will see it drop away ahead of you, drop in to the skiers left and head down towards Siren Song Creek for a short stint, before heading down to the right, and the faces will drop down ahead of you, with the rocky outcrop at the end of the ridge behind you. This face is a real gem, it can hold some incredible snow, and if you pick your line right, you can get a really good pitch, with a consistent fall line down to the creek. This run is often overlooked, but this is a really great line, and heading back up the face is possible and you can start lapping the steep terrain of the rest of Siren Song Catchment, but this is an absolute ripper in the right conditions. Stay avalanche conscious and as ever, assess the snow conditions before you head out. The terrain is relatively hazard free, but early season sharks are prominent out there. The lower section of this run loses snow relatively quickly later in the season, and if this does occur, you will be better off lapping the Siren Song terrain above the sub ridge.

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

July, August, September, October

Equipment required

  • Skins

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