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access to lodges in spring, road still closed

Discussion in 'Charlotte Pass' started by art, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. art

    art One of Us

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    Thinking of booking into a lodge at CP in the next couple of weeks for a family friendly back country base.
    Ive done it a few times once the road is open and its worked well. Wanted to go a week earlier this year.
    however.
    The resort is closed but the road isnt open.
    How do we get there? does oversnow still run? does CP open the road on request to access the lodges?

    Thanks
     
  2. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have no idea if it will work, but try contacting Hans Oversnow at Perisher. They may not have NPWS approval for that trip. On the other hand, they may. It might not be cheap.
     
  3. sbm

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    Always wondered how this worked...I've often met people XC skiing out of Charlotte Pass late in spring, with the road and the resort both closed, and not enough snow to XC ski in!

    edit: actually I could be mistaken. Maybe you can only stay there before the resort closes, or after the october long weekend when the road opens?
     
  4. Tree Breaker Bob

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    The lodge Iám a member of is booked out the week after the lifts close for the cross country contingent, so there must be some way to get in

    Bob
     
  5. bluestick

    bluestick One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ski in take a sled or cp is meant to provide over snow which can be booked just ring in business hours or bike it the road is clear to cp now or ask lodge for key most lodge owners I understand have a key. The osnow ain't cheap $90 rtn I think . In cp now 4 cm of sno cold ok skiing base solid trees ok and wonderfully quiet but a bit of a hoard this we