Question Dogs and snow in Tas^^

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  1. RARRRRRRR

    RARRRRRRR Hard Yards

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    I'm coming back to Tas to visit la familia but also bringing my 3 dogs
    They are all trained to pull so I would like to find somewhere I can go skijoring
    Mt Field or Ben Lomond are obviously out due to national park rules


    Does anyone have any tips or ideas?
     
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  2. skifree

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    Mt Wellington Road after a snow fall.
     
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    Also ask over at bushwalk.com
     
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    Lake Augusta area West of great Lakes and a little higher not sure if it's a Np though otherwise great Lakes area after a dump below 1000m
     
  5. Rabid K9

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    Few places around the Great Lake / Lake Augusta / Miena, but I reckon one of the best places for this purpose is the Lake Mackenzie Rd. Four wheel drive is better to get up after a decent fall, but can get a two wheel drive a decent way and get your dogs to do the rest. Probably sneaks in a bit more snow than around Great Lake (being further west) & has more trees, so not so bleak.

    My hound went crazy when he saw proper snow there, even more so when he dug up a frozen roadkill possum.

    Down the Marlborough Hwy from Miena as well, is a few nice sub-alpine locations (Pine Tier Lagoon etc), but you'll need a lower level snowfall, and often the roads are closed when during these events.





     
  6. RARRRRRRR

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    ah that looks really good

    im only over for a week so hopefully I get lucky
    ill have a 4wd + snow socks (no idea if they are legal in tas but they work)
     
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    Great photos, thought you might have one with the road kill being discovered........:eek:
     
  8. BenLomond Iceman

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    You would need permission ( a permit ) and rarely given to take any dog into a national park in Tasmania .. though exceptions have and are given for genuine residents and rescue dogs . There would be plenty of places in Tas in the highlands after a bIg snow where you could take the dogs that aren't national parks