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36.40994ºS, 148.2904ºE A few hours touring from some of Australia’s largest ski resorts in Perisher and Thredbo, lies a string of peaks and valleys known as the Main Range.
At around 2145m sits Carruthers, a favourite peak of ours lurking above these Western Faces, and one that offers a myriad of lines down to James Macarthur Creek at the valley floor. Depending on snow conditions, there are tight chutes and cliff drops to be had.
We rate this line best in early spring, or just after a storm given its north-facing aspect.
Beware of snow sharks as it can take a while for some lines to fill in.