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Q about Thredbo Woodridge accom

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by Lifes2good, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. Lifes2good

    Lifes2good One of Us

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    This year we are staying at the original Woodridge area in Thredbo for the first time. Milkwood Chalet to be exact.

    My question is - can you walk to Friday Flat without going out onto the road and is there any way to ski in to Woodridge from High Noon or Sundowner, Sundance or the Merrits chair track?
     
  2. Gimped

    Gimped One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I think you can. You can walk down next to River Inn, and then up over the bridge (it's been years...).
     
  3. skinavy

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    I think the answer to the walk to Friday Flat question would be, not easily and would probably involve walking down the bottom of High Noon/Sundowner. However there is a bus stop right at where you turn into Woodridge, so just walk to there and wait a few minutes. Don't even need to cross the road.

    I'm pretty sure ski in to Woodridge would be close to impossible.
     
  4. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    River Inn is called river inn for a reason.
    There is a river there. I don’t think there are too many spots to cross it. I’ve always walked out to the road, down to FF and then in reverse on return.
     
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  5. skinavy

    skinavy One of Us

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    There is a bridge over the creek up behind Woodridge, but like I said the path there will lead you out on a ski run. Also I don't know what the path would be like when covered in snow as it can be a bit of scrambling over rocks in a few places.
     
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  6. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    There are a couple of short cuts around river in but they generally all lead you to the road. I dont know of the bridge Skinavy speaks of but a lot of the tracks around Woodbridge are covered in winter and can be dicey so you wouldn’t save much time.

    There is a 4wd track what leads off sundowner near the luge but the snow isn’t great and a mate of mine did his knee on it last year. You can ski down the bottom of sundowner and take the path from near the tennis courts across into Woodbridge.
     
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  7. Lifes2good

    Lifes2good One of Us

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    I know the bridge to River Inn from behind the Gunbarrel chair. Can you walk from River Inn to Woodridge?

    I imagine any access on skis to Woodridge would be totally dependent on the snow being good enough down low, but if there is a track of some kind it would be nice to find it.
     
  8. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Need to take skis off at bridge.
     
  9. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    We stayed at the top of Mountain Drive last year. Rented ski and boot lockers for the week at Friday Flat. Too easy.
     
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  10. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The tracks in that area are mainly walking tracks, I’ve skied a lot of back country on tight tracks and really didn’t enjoy it. Base less snow.

    Enjoy Woodbridge for what it is an awesome bush location that puts you in the village without the feel of being in the village. Close to everything but not on top of anything so everything is a hike. When I’ve stayed there with friends we have walked down to river inn down a lane and onto the road then up to gun barrel. They have lived their for years and are up every weekend so if their was a short cut they would know (they are across the road).
     
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  11. Pez

    Pez Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    There's a bridge behind Rockpool chalet.
     
  12. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    How cold were your boots each morning?
     
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  13. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    They were perfect. The centre at FF have the heating running for a very long time I think while the staff are waxing/repairing all the rental skis and equipment. You can fit 2 sets of boots into 1 locker by placing the second pair upside down over the lower pair.
     
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  14. Lifes2good

    Lifes2good One of Us

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    This is what we usually do - stay at Lantern and leave our skis and boots in lockers at FF. The lockers are indoors so boots don't get particularly cold.
     
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    Lifes2good One of Us

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    The lockers are indoors. Some of the ski lockers are outdoors, but not the boot lockers. Boots are fine there.
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    good stuff. last time we hired a locker for our apres stuff during the day, but carried our boots to/from the accommodation
     
  17. skinavy

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    That's the one I was talking about
     
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  18. Principal Douglas

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    This. There’s an unofficial path directly behind the River Inn that brings you to a set of stairs that bring you up onto the River Inn deck, then across their little bridge to Gunbarrel. Unless you’re staying in one of the chalets just behind River Inn I’d just go down to the road. It’s still a bit of a hike past Rockpool to get to Sundowner/High Noon and if there’s snow it’s a pain
     
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    Also, if there’s enough snow you can ski on the summer access road from Sundance down to Rockpool
     
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  20. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    The footpath on the side of the road is quite wide, walking along the road shouldn't be an issue unless you have small children you're worried about. In that case you could take the bus for the one stop.
    Remember Woodridge is on the west side of the valley and the sun goes down there very early so it's very cold, prepare to keep warm :)
     
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  21. Lifes2good

    Lifes2good One of Us

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    I'm worried about that as I read a review on the house we are staying in that it has insufficient heating! Argh! I'm used to staying in the village where the afternoon sun heats the apartments beautifully.
     
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    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nah, you'll be fine. You'll just have to leave the heating on during the day so it's warm when you get in in the afternoon. I too am used to staying on the Village side of the river. Have fun :)
     
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    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I thought most of the places in Woodridge had wood fires?
     
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    Yeah but they have other heating as well. We stayed over there during the landslide evacuation which was a long time ago, but the houses were a lot newer then too. The night we moved in we were the coldest we've ever been but the little house warmed up after a bit of use. (I think quite a bit of that coldness was to do with shock too).
     
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  25. Lifes2good

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    Our place has a combustion wood fire and a gas heater in the living area so we won't be able to leave those 'on' during the day.

    Question - can you use firelighters in a combustion wood fire?
     
  26. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes you can use fire lighters.

    In terms of leaving heaters on, what do the house rules say?
     
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    Do not leave them on unattended.
     
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  28. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    A sealed slow combustion fireplace is as safe as it gets. Just burn low whilst you're out and you will still have nice hot coals for an immediate reload when you get back in. We burn 24/7 throughout winter.
     
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  29. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Kinda what I was thinking, what’s the difference between being out skiing or asleep.....
     
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  30. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    You have a much higher chance of death while skiing LOL
     
  31. Lifes2good

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    boom
     
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