The Triple A

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

Offering some of the greatest continuous fall line in Australia, The Triple A is fantastic in Spring, holding a consistent pitch all the way through.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.3 km
Ascent
1 m
Descent
430 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
39˚
The Triple A Map

The Triple A falls west off of Twynam's summit cairn, and follows three drainage gullies which drop down to Watson's Creek. Although the ridge lines in between these gullies hold a better fall line and are steeper, the gullies will be the best chance of catching some fresh soft snow, the ridges in between them are best left for the spring corn. The gullies of The Triple A are all fairly obvious and hold the snow well, from the summit of Twynam head north west and after peering over the (very steep) edge, you will see the three gullies of the Triple A to the left, with the Scimitar to the right. Pick any out of the three and head on down, and take note of the rock faces which can lead to some drops through the upper gullies. When icy these runs are treacherous so really do assess snow conditions before you head out, as well as avalanche potential. As these runs do face NW, they catch the sun, so these do take a while to fill in as a result of the prevailing westerlies and exposure. Watch out for the creek opening up near the bottom later in the season, but these runs can be truly incredible when conditions are right. For the run out, follow the Watson's Creek return back up to the saddle between Tenison Woods Knoll and Twynam.

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

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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