Snowshoe Short Day

Difficulty: Moderate

Fitness Level: Good

Group Size: 2 - 10 people

Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Elevation: < 500m

Distance: < 10km

Porcupine Rocks with fantastic views dropping away to Lake Crackenback & the Ski Tube, down to Lake Jindabyne, never ending vistas out to the Monaro Plains & into the Thredbo River Valley. With an option to walk along the ridge of Mt Wheatley on return with a view back toward Porcupine & over The Perisher Range. 

We also have a short day option out of Guthega up to Guthega Trig with great views along the snowy river valley, Guthega River & back over the charming Guthega Village.

Note: that unlike tours out of Thredbo, journeys from Guthega or Perisher do not incur the extra expense of a chairlift ride

 

Guiding Topics

  • Safety Brief

  • Equipment familiarisation

  • Route Overview

  • Snow shoeing techniques

  • Route selection

  • Emergency shelters, Hypothermia

  • Backcountry etiquette

 

Intended Location

  • Porcupine & Mt Wheatley area at Perisher: 5km+

  • Guthega Trig at Guthega: 5km

 

Rating: Moderate Requires a good level of fitness. Distances about 5-10km with climbs generally less than 500 vertical meters.

Duration 4-5hrs

Meeting Place

  • Perisher Ski Tube Terminal 9:00am

  • Guthega SMBC HQ 9:00a.m.

  • Thredbo Ticket office at Valley Terminal 8:00a.m.

Experience Required

  • No previous experience required

Group Size

  • 1:10 guide to client ratio

  • Minimum numbers apply

Provided

  • Snowshoes

  • Poles

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