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Snowshoe Short Day

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Difficulty: Moderate

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Fitness Level: Good

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Group Size: 1 - 10 people

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Elevation: < 500m

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

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 8:00a.m. 

  • Guthega SMBC HQ 8:00a.m.

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

Experience Required

  • No previous experience required

  • Minimum age is 16yro unless booking as a private group

Group Size

  • 1:10 guide to client ratio

  • Minimum numbers apply


  • Snowshoes & Pole hire

  • Guiding & Instruction

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