October 2017. When will the gate from Perisher to C.P.open ?

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  1. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    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.
     
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    That sounds correct to me. Usually the week after the closing long weekend.

    Its been a while but that is how it played during our snow cam safari years.
     
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    If you expect 2 WD drive access to Carruthers Peak can I suggest some basic map reading skills are more important than which roads are open?
     
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    Last year it was closed for a lot longer. Snow kept coming.
     
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    In other years it's been open by closing weekend.
     
  6. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    Smarty pants!, you know what I mean. I know the area, and I mean driving from Jindy to the turning circle at C.P., leaving the car there and heading out onto the Main Range for some spring snow action.
    I have planned to head up there on Oct. 13,14,15th 2017.
     
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    I think he means Charlotte Pass as CP, rather than Carruthers Peak as CP?
     
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    He edited the OP.
     
  9. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    Yes, I mean driving up to Charlotte Pass and going on snow shoes from there.
     
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    As @chicski says " it all depends"
    If they can open it for the long weekend they will..and if they can't it will be open to Spencers creek which isnt much longer of a walk.
     
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    And then there were times last spring when it was closed from Perisher again. We try and ride to CP on the weekend following the long weekend. Last year it kept getting postponed and it never happened. Finally got around to riding it late November.
     
  12. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    I got up there to Charlotte Pass in my 2 WD on Oct. 14th 2016 or something like that but yes , it snowed again and the NWPS closed the gate again after that for a few days.I can trek in from Spencer's Creek . I am hip about that , man.
     
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    Why not plan it. You could always go from Thredbo lift if the road is closed. Not as close as CP but flatter walk and if you have 4 days easily manageable.
     
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    Thanks, that will be plan B. You must have a Plan B.
     
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    But I hope we can fully enjoy when the season arrives.