South East Sentinel Chute

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

Amazing views with a consistent steep fall line from the peak of The Sentinel down to James Macarthur Creek

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
581 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
286 m
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
43˚
South East Sentinel Chute Map

The south east chute of the Sentinel provides some of the steeper and more consistent lines on the south side of The Sentinel Ridge. After hiking up to the peak of The Sentinel you can choose whether to head down one of two fairly obvious chutes. A ridge heading to the south east separates the two lines, with the left line shorter and steeper and more obvious, whilst the other can only really be undertaken in a good season as it is rockier and narrower. Both of these lines feature a very steep gradient with rocks present either side, as the lines plummet towards James Macarthur Creek, so it is often best to scope the area from Carruther's Peak, or from another local vantage point. This area can be fairly icy in winter, and is definitely one which is better left for later in the day to soften up, that being said be aware of the avalanche risk as debris has been spotted in this area in the past. Other than that, these lines dish up some sensational skiing, and the views are just the icing on the cake. The best return from the base of this run is to follow the creek up, then boot pack up to the saddle on Sentinel Ridge.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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

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