3Pks High Route

Difficulty: Tough

Skier Ability: Advanced

Duration: 10.5 hours

Elevation: 1500m +

Distance: 15 - 25 km

Fitness Level: High

Group Size: 1 - 3 people

Ski Australia’s High Route with us along the Main Range passing through the nation’s highest mountains & climbing the three highest peaks; Mt Twynam, Mt Townsend, Mt Kosciuszko. Starting in Guthega & finishing in Thredbo this is SMBC’s signature tour.

Totalling approximately 25km this arduous ski tour is for experienced backcountry skiers with a high level of fitness, focusing on gaining distance with long climbs, descents & traverses. This tour is physically & mentally demanding, lightweight equipment is essential.

Guide to client ratio 1:3 Pease see MORE DETAIL below.

 

Guiding Topics

This is a guided experience however to increase efficiency we will coach you as necessary.

 

Intended Location

  • Guthega to Twynam to Carruthers Pk to Townsend to Kosciuszko to Thredbo. See More Detail below

 

Rating: Tough

Only for experienced participants with advanced skiing skills & a high level of fitness. Steep climbs & descents with long distances will be encountered with ski tours totalling approximately 15 – 25km & ascents up to 1500 vertical meters & more

 

Duration: 10.5hrs approx

Meeting Place

  • Start: Guthega SMBC HQ 6:00a.m.

    • Brief

    • Equip familiarisation

    • Route overview

  • Finishing in Thredbo

Experience Required

  • Previous backcountry experience

  • Be a strong off piste skier

  • Big days, a high level of fitness & endurance is required

 

Group Size

  • 1:3 guide to client ratio

 

Meeting Place

  • Guthega SMBC HQ

    • Brief

    • Equip familiarisation

    • Route overview

  • Finishing in Thredbo

 

Provided

  • Backpack

  • Crampons

 

Needs

  • See ”EQUIP LIST" below

 

More Detail

This is an arduous ski tour only for those with previous ski touring experience, a high level of fitness & skiing ability. We need to be assured that you are suitable for this demanding tour, ideally you should have previously undertaken our Main Range Tour or Western Faces Experience. If not we will discuss your capabilities prior to the tour, a referee is ideal.  You must be well rested & prepared for the day. Participants will need to be at Guthega SMBC HQ at 6:00a.m. for briefing, tour will commence at 6:30a.m sharp!

Shuttle will be provided to start & finish the day. Participants will be picked up at 5:00a.m in Jindabyne & again in the afternoon from Thredbo for Jindabyne return.

  • Lightweight equipment is essential:

    • this tour is not suited to standard downhill boots, you will require alpine touring boots. 

    • You will need a lighter weight ski with tech bindings. See SMBC Classroom 'ALPINE TOURING BINDINGS". Talk to us about sourcing this set up.

  • Freshly tuned & waxed skis run well on long traverses!

  • Meet guide day before to check preparedness i.e. equipment is suitable & in good repair

  • The guide will have the final word on whether equipment is suitable/unsuitable

  • A two day weather window will be incorporated in proposed date, tour to be undertaken on best of these two days

  • This tour needs suitable conditions to go ahead

  • The guide may also amend the route to suit the groups endurance & weather conditions if necessary!

  •  Note: Guide to client ratio is 1:3max. Smaller numbers are okay but a minimum charge applies.

 
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