Hi I know the 2017 white season is just starting but a man must plan these interstate snow trips. When exactly in October do you think the N.P.W.S will open the gate and send the snow plough through this year ?. Usually it is on the second weekend of the month when the road is opened and easy 2 WD access to C.P. and snow shoe trekking out to Carruthers' peak becomes possible from C.P.. I am getting some of my fellow Victorian snow fiends interested in this trip already.