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    Default Re: Thredbo Off-Piste and near by "Back Country"

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry91 View Post
    Hey, ok well 3 of my friends are begginers and will be at friday flat, 2 are intermediate so i cant take them everywhere and another 2 are advanced, i was looking at the trail map, if u keep going straight at the start of the supertrail when it bends and head over to those wide chutes at the top left, are they good or even skiable, to me it looks like u could ski those down into the golf course bowl exit run
    You sure can ski them but without knowing the way back to the Exit Run you wont be doing untracked runs all day as it will take you a good part of the day to find your way out.
    If it's GCB your talking about.
    Other wise it depends on how much of a snow base is in the resort.
    Last edited by spaz; 17-03-2010 at 07:28 PM.

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    Default Re: Thredbo Off-Piste and near by "Back Country"

    Quote Originally Posted by John Deere View Post
    I think this comment is not quite right, but I agree with Spazz's sentiment, don't go out unprepared because weather changes quickly and it is easy to get lost.
    I thought this quote would need more and was worded quickly;

    Many people that leave the resort aren't prepared to survive a night if needed. No water/food/shovel. If they're back in the resort by nightfall I consider them lucky. Not everyone checks the weather/forecasts and many people become adventurous when they see tracks heading away from boundary lines.
    At the end of the day I often see people that have lost track of time and are getting off the hill in the dark. mostly they are all lucky.

    There are those that know what they're in for, they rarely leave without a small pack. Even if doing DH.

    min: Hydration, chocolate and someone to raise the alert if no return.

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    Default Re: Thredbo Off-Piste and near by "Back Country"

    ice axe is acceptable!
    *insert witty comment here*

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    Default Re: Thredbo Off-Piste and near by "Back Country"

    The Aussie BC is actually quite a small area and you are never really too far from safety. As long as you head out in appropriate weather have food, water, a map, a compass, some mates to help you should an accident occur and a relatively decent level of fitnees its quite safe. Just dont take people who cant walk themselves out of trouble.

    For something easy, drop stanelys off the back of merrits, its cool and once you know the way back its extremely close. Dont head too far down the hill before cutting back to the lift on your first few attempts. Then try Dead horse.

    Get out there and enjoy it and don't worry too much about one off scare stories.
    KT-22

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    Default Re: Thredbo Off-Piste and near by "Back Country"

    Thanks every1 for your tips! I think what i will do is go with my 2 friends who have been to Thredbo every year since they were little kids, check out golf course bowl and some other areas with them and then if there is enough snow and they are keen ask if they know any other spots and if we can ski them! one of those 2 actually said her dad might be able to take us out to kozis or dead horse gap! which would be awesome!!!

    only 42 days til i get there!!! ....but who's counting? :P
    happily hysteric in the snow

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    Default Re: Thredbo Off-Piste and near by "Back Country"

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry91 View Post
    only 42 days til i get there!!! ....but who's counting? :P
    I am most certainly not........................... But its 62, if ya must know!

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    Default Re: Thredbo Off-Piste and near by "Back Country"

    Quote Originally Posted by John Deere View Post
    Might have to do a BC SW Slide this year!!
    Let us know if that goes ahead, Pboards will be up for it. The bane of his existence is that he has no-one to go BC with, so he'd be keen!
    Its always snowing somewhere, so why aren't I there!!!

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    Default Re: Thredbo Off-Piste and near by "Back Country"

    Me 2!
    Snow White, Ski Black!

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    Default Re: Thredbo Off-Piste and near by "Back Country"

    Me 3!!!
    LIFE: IS something I do when I can't go SKIING...

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    Default Re: Thredbo Off-Piste and near by "Back Country"

    it's easier at Perisher
    Japan snow endless discovery

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    Default Re: Thredbo Off-Piste and near by "Back Country"

    I disagree...Close BC options at Thredders are quite good.
    *insert witty comment here*

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    Default Re: Thredbo Off-Piste and near by "Back Country"

    I'm with JD, good options for all close by at Thredbo.

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    Default Re: Thredbo Off-Piste and near by "Back Country"

    I'd be up for some walkies.

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