Twynam South Face

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

A great run to assess the conditions before dropping into the Blue Lake area

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
1.6 km
Ascent
1 m
Descent
298 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
19˚
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Twynam South Face Map

Description

Heading south and keeping skiers right of the Blue Lake chutes, this run stays right on the open south face of Twynam, granting wide open runs with some really nice turns when conditions are right. This area can be scoured by the prevailing westerly wind, and there is a slightly flat area above Glissade Gully. This run is commonly used to assess the cornices which can develop in the chutes of Blue Lake, and I cannot stress the importance of this, as large cornices form in each of them. If you didn't head up Twynam from the Blue Lake direction I advise you to really consider using this run to scope conditions. Head skiers right down past Glissade Gully, and continue on down to the lake. To return up to Twynam, the same route can be skinned and is the best way to get back up from this side.

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

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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