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Ski tour planning for 2020

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Avanti, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. Avanti

    Avanti First Runs

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    A few friends and i have completed 4 trips on the bogong high plains usually away 3 nights visiting huts ie Fitzgeralds, Tawonga and Ryders. We would like to do some exploring in NSW but not the main range at the moment we plan to do a green season walk to help with winter navigation any suggestions appreciated.
     
  2. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ahh, its all a bit black at the moment. A fair bit will be closed for some time I think.
     
  3. Greybeard

    Greybeard Addicted

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    From the ramsheads to just north of Jagungal seems to have dodged the bullet. However at the moment its only the formal parks walks ("touristy walks") that are open, day use only. No walking elsewhere, no back country camping. Once we get some rain and the fire risk eases then these unburnt areas (which is a pretty big chunk of the popular ski touring area) should be fine.
    Note the parks car camping areas are open (Island bend , Thredbo diggings, Ngarigo). Not in the north of the park though.
    Jagungal area is always popular to get to know the area.
     
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  4. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Schlink highway from Guthega P.S.
    Cascades area from DHG.
    Jugungal area from Snowy plains.
    Tabletop area from Kiandra.
    Townsend area from Swampy plains.
    Leatherbarrel area from DHG.
    Others will know more remote area e.g. Greymare area.
     
  5. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    post edited after a suggestion from @Gimp
     
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  6. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don’t stay off the Main Range or be intimidated by it!
    As a Vicco touring on BHP main range ain’t out of your reach.

    Start out of Guthega, or Thredbo/ Dead Horse Gap or Charlottes....
     
  7. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    Amen!
     
  8. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Repetition ya goose. Snowy plains IS via Nimmo, Townsend area from the west IS Hannels. And good luck getting to Bradneys in winter. Stick to what you know when giving advice - ie dinky groomed tracks in Vicco. You have been told before your shallow knowledge north of the border isn't up to scratch so leave it for more experienced to comment. And WHY go off topic, me me me me are you looking at me, ffs, enuf is enuf.
     
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  9. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    Fair enough.I am a "Mexican" and will leave "non Mexican" matters to you. I have edited my post as per your implied suggestion .
     
  10. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    And did the OP seek ANY info regarding these areas, no. Pull ya head in.
     
  11. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    Sir, I have edited the post yet again as per your implied suggestion. I hope you are well and that you were not too sorely put upon by the smoke nor found matters to be too stressful for you during the most acute phase of the fires in the KNP/Jindabyne area.
    My dear old friend who is the long term manager at the Silver Brumby in Thredbo had to evacuate to Canberra when things became rather (pardon the pun) heated. I take your suggestion but also remind you that good manners cost nothing and there are polite ways to yet again remind people if they have overstepped their capacity in any manner. You can achieve more with a spoonful of sugar than a spoonful of dog poo or some such saying comes to mind. ;-P
     
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  12. Xplora

    Xplora One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    A lesson here for you @Gimp, a sarcastic and condescending response is a far more subtle way of rebuke.
    Polite it may be but still objectionable. I redact. Sarcastic and condescending responses are not polite, just a sugar coated rebuke. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Just call it for what it is. Own it and don't try to take a moral high ground.

    My partner and I have also been discussing some NSW winter adventures so I am looking forward to some more helpful information from those who know.
     
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  13. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The OP implied they would be looking at the northern end of the park, which seems the most effected by the fires? It should be OK for touring in winter, but any green expedition may be out. Although you could go on a hut rebuild if any are in areas of interest.

    For a green look, a walk on the mainrange (open trails) will give you a goodish layout of the land, and I echo @Chaeron 's post.
     
  14. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I see a post like this and look at the time it was made.
    Then hit the ignore button for the poster. There's enough ugliness in the world.
     
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  15. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    normally I'd agree but in some cases of repeated inappropriate behaviour people have to be called out very unambiguously.
     
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  16. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    If it's repeated they lack the civility norm so there's nothing to lever off.
    Or are you wanting the mod to step in?
     
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