Kosciuszko to Townsend

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

The link between the two highest mountains in Australia, amazing views and a good ol' skin.

Ski Touring Easy

Distance
4.2 km
Ascent
208 m
Descent
240 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
16˚
Kosciuszko to Townsend Map

From the summit of Mt Kosciuszko, follow the spur to the north down to where the spur inverts, and begins climbing up Townsend. Follow the ridge on the skiers left hand side as cornices form on the skiers right. From here simply follow the ridgeline to the north and skin up to Townsend, you will be able to scope a few of the Racecourse runs on the way up. This will most likely take about 3-4 hours, and for the opposite journey, follow this backwards!

Difficulty

Easy

Wide gentle slopes at around 20 degrees or less.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Equipment required

  • Skins

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