Chains to Skituibe

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  1. J_busworth

    J_busworth Hard Yards

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    I am wondering what kind of conditions are required for chains to be needed down below the Skitube. I understand that Penderlea Gap is likely the main issue, but not sure what kind of conditions are needed for snow to that level.

    *Not sure if its the right place. If it should be somewhere else happy for mods to move.*
     
  2. rocketboy

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    I would expect chains will be required within an hour or so. Depends on how heavy it is low down in next hour. Tomorrow morning will be chains first thing - though should be clear once the traffic gets on it. Carpark will be another story. Keep an eye on live traffic at https://www.livetraffic.com/desktop.html#textview .
     
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    All clear to skitube. No accumulation. Melting as it hits. Given the amount of traffic there will be it should be ok until early evening. But surely it will be chains up penderlea hill first thing Sunday morning. I plan to be on 332 down so will post an update before I leave skitube and if any issues on the hill over will update again
     
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    The satnav in my car indicates that the elevation at the top of Penderlea Gap is around the same as Rangers Station but I have noticed that the microclimate of the Wollondibby Valley is drier than the Thredbo Valley, so snow down to Ngarigo or the Diggings doesn't necessarily mean that Penderlea Gap has enough snow to require chains.
     
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    I think the issue usually with Penderlea, and Snowline hills, is ice and steepness rather than snow
     
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