Nestled in between Australia's 2 best known ski resorts is an absolute gem of a ski touring area!
Ski touring isn't the first activity which springs to mind when you think about Australia, and even those who are aware of the country's snowier parts are unlikely to have heard of Charlotte Pass. Sitting in between Perisher and Thredbo and at the end of a dead-end road, Charlotte Pass isn't the kind of place you stumble across.
If you do make the effort to visit the region you'll be well compensated for your efforts because you'll have some wonderful ski touring peaks all to yourself. The area north of Charlotte Pass ski area is accessed by a scenic skin up Mount Twynam which, at 2196 metres, is only 33 metres short of being the highest peak in Australia. Once on the summit of Twynam options abound - either ski the snow-sure south facing bowl directly below the summit or continue over to Tenison Woods Knowl, from where you can access a dozen or so brilliant freeride lines.
So if you're keen to escape the lifts, restaurants and crowds, and want some brilliant skiing as well, head to Charlotte Pass!