The missus and I headed up Dead Horse Gap trail for the first time last weekend, and were very shocked at how our office bodies weren't quite up to scratch. We had a lot of fun, weather on Saturday night was -10C according to BOM (Thredbo AWS) which left some good ice inside the H'berg. The weather was amazing and the cover was great. We dug out our vestibule for a kitchen which is a great luxury. The snow was... a result of the recent weather. Hard crust almost everywhere, very icy in the areas which didn't get much sun. Tough going in a few areas with a pack on. We went as far as Rams Head mtn, but couldn't explore much more as the drive to/from Newcastle took too much time already. We were both trying out new equipment from Wilderness Sports in Jindy. The missus - testing AT for the first time, and she had a great time. Myself - Trying NTN for the first time, and followed Bruce's suggestion for Rottefella Freerides. They were ok, the skins were a little narrow, and slipped on a lot of hard pack. The range of movement with the Freerides wasn't as great as I'd hoped, even with 'tour' mode on (yes I know its a resort binding), and the ski brakes are great. I'm keen to try the Outlaws, but maybe next time.