Strzelecki Creek Run

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

Strzelecki Creek drops sharply granting an absolutely breathtaking view of the Sentinel before plunging westwards into some of the best terrain in Australia.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
863 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
264 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
36˚
Strzelecki Creek Run Map

Beginning in the saddle between Twynam and Tenison Woods Knoll, the run begins with a mellow gradient, the run soon drops away sharply into the valley. The creek line is covered with some pretty large boulders which only seem to fill out in a good season. Other lines nearby are less hazard-ridden and far wider, particularly to north, which fill in with far less snow, but providing a steep gradient nonetheless. As it faces west, the downside to this run is that is can be fairly icy if there hasn't been a fall for a while, and later in the season it melts at a far greater rate. If that is the case I would suggest try your hand at Avalanche Face if this one is looking a little dicey. Again be aware of avalanche conditions in this area, slides do occur. The best exit for this one is to head straight back up the creek line.

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

  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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